Living on Campus

You can live in a residence hall or at a university apartment. All traditional age freshman (first year) Bachelors degree students must live in the residence halls. Apply early! Please note submission of applications does not guarantee you placement.

Residence Halls

All assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. See pictures, room layouts, and prices for the 6 different halls at

Basic furniture is provided. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are not provided. You must complete an online contract that includes your room and meal plans. There is a $200USD pre-payment fee. It can be paid online with Master Card, American Express, or Discover or using a checking account routing number. It can also be paid by check to: Cashier's Office, Eastern Michigan University, 201 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. University Housing recommends the credit card method as it validates your contract quicker.

EMU is opening an International House on campus available this fall term! For more information, see the flier.

University Apartments

University Housing-Apartments is a great option for international students! The Apartments program offers on-campus living with an off-campus feel. Brown/Munson and Cornell Courts are the best complexes for international students; both are within walking distance of main campus.

All of our apartments have a kitchen and private bath, along with a bedroom and living room area. Brown/Munson Apartments are furnished with a couch, coffee table, end table, kitchen table with chairs, dresser, and a bed. Cornell Courts offers both furnished and unfurnished apartments.

In order to be approved for an apartment, you must be registered full-time for classes and send us a copy of your I-20. There is also a $20 application fee; you may pay this when you arrive. You can download a PDF version of the application or apply online at:

Please review the flier and FAQs for International Students before applying; this contains a great deal of information that will help you submit your application materials and also discusses moving in and paying rent.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:  or to call: 734.487.0445.

Please contact University Housing at: 734-487-1300 or

Living off Campus

If you are not a freshman (first year) Bachelors degree student, you may live off campus. There are many apartments available near EMU. You can find more information at

Hotels near EMU

For more hotel information in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti please see web sites such as

Renters Insurance

If you rent an apartment, it is a good idea to purchase renter's insurance to protect your belongings against fire and theft. If your landlord has insurance it only protects the building, not your personal belongings.

The OIS does not endorse or recommend any of the above companies or websites. They are provided merely as an informational resource.

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