As home to one of the greatest universities in the world, Ann Arbor is a city that is both intellectually robust and economically resilient.
The Executive Learning and Conference Center
The Executive Learning and Conference Center on the Michigan Ross campus features a full-service hotel with a large staff of hospitality professionals that assures your needs are met throughout your stay. A dedicated study area provides a quiet atmosphere for relaxation or discussion.
24 Hour Fitness Room located on the property
Complimentary access to the Och Fitness Center
Executive computing center with printing access
Same-day laundry and dry cleaning services available Monday through Friday
Guest Lounge with complimentary entertainment and snacks
Check-in time is 3:00pm, check-out time is 11:00am
The Executive Dining Room
Whether you choose to compare notes or simply socialize, you'll find that dining with other program attendees at the Executive Dining Room will enhance your entire Executive Education experience.
Our professional culinary staff prepares meals using regionally available and seasonal ingredients. The lunch and dinner menus always include a selection of poultry, beef, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. Light and heart-smart selections are always available. Breakfast, lunch, breaks, and select dinners are included when you select the "full fee" program option.
Special Dietary Requirements
Every attempt will be made to accommodate ethnic food preferences, special requests, and/or dietary restrictions (i.e. Kosher, Halal, etc.). If you have special dietary requirements, please notify our Customer Service Department at +1-734-763-1000 in advance.
Executive Learning and Conference Center
710 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: +1 734-764-7677
Fax: +1 734-615-4050
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
710 East University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
Phone: (734) 763-1000
Fax: (734) 764-4267
Laptops & Computer Access
The Executive Education Center is proud to offer high-speed Internet access for our guests.
We recommend you have your company's IT staff set up your laptop before you leave to make using your computer easier when you arrive.
Maps, Parking & Transportation
Metered parking is available on the east (East University Street) and west sides (Tappan Street) of the Ross Campus.
Because parking is limited, taxi or shuttle service is recommended.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
25 miles (40 km) east of Ann Arbor on Interstate-94.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance with a credit card. You will be met in the baggage claim area upon your arrival.
This luxury sedan service, available 24 hours a day, is located curbside outside the baggage claim area.
Available curbside outside baggage claim. Some taxis also accept credit cards, but some will only accept cash. Confirm the payment method with the driver before you leave the airport.
Important: Confirm that you want to be taken to the Executive Residence entrance: 710 E. University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Visas and Passport Requirements
You will need a current passport to enter the United States. Depending on which country you are coming from, a visa may or may not be required. Visit the U.S. Department of State visa site for more information.
Driving in the United States is on the right-hand side of the road.
The use of seat belts is required by law.
A driver's license and automobile casualty insurance are required by law.
Most expressways — including Interstate-94, the highway you will take to Ann Arbor from Detroit Metropolitan Airport — are "limited access," which means that you may only enter and exit at designated points.
The speed limit on highways is 70 miles per hour (mph), or 112 km/hr. Speed limit signs are posted on most roads, but are given in miles per hour only. If not posted, the speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/hr). Pay close attention to posted limits or you could be ticketed for speeding.
Tipping is a standard practice in the United States for most services. As a general rule, tip approximately 20% for restaurants, 15% for taxi cabs and other services. If you receive assistance at the airport of hotel with your luggage, tip $1-2 USD per bag.
The electrical current in the U.S. is 120/220 AC.
Like most college towns, Ann Arbor tends to be very informal, and there are few places that require formal attire. Dress in the classroom tends to be business casual or country-club casual. We invite you to dress for your own comfort. The temperature in the classrooms is electronically controlled, but since individual comfort levels vary, it's a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket with you to class every day. Be sure to take the weather into consideration when packing.
Most people, men and women, greet each other with a handshake. Introductions usually include both first and last name. You will find most Americans friendly and helpful, and Ann Arbor in particular is a safe and friendly town. Please feel free to ask for directions or assistance. However, we do not recommend accepting rides from strangers. Always exercise common sense and caution when walking alone at night in the city or around campus.
In Ann Arbor it is illegal to have open alcohol outside of your room or drinking establishments.
Michigan law prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, education facilities, and businesses, including all University of Michigan buildings and grounds. Guest rooms at the Executive Residence by law are smoke-free. Smokers are asked to smoke outside on public sidewalks.
The largest meal of the day is generally in the evening, with the mid-day lunch usually consisting of sandwiches or other lighter fare.
General business hours in the United States are usually 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Most stores are open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., with department stores at malls open until 9:00 p.m.
Restaurants are generally open until midnight, but call ahead to confirm their hours.
Bars and pubs are open until 2:00 a.m.
Ann Arbor has a wide variety of places of worship for many different faith traditions. Please ask at the front desk for local options.