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Graduate Transfers, Room Swaps and Contract Reassignments

CONTRACT REASSIGNMENT

Contract reassignment is when you find an eligible person to take over your contract. It’s your responsibility to find, connect with, and make arrangements with an interested (and eligible) student. You can use the Graduate Contract Reassignment Form to post an ad. When you and the interested student have come to an agreement, contact us and we will start the process.

  • A contract cannot be reassigned to another resident with a Housing Contract.
  • Contract reassignments will be based on the terms and conditions of the original contract and will have the same contract end date.
  • If the new contract holder becomes ineligible during the contract period, the original contract holder may be held responsible for the terms and conditions of the original contract.
  • Contract reassignments are not allowed within 60 days of the contract end date unless the new contract holder also submits a new contract for the next term. 
  • There is no guarantee you will be successful in making or finding a contract reassignment.

OFFERING A CONTRACT FOR REASSIGNMENT

If you are a current contract holder in good standing, you may reassign your contract to a new resident who meets eligibility requirements for the apartment. ·

Use the Housing Contract Reassignment Bulletin Board to offer or look for a contract reassignment. Once you find an interested party, you are responsible for making contact with each other and discussing the details. The student with the contract should then contact the Housing Information Office to request contract reassignment documents. When requesting the forms, include the name and UMID of the enrolled student who would like to take over the contract. The forms must be filled out completely, submitted and approved by the Housing Information Office.

Offers of monetary compensation, incentives, or rewards in a contract reassignment ad are strictly prohibited. Such offers on ads will result in ad removal from the bulletin board, and the student may be barred from submitting ads in the future.

There is no guarantee you will be successful in making or finding a contract reassignment.

POST A GRADUATE CONTRACT REASSIGNMENT AD

TAKING OVER A GRADUATE CONTRACT REASSIGNMENT

You must be eligible for the apartment you want. If you already have a contract with Michigan Housing, you cannot participate in a contract reassignment. If you are interested in a contract reassignment, you are responsible for contacting the resident whose contract you wish to assume.

There is no guarantee that you will be able to successfully obtain a contract through this reassignment process.

BROWSE CONTRACT REASSIGNMENT ADS

NORTHWOOD APARTMENT TRANSFERS

If you would like to move to another apartment, complete an Apartment Transfer Request. We will keep your Apartment Transfer Request on file for the whole year. The requests are time-stamped in the order in which we receive them.

Each time an apartment opens up, we will contact the first person on the list who is waiting for an apartment with the same specifications. If they decline, we will work our way down the list.

Transfer requests for July or August cannot be considered. Non-students are only eligible to transfer to Northwood V.

If you have questions related to an apartment transfer, please contact Michigan Housing.

NORTHWOOD CONTRACT TRANSFER TO SPOUSE OR PARTNER

If you graduate or become ineligible for Michigan Housing and your spouse/partner meets the Northwood Community Apartments eligibility requirements, you may request that the contract be transferred to your spouse/partner. Complete the online Request to Transfer Contract to Spouse/Partner form.

If the transfer is approved, the spouse/partner will sign a new contract listing them as the contract holder. The rental rate will be assessed at the appropriate student or non-student rate and will be based on the date of the contract transfer.

Term limits will be viewed in total years the household has resided in the apartment.

NORTHWOOD APARTMENT SWAP

Michigan Housing provides apartment swap bulletin boards. Apartment Swaps are only allowed between individuals with signed Housing contracts within the same community.

Northwood contract holders may swap between Northwood Community Apartments.
Residents may not swap between Northwood Community Apartments and Munger Graduate Residences.

The original contract end date may not be changed. You cannot “swap” into a vacant space, nor can you swap into a space for which you are not eligible.

If the swap results in a housing rate change, you will be billed based on the rate of the space into which you are moving. Michigan Housing prorates monthly charges on the 1st or 16th of the month.

Room swaps may be conducted between two contract holders who are already on-campus and living in their originally assigned space. Swaps will not be made if one or both contract holders have yet to take occupancy of the apartment.

Find an individual with a signed contract who would like to trade places with you. To do this, complete an online swap ad below or review ads of others who want to swap apartments. When you find a match, both residents should go together to the Community Center of their complex and meet with the Community Center staff to initiate the swap process.

NORTHWOOD I, II, IV AND V ROOM SWAP FORM

NORTHWOOD SWAP OPPORTUNITIES- FEMALE

NORTHWOOD SWAP OPPORTUNITIES – MALE

 

MUNGER GRADUATE RESIDENCES ROOM SWAP

Michigan Housing provides room swap bulletin boards. Room Swaps are only allowed between individuals with signed Housing contracts within the same community.

Munger Graduate Residences contract holders may swap within the building.
Residents may not swap between Northwood Community Apartments and Munger Graduate Residences.

The original contract end date may not be changed. You cannot “swap” into a vacant space, nor can you swap into a space for which you are not eligible.

If the swap results in a housing rate change, you will be billed based on the rate of the space into which you are moving. Michigan Housing prorates monthly charges on the 1st or 16th of the month.

Room swaps may be conducted between two contract holders who are already on-campus and living in their originally assigned space. Swaps will not be made if one or both contract holders have yet to take occupancy of the apartment.

Find an individual with a signed contract who would like to trade places with you. To do this, complete an online swap ad below or review ads of others who want to swap rooms. When you find a match, both residents should go together to the Community Center and meet with the staff to initiate the swap process.

MUNGER ROOM SWAP FORM

MUNGER ROOM SWAP OPPORTUNITIES – FEMALE

MUNGER ROOM SWAP OPPORTUNITIES – MALE

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