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Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to student learning inside and outside of the classroom by creating unique communities for students to call home in the residence halls and on-campus apartments. Office staff, Resident Directors, Resident Advisers & Community Advisers work to make a difference in the lives of the students with whom they interact.

Apply for Residence Halls

The Fall 2018 residence hall application for new students is now available. To apply for housing, log into your MyNMU account and enter the housing portal at the bottom of the page. There you can complete your application, select your meal plan, and explore roommate options. Applications for returning students will be available on February 20.

Housing Requirement

NMU requires all single undergraduate students to live in the residence halls during their first two years of enrollment. Learn more about the housing requirement and why it is so important for students to have this on campus experience. 

Snow Removal

Each Saturday the Grounds department comes to campus to clear parking lots of snow. The lots designated for resident students are on a rotation to allow Grounds to thoroughly plow. Please click here for the schedule. Be sure to move your car on the correct weeks to avoid tickets. 

Maintenance Requests

Have a maintenance concern in your room or apartment? Log into the Housing Portal through your MyNMU, and click "Maintenance Requests" to let us know! If there is an emergency, please call our office, or tell your Resident Adviser/Community Adviser as soon as possible.

Need a Summer Job?

Applications for summer positions are now available. Apply before March 16 to have preference in the application process. 

New Residence Halls

We are in the process of constructing our new residence hall complex, The Woods. See renderings, floor plans, and a live feed of the construction here

Need an On-Campus Job? 

Complete an application to work for Housing and Residence Life. We work around your course schedule! We also offer opportunities for employment during the summer.

Important Dates for 2017-2018

Find all of the important dates for the 2017-2018 academic year here!

2018-2019 Room and Board Rates

The NMU Board of Trustees has established the room and board rates for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Find out more here.


Please note that Housing and Residence Life communicates with students through their NMU email address. Be sure to check your NMU email regularly (even in the summer!) to receive updates, information about room selection, and all of the details about move-in. 

<a href="/housing/primetime">Primetime Productions</a> is a student organization funded by the Housing and Residence Life Office.  Its purpose is to provide a variety of free, on-campus entertainment that builds community throughout the residence halls at Northern Michigan University.Hogwarts House in Spalding Hall was selected as the 2016-2017 House of the Year. NMU is currently constructing the new residence hall complex called, The Woods. This complex of three residence halls (made up of six buildings) will contain large common areas, 24/7 desk services, and two room configurations.The mission of the Housing and Residence Life Office is to make significant contributions to student learning through excellent service, well-managed facilities, and a residential environment rich with opportunities for personal growth, especially that which grows out of interaction and interpersonal relationships, the creation of unique communities, and involvement in other aspects of campus life. The Lodge has officially opened! Students are enjoying this large common area where they can study, host meetings, and continue to build community.Applications are now available for House of the Year and Paraprofessional of the Year. Be sure to nominate your RA/CA and your House community for these awards! House of the Year is announced at the Leadership Recognition Banquet, and Parapro of the Year is announced at the Housing End of the Year Banquet. Applications can be found at any residence hall desk, and the Woodland Park desk.

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Housing and Residence Life Mission

The mission of the Housing and Residence Life Office is to make significant contributions to student learning through excellent service, well-managed facilities, and a residential environment rich with opportunities for personal growth; especially that which results from interacting with others, creating unique communities, and being involved in other aspects of campus life. Explore our website to learn about how our focus on student involvement and community make our halls unique and fun!

Housing and Residence Lifehousing@nmu.edu906-227-2620

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