University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessCommunity Creation 2006-2008
Building the Learning Community of the Future

Project Timeline

Fall 2002
Program needs assessment is developed with significant input from faculty, staff and students.
September 9, 2004
Stephen M. Ross donates $100 million to the business school; $75 million is dedicated to new facilities.
February 2005
Regents approve the hiring of an architectural firm to begin design work.
May 2006
Demolition begins on Davidson Hall, Assembly Hall and Paton Accounting Center
September 2006
Work on the building's foundation begins with pouring of concrete.
June 2008
Operational contracts for Food Service, Hotel/Conference Center Management and Fitness Center Management to be awarded.
October 2008
Planned substantial completion – furniture and audio visual installations begin.
January 2009
Planned building opening - classes begin. Faculty begin relocating to their new offices.
February 2009
Renovations to return Executive Residence back to hotel rooms begin and off campus programs begin returning
July 2009
Executive Residence begins accepting guests and Executive Education and Executive MBA return to Wyly Hall.

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