Spring Sign Up - Res Halls

Spring Sign Up is moving from a paper, in-person process to an electronic process. As our procedures are updated, more information will become available on this site. Residence Hall Spring Sign Up will occur the week of April 3, 2017.


Spring sign-up provides an opportunity for returning students to either keep or change their residence hall room assignment for 2017/2018 academic year.  While the process for reserving your room is relatively simple, mistakes can be made if you don't follow the instructions you've received from your residence life staff.

Reminders and Important Information

University Housing Requirement

All single undergraduate students must live in a University residence hall while enrolled for classes unless they:  1) Live at home with their parents (generally within 60 miles of Marquette);  2) have lived four or more semesters in residence halls; 3) have reached junior status (56 or more credits): 4) are at least 21 years old on or before the last official day of registration for the fall semester; 5) are a veteran of active military service in the armed forces; or 6) are taking eight or fewer credits.

Exceptions may be granted to students who experience circumstances beyond their control that make it extremely difficult or impossible for them to comply with the Housing Requirement. Click here for more information on the Housing Requirement and applying for an exception.

Note - Northern Michigan University routinely verifies the status of students living off-campus who, according to its records, should not be.

The Housing Contract

The Contract for Residence Halls that every residents signs when they move into the residence halls is for the entire academic year, ending with the last day of the winter semester.  If a student terminates their enrollment, the contract will also be terminated provided they follow appropriate procedures.

Specialty Houses

Academic Achievement Houses - A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required in order to live in the following houses.
Van Antwerp Hall - American Graffiti 

Single Rooms

Only those students who request and are assigned to a single room in Spooner Hall will be guaranteed a single room for the 2017 Fall Semester.  Students who request a single room in other halls will be guaranteed a single room as it is determined that space is available.  Roommates will be assigned with those students who request single rooms - other than those in Spooner Hall - based on the number of credit hours earned (those with the fewest credit hours earned will be assigned a roommate first) and the best perceived match of lifestyle preferences.

Dining Services

All students living in residence halls are required to be on a meal plan.  The options available depend on your hall assignment and your class standing.  Information about Dining Services can be found at www.nmu.edu/dining.

All Freshmen Students. All new and continuing freshmen students (students who will have earned less than 28 credit hours before the beginning of the fall semester) assigned to any residence hall will be required to be on the Constant Meal Pass.

Other Students.  All other students may choose from the following options:

Type of Meal Plan

2017 - 2018 Semester Rate

Platinum Meal Plan $2,535
Gold Meal Plan $2,415
Silver Meal Plan $2,279
Bronze Meal Plan $1,774

Students Assigned to Spooner Hall.  Students assigned to Spooner Hall may choose from any of the meal plans listed above or may choose the Spooner Hall Meal Plan.  The rate for this plan is $933 per semester.

On-Campus Apartments

Current residence hall students who are eligible to live off-campus are encouraged to consider an on-campus apartment for 2017-2018. Click here to find out more about applying for an on-campus apartment.

Summer Housing

Click here to find out more about living on-campus during the summer.


Please contact your Resident Adviser, Community Adviser, or Resident Director if you have questions about signing up for your room for next year.  Or, you may contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at (906) 227-2620 or housing@nmu.edu.