Returning Resident Housing

Registration Information

Register for on-campus housing January 8 - 17th.

Important Information for 2018-2019

Students who currently live in University Housing are eligible to participate in the returning resident housing process for the following academic year.

Space is limited.  Residents are not guaranteed on-campus housing and the variety of housing beyond the first year is limited. 

Rooms are reserved in Stockwell, North Quad and Northwood III and in Michigan Learning Community spaces. There is limited availability in the Betsy Barbour Residence, Helen Newberry Residence and Bursley Hall.

Approximately half of the available housing is single-room types.

See STEP 2 for additional options

Timeline and Calendar

STEP 1:  Register

Eligibility: Current residents and Winter 2018 study abroad, co-op and internship participants

University Housing needs to know you are interested in returning to on-campus housing.  This is the first step.  You must register between January 8 – 17, 2018.

If you miss any part of the process or you are a not a student in one of the groups listed above, you must follow the late/off-campus process.

STEP 2:  Follow Your Process

Residential College (RC) residents

  • Residents returning for their second year in the program are required to live in.  
  • You will receive an email with your selection time on January 23rd
  • Select your specific room on January 25th by 11:59pm
  • This is the only opportunity to select your own room.

Honors residents

  • There is no guarantee for Honors Housing.  A limited number of rooms will be available.
  • You will receive an email with your selection time on January 23rd
  • Select your specific room on January 31st by 11:59pm
  • This is the only opportunity to select an Honors Housing room.

Michigan Learning Community (MLC) residents

  • Talk to your Program staff about available space in the community.
  • If you are to return to the program, follow the process of your program.

North Quad Learning Communities

Gender Inclusive Living Experience (GILE)

GILE is intended to be a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive community for people of all gender identities and expressions. This community supports students who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming in choosing (or being placed with) a roommate of any gender.

Email by NOON January 17th indicating your interest.

Suite Style Housing

5, 6, 7, and 8-person suites are available.
  1. Register (see STEP 1)
  2. Complete and submit the suite request forms linked below by NOON on January 17th.
  • Each type of suite requires a separate request form.
  • Forms must have five people for a 5 person suite, six people for a 6 person suite, seven people for a 7 person suite, and eight people for an 8 person suite.
  • All students’ signatures must be included.
  • Details are in the suite request form.
  • Submission of a request form does not guarantee placement in a suite.
  • Contracts are due within 24 hours of the offer.

Martha Cook

Martha Cook is an all-female residence hall located on Central Campus near South University and State Street.

Current Martha Cook residents who wish to return need to register (Jan 8-17) and get process information from the Martha Cook staff.

Current residents in other halls/apartments who wish to live in Martha Cook may choose from available spaces during the February 6-8 open self-selection.  You must be registered with Housing and receive a time slot on February 1st to participate.

Martha Cook community

Henderson House

Henderson House is a small, economical co-op for sophomore through graduate women. Residents share household responsibilities including cooking and cleaning. Henderson House is located within walking distance from Central Campus in a residential area.

Current residents in Henderson House or another hall who wish to live in Henderson House next fall need to register (Jan 8-17) and contact the Henderson House staff for more information.

Henderson House community

General Housing

Triple Rooms and Apartments

A limited number of triples are available.  If you and your roommates mutually request each other on the registration form and all three of you indicate an interest in living together in a triple, you will be contacted by the Housing Information Office by January 31st. Available triples will be randomly assigned.

Single and Double Occupancy Rooms and Apartments

Rooms are available in Stockwell and North Quad along with apartments in Northwood III. Some limited availability in the Betsy Barbour Residence, Helen Newberry Residence and Bursley Hall.
  • You will receive an email February 1, 2018, with your selection date and time.
  • You will log in and can select your specific space from what is available.
  • New spaces will not be added later in the process.  Log in as close to your selection time as possible for the widest selection.

STEP 3:  Submit Your Contract

If you are assigned housing or if you self-select a room or apartment, your assignment is not secured until you submit your contract online.

  • All students must submit their individual contracts online.
  • Contracts are due within 24 hours of assignment or space selection.

More Information

General Selection Process

Eligible students who register will receive a randomly assigned time slot.  The time slot determines when a student can log in and select from available housing.

Housing is limited and not guaranteed.  Students with later selection times will have significantly fewer choices or possibly no options as available space is expected to fill.  Even if you are in an early time slot, you may not get your preferred building or neighborhood.

Roommate Selection

  • Roommate requests must be mutual to be given the same time slot
  • The Roommate Finder will be available starting January 8th
  • New incoming students and those currently living off campus cannot be selected as roommates

Medical/Health Conditions

Accommodations for first-year residents with conditions that do not fall under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) serve as a bridge to assist students with their transition from home to college.

You will receive an email from the Health Disability Coordinator by January 22nd if you meet the ADA threshold.

We will work with returning residents with a legally qualifying disability to meet their individual needs and will engage in an interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations.

All residents, including those requesting placement based on medical need, must register between January 8 - January 17, 2018. If you have a newly diagnosed condition, email by NOON January 17th for further instructions.

Housing rates have historically increased by approximately 3%. Final rates are determined by the Board of Regents in June.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Phone: (734) 763-3164