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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've found some pretty good friends living in the dorms, and I am thankful I was barricaded into a brick building with more than half the freshmen class (even if it sounds like I don't). However, having to commute every day to classes and club events is a pain. It's burning in the summer and freezing in the winter – I can actually remember quite clearly how quickly my hair froze while waiting outside in Michigan weather.

The dining halls can range from a little stale to incredible, and while I will miss the meal plan, the cookies are unlimited – I probably need to lose some weight. The atmospheres of different dining halls mean different things, and while you can to hide away into a nice, dark booth snug in the corner, it's more likely you'll be out in the open like everyone else unless you start planning – with a class of 6,000, you learn to strategize.

But all-in-all, when it comes to the people, you will have your jerks and assholes, but that's not the status quo. Sometimes you learn to stick together and do favors for each other, like watching your bag or sharing a last laugh before a chemistry exam. It's pretty communal for such a big school, and I guess in a way, we're all glad we're here suffering together.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I live in a newer dorm and I absolutely love it! It's super close to most of my classes. The social aspect here is awesome. There is always something going on! The cost isn't too bad; they provide tons of scholarships and grants. Finding housing is easy and straightforward.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Bursley my freshman year so the location really made it hard to fully enjoy my housing experience. I definitely did end up meeting most of my best friends here at the University in Bursley, and the social atmosphere was great. The daily bus commute was highly inconvenient and the random housing lottery system led me to ending up in a frustrating situation when I tried to return to the dorms for my sophomore year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms range from brand new to a bit older. The knewer dorms are state-of-the-art. While the older dorms could use some sprucing up and are usually far too hot during the winter becasue the heat is cranked all the way up, they're charming and safe place to live and meet students.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in South Quad at University of Michigan, and I love it! It's newly renovated with an excellent dining hall, and very close to all my classes.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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All dorm buildings range in factors like room size, proximity to dining halls, and age. Though some buildings are notably older than others, every year a new dorm is renovated. No dorm is significantly better than another, all having their own drawbacks and benefits. Overall, housing isn't a major defining factor of the Michigan experience—it's something to neither rave nor complain about. It is mandatory for freshmen to live in the dorms. The most popular dorms are on "the hill." A majority of freshmen, however, is placed in North Campus dorms. Students cannot request a specific dorm, only a certain housing location. Though separated from Central Campus, North Campus residents form a community of their own through shared experiences. Upperclassmen tend to live in more centrally-located dorms like North Quad, West Quad, and Stockwell. As upperclassmen have often already made friends, these dorms tend to be less community-based. As the majority of freshmen resides on either North Campus or in the Hill dorms, these dorms are considered "social" dorms because the residents seek new friends in their halls and on their floors.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
10,702
Average Housing Costs
$6,070
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Gender-neutral communities
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
34%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
17
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Mary Markley Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
North Quadrangle
Worst Freshman Dorms
Northwood Apartments
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Bursley Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Lawyers Club (housing area for law students)
  • Special-interest housing
  • Substance-free housing
Available for Rent
Fridges
Did You Know?
"Move-in Makers" (MIMs) are students who assist other students as they move in to residence halls during the first week of the fall semester. Volunteers can apply online and get to move in about a week early, which means more time to settle in and plenty of time to make new friends!

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alice Lloyd Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Art room, computer lab, game room, laundry facilities, minority cultural lounge, on-site dining, piano practice areas, study lounges, vending machines; located in the Hill neighborhood
Baits II
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Computer labs, community kitchens, laundry facilities, meeting lounges, on-site dining, on-site parking, outdoor tennis and basketball courts and playing fields; located on North Campus
Betsy Barbour House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community center, computer lab, laundry facilities, on-site dining, piano lounge; located on Central Campus
Bursley Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, game room, floor lounges, meeting spaces, music practice rooms, on-site dining; located on North Campus, home to Living Arts living/learning community
Couzens Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, CAMEO multicultural lounge, community center, community kitchen, community learning center, computer lab, elevator, game room with foosball and pingpong and pool tables, hall lounges, multipurpose room, outdoor patio, performance area, study lounges, wireless Internet; located in the Hill neighborhood
East Quadrangle
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Art gallery and studios, auditorium, classrooms, computer lab, dance studio, dark room, game room, language labs, music practice rooms, performance space, on-site dining, rec rooms, theater; located on Central Campus, home to Residential College and Michigan Community Scholars program
Fletcher Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshman and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, quads, suites (triples)
Special Features: Computer lab, community kitchen, meeting and study rooms, rec room with television and pingpong; located on Central Campus
Helen Newberry House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community Learning Center, computer lab, community kitchenette, exercise/dance room, lounges; located on Central Campus, home to Adelia Cheever Program
Henderson House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, grand piano, laundry facilities, screened patio with grill, study areas, sundeck; located near Central Campus in residential area
Martha Cook Building
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community lounges, computer lab, lounges, formal dinner events throughout the year, Friday teas, male visitation hours, quiet atmosphere, weekly sit-down dinners; located on Central Campus
Mary Markley Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Computer lab, lounges, music practice rooms, on-site dining; located in the Hill neighborhood, home to First-Year Experience program
Mosher-Jordan Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, Community Learning Center, computer lab, elevators, floor lounges, laundry facilities, on-site dining, wireless Internet; located in the Hill neighborhood, home to Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program and Michigan Research Community
North Quadrangle
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Classrooms and seminar spaces, community kitchen, Community Learning Center, floor lounges, multicultural lounge and classroom, on-site dining, performance space, TV production studio; located on Central Campus; home to International Impact, Global Scholars Program, and the Max Kade German Program; home to offices for School of Information, Communication Studies, Screen Arts & Cultures, Language Resource Center, and Sweetland Writing Center.
Oxford Houses
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Basketball court, community kitchens, computer lab, courtyard with grills, fitness center, laundry facilities, lounges, on-site dining, on-site parking, study lounges; located in the Hill neighborhood
South Quadrangle
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lab, dark room, lounges, music practice rooms, on-site dining, student-run cable station, study lounges; located on Central Campus, home to Honors Program
Stockwell Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Coed
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchenette, Community Learning Center, computer lab, indoor courtyard, laundry facilities, lounges, music practice rooms, recreation areas, study lounges, vending machines, wireless Internet; located in Hill neighborhood, home to Sophomore Year Experience (SYE)
West Quadrangle & Cambridge House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community Learning Center, dark room, laundry facilities, lounges, music practice room, on-site dining, pinball, study lounges, wireless Internet in common areas; located on Central Campus, connected to Michigan Union

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Northwood I & II Undergraduate Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Laminate flooring, laundry facilities, live-in resident advisers
Located on North Campus
Northwood III
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Residents participate in First Year Experience.
Located on North Campus

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