Solicitation & Canvassing

University Housing deems the entire Residence Hall and Apartment communities as our students' home, including the lounges and hallways. We strive to ensure that the residential environment remains conducive to studying, resting, relaxing and socializing. For safety, access is restricted to those who live or work in those communities.

Please note that commericial and non-housing affiliated groups are prohibited to advertise, solicite in any way, conduct surveys, post flyers, etc. in University Housing residential communities. Anyone not affiliated with the University will be asked to leave the premises. Any material posted or left in the building will be quickly recycled.

We ask those seeking space or wishing to promote their program, event or commerical product to consider non-residential options available on the U-M campus in order to reach all students. A few non-residential options to consider are noted here:

Solicitation Tables

In support of U-M registered/recognized student organizations and Student Life units wishing to provide information to residents, University Housing permits these groups to request a solicitation table. The solicitation tables are typically located outside residential dining halls.

Those seeking consideration of this opportunity are encouraged to read the rules of use and complete the online application.  Please apply by a minimum of 10 business days prior to the date(s) needed.

Note that tabling is not permitted during the last two weeks of August, the first two weeks of any semester, nor during study and exam periods.

Door-to-Door Canvassing

University Housing follows the residence hall solicitation policy that has existed for quite some time, and the accommodation to that policy instituted during the fall of 2008:

  • No solicitation for a commercial service or product will be allowed at any time.
  • University Housing residents may engage in door-to-door canvassing in their respective residence hall and undergraduate apartments area, consistent with normal community interactions. Canvassing for monetary donations is not permitted.
  • Non-residents are restricted from door-to-door canvassing in the hall, house or apartment building.
  • The following organizations may be permitted to engage in scheduled and pre-approved door-to-door canvassing in residence halls and undergraduate apartments: 1) Student representatives of Voice Your Vote, a Central Student Government (CSG) commission dedicated to non-partisan voter registration, 2) Student candidates for office in the CSG Assembly or, 3) the student government for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA).  Representatives of these groups must follow established procedures for scheduling access to halls and apartment buildings, and checking in with building staff.  For inquiries about scheduling access for canvassing in University Housing's residential communities, please contact the Housing Solicitation Administrator, or call 734.615.2147.

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