Off-Campus and UM Family Housing
1011 Student Activities Bldg
It is wise to begin thinking about housing in Ann Arbor as soon as you have decided to enter the Law School. Most students choose one of three options: The Lawyers Club, which is the Law School’s residence hall; off-campus housing in the form of apartments, rooms in houses, co-ops or shared whole-house rentals; or Family Housing, the University-owned complexes for married couples, individuals with custody of an under-aged child, and/or same-sexed domestic partners.
You may be attracted to University-owned Family Housing, which is located on North Campus, a free 20-minute bus ride from the Law School. UM Family Housing offers one, two, or three bedroom townhouses whose prices are relatively economical. All UM Family Housing rates include utilities (except long distance telephone and cable tv). Family Housing is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, but those with severely limited finances may request preference. Interested students may learn more about this option by visiting the University Housing Web site.
Approximately one-half to two-thirds of all law students live in apartments and houses. The University Housing Office, located in Room 1011 (ph: 734.763.3164) in the Student Activities Building, can be of great assistance as you research various options.
Furnished and unfurnished apartments may be found within walking distance of the Law School. The Off-Campus Housing Program offers real-time updates on hundreds of landlords, price range, number of bedrooms, parking, pets, etc. This Web site also provides a roommate matching service, parking place rental offerings, sublets, a useful map, and tips to consider before signing a lease. All landlords participating in the Housing Web site have agreed to meet minimum standards including participation in mediation for landlord tenant disputes.
Law students interested in looking for housing or interested in subletting their apartment while they are away for the summer or for extended periods can post an ad in the Law School Classifieds. The Classifieds are most active in late spring, when students search for subletters before they leave for the summer. If you are seeking or offering housing, or wish to receive calls from potential roommates, posting an ad is a convenient method.
The Admissions Office compiles a list of available summer sublets every spring. Current students may send an e-mail to Admissions from February 15 until April 1 describing their sublet and Admissions will make the information available to incoming summer starters. Please note all sublet leases must run until at least the day after summer exams are over. Admitted students interested in finding a roommate or shared housing may also e-mail Admissions with information about themselves and the accommodations they are seeking. The Admissions Office will compile the information and make it available to admitted students over the summer.