Spring Sign-Up

Frequently Asked Questions


Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding Spring Sign Up.  As always, please see your Resident Director, Resident Adviser, or Community Adviser if you have questions that are not addressed below!

Can I reserve a space for my roommate?

No - You can request a roommate by putting his or her name and NMU IN on your form, but he or she needs to reserve his or her room by completing the form they have and taking it to the appropriate desk.  He or she needs to have your name and NMU IN on his or her form.

If I want a specific roommate, do I really need to have his or her NMU IN on my reservation form?

Yes - You need to include your requested roommate's name and NMU IN.  The person you are requesting also needs to have your name and NMU IN on their reservation form.  This is how Housing and Residence Life's assignment system matches roommate requests.

Can I request a roommate who will be new to NMU next fall (a new freshman or transfer student) or someone who lives off-campus now?

Yes - As with any roommate request, you need to clearly print his or her name on your form.  Unless he or she already has an NMU IN, you will have to leave the NMU IN space blank and email the Housing and Residence Life Office at housing@nmu.edu no later than mid-July with their NMU IN.

A student who lives off-campus may reserve a residence hall room starting on April 1 at the Housing and Residence Life Office (3502 Hedgcock).

If I want to stay in the room I am currently in and don't care who I get for a roommate, do I really need to do anything?

Yes - You need to complete the reservation form and take it to your desk on Monday, March 17.  If you don't, someone else may sign up for your room sometime between Tuesday, March 18 and Friday, March 21..

What are the chances of getting my room if I forget to turn my form in by Friday?

It's impossible to say - There will be quite a few students signing up for rooms Tuesday through Friday.  Then, students who don't make their reservation by Friday must do so in person at the Housing and Residence Life Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting Monday, March 31 (The delay is to allow the forms that have been returned to be processed so Housing and Residence Life knows what rooms have been reserved and what spaces are available.)

What do I need to do to get a single room?

Any student may request a single room.  Indicate your preference on your room reservation form and complete a Single Room Request Form at the desk.  Only those students who request and are assigned to a single room in Spooner Hall will be guaranteed one in the spring.  Singles are granted by class standing (seniors, juniors, etc.).  In all likelihood, a limited number of single rooms will be available for next fall.  Housing and Residence Life won't know how many until the beginning of the fall semester when all applications are processed and the people who don't check-in to the residence halls are identified.

What if I have signed up for my current room, or a different room, and then change my mind (or change it again) and I want to live in a different room or hall?

It is possible to change your request - Go to the desk that serves the hall you wish to change to and see if the room you are interested in is available.  Tell the desk receptionist what you are trying to do.  Then, go back to the desk where you already turned in your reservation form and request it back.  Change it as necessary and take it to the desk that serves the hall you wish to live in and turn the form in there.  If you cannot do this during spring sign up week, you will have to wait until Monday, March 31.  On Monday, March 31, you can make the changes you need to make at the Housing and Residence Life Office (3502 Hedgcock).

What if I change my mind and don't want to live on-campus next year?

If you are eligible to move off-campus, you can email Housing and Residence Life (housing@nmu.edu with the phrase "residence halls" in the subject line) to notify us of your decision.

What is the NMU Housing Requirement?

The Housing Requirement is a condition of enrollment at NMU. Unless you live at home with your parents (generally within 60 miles of NMU), you must reserve a residence hall room unless you are eligible to live off campus prior to the 1st day of classes for the fall semester.  To be eligible to live off campus, you must

  1. Have lived off-campus for four or more semesters in a residence hall,
  2. Have reached junior status (56 or more credits),
  3. Are at least 21 years old,
  4. Are a veteran of active service in the armed forces, or
  5. Are taking eight or fewer credits.

Does Housing and Residence Life Check?

Yes - Housing and Residence Life checks to make sure everyone who is required to live on-campus has registered to do so.  This check takes place between early August and mid-September.  People who are not in compliance with the Housing Requirement are referred to the Dean of Students office for withdrawal from classes.

How do I sign up for Spooner Hall or the apartments?

If you are currently living on-campus, but not currently living in Spooner Hall and want to live there, the earliest you can reserve a room in that hall is Thursday, March 20.  You are encouraged to get there early as there is often a line forming very early. 

If you are interested in an on-campus apartment, you will need to submit a Single Student Apartment Application which can be printed from here or picked up at the Housing and Residence Life Office (3502 Hedgcock).  The apartment application needs to be submitted to the Housing and Residence Life Office with a $125 advance payment.

How do I know if I am eligible to live in an on-campus apartment?

The on-campus apartment eligibility requirements are nearly the same as they are for living off-campus:  1)  Have lived for four or more semesters in a residence hall, 2) Have reached junior status (56 or more credits), or 3) Are at least 21 years old, and 4) Are a veteran of active service in the armed forces.

Questions?

Please contact your Resident Director, Resident Adviser, or Community Adviser.  You may also call the Housing and Residence Life Office at (906) 227-2620 or email us at housing@nmu.edu.