Adopt a Sign

Facility Operations would like to invite you to make a difference on campus!  For the first time in over a decade, University of Detroit Mercy is identifying the buildings on McNichols Campus with attractive signs that enhance the traditional architecture of our structures. A $1,000 donation covers the cost of each sign. And depending on the number of high-volume entrances, more than one sign per building may become available.

Here are the two ways for you to participate in "signing up:"

Purchase a sign on your own

Individuals who purchase a sign have the option to dedicate the sign in honor or memory of someone. A tribute plaque will be displayed on a building sign of your choice on a first come first serve basis. The plaques are 3" x 8" and can hold up to three lines of characters for your memorials or dedications.

Make a contribution toward a sign

If you are not comfortable with a contribution of $1,000, you can still participate by making a gift of any amount. Signs purchased through pooled funds will carry a plaque indicating that they were donated by our faculty and staff.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, contact Facility Operations at 313-993-1240 or  We hope you will consider Signing Up! today by making a gift toward the purchase of a new sign for our campus.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to place signs for the following buildings:

Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building

Sign Taken!

Sign Briggs

Health Professions Facility

One Sign Taken, One Available!

Sign CHP

Commerce & Finance Building

One Sign Taken, Two Available!

Sign CF

Engineering Building

All Three Signs Taken!

Sign Eng

Facility Operations

One Sign Taken, One Available!

Sign Facility Operations

Fisher Administration Center

All Two Signs Taken!

Sign Fisher

Ford Life Sciences Building

One Sign Taken, One Available!

Sign Ford Life Sciences Building

Gardella Honors House

Sign Taken!

Sign Gardella

Holden Hall

Sign Taken!

Sign Holden

McNichols Campus Library & Learning Center

All Signs Taken!

Sign Library

North Quad

Sign Taken!

Sign North Quad

Reno Hall

Sign Taken!

Sign Reno

Student Center

One Sign Taken, Three Available!

Sign Student Center

Calihan Hall

Sign Taken!

Still Available

  • Chemistry Building (3)

  • East Quad (1)

  • Warren Loranger Architecture Building (2)

  • Shiple Hall (1)

  • South Quad (1)

  • Student Fitness Center (1)

  • West Quad (1)