How to Apply – Students with Families
Students with Families
If you are a newly admitted student, when you have completed all admission requirements and confirmed your intent to enroll at Michigan, University Housing will send you an email with instructions on how to complete the online University Housing application.
To complete the University Housing application, you will need your U-M email address and your U-M ID number.
You can expect to receive your application information according to these timeframes:
- Winter term: early November
- Spring/Summer term: late March
Currently enrolled students with families who want to apply for housing should email firstname.lastname@example.org from your U-M email account to request an application.
- Want to live with us before June 30, 2013? Request an application now.
- Want to live with us between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013? Request an application beginning March 25, 2013.
Please include your U-M ID number in your application request. Once your eligibility is verified, the application access will be emailed to you. Assistance with the application is available by contacting the Housing Information Office.
If you have read these guidelines and received an email from University Housing, you are ready to apply. Assistance with the Housing Application is available by contacting the Housing Information Office.
Who is Eligible?
You may be eligible for family housing if you are:
- A graduate or undergraduate student with a family
- A Ph.D. candidate with a family
In addition, you must be paying tuition at the U-M Ann Arbor campus, and be 1) enrolled for six or more credit hours for two out of three academic terms or 2) be actively writing your dissertation with verification from your faculty chair.
We recognize that "family" sometimes goes beyond traditional definitions. For this reason, immediate family members of the housing contract holder may also qualify as household members. All qualified household members must be included on the contract and are entitled to the same access to most family programs, services and facilities. Verification of relationship is required.
Immediate family members can be defined as:
- A spouse/domestic partner
- A fiancé (must be married within two weeks of the contract start date)
- Dependent children under 18 years of age
- Children over 18 years of age who meet the requirements for legally dependent status (Verification of dependent status such as most recent tax records or court order must be provided)
- Parents of either the contract holder or of the spouse/domestic partner of families with children
- Grandparents of the contract holder or of the spouse/domestic partner of families with children
The contract holder's siblings, unless they are legal dependents (as defined above), are not considered immediate family members and are not eligible to live with you as household members in the Northwood Community Apartments.
Anyone who is not recognized by University Housing as a household member cannot reside in the apartment. To request a variance to this policy, submit your specific circumstances in writing to the NCA Housing Advisor.
The occupancy limits for the apartment may not be exceeded because of fire safety codes.
Assignment Policies and Apartment Types
- Current residents have first opportunity to renew contracts.
- Priority in selecting a family apartment will be based on your assignment priority.
- Student families with children have priority for two- and three- bedroom units.
- If parents/grandparents are to live with you, you must have dependent children and contract for a two- or three-bedroom apartment.
Housing Offer Notification
If we have an apartment to offer you, we will notify you by email. Our goal is to notify you a minimum of 30 days prior to your requested occupancy date. All offers are based on:
- Current residents vacating the apartments.
- The type of apartment(s) you request.
- The occupancy dates you request.
- Your status in the application process.
If you have not received an offer within 30 days of your requested occupancy date, please contact the Housing Information Office.
Looking for a Contract Reassignment?
- If University Housing is unable to offer you a contract and you still wish to live in Northwood IV or V, you may consider assuming another resident’s contract by means of a contract reassignment.
- You must be eligible for the space/apartment you want. If you already have a contract with University Housing, you cannot participate in a contract reassignment.
- If you are interested in a contract reassignment, you are responsible for contacting the resident whose contract you wish to assume.
- There is no guarantee that you will be able to successfully obtain a contract through this reassignment process.