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University of Michigan

The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the University of Michigan, roughly 20 years prior to the Michigan Territory officially becoming a state. The university, as it is known today, moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. The university took residence on 40 acres of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university has grown vastly. Today the campus encompasses more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 31 million gross square feet, and its academic program matured from a strictly classical curriculum to one that covers science and research. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

The Ann Arbor campus is composed of four main areas: the North, Central, Medical, and South Campuses. The Central and South Campus areas are contiguous, while the Huron River separates the North Campusfrom them. The university also leases space throughout the city, which is occupied by organizations affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System. An East Medical Campus has recently been developed on Plymouth Road, with several university-owned buildings for outpatient care, diagnostics, and outpatient surgery.

All four campus areas are connected by bus services, the majority of which connect the North and Central Campuses. There is a shuttle service connecting the University Hospital, which lies between North and Central Campuses, with other medical facilities throughout northeastern Ann Arbor.
A collection of campus maps can be found here.

Student Body Statistics
Full-Time Undergrads: 26,538
Part-Time Undergrads: 869
Male Undergrads: 13,982
Female Undergrads: 13,425
Total Grad Students: 15,309
Full-Time Grad Students: 13,682
Part-Time Grad Students: 1,627
Campus Housing Capacity: 11,718
Undergrads Living On Campus: 37%
Freshmen Living On Campus: 96%
Number of Dormitories: 18
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments: 1

Student review of University of Michigan:
“You just got accepted...
Pay that deposit ASAP!!! The earlier you do, the earlier you get to choose your orientation date (and you will definitely want the earliest date you can get your hands in). Classes fill up on a rolling basis, so students in June will get first pick for their schedules (and that is after seniors, juniors, and sophomores have already finished with making their schedules).
If you want to join a learning community, JOIN! I didn't join one, but I lived in Alice Lloyd and saw how much fun and how close the people in my hall got with their learning community when they did their homework or projects. I really regret not looking more closely at the information about the learning communities here. They definitely are not a burden on your academic life and you will instantly make new friends before you go to your first class!
For the general student:
Work hard (you're not the only one who wants an A in the class). It's a very different life here in U-M. Classes and the way it's graded are totally different from what you've experienced in high school. I had to struggle to fit into the academic scheme of things during my first few months of school even after attending a college prep school. Focusing and hard work don't come easily, especially when the Fall Term is full of Welcome Week activities, Welcome Back frat parties, and football games. Try and head to the libraries to do your studying because the dorm rooms can be very noisy (especially Markley and Bursley). Exams are hard and it is recommended by pretty much everyone to prepare a week or two ahead of time (because most of your mid-terms and finals will fall on the same week, if not the same day--the school won't allow you to reschedule your exams unless 4 fall on the same day).
Clubs and Orgs...
There are currently 1295 clubs here in U-M. In other words, it is very easy for you to find a club that suits you here in Michigan. There is a very active a capella society and a very, very active social Greek community. There are also numerous mutli-cultural groups and Greek communities that one can be a part of here in U-M. It's also very easy to start your own club here and is encouraged. There are also many student governments within the school you are assigned to (LSA, Ross, etc.), dorms (Residence Hall Association and the Multi-cultural Groups in each dorm), Michigan Student Assembly, etc. There are also other ways you can be involved in leadership through positions in clubs. It is rare but definitely not impossible (because I have personally seen it happen) that a freshman gets assigned to a board position in his club after his first semester here. So, don't be discouraged by the fact that you are only a freshman. Make sure you really put yourself out there. Try new things! It's what University of Michigan is all about.
Dorms...
You don't really have a lot of control over where you live. The only way you can be guaranteed a spot in a dorm is if you are 1) trying to get into one of the 3 all-female residence halls (Martha Cook, Helen Newberry, and Betsy Barbor), 2) trying to get into a learning community (i.e. MCSP, LHSP, HSSP, MRC, WISE, RC, etc.), or 3) you're in the Honors College (so, South Quad, unless you are part of a learning community, then you can choose elsewhere).
Nevertheless, I am going to talk about the dorms anyways (since I think people are usually the most excited about this part of the process anyways). Unfortunately, if you get placed in North Campus (Bursley Hall, Baits 1, Baits 2, and the Northwood Apartments), you get to commute every single day to get down to Central Campus where most of your classes are going to be (it's almost a 25 minute bus ride, especially in the winter when you need to account for snow). Life in North Campus is extremely quiet. So, if you enjoy nature and a quieter lifestyle, North Campus is the place to be. Bursley does get rowdy sometimes, especially with drunk freshmen on the weekends, but that just comes as part of the package of living in the third largest dorm in the nation. Only Bursley have the dining hall, so that's where most of my North Campus friends usually eat. They say it's pretty good, and I had brunch there once and found it enjoyable (just not the best--sorry, little biased). Baits 1 and 2 I hear have pretty quiet halls every day of the week. Northwood is just dead silent because they are apartments, so dorm life/social scene is difficult in the first place. However, Northwood residents get a living room and a kitchen.
The next part of campus is the Hill [Neighborhood], which is about 10-15 minutes away from campus. The Hill is composed of Alice Lloyd (rennovated for the 2011-12 school year), Couzens, Mosher-Jordan (aka MoJo), Stockwell, and Markley. Markley is the biggest of the 5 and is the loudest dorm on campus. It is sadly not exaggerating that the ambulance is putting students on stretchers 7 days a week. However, that is the nature of their dorm (especially if you live in the back of the dorm). Alice Lloyd is famous for being the quiet, where-the-heck-is-this-dorm reputation. So, the resident advisors here are usually really laid-back. I'm a little biased since that's where I lived. However, Alice Lloyd is home to the most biggest rooms on campus (so, I was really lucky to be randomly placed here--one of the few that is not part of either learning communities in my dorm lol). MoJo is home to the Hill Dining Center (although Markley does have their own dining hall, but is not open as long as the Hill Dining Center and is not open on weekends). MoJo is famous for their extremely quiet dorm and strict residential advisors. They also don't have as much of a social scene as most dorms. You won't able to be placed in this dorm randomly starting in the Fall 2011 because it will strictly be for MRC and WISE learning communities. It is also currently the only freshman dorm to be air-conditioned (until Couzens is finished with their renovations).
The central campus is home to 4 co-ed dorms (North Quad, East Quad, South Quad, and West Quad) and the 3 all-female dorms. North Quad is reserved for soph, jrs, and srs. East Quad is mostly made up of people in the RC and MCSP learning community and is home to the vegan dining hall. It is also where orientations are held. South Quad and West Quad is where student athletes live (for the small portion of the dorms). South Quad is home to the Honors College and also has a dining hall. West Quad also has a dining hall is connected to the student union (extremely helpful when it comes to finding a place to study or eat). Of the three all-female dorms, Martha Cook is the prettiest and most prestigious. They have guy-hours (so, when guys can go in the dorm to visit). They also have tea-time and dining time as a hall (slightly formal--no jeans). You need to apply to get into Martha Cook, but you can simply request to live in Barbour and Newberry. Newberry residents will need to head over next door to Barbour for dining. Although Barbour and Newberry aren't as nice as Martha Cook, they are still very nice--they look like sorority houses. All central campus dorms are located right next to all the main buildings for your classes (so, no worries about waking up 5 minutes before your class starts).
There is only one dorm in south campus--Fletcher Hall, which houses only about 75 residents (only dorm to have less than 100). It is very small and private. It is about 15 minutes away from central campus but is also the closest dorm to the Big House. It is also facing Elbel Field, so you will definitely be able to clearly hear every single marching band practice. Unfortunately, Fletcher does not have a dining hall, so you will need to head up to South Quad to eat.

There is one dorm that is practically off-campus: Oxford. Unfortunately, Oxford is located near the frat and sorority houses, so you will hear a lot of parties during the weekends. It is also the dorm with the highest crime alert (but for very petty crimes and is usually due to the atmosphere of the Greek community). Oxford residents will also, like North Campus residents, require bus transportation to anywhere on campus. However, luckily, Oxford buses come every 10 minutes, unlike North Campus buses. You will get your very own basketball court and a courtyard space with outdoor grills. It also have its own dining hall that serves breakfast and dinner on the weekdays. Some houses will have kitchens. Oxford is not quite like any other dorms. For one, it's not just one building. It's a complex comprising eight smaller houses, each probably housing about 45 residents. Although U-M Housing Department considers Oxford as part of the Hill Neighborhood, it is actually 20 minutes away from the Hill and is about 10 minutes east of East Quad.
The three big dining halls are Bursley, MoJo, and South Quad, which are the only dorms that are open continuously from 7am to about 9pm and on weekends. All other dining halls are closed on weekends and are only open for a couple hours for each meal (usually inconvenient due to the times of your classes). If you have classes near North Quad and it's open, you should definitely go in and check it out. North Quad is the newest dorm (and is definitely a 5-star hotel in design). The food there is almost as good as MoJo (biased, I know but I personally think MoJo does have the best food on campus). North Quad is very conveniently located across from the MLB (where most of the foreign languages will be taught) so it is quite convenient if you ever need a quick lunch from a dining hall nearby. It is available for freshmen even if you can't live there yet!

You will also need to spend your dining dollars, which come with your meal plan (and that comes along with living in the dorms). Your meals and dining dollars do not roll over from school year to school year. You will need to spend all of these two parts of your meal plan by the end of each school year as they are non-refundable. You can only spend your dining dollars in residential cafes. They will be located in Cafe ConXion and Ciao Down Pizzeria in South Quad; East Quad Cafe, Victors in MoJo, Hideaway in Markley, Oxford Express, Blue Apple in Bursley, North Star in Baits, and Java Blue Cafe in North Quad.” Students Review

Advantages of University of Michigan

  • 900 student organizations
  • Academic schedule and great classes
  • Football Saturdays
  • Diverse social life
  • Ann Arbor city life

Disadvantages of University of Michigan

  • Secluded North Campus
  • Cost of living and tuition (one of the most expensive public schools)
  • Long and cold winters/so much snow!
  • Parking or lack thereof
  • Outdated residence halls

 

Student Review of Campus Housing:
“This grade is somewhere in the middle because your experience really depends on which dorm you live in. Most of the dorms have good and bad aspects. New dorms like Alice Lloyd and Couzens are ridiculously nice, but a little bit of a farther walk from central campus, and they have to share a dining hall with MoJo. North campus dorms are quiet and okay to live in, but very isolated and not as social. Markley is not nice and new, but is probably the most social dorm on campus. Northwood apartments are probably the worst option for students, as they are isolated on north and lack a hall community.” College Prowler
Student Review of Campus Dining:
“Taste and See – I think the sheer number of food places really unmatched by other schools.There is a dining hall in most of the dorm rooms and if there isn’t one directly attached there is sure to be one close by.All of the dining halls really have their own reputation and it’s pretty easy to catch on, Markley has great pizza, but bad otherwise, North Quad has good quality but small portions, and mojo is the largest and offers the most variety. Besides the actual cafeterias, many dorms have fast food places open at night and/or during the day. Also, there are a lot of little stores and restaurants (Wendy’s, Panda, Taco Bell,etc.) scattered throughout campus (in the league, union, etc.) that accept either dining dollars or blue bucks. There are a lot of options so it’s almost hard to get bored with the food.” College Prowler

 

 

Campus Housing Information
2012-2013 Room & Board Rates

  • All residence hall and Northwood III rates include the 150 Block meal plan. Students living in a residence hall or Northwood III are required to purchase a meal plan for both Fall and Winter Terms. If you select a different meal plan, there may be an additional cost. Learn more about meal plans.
  • For in-depth descriptions and photo slideshows, view our Room-Type Gallery.
  • Looking for just winter housing rates? Just divide by two!
  • Looking for spring/summer housing rates? Go to Spring/Summer Housing.

Residence Hall Room Type

Fall/Winter 
Room & Board Rates

ROOM TYPE 1

$12,906

Single with private bath

 

ROOM TYPE 2

$11,640

Single

 

Baits single with shared corridor bath

 

2-room double with private bath

 

2-room triple with private bath

 

2-room quad with private bath

 

Double in 4-person suite

 

Double in 5-person suite

 

Oxford 2-room triple with private bath

 

Oxford 2-room quad with private bath

 

ROOM TYPE 3

$10,928

Double with private bath

 

Baits single in three-person suite

 

Triple in five-person suite

 

Triple with private bath

 

Two-room double

 

NW III single in three-person suite with shared bath

 

ROOM TYPE 4

$9,752

Baits double with shared corridor bath

 

Baits double with shared bath

 

Baits double in three-person suite

 

Baits two-room double with shared bath

 

Double

 

Large triple

 

2-room triple

 

Large quad

 

Oxford large double

 

NW III double in three-person suite

 

NW III 2-room double with shared bath

 

ROOM TYPE 5

$8,622

Fletcher two-room triple

 

Triple

 

Northwood I & II Apartments
Meal plans are optional for upper-level undergrads in Northwood I & II and are not included in the rates shown below. The selection of a meal plan will affect your actual room and board cost.


Apartment Types

Fall/Winter 
Rates

APARTMENT RATE 2

$7,810

1 Bedroom, 1 Occupant

 

APARTMENT RATE 3

$7,098

Economy 1 Bedroom, 1 Occupant, Lower/Upper

 

Studio, 1 Occupant

 

2 Bedroom, 2 Occupants

 

APARTMENT RATE 9

$5,690

1 Bedroom, 2 Occupants

 

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approves final room and board rates 

 

 

Cable Rates & Service Changes Undergraduates
Comcast provides the cable service for all residence halls and apartments at U-M. Check out the channel lineup.
Undergraduate Cable Rates per Term


Term

Billing Month

Cost

COSTS ARE PER TERM, PER ROOM, DIVIDED BY OCCUPANTS

Fall

August

$140

Winter

December

$140

Spring

April

$70

Summer

June

$70

Residential Computing Activation & Support Fees
2012/2013 Fees: $75/year
Each year, students living in the residence halls and Northwood I, II and III are assessed a Housing Technology fee. This non-refundable fee covers basic support through the summer orientation information session, distribution of print and online documentation, and augmented assistance during move-in. In addition, this fee provides funding for infrastructure maintenance and upgrades for theresidential network and for additional consulting and educational services.
Learn more about Residential Computing (ResComp).

Residence Hall Amenities & Utilities
Planning your living space at the University of Michigan is an exciting part of the college experience. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to make your room your own. Review the following info to learn about your options and DO get in touch with your roommates to discuss what you'll each be bringing to your new campus home.
Standard Room Furnishings
Whether you will be living with one, two, or three other students, University Housing provides these basic furnishings for every student in the room:

  • Bed and mattress (extra-long twin size)
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet and/or dresser
  • Desktop organizer
  • Bookcase

Learn more about furniture.
Room Essentials
Each room contains these essentials:

  • Computer data port (Ethernet)
  • Wastebasket
  • Recycling tote
  • Set of draperies
  • Smoke detector
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dorm room bedding

Refrigerators
Residents may rent a refrigerator or bring their own. Due to space and electrical consumption considerations, only one refrigerator is permitted for each room. If you bring your own refrigerator, the maximum capacity is 5.5 cubic feet with an amperage draw of no more than 1.5.
Telephone
Although the vast majority of our residents use cellular phone services for their local and long-distance calling needs, ITS Communications Systems and Data Centers provides several levels of telephone services. For details on what these services include and how to use them, visit the ITS Networking & Telecommunication website.
UMTV & Cable Service
Cable service is activated and ready to go before you move in. In conjunction with Information Technology Services, University Housing provides dozens of cable television channels to the residence halls. All channels are provided as part of your in-room cable service through UMTV.
Please note that cable is digital only and no analog channels are available. A digital TV or digital-to-analog converter which will receive CATV channels in a clear QAM format is required in order to receive all channels of the UMTV cable service.
Learn more about rates and cancellation policies.
Movies
RHA Movie Channel 56 (sponsored by the Residence Halls Association) offers free movies to residents. Generally the movies are first-run new releases.
View the RHA Movie Channel listings.
Michigan Cable Network Channels
Four of the UMTV cable channels make up the Michigan Cable Network and include academic programming and video conferencing as well as entertainment television. The channels include:

  • Channel 55: WOLV-TV provides coverage of Michigan athletic events, news programming, game shows and a variety of college events. To get involved, visit the WOLV-TV web site.
  • Channel 56: RHA Movie Channel (sponsored by the Residence Halls Association) offers free movies to residents. Generally the movies are first-run new releases.
  • Channel 57: ResComp TV programming is provided by the Housing Information Technology Office as a resource for training information, computer resources, site status, and network status.
  • Channel 58: Residence Life Cinema provides programming geared to specific issues affecting the lives of University Housing residents. 

Computing/Ethernet Service
All U-M residential students have access to the standard computing services at no charge. The package includes email, space for file storage and web publishing, printing, and more. The residence halls provide ethernet services as part of a package of residential computing services called "ResComp" through amandatory technology fee.
Electrical Devices
Unsafe or excessive electrical devises can pose a fire hazard. Please review the guidelines for electrical devices in the student guide, Community Living at Michigan.

  • Underwriters Laboratory Certified MarkElectrical equipment: Must be certified by Underwriters Laboratory and bear the UL mark.
  • Students may have one refrigerator per room that is up to 5.5-cubic foot capacity and/or uses up to 1.5 amps of electricity. 
  • Microwaves should be 800 watts or less.
  • Extension cords: Only 16-guage or lower are permitted.
  • Power Strips: Only those with 15-amp integrated circuit breakers are permitted.

Central Campus Housing Information
Betsy Barbour Residence
420 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1328
T: 734.764.1162
F: 734.763.1683

This women’s residence hall is located in the heart of Central Campus. A quick, three-minute walk will take you to the Michigan Union, bus stops, downtown Ann Arbor, the Art Museum and many other University buildings. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Future residents: Check out the Betsy Barbour community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 120 students in single and double rooms, some of which are designated as substance free
  • Community Center and laundry room
  • Shared Community Learning Center, ResComp computing site, kitchenette and exercise/dance room next door in Helen Newberry Residence
  • Piano Lounge for musical practice

 

Fletcher Hall
915 Sybil Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3229

T: 734.764.1162
This co-ed facility is the smallest residence hall on campus. Residents enjoy a close-knit community and greater privacy. Fletcher is located near many athletics buildings and intramural facilities and is just a short walk from Central Campus and Michigan Stadium.
Many of the rooms in Fletcher are converted triple suites in which three students share two rooms. Typically, one of the rooms is used as a bedroom, while the other is a study or common area. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Future residents may want to learn about the Fletcher Hall Community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 75 student residents in single rooms, triple suites and quad rooms
  • Accessible by bus and within walking distance from Central Campus
  • Community kitchen
  • ResComp computing site with computers, printers and scanner
  • Meeting and study rooms
  • Activity room with television and ping pong

North Quadrangle
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
T: 734.764.0206
F: 734.764.0208

The North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex provides a focal point for international and intercultural programming. This unique combination of living and learning environments offers a highly innovative experience that connects upperlevel undergraduate students to their community and the world.
North Quad is home to International Impact, a theme community focused on today's multicultural world, as well as two academic learning communities, the Global Scholars Program and the Max Kade German Program. In addition to residential spaces and classrooms, North Quad also includes offices for the School of Information, Communication Studies, Screen Arts and Cultures, the Language Resource Center and the Sweetland Writing Center. We invite you to to take a self-guided tour of the public areas of North Quadrangle at your leisure.
North Quad is Michigan’s first new residence hall since Bursley Hall was opened on North Campus in 1967. For a peek inside North Quad, tune into YouTube orOut of the Blue. You can also find photos in our Facebook photo album. If you become a resident in this hall, check out the North Quad community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 450 upperlevel undergrads
  • Double and triple suites include a sofa, coffee table and a semi-private bath
  • Singles, doubles and triples
  • Lounges on each floor plus a hall living room and kitchen on the 10th floor
  • Community Learning Center
  • Marketplace-style dining center and Java Blue café and coffee shop
  • Classrooms and seminar spaces
  • Performance and presentation areas
  • Multicultural lounge and classroom
  • Television production studio
  • High-tech media gateway to support students, faculty and staff in working with multimedia, network and communication technologies
  • Collaborative work spaces that include video-teleconferencing and electronic media sharing/editing

West Quad & Cambridge House
West Quadrangle
541 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1360
T: 734.764.0185 
F: 734.936.3153

West Quadrangle is a co-ed residence hall located on Central Campus. It is connected to the Michigan Union; Residents can access restaurants, game rooms and shops without going outside.
West Quad recently received upgraded fire detection/alarm systems and a fire suppression system. Other upgrades included new Ethernet wiring and high-speed network equipment. Many of the University's athletes call West Quad "home."
For 2012-2013, West Quad is the temporary home of the Residential College and the Michigan Community Scholars Program while East Quad is closed for renovations.
Future residents: check out the West Quad community. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 980 residents in single, double, and triple rooms
  • Lunch and dinner served onsite Monday through Friday
  • Community Learning Center
  • Lounges, study areas, and public-use rooms
  • Dark room and a sound-proof music practice room
  • Laundry facilities and a pinball area
  • Wireless access in common areas

 

Cambridge House
541 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1360

T: 734.764.0185
F: 734.936.3153

Cambridge House is part of a large complex on the Central Campus that includes the West Quad Residence Hall and the Michigan Union. This distinctive residence hall offers rooms with private baths to upperlevel undergraduates. The large number of private rooms combined with the more mature outlook of its residents creates a quiet atmosphere that promotes both social interaction and serious study. Residents make use of the West Quad facilities and are part of the West Quad community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses 115 residents in singles, doubles and suites
  • Private baths
  • Carpeting
  • Onsite dining, Community Learning Center and ResComp computing site in West Quad
  • Access to the Michigan Union (banking, supplies, cafés and fast food, game rooms, travel and computer services) without going outside

 

East Quadrangle
701 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1245

East Quad is a co-ed residence hall on Central Campus. Nearby highlights include shops and restaurants (South University Avenue) and many University buildings including the Schools of Business, Education, and Social Work.
East Quad will be closed for extensive renovations beginning in the spring of 2012 and reopening for the fall term 2013. The renovation is part of the university’s Residential Life Initiatives, a planned capital project launched in 2004 to improve on-campus living and dining facilities and to strengthen the connection between living and learning.
During the renovation, you can take a peek at pre-renovation photos in ourFacebook photo album.
When students return to East Quad, they will find wireless network access, improved student rooms and classrooms, an all-new dining facility, and new study and gathering spaces. Equally important will be the upgrades to the building’s infrastructure: electrical systems, plumbing, heating, ventilation, roofing and a fire suppression system.
Since 1967, this heritage hall has served as the home of the Residential College (RC). For the duration of the renovation, both the RC and the Michigan Community Scholars program will be housed in West Quad.

Helen Newberry Residence
432 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1329
T: 734.764.1162

Helen Newberry is the oldest all-female residence hall at the University of Michigan. It is located in the heart of central campus, close to State Street shops and restaurants, the Michigan Union, the art museum and many other university buildings. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Learn more about the Helen Newberry community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 110 residents in single, double, and triple rooms
  • Home to the Adelia Cheever Program
  • Shares facilities and resident staff with the adjacent Betsy Barbour House, including:
    • Community Learning Center, ResComp computing site, kitchenette, and exercise/dance room (located in Helen Newberry)
    • Dining services and Community Center (located in Betsy Barbour)

 

 

South Quadrangle
600 E. Madison
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1372
T: 734.764.0144
F: 734.647.1074

South Quad, one of Michigan’s largest residence halls, is located in the heart of Central Campus, right across the street from the Union and a short walk to State Street shops and most University buildings. There are eight houses in South Quad. Two houses are co-ed; the others contain equal numbers of men’s and women’s corridors. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
South Quad is known for building wide programming and a vibrant and involved resident population. If you will be living in this hall, check out the South Quad community.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 1180 co-ed residents in single, double, and triple rooms
  • Home to the Honors Program
  • Full dining hall services
  • Café ConXion
  • Ciao Down Pizzeria
  • Lounges and study rooms
  • Computer Learning Center, with computers, printers and scanner
  • Photo lab
  • 2 music practice rooms
  • Student-run cable station, WOLV-TV

Hill Neighborhood Housing Information

Alice Lloyd Hall
100 Observatory Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2025
T: 734.764.1172
F: 734.647.2559

This co-ed residence hall is located in the Hill Neighborhood near the Central Campus Recreation Building, the Hill Dining Center, the U-M Hospital, and Nichols Arboretum. Alice Lloyd Hall overlooks Palmer Field, making it a great location for tennis lovers and for those who enjoy watching or participating in impromptu sporting events. This hall is home to the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, a Michigan Learning Community.
Quick Facts
After an extensive renovation, Alice Lloyd Hall is a modern and vibrant community. Recent upgrades to this hall include:

  • Renovated bathrooms and student rooms
  • Wireless, high-speed Internet throughout
  • New plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation,  fire suppression systems, and air conditioning
  • Community Center
  • Community Learning Center
  • Vicky Barner and Umoja multicultural lounges
  • Community living room and abundant student lounges
  • Classrooms
  • Small group study rooms
  • Art suite
  • Dance and fitness studio
  • Music practice rooms
  • Game room

Mary Markley Hall
1503 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2015
T: 734.764.1126
F: 734.647.5531

Mary Markley is a freshman co-ed residence hall located in the Hill Area near theCentral Campus Recreation Building, the Hill Dining Center, the U-M Hospital and the Arboretum. Many University buildings are located nearby. The First-Year Experience is housed at Markley and is designed to address the transitional needs and concerns of first year students. The Markley community is a great way for students to get involved. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 1180 first-year residents in double rooms
  • Full dining hall services plus the Markley Hideaway, a residential café
  • ResComp site with computers, printers and scanner
  • Living room and lounges
  • 5 Music practice rooms

Oxford Houses
Oxford Community Center (Vandenburg House)
623 Oxford Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2654
T: 734.763.3480
F: 734.615.9710

Located in a wooded residential neighborhood, Oxford Houses are a co-ed complex comprising eight smaller houses, making it a close-knit community. Students can hop a University bus to get around or can easily walk to the nearby University buildings on Central Campus and to the commercial area along South University. Both the Nichols Arboretum and Central Campus Recreation Buildingare close by. Student residents are encouraged to get involved in the Oxford community. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 350 residents, predominately freshmen, in double rooms and suites
  • Newly renovated courtyard space with outdoor grills
  • Full dining services at Twigs during meal serving hours
  • À la carte items available at Twigs late night & weekends
  • Community kitchens (in some houses)
  • Study and lounge areas
  • ResComp site with computers, printers and scanner
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Laundry room
  • Onsite student parking available via a lottery
  • Basketball court

Couzens Hall
1300 E. Ann Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2016
T: 734.764.2130
F: 734.615.1669

Couzens Hall is a co-ed residence located in the Hill Neighborhood. Nearby points of interest include the Central Campus Recreation Building, Marketplace and Victors at the Hill Dining CenterPalmer Commons, Palmer Field and the Nichols Arboretum. Many other University buildings and schools are also convenient to Couzens.
This heritage hall reopened in the fall of 2011 after extensive renovations and major upgrades to the infrastructure, including a new fire suppression system, temperature control for heating and air conditioning in all student rooms, new bathrooms, and study/relaxation lounges on floors three through six. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
During the academic year, members of the Couzens Hall community participate in a wide variety of hall activities, programs and events.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 525 residents in single, double, triple, and quad rooms
  • Wireless, high-speed internet access
  • Air conditioning with room-by-room temperature control
  • Community Center with a gathering space and a media wall for displaying hall activities and other information of interest to residents
  • CAMEO multicultural lounge (Couzens Active Minority Ethnic Organization)
  • Community Living Room with access to the patio overlooking Palmer Field
  • House kitchen for student use
  • Community Learning Center with individual and group study areas, computers, printers, scanner and state-of-the-art tools for group study
  • Performance area plus café tables, soft seating and a upscale vending area in the Palmer Lounge
  • Game room with ping-pong, foosball and pool tables plus access to digital displays for television and gaming systems
  • Multipurpose room with advanced audio/video equipment and a nearby kitchen
  • Music practice rooms
  • Home of the Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA) offices are located here

Mosher-Jordan Hall
200 Observatory Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2035
T: 734.764.2106
F: 734.764.2112

Mosher-Jordan is a co-ed residence hall located in the Hill Neighborhood nearCentral Campus Recreation Building, the U-M Hospital and the Nichols Arboretum. Gothic revival architectural style combines with many modern amenities and safety features to make Mosher-Jordan one of Michigan’s most popular residence halls. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
The Hill Dining Center adjoins Mosher-Jordan. With dining hours that begin as early as 7:30 am at Marketplace and run as late as 1:00 am at Victors, “MoJo” residents can dine in style without leaving the residence hall.
The Mosher-Jordan community offers many activities and opportunities for student involvement and leadership.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 430 residents in single and double rooms on five floors
  • Recently added amenities include air conditioning, wireless internet access, upgraded plumbing, heating and electrical, renovated bathrooms
  • Home to Women In Science and Engineering Residence Program andMichigan Research Community
  • Full dining hall services in the adjoining Hill Dining Center
  • Living rooms and community kitchens
  • Lounges and multipurpose areas
  • Community Learning Center with computers and study space
  • Laundry room

Stockwell Hall
324 Observatory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2040
T: 734.764.1188
F: 734.936.2753

Stockwell Hall reopened in 2009 after a comprehensive renovation. Significant changes to Stockwell’s interior were created by enclosing an exterior courtyard under a glass skylight and opening the floor into the level below to create a spectacular multi-level rotunda. Located in the Hill Neighborhood, Stockwell is convenient to many University buildings, the Hill Dining Center, Palmer Field and the Central Campus Recreation Building. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Upperlevel undergraduate students reside in Stockwell Hall, where the community is fully engaged and actively involved in the Sophomore Year Experience (SYE). With specially trained staff and student leadership, this theme community is focused on the unique needs of sophomores. Programs and activities are designed to help residents connect with one another and to develop new friendships and academic partnerships.
Residents are encouraged to get involved in the Stockwell community.

Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 400 residents in single, double and triple rooms
  • Features newly renovated student rooms and bathrooms
  • Residents dine next door at the Hill Dining Center
  • Lounges, a kitchenette and study rooms
  • Community Learning Center
  • 2 Wenger music practice rooms
  • Laundry room
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • 60% of rooms are singles

North Campus Housing Information

Baits Houses
Baits Houses
1440 Hubbard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2083
T: 734.763.0130
F: 734.647.6588

Vera Baits II complex, located on North Campus, is a co-ed residence for first-year students. The First-Year Experience is housed at Baits and is designed to address the transitional needs and concerns of first year students. Most Baits rooms are suite-style and feature an attached bathroom for the private use of residents in the suite. Many suites also include small living rooms that are shared by three to five residents. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.
Students can take a free ride on one of our many U-M buses for the quick trip to Central Campus.
Baits Houses are close to the North Campus Recreation Building, the College of Engineering, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, an annex to the School of Information and the Schools of Music, Theater & Dance, and Art & Design.
Baits residents appreciate the proximity of the Duderstadt Center (Mujo Café, computer labs, video editing, and a 3D virtual reality room); Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & MuseumBentley Historical Library; the Blue Apple, a popular café in Bursley HallPierpont Commons (student business and restaurant options); and several nearby fields for pick-up soccer and football games.
Current and future residents are encouraged to get involved in the Baits Community. Learn more about what residents, past and present, have to say about life on North Campus.

Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 570 first-year students in single or double rooms and suites.
  • Standard furnishings in the living areas of three- and five-person suites include a sofa and coffee table.
  • Full dining hall service in nearby Bursley Hall.
  • Renovated community kitchens for student use
  • Remodeled Community Learning Center
  • Meeting lounges and common spaces
  • Laundry rooms
  • Limited onsite parking spaces awarded via lottery
  • Refurbished bathrooms
  • Wireless, high-speed internet access
  • Updated community areas that include a "home" movie theater, art studio, nine music practice rooms and a performance area.
  • Community living room with kitchenette for student use
  • Updated fire alarm and fire suppression systems

Northwood I & II Undergraduate Apartments
Northwood I and II are home to hundreds of sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students. Northwood combines the best of on-campus living with the independence and privacy of your own apartment.
The Northwood I apartment complex includes six buildings and 100 apartments. Northwood II includes nearly 300 apartments in 35 brick and wood buildings and is set in a lovely wooded area. At both complexes, live-in Resident Advisors are available to help you get to know your neighbors and find your way around the apartment community.
Northwood I and II are part of the larger Northwood Community ApartmentsView our maps to quickly find Northwood resources such as bus stops, athletic fields, laundry facilities and more.
The two complexes make up nearly 400 apartments with five different floor plans and occupancy options for one, two or three students. Check out the various room layouts grouped by bedroom below.

To get another look, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album.

Bursley Hall
1931 Duffield St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2080
T: 734.763.1140 
F: 734.764.5734

Bursley Hall, aka “The Burlodge” is a co-ed residence hall located on North Campus. Free and frequent bus services shuttle students between North and Central Campuses.
Living Arts, a living/learning community, provides co-housing for undergraduates from the North Campus academic units. Residents live and learn in an arts-infused environment—an experience that provides support for creative thought and second-nature skills for working across traditional disciplines. Check out what students have to say about Living Arts.
Bursley is close to the North Campus Recreation Building, the College of Engineering, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the School of Art and Design, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and an annex to the School of Information.
Also nearby are the Duderstadt Center, which includes computer labs, video editing and a 3D virtual reality room; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum; and the Bentley Historical Library.
Future residents: Check out the Bursley community. You can also get a peek at Bursley in our Facebook photo album. And check out what residents past and present are saying about life on North Campus.
Quick Facts

Northwood III
Northwood III is home to approximately 670 first-year undergraduate students on Michigan's thriving North Campus. Check out what residents past and present are saying about life on North Campus.
This co-ed community combines all the support and social opportunities of a residence hall with the abundant amenities of apartments. Each apartment has one or two bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a kitchen and an area for living/dining or studying. Suitemates can determine how best to use the common living area. Check out all of the amenities Northwood III offers, and visit our Northwood III apartment gallery to get a feel for the space. You can also get a peek at Northwood III in our Facebook photo album or watch a video of what is included in your apartment.
Northwood III residents can obtain a vehicle parking permit from the Northwood Community Center. Guest permits are also available. Air conditioners are permitted in cases of medical need only. If necessary, complete the form.
The nearby Cram Place Community Center offers a focal point for information and activity, as well as a casual spot to hang out with friends, talk with the staff, watch movies or play video games.
Northwood III includes landscaped courtyards with seating and picnic tables. During the fall and spring, these courtyards will serve as natural gathering spaces for residents. The expansive green lawns are used for picnics, Frisbee tournaments and many other impromptu activities.

  • Residents of Northwood III participate in the First Year Experience, a program designed to address the transitional needs of first-year college students. Check out what students are saying about the First Year Experience at Northwood III.
  • Live-in resident advisors (RAs) are housed in every building, providing a 1:20 staff/resident ration. They help students feel welcome, answer questions, provide support and encouragement, and help residents meet up and make friends.
  • Student government is provided through a student council and offers many leadership opportunities to residents. With guidance and support from staff, the organization works to create and nurture an atmosphere of community and camaraderie in this unique campus neighborhood.

Residential Dining is provided at nearby Bursley Hall. The Blue Apple Café, also in Bursley Hall, is a student favorite—don't miss the pizzas and smoothies!
The North Campus Recreation Building is just across the street. This U-M fitness facility includes a swimming pool, indoor running track, cardio machines, a weight room, racket ball courts and much more.
U-M buses provide transportation to and from Central Campus while the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) buses help students make their way around town. Both provide free and frequent service; bus stops are just across from Northwood III on Hubbard Road. Learn more about transportation services.

Other Housing Information
Henderson House
Henderson House
1330 Hill St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3194
T: 734.668.6774
E: HendersonHouseRD@umich.edu
The Henderson House is a small, economical co-op for sophomore through graduate women. It is located within walking distance from Central Campus in a residential area. To get a peek, photos can be found in our Facebook photo album. For current rates or information on how to apply, email the residence director.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 25 female residents in single and double rooms
  • Rates include:
    • Fully-stocked refrigerator
    • Utilities (heat, water, internet)
    • On-site parking
  • Residents share household responsibilities, including cooking and cleaning
  • Amenities include:
    • Computer lab
    • Sundeck and screened patio with grill
    • Study areas and community spaces with TV and VCR/DVD
    • Washers and dryers
    • Grand piano

Martha Cook Building
906 South University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1195
T: 734.763.2083
F: 734.764.9918

The Martha Cook Building is an all-female residence hall located on Central Campus near South University and State Street shops and restaurants. It offers traditional living in an historic building.  
There are still a few spaces available for Fall/Winter 2012-13.
For information about rates and how to apply for next academic year, contact the director or view the application.
Quick Facts

  • Houses approximately 140 female residents
  • Offers a traditional residence hall experience, including:
    • Weekly sit-down dinner served by wait staff
    • Friday teas
    • Special dinners
    • Male visitation hours
  • ResComp site including computers, printers and scanner
  • Two community lounges

History
The Martha Cook Building was built in 1915 and has always been an all-female residence hall.
Handbook
The Martha Cook Handbook contains much information about the building, policies, expectations, and anything else current and prospective residents might need to know.

Campus Dining Information

Meal Plans & Rates 2012-2013
With the right meal plan, you can dine anywhere on campus: residential dining halls and cafés, Union eateries, athletic concession stands, and many other locations.
After you select a meal plan, your Mcard will be electronically loaded with meals, Dining Dollars and Blue Bucks (Michigan’s on-campus currencies). Whenever you eat in the dining hall, buy a burger at the Michigan Union, or grab a cup of coffee in a residential café, all you have to do is swipe your card. Your account balance will adjust automatically, just like a debit card.
To change your meal plan or to check your account balance anytime, click on the MyPlan quick link.

Residence Hall & Northwood III Residents


Plan

# of Meals

Dining Dollars

Blue Bucks

Guest Meals

Additional Cost per Term

ALLOWANCES PER TERM

125 Block

125

300

75

10

150 Block

150

100

100

10

200 Block

200

75

75

10

$140

Unlimited

Unlimited

25

25

10

$410

Unlimited+

Unlimited

150

150

15

$545

  • All Residence Hall and Northwood III room and board rates include the 150 Block Plan.
  • Students are required to have a meal plan for all terms in residence.
  • Block Meals and Dining Dollars roll over from fall to winter term. Unused meals and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the academic year and are not refundable.
  • Blue Bucks roll over from fall to winter terms. Account balances greater than $5 are refundable at the end of the academic year.

Meal Plans for other Northwood and Off-Campus Residents


Plan

# of Meals

Dining Dollars

Blue Bucks

Guest Meals

Cost per Term

ALLOWANCES PER TERM

50 Block

50

500

5

$1150

75 Block

75

400

5

$1280

125 Block

125

300

75

10

$1915

150 Block

150

100

100

10

$1915

200 Block

200

75

75

10

$2055

Unlimited

Unlimited

25

25

10

$2325

Unlimited+

Unlimited

150

150

15

$2460

  • These meal plan offerings are only available to those living in Northwood I, II, IV, or V Apartments and those students living off-campus.
  • Block Meals and Dining Dollars roll over from fall to winter term. Unused meals and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the academic year and are not refundable.
  • Blue Bucks account balances greater than $5 are refundable at the end of the term.
  • If you need to cancel your meal plan, please use this web form.

 

Dining Options, Menus & Hours
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