Living on Campus

Experience All That Living on Campus at Detroit Mercy Has to Offer

Living on campus at Detroit Mercy gives you the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of living in a vibrant, major city. And you won't be just another face in the crowd.

We pride ourselves on being a real community, where your professors know your name and interests. You'll get to know your fellow Detroit Mercy students hanging out in our new Student Union, where you'll find a ping pong table and a pool table, breakout rooms for studying and socializing. The Student Union is also one of the many places to eat on campus and is home to the Titan Dining Room and , which features a Subway, J. Clark's Grille and more.

Our campus is also home to tennis courts, volleyball courts and our 40,000-square-foot Student Fitness Center

 Plus, we offer many signature campus events, such as:

  • The Midnight Bike Ride, a nighttime tour of Detroit
  • TitanFest, an annual campus-wide celebration in the fall.
  • De-Stress Fest, a chance to relax and enjoy your time on campus before finals.

—including Anime Club, Chemistry Club, the Pep Band, Theatre Company and many more—host diversity and professional events as well. We're also home to a robust Greek life, with numerous sororities and fraternities hosting social and service events and intramural sports.

With so much going on, you can always find something fun to do at 黑料社.

Housing Applications for Fall 2024

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  • Returning and Transfer Students

    Fall 2024 Housing

    We're beginning our process of room selection and assignments for the 2024-2025 academic year. If you are looking to return to Housing next year, we hope that you’ve enjoyed living on campus and that you’ve had a positive experience. If you are new here, welcome! to sign up to live in Residence Life for the academic year. You will use your titan connect credentials to sign up. The application you are filling out is for the full academic year that spans August 2024 through May 2025.  You will also be selecting a meal plan at this time. If you do not see the application "2024-2025 Returner and Transfer App" please let us know.

    Deadlines:

    Application Due (to participate in selection): March 25th at 9:00 a.m.

    Roommate groups locked: March 25th at 9:00 a.m.

    Singles waitlist: March 25th at 9:00 a.m.

    Single room selection: The week of March 25th.

    Double room selection: The week of March 26th

    Those who do not submit an application before the 25th can still live with us, you will just not be able to select your own room.

    Roommates and Suitemates

    After you have submitted your application, you will be able to search for roommates that also have submitted their applications. Your roommate code is in the upper right hand corner of your home screen. Once you know who you want to room with, you will need to send and/or accept the roommate request.  You can have a roommate group of up to 4 people.  You will select a group leader that will select the actual room during selection.  Any potential roommates/suitemates MUST have completed their application before you will be able to see them in your group.

    Roommate groups must be locked in by Monday, March 25th at 9:00 a.m.

    Singles

    Students who are interested in a single (for whatever reason) will need to fill out the form below to be on the waitlist. Singles are limited and will be issued through a lottery, aside from those who have an established ADA need for a single. 

    Students who are eligible for an ADA single will need to request the single through the accommodation form below in addition to the Single Waitlist

    Interested in learning more about the Quads and Holden, check out our website here. 

    Residence Halls

  • First Year Students

    Fall 2024 Housing

    We're beginning our process of room selection and assignments for the 2024-2025 academic year. Welcome! to sign up to live in Residence Life for the academic year. You will use your portal credentials to sign up. The application you are filling out is for the full academic year that spans August 2024 through May 2025.  You will also be selecting a meal plan at this time. If you do not see the application "First Year Student App 2024" please let us know. Also, if you are a transfer student or non-traditional student, please email us at reslife@udmercy.edu to ensure that you are filling out the correct application.

    Timeline:

    We will do our first round of housing assignments the week of June 17th. After June 17th, we will do assignments each month prior to move-in on August 20th.

    Roommates and Suitemates

    After you have submitted your application, you will be able to search for roommates that also have submitted their applications. Your roommate code is in the upper right hand corner of your home screen. Once you know who you want to room with, you will need to send and/or accept the roommate request.  You can have a roommate group of up to 2 people.  Any potential roommates/suitemates MUST have completed their application before you will be able to see them in your group.

    You will want to make sure you have sent and accepted your roommate request before that June room selection. Those who need to change roommates after that time can reach out to reslife@udmercy.edu to make a request.  All request will need to be submitted prior to August 1st.

    Singles

    Students who are interested in a single (for whatever reason) will need to fill out the form below to be on the waitlist. Singles are limited and will be issued through a lottery, aside from those who have an established ADA need for a single. 

    Students who are eligible for an ADA single will need to request the single through the accommodation form below in addition to the Single Waitlist

    Interested in learning more about Shiple Hall? Check out our website here. 

    Residence Halls

Important Housing Updates

Watch this space for important updates and communication about living on campus. You'll also find important application forms in the information below.

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  • Single Rooms

    Prefer to live alone? A limited number of single units are available to interested students based on the sign-up date. Fill out the to be considered. 

    Single rooms are given out for one academic year; you will need to reapply at the start of every Fall semester if you want a single room.

    If you are eligible for an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) single, you will need to request the single through the Student Accessibility Services form in addition to filling out the Single Waitlist form. If you have questions, please contact Disability Support Services using the contact information below:

    Student Accessibility Services 

    Phone: 313-993-1158
    Fax: 313-578-0342
    Email: sas@udmercy.edu

  • Health Insurance Requirement

    If you plan to live in a residence hall, you must have documentation of health insurance. Waivers will be live in July. The waiver deadline is September 20, 2024.

    More information about the insurance requirement or to waive the plan offered by the University.

Work For Residence Life

Are you interested in becoming a Resident Advisor (RA) for the 2024-2025 academic year? 

To become an RA, first begin by filling out the General Application to be considered for the four Student Leader positions being offered. Additionally, you will need three people to complete the Reference Form. 

  • (Applications due by noon on Friday, February 2, 2024)
    • Apply to be a Resident Advisor, Orientation Leader, International Orientation Leader, and Peer Wellness Educator all in one application! 
  • (References due by noon on Friday, February 23, 2024)
    • One reference from a current Detroit Mercy staff/faculty/administrator 
    • One reference from a current Detroit Mercy Resident Advisor
    • One reference from your choosing (not a family member or close friend)

Residence Life Staff

If you have further questions about living on campus and residence life at 黑料社, don't hesitate to reach out! We'll provide answers as soon as possible.

Director of Residence Life
Sandra Alef
alefsj@udmercy.edu
313-993-1230

Associate Director of Residence Life
Samerah Saad
ssaad@udmercy.edu
313-993-1230

Residence Director, Quad Halls Complex (Quads)
Mike Cunningham
cunninmp@udmercy.edu
313-993-1685

Residence Director, Shiple Hall
Sonya Simmons
simmonsj@udmercy.edu
313-993-1788

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