Early Arrival Program
The Early Arrival Program provides temporary housing for students who need to arrive on campus prior to Early Move-In. This program offers overnight accommodations starting Monday, August 5 and closes promptly at noon on Thursday, August 22. The cost for the program is $41.50/night (includes room only; meals are not included). You are eligible to participate if you are a U-M student registered for the fall term. We regret that we cannot accommodate guests or family members.
If you have a Housing contract, you may move into your assigned room or apartment on August 22 when temporary housing closes. The cost for Early Move-In is $84/day for room and board (includes two meals per day) until the beginning date of your contract. If you participate in the Early Arrival Program and stay in temporary housing, you will automatically be registered for Early Move-In to your assigned room or apartment.
Early arrivals with advance reservations will be temporarily housed at:
West Quadrangle Residence Hall541 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109734.764.0185
You may check in at West Quad from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, Monday, August 5 - Thurday, August 22. Enter on the Thompson Street side of the building.
Check out by 12 pm to avoid charges for an extra day. Please return your keys to the West Quad Community Center. If you need to extend your stay, please contact the Community Center.
Final check-out is no later than noon on Thursday, August 22, due to regular move-in.
All rooms are supplied with either a single bed or bunk beds. Please do not rearrange the furniture. There are single-sex community bathroom facilities on each floor. Each is identified as for men or women only. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the basement.
Each room is equipped with a phone that can be used for local calls or to place collect calls. For on campus and local calls dial the 7-digit number. You can dial toll-free 800 numbers (for long distance calling cards) on the phone in the hallway to the left of the Residence Hall Community Center. Telephone messages for residents that come through the Residence Hall Community Center telephone will be posted on the bulletin board across from the Residence Hall Community Center only. Be certain to check the board often for your messages.
You are welcome to receive mail, although it is essential that you complete a change of address card before you move out so your mail can be forwarded. Please remember that this is your temporary address, so it should not be provided to anyone who must contact you in the fall, such as your academic department or bank.
Dining and Kitchen Facilities
Meal service and kitchen facilities are not available until early move-in begins on August 22. Dining Services will offer limited meal service during the early move-in period.
Only limited housekeeping services are provided. Please provide your own bedding and towels. Bathrooms are cleaned daily, Monday through Friday. Residents are asked to empty their own wastebaskets using the trash receptacles located in the closet on each hallway. Housekeeping staff will lend cleaning supplies and equipment to residents who wish to clean their rooms during their stay.
The following items are prohibited in West Quad: cooking appliances such as hotplates, toaster ovens, toasters, electric woks, grills and rice cookers; firearms and other weapons; fireworks and other explosives; oil lamps; candles and incense.
Residents are expected to act in a quiet, peaceful, and lawful manner. Smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs are not permitted. Violations will be reported to Security and the violator will be immediately and permanently evicted from the premises. Excessive noise or activity that disrupts sleep and "quiet hours" is prohibited. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Quiet hours are daily from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
In case of emergency, dial 911. Call Housing Security at 734.763.1131 for all other security assistance or to report suspicious individuals or activities. Always lock your room when you leave, no matter how long you will be gone.
Registration for the Early Arrival Program will be opening soon.