For either on campus or off campus housing, it is highly recommended that you research and determine housing options prior to your departure. A housing lease is a legally binding document. Be sure to read and ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities before signing.
The University of Michigan offers a wide variety of residential halls and housing communities on campus with varying accommodations. In addition to having easy-access to the university bus system, living on campus provides for a built-in community experience with plentiful activities and resources serviced by Michigan Housing. Some dorms allow contract termination without penalty if you are graduating or disenrolling after a semester. Please confirm with firstname.lastname@example.org. Browse options below:
- Undergraduate Student Housing Rooms & Rates
- Graduate Housing Room or Apartments
- All Female Designated Buildings
- Henderson House
- Martha Cook Building
- Betsy Barbour Residence Hall (undergraduate students only)
- Helen Newberry Residence Hall (undergraduate students only)
- Family Housing
- Northwood IV and V are townhouse-style apartments that offer a vibrant international community for students with families. Designated play areas and playgrounds can be found throughout the community. International Postdoctoral Research Fellows may apply to live in Northwood, however, housing availability is offered to students first. Please plan accordingly!
- Lawyers Club Housing
Spring & Summer Term Student Housing - Available to students enrolled in Spring and Summer terms only.
- Student Life Off Campus Housing
- A large database for local off campus housing options.
- Intercooperative Council
- Residents share the work of maintaining the house, and rent is less expensive than the average Ann Arbor costs.
- International House Ann Arbor
- Live and interact with students and scholars from many different cultural, national, racial, and religious backgrounds.
- Ann Arbor Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace (commercial sites) - but proceed with caution and beware of scams!
- Student-run Facebook Groups, such as Student Housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Before Signing a Lease:
- Review Off Campus Housing Resources
- If you have questions about a lease or would like it to be reviewed prior to signing, contact Student Legal Services (enrolled students only). If you are not enrolled for classes, you can attach your admission letter with the request for review of lease.
- Plan how you will travel to and from campus.
- Plan to purchase renter’s insurance.
Buying a Home
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.