- Term Break Housing
- Ann Arbor Hotel Information
- Buying a Home
University Housing has information about a variety of housing options in the Ann Arbor area. The Housing website has a special section for international students. Student Life has information about off-campus housing. Faculty, staff, and visiting scholars, except postdoctoral research fellows with families, are not eligible for on-campus housing, but may find the off-campus housing information useful.
Living on campus has many advantages, including the opportunity to start establishing a network of friends and neighbors and access to professional housing staff members who can answer your questions and help you locate University and community resources. On-campus housing is served by U-M buses.
On-campus housing options include:
- For undergraduate students
- For graduate students
- For students and postdoctoral research fellows with families Northwood Community Apartments and Townhouses
- For women: Henderson House and Martha Cook
- For law students: Lawyers Club
As with any lease or contract, be sure that you understand your University of Michigan housing lease or contract before you sign it. Read the information about your contract at University Housing. University Housing also recommends buying renter’s insurance.
Before looking for off-campus housing:
- Review these resources, especially the “Before You Sign a Lease” information.
- Remember that your signature on a housing lease means that you have read the lease and accept the provisions of the lease. If you have questions about a lease, contact Student Legal Services (enrolled students only) for assistance.
- Plan how you will travel to and from campus. Check AATA and campus bus routes if you plan to travel by bus.
- University Housing also recommends buying renter’s insurance.
Finding off-campus housing:
- The Office of the Dean of Studentsmaintains a list of available housing.
- The Intercooperative Council offers housing that is less expensive because residents share the work necessary to run the houses.
- The Ecumenical Center and International Residence offers the opportunity to live and interact with students and scholars from many different cultural, national, racial, and religious backgrounds who have chosen ECIR because they want to learn from each other.
- Marketplace on Facebook (commercial site)
- Ann Arbor Craigslist (commercial site)
U-M residence halls close during the vacation between fall and winter terms, but Term Break Housing is available for students who need a place to stay in Ann Arbor during the term break.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a guide to buying a home. It includes tips on choosing a real estate agent, loan information, housing rights, and homeowners insurance.