Theme Communities are small, residential communities students can opt into with a focus on engaging programming and resources surrounding a particular topic or shared experience.
Helen Newberry Residence:
Adelia Cheever Program
Sustainable Living Experience
First Generation College Students
Innovation; Gender Inclusive Living Experience
Multicultural Housing Community; Living Business
One of the most exciting aspects of the college experience is finding the right place to live. Michigan students enjoy a wide variety of housing options.
Approximately 9,500 undergraduate students live on the University of Michigan campus in University Housing. Residents come from nearly all 50 states and more than 65 countries. There is no requirement to live on campus, but because residential communities are great places to meet others and enter into campus life, 97% of first-year students choose to live in University Housing.
U-M residence halls and apartments are for more than sleeping or studying. Each is a unique community. They help to create a sense of belonging and help new students make a successful transition from high school to college.
Facilities include 18 residence halls on North and Central Campus and 1,480 apartments on North Campus; they accommodate undergraduates, students with families and graduate students. Over 600 regular staff and as many as 2,000 part-time student employees sustain the wide range of facilities, services, and programs that support the needs of these residential communities.
Michigan Learning Communities
Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) combine the personal attention of a small college environment with the unparalleled resources of a large research university to allow students with similar intellectual interests and goals to live and take classes together. Each program is associated with an academic department and is housed in a residence hall.
To learn more about Michigan Learning Communities and Theme Communities visit housing.umich.edu/themes-mlcs/
Alice Lloyd Hall: Lloyd Hall Scholars
Bursley Hall: Living Art
Couzens Hall: Health Science Scholars
Mosher-Jordan Hall: Michigan Research Community; Women in Science and Engineering Residence
North Quad: Global Scholars Program, Max Kade German Program
South Quad: Honors Program
East Quad: Residential College
West Quad: Michigan Community Scholars Program
Inter-cooperative living arrangements, more commonly known as “co-ops,” are a longstanding tradition at Michigan and an excellent way to live in a unique environment that emphasizes social and communal equality with a distinctly personalized sense of community. The Inter-cooperative Council is composed of 17 houses in three different areas on campus: North State Street, South University, and North Campus.
Living Off Campus
The majority of U-M students live off campus. There is a wide range of rental properties available, many within walking distance of campus. There are also many properties close to AAATA bus routes; students ride free with their U-M ID.
A program from the Dean of Students Office called Beyond the Diag (BTD) aims to increase the sense of community among student residents in Ann Arbor. The 12 BTD neighborhoods near North and Central campuses are designed to keep students connected to important University resources and enhance their overall off-campus experience.
Fraternity and Sorority Houses
Founded in 1845, the fraternity and sorority community at Michigan will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2020. Leadership, service, friendship, and personal development are some of the many opportunities provided by membership in one of over 50 organizations. Over 5,000 undergraduate students comprise the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Association. The four councils within Fraternity & Sorority Life pride themselves on individuality within their organizations, while recognizing common values and principles among themselves and the fraternity and sorority community.