Student Housing


Theme Communities

These communities are located in residence halls and provide a way to connect with peers, mentors and campus resources while students explore and transition into campus life.

Helen Newberry Residence:
Adelia Cheever Program

Oxford Houses:
Sustainable Living Experience

Couzens Hall:
First Generation College Students

East Quad:
Innovation (Entrepreneurship)

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

Living/Learning Programs
A number of residential living/learning programs allow students with similar interests and goals to live and study together. Each program is associated with an academic department and is housed in a residence hall.

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

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 Greek Community at U-M celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2015. Membership has grown to an all-time high of almost 6,000 members with 66 chapters in four Greek councils. Chapter houses are located off campus, from State Street to the Washtenaw/Oxford area with living spaces for members. They provide a great opportunity for living in a social, academic, and leadership development environment.

Group of UMich students in front of a house