Skip to main content
Housing and COVID-19: the latest public health guidelines and testing information.

Returning Undergraduates and Transfer Students

If you are not an incoming first-year student and would like to live on campus, we encourage you to apply. We will do our best to find homes for everyone who applies, but space is limited and we cannot guarantee room assignments for everyone.

Rooms for upper-level students are reserved in Stockwell, North Quad, Northwood III, Helen Newberry, Betsy Barbour, and Bursley. There are also spaces in some Michigan Learning Communities. If you currently live in a MLC, check with your leadership for details on the reapplication process. If you’d like to enter a Michigan Learning Community as a new member, visit the MLC Communities page to see which communities are available to you, and to learn about the application process.


Returning On-Campus Residents

If you live with us now or are returning to campus from a semester abroad, an internship, or you lived in a university sponsored co-op, you will need to reapply for a housing assignment.

Transfer Students

Once the Admissions Office has received payment (or a waiver) for your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email with the online Housing application. If you don’t receive the email within four weeks of your deposit being settled, please contact us via HELP below and provide your U-M ID number.

We begin sending out fall housing applications in April and winter housing applications in early November. Contact us directly via HELP below if you need on-campus housing for spring or summer term.

Students who currently live off campus

You are welcome to apply but please understand that current residents have first priority in the selection process. Your application process starts in mid-February. Here is the timeline for this year:

January 8, 2018Registration opens 9:00 am
January 11Roommate Finder opens
January 17 Gender Inclusive Living Experience interest form is due by NOON.
January 17Suite Request forms due by NOON at the Housing Information Office.
January 17Registration closes at 11:59 pm
January 18Room/Apartment Locator opens 9:00 am
January 25Michigan Learning Community Contracts due
Room Selection:
• Residential College
• Honors Program
February 6-7Open Selection
Room selection for Singles and Doubles.
February 20-21Fall Wait list for Returning Residents
Available only to students with signed contracts for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. Register in person at the Housing Information Office between 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
March 7Late Registration
Off-campus students and those who missed the earlier date.
Register in person at the Housing Information Office between 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

ReApplication Process: General Overview

The reapplication process begins in January. When registration opens, you’ll find a registration link on this page. Fill out and submit the registration form. That is how you let us know that you’d like to live on campus and that you’d like a room selection time. After registration closes, you will receive an email with your randomly generated room selection time. (Your room selection time is the time when you can log in and choose from the available rooms.) On the day of your room selection time, log in and select from the available rooms. In order to choose from the widest selection, log in as close as possible to your appointed room selection time.


The Roommate Finder is open during registration. If you find a roommate via Roommate Finder, or you already have a roommate in mind, both you and your proposed roommate need to request each other on the registration form—by name and U-M ID number. You will be issued the same time slot. When your slot opens and you go online to look at options, agree upon the open double you both want, and both of you select it.

Submitting your contract

Once you select a room, your contract will be due within 24 hours. If we assign you a room, your contract will be due within 24 hours of notification. Each student needs to submit their individual contract on time, even if they are sharing a room or suite.

General Accommodation Options

We have singles, doubles, triples and multi-person suites available to returning students. You’ll find specific information for each option below.

If you live in a theme community or MLC, would like to live in Martha Cook or Henderson House, or have health concerns that affect your housing, please see Specific Accommodation Options below for detailed  directions. If your situation is not reflected in any of the  Specific Accommodation Options, follow instructions for General Accommodation Options.

The majority of rooms are available in Stockwell and North Quad. There are a few rooms available in Betsy Barbour, Helen Newberry and Bursley Hall. There are some apartments in Northwood III. 

A limited number of triples are available and are randomly assigned. When filling out your registration form, you and your proposed roommates should indicate that you’d like to live in a triple. You should also request each other as roommates on the form. 

If you would like to apply for a larger suite, be sure to register by the date indicated in General Overview above. Then work with your intended roommates to complete the suite request form below. We can only consider forms that are filled out completely  (including signatures) and turned in to the Housing Office by noon on January 22.

Click to download the .pdf form:

Five Person North Quad (8 available)

Five Person West Quad (1 available, all female)

Six Person Alice Lloyd (2 available)

Six Person West Quad (1 available)

Seven Person West Quad (1 bi-level available)

Eight Person Alice Lloyd (1 available))

Specific Accommodation Options

Specific reapplication directions differ for most MLCs, large suites, legacy housing and general housing. Find your option below.

Indicate your interest to return to GILE by emailing Housing or contacting us through HELP below by noon,  January 22.

Current residents and those who wish to live in Henderson House should register as indicated in General Overview. After submitting your registration, contact the Henderson House staff to discuss your options.

There are a limited number of rooms reserved for returning Honors students. You will receive an email with a selection time slot on January 28. This time slot is the only opportunity you will have to select your own room.

Returning Martha Cook residents: Talk with the Martha Cook staff about the registration process.

If are new to Martha Cook: Fill out the Martha Cook Interest Form and then register as indicated in General Overview (above). You will receive a selection time (good for Martha Cook rooms only) via email.

Students who meet the ADA threshold and would like to live on campus should register during the regular registration window.

Meeting ADA:
First-year students who have conditions that do not fall under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), are accommodated in an effort to smooth the transition from home to college. If you are an upper-level student who wishes to live on campus due to health or medical needs, you must meet the ADA threshold.

If you are currently in special accommodations due to health conditions, you will receive an email from the Health Disability Coordinator by January 22, letting you know if you meet the ADA threshold.

If you meet the ADA threshold, we will work with you to find a housing solution that fits your needs.If you have a newly diagnosed condition, email the Housing Office by January 10 for guidance on housing options.

If you are in an MLC, speak to your program staff about available space in the community and follow the reapplication process indicated by your community.

If you’d like to return to the RC, you are required to live on campus. You will receive an email with a selection time slot on January 28. This time slot is the only opportunity you will have to select your own room. If you are returning RC student and you do not select a room, you will be assigned a room.