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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.

Thanksgiving Break Information

Click here to register online to remain on campus for Thanksgiving Break! You must register before midnight on Friday, November 22.

Semester Break Information


Fall 2020 Application

Are you thinking ahead and like to be prepared?!  Click the following link to sign up to receive an e-mail when our Fall 2020 housing application is available!  Click here!


Bike Storage Information

As the weather gets colder, the University continues to prepare for the arrival of snow.  One of the things we do to prepare for winter is to move the portable bicycle racks away from the sidewalks and place them near buildings so the Grounds Department staff can safely remove the snow without damaging anyone’s property.  Housing and Residence Life staff will begin moving those racks at Thanksgiving Break.


In order for our staff to be able to move the racks, all bicycles must be removed!  Bicycles left on the moveable racks at Thanksgiving Break will be removed by Housing and Residence Life staff and handled according to University abandoned property procedures; abandoned property will be held for 30 days prior to disposal.  Students who wish to obtain their bicycle after it has been removed from a bicycle rack by University staff will be charged a $25 retrieval fee and can get their bike from the Spooner desk during the Resident Director of Spooner’s office hours.


Bicycles properly attached to the fixed, covered racks near The Woods, Spalding, Magers, Van Antwerp and Hunt Halls can be left in place.  In addition, the bike rack under the awning of Spooner’s lobby entrance will be left in place. Those bicycles will not be removed by University staff.  However, the portable racks located near the covered racks will be moved and the bicycles attached to them must be removed.


Students who are taking their bicycle home at Thanksgiving Break may leave their bicycle on the movable racks until Monday, November 25th.  Students living in a residence hall or University apartment will have the option of storing their bicycle in Spooner Hall through the winter months (until around the first week of April).  Students who store their bicycles will receive an email reminder prior to the pick-up dates.



November 18th,19th,21st (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) from Noon-3pm


November 20th (Wendesday) from 6pm to 8pm


You must live in University housing.

You must have your student ID with you when you take your bicycle to Spooner Hall.

Your bicycle must be registered with NMU Public Safety – this can be done at the Spooner Hall desk before your bike goes into storage.

 IMPORTANT!  Students who do not plan to store their bicycle in Spooner Hall will need to make other storage arrangements – i.e., store it elsewhere or take it home.  Bicycles remaining on the portable racks at Thanksgiving will be removed by University staff.

Please contact your Resident Adviser, Resident Director, Resident Manager or Community Adviser if you have any questions.



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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 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 the 2019-2020!

Find all of the important dates for the 2019-2020 academic year 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. 

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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