Most students live within walking or bicycling distance of their classes. The selection of privately-managed housing ranges from contemporary high-rise apartments to duplexes in historical mansions or older Ann Arbor homes. Students looking for housing should check with the University Housing Office referrals. Rents vary according to location and amenities.

University-owned housing options are also available. Northwood Community Apartments and Townhouses on North Campus, home to many graduate students and their families, is adjacent to many University buildings, including the Colleges of Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning and the Schools of Art and Music. This area is also close to recreational facilities and shopping centers. A University system of free bus transportation is available to shuttle students from Northwood to all other campus areas.

Because University housing is a popular option for many, students are advised to apply early to increase the likelihood of securing space. Contact the Housing Information Office, 1011 Student Activities Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316, 734.763.3164 for further information.