The Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC) serves students, faculty, and the extramural community by promoting the understanding of global Islamic culture and Muslim societies worldwide, through pioneering research, innovative instruction, and a commitment to building partnerships on campus and beyond.
GISC has received funding from the U-M Provost's Office; the International Institute; and the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts (LSA). It mobilizes U-M's outstanding faculty to contribute to instruction, research, and public affairs programming. GISC is designed to establish the University of Michigan as a national leader in the field of Islamic Studies, benefiting undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.
DIRECTIONS and PARKING
GISC is located in Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor.
There is limited metered street parking near Weiser Hall on Church Street and South University Avenue. Two parking structures are approximately two blocks away:
- Parking rate is $1.20 per hour.
- Parking rate is $1.50 per hour Monday-Saturday.
- On Sundays, park in the blue staff-faculty parking area at no cost.
For more information about parking in Ann Arbor, please visit DDA Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan employees with a U-M parking permit will find the Church Street structure the closest to Weiser Hall, with the Hill Street, Thayer Street, and Forest Avenue structures all within walking distance. Please note that many University parking structures are free and open to the public after 6 pm each day and on Sunday. For more information about parking at the University of Michigan, please visit Parking & Transportation Services.