Downing Hall is open to first year and upperclass students. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors are reserved for Honors College students only. The rest of the building to open to all students. Downing Hall was renovated in 2023 and features amenities like central air conditioning, upgraded wi-fi, refurbished bathrooms and common areas, a prayer room and a podcast/video recording room with green screen.

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Amenities & Services

Address: Downing Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.487.1086
Remains open for breaks: No
Building Amenities:

  • Central air-conditioning
  • Updated in-hall laundry facilities (basement)
  • Improved wi-fi coverage
  • Electronic key door locks
  • Updated study space
  • Renovated community kitchen
  • Lounges on every floor with updated furniture and flooring
  • Overnight monitored access
  • Fully accessible rooms Prayer room
  • Podcast/video recording room with green screen

Room Type: Four-person suite, shared bathroom and living area. Suites are single gender, floors are coed.
Students per room: Two students per bedroom
Bathroom Style: Shared with suitemates
In-room amenities:

Each bedroom has:

    • One lofted bed (height adjustable) per student
    • One dresser per student
    • One desk per student
    • Shared closet

Bathrooms have been updated with new custom cabinetry, flooring and fixtures

Gender-inclusive housing is available for all undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of housing types across campus. For more information visit the Gender-inclusive housing page.

Details & Dimensions

Rendering of Downing room layout


United States Postal Mail is distributed to student mailboxes Monday through Saturday. Residents must use their mail key to obtain their mail. Office staff will not take your mail out of your mailbox for you. Other special items (e.g., flowers, candy, packages and flyers) may be delivered to the front desk for distribution. Bring your EMU identification to pick up and sign for packages.

To receive mail, it must be addressed as follows:

Resident Name
Room # Downing Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Please do not have "Eastern Michigan University" written on your mailing address since this sends it to the general mail room and will delay it getting to your hall.

If you have any questions about sending or receiving mail please contact your front desk staff (see "Front Desk Info" tab on this page).

Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Contact: 734.487.1086

The Front Desks are here to help with questions, mail, keys, lockouts and to help provide some supplies and materials such as vacuum cleaners, brooms, mops, kitchen supplies and games. Residents must present their state issued ID card as a form of identification in order to check out these items. Toilet tissue is provided free of charge at every front desk.

If you have a brief question or need help with lockouts, lost, stolen or broken room keys or EIDs, contact the Front Desk.

All first-year students and upper-class students living in this hall are required to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plan Pricing & Info

Room Rates