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Housing and COVID-19: the latest public health guidelines and testing information.

FAQ

Below are some of the most currently asked questions. For more information, you can always search our Knowledge Base or start a chat with us!

WHAT ARE THE PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR WINTER TERM 2022?

You can find an updated list of public heath guidelines on our Health and Safety page. For campus-wide information, the Maize & Blueprint is your best source, with links to testing and vaccine submission information.

Note that the campus masking requirement has been extended: until further notice, all residents are required to wear face coverings in the common areas of the residence halls regardless of vaccination status.

IS COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE?

All housing residents may sign up for free testing through CSTP

In addition, with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases occurring across the region and on campus, and the potential of increased travel given no classes will be held Jan. 17, we are asking all students who live in Michigan Housing to test for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen self-test placed in your campus mailbox/ Please complete the first test immediately, and the second test should be taken 36-72 hours after. Instructions on how to take the test are on our Health & Safety page.

Please encourage your fellow residents to complete these tests and avoid socializing without a mask.

CAN I MOVE TO A DIFFERENT RESIDENCE HALL ROOM?

If you have a contract with Michigan Housing and you would like to change where you are living, there are a couple of available options that you can explore after you move-in to your current assignment.

Room Change – During your occupancy on-campus (after you move-in) , you can request to change room to a vacant room if one becomes available.

Room Swap – If you find a person who would like to swap with you, you can follow a Housing process to switch rooms.

Reassignment – If you wish to leave Michigan Housing and you find an eligible student without a housing contract who is interested, Michigan Housing will contract with the new student and release you from further contractual obligation.

To learn more about these options, visit Undergraduate Housing Change Options.

HOW DO I REAPPLY FOR HOUSING FOR NEXT YEAR?

Information on applying to return to housing as a current resident may be found here.

I’M STARTING THE UNIVERSITY IN WINTER TERM. HOW DO I APPLY FOR HOUSING?

Visit our first-year winter housing page for information on the process and the link to begin your application.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CANCEL MY CONTRACT?

Undergraduate Housing Contracts

Undergraduate residents are able to cancel their housing contracts at any time prior to the final two weeks of a semester or last 30 days of the contract, by submitting the cancellation request form. Residents who elect to cancel their contracts will be billed for 80% of the remaining contract obligation as an early termination fee. This early termination fee is typically waived only in situations where a resident is disenrolling from the University. Contract holders whose cancellation request forms are granted must vacate by the date and time mandated by M Housing. Any contract holder granted early contract termination who fails to follow the procedure for checkout may be held accountable for full payment of the contract. To begin the process, email housing@umich.edu.

Graduate Northwood Community Apartment Contracts 

Northwood residents are able to cancel their housing contracts at any time prior to the final two weeks of a semester or last 30 days of the contract, by submitting the cancellation request form.  Residents who are electing to cancel their contracts will be billed for 80% of the remaining contract obligation as an early termination fee. The early termination fee is typically only waived in situations where a resident is disenrolling from the University or graduating. Contract holders whose cancellation request forms are granted must vacate by the date and time mandated by M Housing. Graduating residents must request contract cancellation at least 30 days prior to their requested departure date. 

Munger Graduate Residences Contracts 

Munger residents are expected to honor the provisions of their respective contract through the entire contract term, including during academic internships and other out-of-class experiences. Neither graduation nor changes in eligibility are grounds for termination of the resident’s financial obligations under the contract. Contracts of the Munger Graduate Residences can be reassigned.

ARE ROOM CHANGES POSSIBLE FOR UNDERGRADUATES?

There are two ways you can explore changing your housing assignment: Room Change (available after move-in this fall) and Room Swap (a bulletin board where you can find other contract-holders to swap a room with). Both will be available for Fall 2021. Read more here to get started.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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