Most residence hall rooms and some apartments are outfitted with modular furniture, which can be configured in a number of different ways. All furniture must be assembled and used according to the manufacturer's approved configurations. (e.g., the guardrails provided must be used for an upper bunk or loft unit, bed risers and other materials that elevate the bed or other modular furniture elements are not permitted.) On beds with only one safety rail, the rail must face toward the middle of the room (not facing the wall). Information concerning proper use and safe configuration of furniture is available from brochures provided in resident rooms and from information available on the University Housing website. University Housing Staff will converse with residents about safe configurations over the course of the contract period. University Housing staff may require the reconfiguration of furniture for safety reasons. Custom-built lofts are not allowed.
No item of modular furniture may be removed from a room. No mattress may be substituted for the fire- and flame-resistant one provided by University Housing.
For safety and facility repair reasons, furniture must be kept at least two feet from windows and heating units such as radiators or heat registers (excluding Northwood Community Apartments).
The University provides furniture for apartments in Northwood I/II/III and Munger Graduate Residences for the term of the contract. The University's furniture may not be removed from the apartment. All University-provided furniture must be kept indoors. University Housing and the University of Michigan are not liable for injuries residents may sustain as a result of improper use of University provided furnishings. Units are equipped with stove/fridge/smoke alarm, and fire extinguisher.
Northwood IV and V apartments are unfurnished. The apartments are equipped with a stove, refrigerator, mirror, window treatments, fire extinguisher, shower curtain, smoke alarm(s), and washer and dryer.
Storage of University and Personal Property
University Housing provides no storage in the residence halls or apartments spaces for personal property. The University is not liable for any loss or damage to any personal stored property.
Individual/Group Damage and Loss Assessment
- Fees may be charged to your university account for a variety of reasons, including administrative services or compensation for unreturned or damaged University property such as appliances or furniture. Damages may be for extraordinary cleanup required for the disposal of hazardous materials, such as mercury from a mercury thermometer (see Prohibited Items). Residents found responsible for tampering with any part of a window system will be billed by University Housing for any ensuing repair, replacement or reinstallation costs.
- The most impartial way to effect restitution for damages that negatively affect the community is to bill only those responsible. Therefore, residents are encouraged to accept responsibility for their own and their guests' behavior. Any residents aware of any person responsible for specific damages should contact University Housing professional or residence staff. In those instances when damages occur in individual rooms or in the common areas of the floor or building and attempts to identify the parties responsible for the damage are not successful, contract holders living in or near the affected space may be billed as a group. Contract holders who were not on campus during the period the damage occurred may be exempt from charges billed to a group; contract holders in this category must inform the Housing professional staff member in writing within 30 days of receipt of the notice of the group billing.