Frequently Asked Questions - Applications, Contracts, Rates and Billing
First-year students do not select a specific residence hall. All applications received by early May are given a random number to determine the order of housing assignments, and then assigned based on applicant preferences. After early May, applications are assigned in order that they are received.
Like tuition charges, your housing invoice will come to you as an ebill. If you have questions about your housing bill, please contact Housing Business Services.
All students living in the residence halls are charged room and board fees, a hall government fee, and a residential computing support and activation fee. These fees will appear on the electronic student account statement. In addition, students may choose to have cable television, get private technical support, sign up for long-distance telephone services, and/or pay for residence hall parking. The cost of these services will appear on the student account. Learn more about rates and billing.
Students may cancel their room and board contracts if they are not enrolled or if they withdraw from the University. Learn more about undergraduate contract termination.
Residence hall contracts are sent to new students' umich email in mid- to late summer. If the student wishes to reside within University Housing, the contract must be accepted and submitted within five days from the date the contract is sent.