Student Housing


Theme Communities

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

Oxford Houses:

Sustainable Living Experience

Couzens Hall:

First Generation College Students

East Quad:

Innovation; Gender Inclusive Living Experience

West Quad:

Multicultural Housing Community; Living Business

Bursley Hall:

SubFree; LiveFit

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.

University Housing

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.

Student in Stockwell Hall

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

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

Cooperative Housing

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.

Group of UMich students in front of a house