How to Apply

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Living on campus enhances your college experience and makes it more memorable, more enjoyable, and more successful! Housing & Residential Life provides an atmosphere that is student-focused and supportive. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to classes, a short walk from on-campus dining, and can easily connect to Flint’s vibrant and growing downtown culture– plus students who live on campus in their first 1-2 years typically perform better academically and graduate sooner than those who don’t. The amenities make our residence halls the perfect “home-away-from-home” and the ideal place to study, relax, and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Interested in living on campus for the Fall 2022/Winter 2023 school year?

The Housing and Residential Life Staff is committed to providing a welcoming and student-centered living experience for our residents. To that end, the Housing Application/Contract and materials are “Under Construction” in preparation for Fall 2022.

Future and Current Residents are asked to complete the form at this link in order to be notified when the materials are available to apply.

Once this process is open, students are encouraged to submit their materials as assignments are made in order of receipt of application and the $250.00 payment.

For additional questions email us at


Admitted students may complete the housing application and sign the contract online. The first thing you need to do is sign into the Adirondack Self Service portal.

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply, please click here.

For step-by-step directions on how to select your Roommate/Suitemate, please click here.

Housing Agreements

Agreements are available in the housing application. You will need to sign in to your Adirondack Self Service portal and revisit your application. When you are prompted to sign the agreement, the PDF of the contract is linked above. Please sign and send to Housing & Residential Life through email or mail. If you are under the age of 18, please contact Housing & Residential Life to receive an agreement that will need to be signed by you as well as your parent/guardian.

Please note that agreement language, dates, and rates are updated annually in July. To secure your placement and determine priority in preference matching and any other deadline related to housing (scholarships, RLC applications, etc.) you should submit your Initial Housing Payment. Once you sign your agreement you may view it any time by returning to your Adirondack Self Service Portal account.

Initial Housing Payment

All new applicants are required to pay a $250.00 Initial Housing Payment prior to the semester they intend to reside in housing, preferably within two weeks of signing the housing agreement. The $250 Initial Housing Payment is credited toward your total housing cost and is not an additional fee. This Initial Housing Payment secures your placement and the payment date is used to determine priority in preference matching and any other deadline related to housing (scholarships, RLC applications, etc.)

How do you pay?

  1. Log into SIS
  2. Access the Student Services tab
  3. Click Pay Initial Housing Payment
  4. Complete the credit card information to pay the fee and submit the payment

Students that withdraw their application or cancel their agreement prior to the start of the semester for which they have applied will receive a refund based on the following schedule:

  • 100% if cancellation occurs prior to July 1 (Fall/Winter); Dec 1 (Winter only), April 1 (Spring/Summer); 
  • 50% if cancellation occurs after the dates listed above; 
  • 0% if cancellation occurs after Aug. 1 (Fall/Winter), Jan. 1 (Winter only), April 15 (Spring/Summer).

Room Assignments

All students will receive notification of their placement and roommates typically one month before the start of each semester/housing agreement period provided their application is complete. Students who complete the application, Initial Housing Payment, and agreement process with less than 30 days’ notice will receive assignment notifications within 5-7 business days.

Pre-assignment Placements
Housing & Residential Life supports program and theme housing in each residence hall related to a number of academic, identity, or interest areas. Each program has its own set of unique requirements, which you must agree to fulfill in order to pre-assign. Residential Learning Communities are affiliated with a campus department and supported by faculty and/or senior staff. Theme communities are organized around special areas of focus that are proposed/renewed each academic year.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Notice
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR-AFSR) is available online at The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes Clery Act crime and fire statistics for the preceding three years for locations owned and or controlled by UM-Flint, the required policy disclosure statements and other important safety-related information. A paper copy of the ASR-AFSR is available on request made to Department of Public Safety by calling (810) 762-3330, by email to or in person at DPS at the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street; Flint, MI 48502.