Apply For Housing: First-Year Students

The 21/22 housing application will close at 5 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, due to limited availability. If you are interested in living on campus, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss options. If we can offer you a space, we will give you access to apply and make your prepayment.

All first-year students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from their primary guardian's permanent address within a 50-mile radius of campus. 

  • What housing types are available?

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    First-year students have the opportunity to book a double room or a converted single room for 2021/2022.

    The majority of our first-year spaces are doubles room suites. A suite consists of two rooms, connected by a bathroom or other living space.

    A double is a room that you will share with a roommate, and share common spaces like a bathroom, with another set of two students. This means that four students are assigned to each double suite - two students per room. Please see the individual complex pages for floor plans and what comes in each space.

    A converted single suite is the same as a double suite, but instead of filling each bedroom with two students, we have reduced the occupancy in each bedroom to one student. Instead of four students being assigned to the whole suite, only two students are assigned to the suite. Please see theindividual complex pagesfor floor plans.

    Wise Hall is the only residence hall that is a little different. All rooms in Wise are converted singles for 2021/2022. Students do not have suite-mates in Wise due to the community bathroom. Students who select Wise will have a bedroom to themselves, and share the community bathroom with the floor. Please see the Wise Hall page for floor plan information and what comes in the space.

    All converted singles will have furniture for two students; extra furniture cannot and will not be removed from the space.

    There are LIMITED number of converted single room spaces available in Walton, Putnam, Sellers, Wise, Downing, and Best for first-year students. Not all students who want a converted single room will be able to select one. Once the designated first-year converted single spaces are sold-out, students will only have the option to select a double room space.

    If you would like to add yourself to our Converted Single wait-list, please email [email protected] for more information. You must have an active paid application on file to be eligible.

    Double rooms are available in Walton, Putnam, Sellers, Downing, Best, Hoyt and Pittman. No double rooms are offered in Wise.

  • What if I apply before the June 11 deadline, but don’t find a roommate/pick a space?

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    If you are unable to find a roommate and select a space before the June 11 deadline, you will be contacted via email the week of June 14 regarding our room selection lottery.

    You do NOT have the ability to form a group or request to live with specific students after the June 11 at 5 p.m. deadline.

    You will be assigned a random lottery time on June 22, 23 or 24. At your lottery dates and time, you have access to the room selection pages. You need to review the remaining open spaces, reserve a space for yourself, and complete the remaining pages of the application no later than June 27 at 11:55 p.m. The application process will close to all students at that time.

  • I missed my lottery time! Now what?

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    Students were emailed June 14 with their lottery date and time, and sent two additional lottery reminder emails the week of June 21. By missing your lottery time and the June 27 at 11:55 p.m. deadline, you no longer have priority to pick your space.

    If you missed your lottery time, you will have to wait until the application reopens on July 6 at 10 a.m. to log in and pick your space and complete your application. We highly recommend that you log in right away on July 6, as space is already limited and many late applicants will also be picking spaces when the application reopens.

  • When will the application reopen for late applicants?

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    If you are unable to apply and make your $150 prepayment prior to June 11 at 5 p.m., the housing application will reopen for late applicants on Tuesday, July 6, at 10 a.m.

    Students who apply July 6 and after do NOT have the ability to form a group or request to live with specific students. Housing options are limited to what is available for you to select from at the time you apply.

  • I am in TRiO, Brotherhood Scholars, or Sisterhood Scholars. Is there anything I need to do?

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    Living in the TRiO, Brotherhood, or Sisterhood Scholars communities require that you apply for those programs and be accepted into them in order to be assigned housing in those areas.

    If you plan on being in any of these programs, Housing recommends that you apply and make your prepayment as soon as possible, and then communicate this to your program.

    You should NOT reserve a space. Please complete all pages of the application until you reach the room selection selection, then log out and wait for housing to follow up with you.

  • I am a Division I Student-Athlete. Is there anything I need to do?

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    Student-athletes need to apply, make your prepayment and complete all pages of the application through the personal description. At that point, log out and let your coach know that you have applied for housing. You should NOT reserve a space. 

    Athletics makes your assignments over the summer, and then communicates this to housing. Once housing has been given an assignment for you, we'll let you know via email and provide further directions for completing your application.

    All questions about student-athlete housing should be directed to your coach.

Application Access

  • Please log-into our online application portal using your emich user name and password. You will also have to dual-authenticate with DUO in order to enter the application.
  • Students cannot access the housing application if they have a hold on their student account. Once holds are removed from a student's account, they take one business day to update in our system.
  • Starting August 26, students must be registered for fall classes in order to access the housing application.
  • Students must use Firefox, Chrome or Safari; Internet Explorer is not compatible with our system.
  • Make sure to clear your cache prior to logging into the application. You should do this each time to log in to ensure proper performance.

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