The Department of Neurosurgery Centennial Celebration will take place in Ann Arbor Thursday, September 13, 2018 through Saturday, September 15, 2018. We hope you will join us for the weekend festivities, which will consist of a variety of celebratory events at some of university’s most sought-after venues! Please note that individual events are by invitation only.


Welcome Reception and Michigan Stadium Tour

Reconnect with old friends and colleagues and kick off the Centennial Celebration weekend while taking in the views at the Big House; dinner and drinks will be served. Enjoy a stadium tour, including access to the locker room and field. If you’re really feeling ambitious, you can even kick a field goal!

Location: Jack Roth Stadium Club at The Big House (click for map)


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Self-guided stadium/locker room tours, time on the football field, special Michigan Fanfare Marching Band performance

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and drinks

Dress Code: Casual (Feel free to show your college spirit!)

Parking: Click here for a parking map for the Jack Roth Stadium Club.

By invitation only.


U-M Neurosurgery: Past, Present, and Future Conference

Enjoy a day of interactive talks and presentations reflecting on the past, present, and future of U-M Neurosurgery. Talks will focus on the rich history of Michigan Neurosurgery, as well as its present constellation and hopes for the future.

We are delighted to welcome renowned neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Henry Marsh, CBE, MA, FRCS, as our honored guest and keynote speaker at this conference. Click here for more about Dr. Marsh.

Location: North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) Dining Hall – Building 18 (click for map)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (breakfast and lunch will be included)

Dress Code: Business Casual

Parking: Parking will be available for attendees in the NC100 parking structure in front of Building 18 of the NCRC. Upon entry into the structure, a parking attendant will distribute parking permits for conference attendees; please be sure to mention that you are attending the Neurosurgery Centennial Conference. Please note that if you already have a gold or blue parking permit, you will be able to park in the structure without obtaining a permit from the parking attendants. Please click here for a parking map showing the NC100 structure in relation to Building 18; please note that the structures are surrounded by a pink square toward the top of the map.

By invitation only.

Though this conference is open all attendees and their guests, and we encourage all to attend, if you are bringing guests who are seeking alternative activities for this day, please explore the following links for information on all the great things Ann Arbor has to offer:

U-M Neurosurgery Centennial Gala

Enjoy an elegant evening, including dinner and entertainment, at the U-M Museum of Art. Stroll through the museum with friends and colleagues to take in the stunning works of art adorning its halls and walls.

Location: U-M Museum of Art, Museum Apse (click for map)


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Cocktails

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Dinner and Entertainment

Dress Code: Formal (black tie optional)

Parking: Click here for directions and information about parking at UMMA.

By invitation only.


Alumni Tailgate and Football Game

The Michigan Wolverines play Southern Methodist University at the Big House on Saturday; come enjoy pre-game fare and drinks at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse at the U-M Golf Course. Then head over to the stadium and cheer on the Maize and Blue!

Location: U-M Golf Course, Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse, Glick Ballroom (click for map)


12:30 p.m. | Tailgate at Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse, U-M Golf Course

3:30 p.m. | U-M vs. SMU Football Game (We recommend heading over to the stadium at 2:30 p.m.)

Parking: Click here for information about parking on game days.

    • Please note, there is no guaranteed parking at the U-M Golf Course Club House for attendees of the tailgate luncheon. Please refer to the link above for all parking information and options, and please plan ahead, as traffic will likely be heavy on the day of the game.

Transportation: Click here for information about game-day shuttles through the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority and the various pick-up locations that are available.

    • If you are staying at the Kensington Hotel or the Sheraton Ann Arbor (where room blocks have been made available for Centennial Celebration guests), please note that the SOUTH SHUTTLE picks up at both of these locations. Tickets can be purchased from each hotel's front desk for $1.50 each way. Shuttle pick-ups begin several hours before game time; more information can be provided at your hotel’s front desk.

By invitation only.