Frequently Asked Questions - Outfitting Your Room
M Care Package, a University Unions offers balloons, edible gifts, birthday cakes, snack packs, and welcome packages.
Yes, cable TV is automatically activated and charged per room, per semester. If students prefer not to receive cable TV service, they must cancel online at by the Friday following the first day of classes.
If you want to cancel your cable television service, you can do so online:
Toasters, toaster ovens, and space heaters are prohibited items. Coffeemakers with an automatic shutoff are allowed.
Northwood Apartments may have different regulations. Please refer to Community Living at Michigan for details.
One refrigerator rental option is a combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave unit. Learn more.
Students may have one refrigerator per room that is up to 5.5-cubic foot capacity and/or uses up to 1.5 amps of electricity. Microwaves should be 800 watts or less.
Generally the answer is no, but students are welcome to bring their own carpeting or area rugs. There are a few rooms, such rooms in Cambridge House and Vandenburg House, that do still have carpet.
Items such as photos or bulletin boards may be attached to walls using no nail-type picture hangers. No items may be permanently attached to any part of the room. If there is a question about a decoration, the resident should check with Housing staff.
Yes. Most students choose to bring their own computer; some also bring a printer. We don't recommend buying or bringing a printer because each student is allocated 400 print pages per academic term, and can print directly from their own computer.
In early August, students receive their room and roommate assignments as well as approximate room dimensions. They can also go online at that time for basic room information.