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.

To participate in Spring Sign Up, first complete the Room Reservation Form. This form is on the housing portal, which can be accessed through the Student Services Tab on MyNMU. Once this has been completed, students will be eligible to select a room during the week of April 3, 2017. Detailed instructions regarding the room selection process can be found here.

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.

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 American Graffiti in Van Antwerp Hall.

Single Rooms

If you would like a single room for the 2017-2018 year, it is recommended you sign up for the private bedroom suites in The Woods. If those units are full, you may fill out a single room request form under the “Applications” tab in the portal. Students granted single rooms may be moved into units in Quad I and Quad II that are singles with private bathrooms. There are a limited number of these rooms. For the 2016-2017 academic year, singles were only granted to Seniors.

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.