Contract holders must maintain eligibility during the entire time period defined in the contract. In instances where eligibility is uncertain, you are required to produce a written statement to the Housing Information Office from your school or department indicating your status. If you are a student, you must verify that you are making appropriate progress toward your degree and that you remain in good standing within the school or department. Undergraduate and Graduate students must be enrolled in classes to remain eligible to reside in M Housing during each respective academic term. Doctoral students do not need to be enrolled during spring and summer terms to maintain eligibility. At any time after you lose eligibility status, the University may terminate the contract.
It is a condition of eligibility for M Housing that applicants for housing completely and truthfully answer criminal history activity questions. M Housing reserves the right to refuse housing based upon behavior, including but not limited to criminal activity, that the University in its sole discretion and judgment determines that refusal of housing (or termination of the housing contract for behavior that is revealed or occurs after application submission) is in the best interests of the University, M Housing residents and employees, and the M Housing community.
If M Housing becomes aware that an applicant has a record of criminal conviction(s) or other actions that could pose a risk to person or property and/or could be injurious or disruptive to the M Housing community environment, the University may not accept or may cancel the housing contract. Failure to completely and truthfully answer criminal history activity questions on any M Housing applications may result in contract termination and/or University of Michigan disciplinary proceedings.
Eligibility to Reside in Graduate and Family sections of M Housing
Meeting the below eligibility criteria does not guarantee approval of your application to live in Munger Graduate Residences or Northwood Community Apartments.
Northwood Community Apartments
You may apply to live in Northwood Community Apartments if you are a student or non-student as defined below and meet eligibility requirements:
- A graduate Student
- Non-traditional Student (out of high-school 6 years or more)
- An undergraduate Student with family
- House Officer as defined by SPG 201.19.
- A Ph.D. candidate actively writing a dissertation (as verified by their faculty chair)
- Students must be registered for classes and/or paying tuition at the UM, Ann Arbor campus
- Students must be enrolled for 6 or more credit hours, two out of three academic terms or be actively writing their dissertation as verified by their chair
- Students have priority for vacant units over Non-students
- Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan as defined by SPG 201.19 and residing with family
Munger Graduate Residences
You may apply to live in Munger Graduate Residence if you are a student or non-student as defined above and meet eligibility requirements:
The foregoing criteria, however, shall not entitle a person with eligible status to be accepted to live in Munger Graduate Residences or Northwood Community Apartments.
Household Member Policy
Michigan Housing recognizes that a household can be defined in different ways. For the purpose of living in a Michigan Housing space, the following requirements must be in place:
All household members must be disclosed to Michigan Housing. This occurs when submitting the application to reside in Michigan Housing or via a request form following the submission of the Housing Contract.
- Dependent children (under 18 years of age) may only reside in the unit if they are (a) the children of the contract holder, (b) the children of another household member residing in the unit, or (c) under the guardianship of the contract holder or another household member.
- Under no circumstances may You exceed the occupancy limits for your apartment.
- You are responsible for updating your contract with any changes of household members throughout the contract term. Any additions, deletions, or changes to the household must be provided to Michigan Housing along with required forms prior to the person(s) residing in the apartment.
- If You expect to exceed occupancy limits (due to household size increasing), apply for an apartment transfer to a larger unit ahead of time. Larger capacity apartments are not guaranteed.
- You may not allow any other person(s) to reside in the apartment who is not authorized by Michigan Housing as a member of the household or who is not a guest (See Guest Policies and Unauthorized Entry).
- Contract holders and household members are required to disclose criminal history activity and have this activity reviewed prior to occupancy. See “ELIGIBILITY TO RESIDE IN MICHIGAN HOUSING” for additional information regarding this review.
All Household members are required to follow all applicable Michigan policies, procedures, and regulations, including the Community Living Standards
Any requests for special circumstances must be submitted to the Housing Information Office. You are fully responsible for any actions and/or misconduct by your household members, dependent children, guests, and visitors.
Eligibility Status Change
- In the event that You no longer maintain eligible status, You must immediately notify the University in writing at the Housing Information Office, 1011 Student Activities Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1316. At any time following the termination of Your eligible status, the University may in its sole and absolute discretion terminate this Contract upon thirty (30) days’ written notice to You. The University has the right, upon 45 days’ notice to You, to increase the total rent due by an amount reasonably related to any increase in (a) the cost of utilities or, (b) premiums paid for liability, fire, or workers compensation insurance. If your status changes at any time you must notify Housing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples include, but are not limited to: a Student who has graduated and becomes a postdoctoral research fellow or U-M staff member and a postdoctoral research fellow whose appointment has been changed to a U-M staff member. The rental rate will be assessed at the appropriate Student or Non-student rate and based upon the date of the status change. Contract holders whose status has changed to Non-student will be allowed to complete their current contract but will not be eligible to renew their contract for additional contract periods
Duration of Eligibility
- Student Eligibility: Student contract holders are limited to six (6) contract renewals beyond the original term of the contract. Special requests from student residents to remain beyond the maximum periods of eligibility must be submitted in writing to the Housing Information Office by March 1 preceding the end of the contract.
- Non-student Eligibility: Non-student contract holders are limited to two (2) contract renewal periods beyond the term of the original contract. If a Non-student enrolls as a Student, they may not add more than the maximum student eligibility time to their time spent in M Housing as a Non-student.
Graduate, Family, and Staff Apartment Eligibility and Prioritization for Apartment Assignments
- Student applicants have priority over all Non-student applicants.
- Single graduate Students are eligible to share two-bedroom units or two-bedroom with study units with one other single graduate Student.
- Single graduate Students and postdoctoral research fellows are eligible to share six and seven bedroom units with other single graduate students in Munger Graduate Residences.
- Roommates must be mutually requested in the application process and must be brought in at the time of self-selection for Northwood Community Apartments.
- Single graduate students will be assigned a roommate by Housing if a roommate is not requested through the self-selection process.
- Married and domestic partners are eligible for any apartment type except shared units.
- Roommate gender is not restricted by M Housing.