Apr 03, 2018

The 65th Annual Instructor Training Program will be held from Saturday, August 11 - August 17, 2018 at Washtenaw Community College.  Please note that information, especially hotel availability, may change frequently.  We look forward to seeing you this August!

The Annual UA Block Party will be held on Monday, August 13th from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Ann Arbor on Main Street between Liberty and William Streets and Ashley and Fourth. We will have live entertainment and the downtown restaurants will offer dining on the sidewalks and in the streets.  We will also have the 7th Annual UA 5K Run and Pub Crawl to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.  We look forward to seeing you there!

During your time in the Ann Arbor area, there are plenty of things to do while not attending the training program. Check out local area attractions, upcoming events, and area restaurants.

Airport/Transportation Info      Hotels      Hospitali-key      Special UA Events      Parking Directions      OP Education Seminar

Airport/Transportation Info

The map below shows how to access the Ann Arbor area from the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). For information on transportation to and from the airport, click here.

Ann Arbor Transit Authority is proud to bring you the AirRide frequent & convenient public transit service connecting Ann Arbor with Detroit Metro Airport. Daily round trips serve downtown Ann Arbor and both DTW terminals. 

Go to their website for more information.

For information about the training facility at Washtenaw Community College and a map of the campus, click here.

Hotels

Need assistance in finding accommodations?  Call Destination Ann Arbor - (800) 888-9487 and ask for Kristy Poore Ext. 305.  

Please mention the "United Association" when making reservations.

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
Candlewood Suites
Chelsea Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn S. State Street
Courtyard By Marriott
Extended Stay America
Extended Stay Detroit/Ann Arbor
Fairfield Inn
Graduate Hotel (formerly Campus Inn)
Hampton Inn North
Hampton Inn South
Holiday Inn Express - Ann Arbor
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - U of M Area
Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan
The Kensington Hotel
Microtel Ann Arbor
Red Roof Inn University North
Red Roof Inn University South
Residence Inn
Residence Inn - North
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites
Weber's Inn
Wyndham Garden Hotel

Hospitali-key

In order to better serve your needs, the Washtenaw County Hotel/Motel Association has installed a telephone hotline service exclusively for the use of UA members.If you encounter any hotel or restaurant reservation difficulties that have not been resolved to your satisfaction by the establishment's staff, please allow us the opportunity to assist you. A specially trained representative from Destination Ann Arbor will be available to handle your dining, accommodation and transportation concerns.

During the week of UA ITP, simply call 734-717-7282 and leave your name, call-back number and time of your call. Our representative will contact you back. We will do our best to ensure you have a successful and enjoyable stay in Washtenaw County.

Special UA Events

The Annual UA Block Party will be held on Monday, August 13th from 6-10 p.m.
Downtown Ann Arbor, on Main Street between William and Huron Streets and Ashley and Fourth.

Downtown restaurants will offer dining on the sidewalks and in the streets and we will have live music from "The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band".

Come support the 7th Annual UA 5K Run and Pub Crawl to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.  

Registration now open.

Join us on Monday, August 13, 2018 for the UA Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 5K and Pub Crawl!  In collaboration with the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are putting on a race and pub crawl to benefit charity.

All proceeds from the race will go to the Semper Fi Fund.

The Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides crucial medical and financial assistance to U.S. servicemen and women wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as to their families. Many rely on the Semper Fi Fund in order to have family members nearby while they recuperate in the hospital, as well as to help them get back on their feet financially when they return home. Since 2004, the fund has issued more than 41,000 grants totaling more than $61 million to thousands of our heroes and their families. 

Directions & Parking for the South Fifth Avenue Underground Parking Garage

From Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building:
From WCC parking lot, turn right on East Huron River Drive.
Turn right on Clark Road
Turn left on Hogback Road
Turn right on Washtenaw Avenue (M17)
About 1.5 miles, veer slight left at East Stadium Blvd.
About 1 mile, turn right on Packard Street.
Turn right on South Division Street (one way)
Parking is at 326 S. Division (just past East William Street on the left).

From Briarwood Mall area hotels (I-94/State Street exit):
Drive north on South State Street towards UM campus and downtown area. 
Turn left on Packard Street. 
Turn right on South Division Street (one way).
Parking is at 326 S. Division Street (just past East William Street on the left).

From US-23 & Carpenter Road area hotels
Turn left on Washtenaw Avenue (M17)
About 1.5 miles, veer slight left at East Stadium Blvd.
About 1 mile, turn right on Packard Street.
Turn right on South Division Street (one way)
Parking is at 326 S. Division (just past East William Street on the left).

From Northeast/Plymouth Road area hotels (Plymouth Rd/US 23)
Head Southwest on Plymouth Road
Plymouth becomes Broadway Street
Turn left onto N. Fifth Avenue
Turn left onto E. William Street
Turn left onto S. Division Street
Parking is at 326 S. Division (on the left side)

From East (Weber’s Inn)
East on Jackson Road, turns into W. Huron Street
Turn right onto S. First Street
Turn left onto W. William Street
Turn left onto Division. 
Parking is at 326 S. Division (on the left side)

Check out more events happening during your stay on the Destination Ann Arbor Event Calendar.

 

OP Education Seminar

We're delighted to welcome back the OP Education Seminar!

Destination Ann Arbor offers an abundance of recreational activities, cultural offerings, shops, restaurants, and much more! For more information, email a2info@annarbor.org, or call toll free (800) 888-9487.

A courtesy shuttle will be provided by Destination Ann Arbor from the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel to downtown Ann Arbor, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 10:00pm. UA will provide buses, running at the times scheduled below.

For information on Ann Arbor Area Transportation visit https://www.visitannarbor.org/about/transportation.

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