​How do I apply for undergraduate student housing?

  • First, thoroughly read the entire housing contract and all the Residence Life policies so you will have all of the information necessary to make an informed choice.
  • After you have been admitted to CMU and paid your enrollment deposit, you will be able to access the Office of Residence Life's application program. The web address will be included in the Community Living Guide. You will need your CMU global ID and password in order to be admitted to the secure application system. You may obtain assistance with your global ID and password by contacting the CMU Help Desk at (989) 774-3662.
  • Once you are permitted to access the housing application you will be guided through the process of finding a possible roommate or roommates. If you already have a roommate choice, you will be able to submit that information at that time. Both you and your roommate must request each other in order to be assigned to the same room.
  • In May, you will be able to complete your application by selecting a specific residence hall and room or apartment. You will be sent an e-mail explaining exactly when you may proceed and how to return to the portal to complete the process. At that time you will be able to log into the site, reselect your term and then place yourself (and possible roommates) in the space of your choice.

When is my first housing payment due?

  • Your first room and board payment is due May 1.
  • If you apply for housing after these dates, you must submit your payment at the time you apply.
  • To request to postpone/defer the first housing payment, email reslife@cmich.edu.  Please include your name and student ID number.
  • Please make your check payable to Central Michigan University and include your name and student number on the check, as well as a notation that it is for your first room and board payment.

What is the priority for housing applications?

  • Returning residence hall students
  • First-year students
  • Transfer and other students

How do I apply for apartments for graduate students, non-traditional students, or for family housing?

To access the Graduate and Kewadin Village Apartment application information, please log into the Residence Life Apartment Application portal.

Just the facts

  • Undergraduate residents are expected to maintain at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Graduate residents are expected to maintain at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Each room/apartment is occupied by all men or women.
  • Each residence hall floor is coed.

Expanded Occupancy Rooms- Residence Halls

For a variety of reasons, there is a possibility that a residence hall may have expanded occupancy at the beginning of the fall semester. This means that five students may be assigned to suites. If a student is assigned to a five-person room, a daily rebate will be credited to each student´s account, until the fifth person is offered the opportunity to move to a four-person room.

Reduced Occupancy Rooms- Residence Halls

If space is available, reduced occupancy may be an option at an additional charge. The rates are:

  • 3 persons in a 4-person suite = one and one/quarter times the base room rate.
  • 2 persons in a 4-person suite = one and one/half times the base room rate.
  • 1 person in a 2-bedroom suite = one and one/half times the base room rate.

Single Rooms- Residence Halls

A very limited number of rooms have been designated for single occupancy. These rooms are contracted at the single room rate of one and one-half times the regular room rate.

Cancellation Policy

For specific details about the cancellation policy, cancellation fees, and cancellation of the housing contract, please go to the Office of Residence Life Housing Contract.