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

Undergraduate Move-In And Move-Out


Michigan Housing staff wish you the best as you finish your academics for fall term. The undergraduate residence halls will be closed for the break from 7pm on Monday, December 20, 2021 and will reopen for returning student move-in on January 2, 2022 at 5pm. Students are required to vacate their rooms, but may leave their belongings.

  • All residence halls close on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7:00PM

  • Take valuable items with you. Student MCard access to the residence halls will pause on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7:00PM

  • The halls will reopen on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:00PM

Room Cleaning

If you have a vacant space in your room or if your current roommate is moving out this term, Facilities staff will be entering your room over break in preparation for new students moving in for winter term.  Please make sure your belongings are occupying only one side of the room prior to leaving for term break.

Getting your room ready for Winter Break:

  1. Close and lock the windows and close any curtains. 

  2. Remove all perishables,trash and recyclables from your room.

  3. Turn off all lights.

  4. Completely close and secure the door to your room.

  5. Complete the electronic Express Checkout Form.

  6. If you are able, adjust the heater in your room to a lower setting.

    • Alice Lloyd, Couzens, East Quad, North Quad, Stockwell, West Quad:
      Set thermostat to “standby”
    • Barbour/Newberry -- Set thermostat to "2"
    • Mosher Jordan -- Set controller to “auto” and the dial to 65
    • Oxford -- Set thermostat to 65

Unplug all electrical appliances, including power strips and extension cords.   Refrigerators would have to be emptied and cleaned. Please leave your refrigerator plugged in.


Students need to make alternative housing arrangements during the time period that the halls are closed since students may not access their assigned rooms.

Michigan Housing is happy to offer Winter Break Housing for any student without accommodations for the break period. Please refer to the term break housing information for details such as location, amenities, what to bring, and what services are offered. Requests for Winter Break Housing need to be submitted by Friday, December 17.


New Residents

We’re excited to welcome you to campus! Winter move-in for new undergraduate residents starts on Jan 2, 2022 at 3:30pm. The dining halls will be open for dinner that evening.

Please follow the following instructions to make your move-in as smooth as possible

Check-In Process

Fully Vaccinated students

  1. Move directly into their winter assignment room.


Arrive from a Domestic US location
  1. Immediately test through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program
Arrive from an International Location assigned to a single no roommate
  1. Show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 3 days before moving in.
  2. Check into the room assignment. Self quarantine in assigned room, with limited contact with others for 7 days.
  3. Immediately test through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program

Arrive from an International Location assigned to a room with a roommate
  1. Show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 3 days before moving in.
  2. Check in to the assigned room to drop off belongings, take a packed bag of essentials to Quarantine Housing for 7 days.

  3. Immediately test through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program

For students who are not fully vaccinated and travelling internationally, separate communication will be sent to your University email account with more explicit instructions.
Moving Day Tips
  • What to bring to campus

  • Parking at meters near the residence halls will be free of charge on Sunday.

  • Plan for up to two helpers at a time, to assist you in the building.
  • Download the ResponsiBLUE app to your electronic device and plan to complete it before check in.

  • Helpers should download and complete the ResponsiBLUE Guest form before entering.

  • Face coverings will be required during the move in process for students and their helpers.

  • Photo ID is required for check-in.
  • Mcards are needed for access to the Residence hall. During move-in the external doors to the hall will be open. If you don't have an Mcard, you will receive a temporary Mcard at check-in. You will need to pick up your mcard on Monday, January 3rd from the Mcard Office in the Student Activities Building.

  • Check-in at the Community Center in your area to receive your key and directions to your room.

  • Students are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to moving into Michigan Housing, or have a University-approved exemption. See the move-in section below.

  • Sanitized moving carts are available for your use.
  • If you are unexpectedly delayed and arrive late, follow the posted signs for assistance.

Returning Residents

Welcome back! Please review the following information to make your return to campus smooth.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to check-in at the community center.

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, plan to get tested starting January 3rd through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program.

  • Remember to have your Mcard for access to the building starting at 5:00pm on January 2, 2022.
  • Sanitized moving carts will be available for your move-in convenience.