Living at Michigan
At Michigan, there are two main types of housing: On-Campus and Off-Campus. “On-campus” housing is defined as housing that is owned by the University. These include residence halls, apartments, and family housing. “Off-campus” housing is housing that is not owned by the University. These include apartments, houses, fraternities and sororities, and cooperatives). The on-campus and off-campus distinctions have no relation to the distance from campus. In fact, some off-campus apartments are closer to campus buildings than the residence halls are.
Regardless of the type of housing, the University Housing office is available to help you and your son or daughter. University Housing has information for students and their families about residence hall life, including information about what to bring to campus, dining options, and how to get involved in residence hall activities.
University Housing also provides extensive information about off-campus housing, including listings from approved landlords, budget estimates, and more. Although not owned by the University, off-campus apartments and houses can be listed through the University’s off-campus housing listings. University Housing also provides information for first-time tenants, and a conflict resolution service.