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Welcome to Michigan Housing! 

Start here for an overview of our room assignment process, for instructions on filling out your first-year resident application.

All U-M students residing in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to submit documentation showing whether they are vaccinated in line with the CDC immunization schedule noted here.

Submit your vaccination documentation here as soon as you complete your housing application.

We will act on your application after your immunization information has been verified.

Fall first-Year Housing Assignment OVerview


After U-M receives your enrollment deposit, we will send you an email with a link to the Michigan Housing application. We will begin sending links to matriculated students in mid April. If you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit and waited three weeks but have not received an email (and it’s after April 11th), email us at [email protected]. Make sure you include your U-M ID number.

May 6, 2024

You have until May 6 to submit your housing application. The application will ask for your preferences and we plan to utilize room self selection for portions of our process this year.  If you are requesting accommodations for a disability, health or medical need, or for religious observance, you will also want to gather any documentation you might need. Applications received by May 6th are randomized for assignment. After May 6th, applications will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Application preferences are not guaranteed.


A message will be sent to your University email account when it is time for you to take action on selecting a room and/or submitting the housing contract. Please submit your contract within three business days of receiving it.

If you have not received communication by August 15th, please email [email protected] and include your U-M ID number. Someone will follow up with you in a timely fashion.


Your mailing address, roommate information (if applicable), approximate room dimensions and move-in information (become available on the housing portal and move-in website.

Parking permit applications become available for students living on-campus who are interested in bringing a car. Permit applications will be available via the  housing portal. Spaces are limited and permits are not guaranteed


Fall term room and board payment is due.

Note: Rates for 2024-2025 have not been determined at this time. They will be shared as soon as approved by the Board of Regents (typically June).


Space for transfer students is extremely limited and we encourage transfer students to explore off-campus housing options through resources such as Beyond the Diag

Transfer students will receive an email with a link to a housing application in mid-April if you’ve paid your enrollment deposit. Submission of a housing contract does not guarantee on-campus housing.

Important Information FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

  • Submitting an application is not a contractual agreement. You are legally bound to a room only when you sign your contract.

  • If you decline the housing assignment sent to you, we will not be able to offer another until the beginning of fall term, provided there are vacancies
  • When assigning rooms, we do not consider academic unit, employment location, family alumni status or any other factors that are not included in the application
  • If you are 17 years old by the time your contract starts, you will be placed with a first-year student.

  • Michigan 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.

  • Students participating in the School of Education's LEAPS program (Learning, Equity and Problem Solving for the Public Good) should complete the General Application only. LEAPS students are housed on the Marygrove Campus.  LEAPS students can check out the Housing LEAPS FAQ here

Housing Application Instructions

We want to help you find a home that is right for you. To prepare for the application, please read through the guidelines below. To learn more about residence halls, consult our Residence Halls Comparison. You can also learn more about some specific options by visiting our Additional Living Options page. When you receive your application you will have 30 days to return it

  • 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 at our Additional Living Options Page.
  • Room Type: The majority of rooms available for first-year students are double occupancy. Although there is no guarantee of a particular room type, there are some single occupancy and suite style units. Both of these options are generally at a higher rate than a double occupancy unit. Rate information available here.


  • All gender: The building and the corridor are open to all gender identities.
  • Female designated: The building is not identified by gender. The corridor is designated female.
  • Male designated: The building is not identified by gender. The corridor is designated male.
  • All female designated building: The building is designated all female.
  • Campus Neighborhoods: U-M residence halls are located in one of two neighborhoods: Central Campus and North Campus. The North Campus neighborhood residence halls, Bursley and Baits II, house primarily first-year students.

Additional Living Options

  • 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 Additional Living Options page.
  • Religious Observance: Michigan 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 Additional 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 Additional Living Options page.


  • Michigan Learning Communities: Michigan Learning Communities provide smaller communities that focus on the exploration of a specific field of study. Applications are due by May 6. MLC Application is available now here.

  • Theme Communities: Theme Communities offer residents a scaffold of new learning opportunities and collaborative activities. They allow students to pursue passions, explore new interests in a co-curricular setting, and ready themselves to apply their learning to a complex and diverse world. Apply hereStudents admitted to MLC programs will not be admitted to theme communities.


If you would like to request a specific roommate, consider the following:

  • Michigan Learning Community (MLC) applications take precedence over roommate requests. If you are admitted to an MLC, roommate requests may not be considered. Further, it is conceivable one roommate will be admitted and one will not. Some MLCs do not consider roommate requests in their room placements.
  • Accommodation for a student's housing assignment because of a disability or chronic health condition supersedes all other requests including roommates.
  • If you find a potential roommate, and you mutually provide each other’s names on the application, we will do our best to assign you together. Roommates should make sure their room preferences closely align.
  • You may search for a roommate via our roommate finder. This service allows you to search for a roommate; if you find a potential roommate, and you mutually provide each other’s names on the application, we will do our best to assign you together. Roommates should make sure their room preferences closely align. Information submitted via the roommate finder is a tool for students to find a roommate and is not used by Michigan Housing to make housing placements.

  • To request a roommate, ALL roommates must:
    • Enter the 8-digit U-M student ID number of the other roommates on the application.
    • Enter the same housing preferences including North Campus neighborhood preference, room environment, and room type rate group.

When you sign your contract with Michigan Housing, you are agreeing to abide by the Community Living at Michigan (“CLAM”) standards and Terms & Conditions. Take a moment to read through the CLAM, and please read the Proper Use Agreement for technology.

Application available soon via email