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For Parents & Family

Living on-campus gives your student the opportunity to make friends, explore new dining experiences and create memorable moments that they’ll never forget. Living on-campus students are closer to classes and campus resources while still having a place they can call their own.

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Health & Safety

Keeping your student safe and healthy is a priority for everyone in Housing & Residence Life. Our Staff delivers services and programs designed to help students make mature informed decisions during their years at EMU. Our highly trained and accredited police force, meanwhile, is on duty 24/7, 365 days a year. Visit the EMU Police Department website for more information. 

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Dining and Meal Plans

We are widely known for our exceptional on-campus dining experience. With a healthy mix of food, fun, and flavor, there is a plan that is sure to fit your student’s needs.

Renter's Insurance

The Office of Housing and Residence Life highly recommends that each student consider a form of renter's insurance in case of the unforeseeable happening to their belongings. An example of such a company would be National Student Services Inc. whose link is We suggest that you and your student check with your personal renter's or homeowner's insurance to see what, if any items would be covered for your student while they are living away from home.

Student and Parent Philosophy

Eastern Michigan University views students as young adults and we respect their growing independence and hold them accountable for the decisions and choices they make. We also respect their privacy, and are unable to always promise confidentiality and, when necessary or requested by the student, we will get others involved to ensure their well-being.

Eastern Michigan University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life views parents and guardians as our partners and will collaborate with them to the best of our ability and within the parameters of the law to assist their student. However, it is our priority to work directly with students in order to foster their growth and development. Parents and guardians are encouraged to continue supporting their student by mentoring and coaching them as they navigate being an independent adult student. We hope that our students and families will agree that our goal is one in the same, to see all of our students living on campus develop personally and professionally both inside and outside of the classroom.

Missing Student Policy

Eastern Michigan University is required by law to provide a means for students to voluntarily provide contact information to be used by the Department of Public Safety in the event a student is designated to be missing. Information provided by the student is kept confidential by the institution.

Under this law, the regulations serving as the basis for providing this mechanism are:

If a student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, the institution must notify a custodial parent or guardian when the student is missing, in addition to any additional contact person designated by the student.

In the event a student is determined to be missing, the EMU Police Department will be contacted to investigate or to assist the agency handling the missing person case (if missing from off campus). This information will be shared with the agency investigating the case.

Confidentially provide your contact information HERE

Note: Emergencies should be directed to the Department of Public Safety at (734) 487-1222 or 911 if you use a campus line.

Contact Information:

Housing & Residence Life
Lower Level Dining Commons ONE
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Map