We’re so glad you’re planning on joining us this January. Below you’ll find some important information and tips for filling out your application. We will do our best to meet your housing preferences but we cannot guarantee a specific campus location, hall or room type. Assignments are first come, first served. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Winter Application Timeline
Once you’ve paid your enrollment deposit, we will send an email to your U-M email with information on the application process. If you haven’t received an email within four weeks of submitting your enrollment deposit (and it is after November 6th) please contact us.
New residents may move in after 3:30 PM.
Current residents may return to their rooms after 5:00 PM
Room and board payment due.
- Submitting an application is not a contractual agreement. You are legally bound to a room only when you sign your contract.
Return your application within 30 days. If we do not hear from you by then, we will have to cancel the application.
- Once an assignment has been made, it cannot be changed. If you refuse your assignment, we cannot offer you a new assignment until the first day of classes, if there are vacancies.
When making an assignment, we do not consider academic unit, employment location, family alumni status or any other factors that are not included on the application.
First-year students can be assigned with an upper-level undergraduate student.
If you are 17 years old by the time your contract starts, you will be placed with a first-year student. We do not, except in rare situations, house students under the age of 16.
- We will work with students in an interactive process to accommodate requests related to disabilities, chronic health conditions, gender identity and religious observance. See the specific sections in the housing application instructions for more information.
- University Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.
- First-year students are not required to live on campus although 97% choose to do so.
Winter Housing Application Tips
- Room Environment: All of our residences and rooms are smoke-free. Each year, a percentage of rooms are designated as substance-free. Substance-free rooms offer an additional measure of support for students who choose not to drink, smoke or use illegal drugs. Learn more on our Other Living Options page.
- Room Type: Room and board rates are determined by the basic room type, regardless of features and amenities such air conditioning, room size, whether or not a building is new or renovated, location or proximity to dining. On your application, you will be asked to indicate at least two room-type groups. Each of the room types and rates below include the Unlimited Basic meal plan. If you’d like a different meal plan you will be able to select it when submitting your contract. The groups are:
Group Room Type Group Winter Term Rate** Group A Single $7,937 Group B Two Room Triple with Private Bath
Two Room Quad with Private Bath
$7,937 Group C Double
Baits Two-Room Double with shared bath
Baits Double with shared bath
Oxford Two-Room Quad
$5,998 Group D Triple
Fletcher Two-Room Triple
*This room type is not usually available for freshmen or new incoming students.
**These rates include the Unlimited Basic Meal Plan.
Incoming transfer students may also be placed in a Northwood III apartment.
- Corridor Preference:
All Female Building accommodates female residents only. The University of Michigan does not offer an all male building.
Same-Gender Corridors are corridors within mixed-gender residence halls in which all residents are of the same gender.The building is mixed-gender, but residents on a corridor are of the same gender.
Mixed-Gender Corridors: Roommates are the same gender, but the corridor may be mixed-gender. Bathrooms are designated male, female or gender inclusive. You will not be assigned to a mixed-gender corridor unless you request it or are admitted into a Michigan Learning Community that consists mostly of mixed-gender corridors.
- Students with Disabilities and Health Accommodations: We will work with students with a legally qualifying disability to meet their individual needs and will engage in an interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations. Learn more on our Other Living Options page.
- Religious Observance: University Housing is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. We recognize student observance of their faith tradition may require consideration for placement in on-campus housing. Learn more on our Other Living Options page.
- Gender Inclusive Housing: We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. We offer a variety of gender inclusive housing options. If you are interested in a gender inclusive room or apartment space, visit our Other Living Options page.
- Michigan Learning Communities: Michigan Learning Communities provide smaller communities that focus on the exploration of a specific field of study. These communities are typically not available for winter term students. However if you are interested, you may contact the community directly via their website.
- Roommate Request: Roommate requests take precedence over all other preferences (except health and disability accommodations). To request a roommate, all roommates must enter the 8-digit U-M ID number of the desired roommate(s) on the application before it is submitted. You must also be of the same gender.
- CLAM: Please read the Community Living at Michigan standards.
- Technology: Please read the Proper Use Agreement for technology.
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.