Living on Campus

COVID-19 Residence Life Information

Guest Policy Update - Updated Nov. 17, 2020

The only people permitted in the Residene Hall individual rooms are those that are assigned to the room.  Residents are not allowed to visit other resident rooms. Please continue to comply with the posted capacity of lounges and common areas.

Daily Screening - Updated Sept. 17, 2020

Students are required to fill out the University daily screening assessment each day that they are on campus.  

Please remember to use your Detroit Mercy email address and to select that you are a "Student living on-campus".  Students who fail to comply will be contacted by Residence Life staff on a regular basis.

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    January Move-in Email to Students

    Welcome to back! We're excited to have you back with us in the Winter 2021 semester.  Your cooperation and support was a crucial factor in allowing us to finish the in-person fall term- thank you! We now write to share with you our winter term plans related to testing and residence hall move in.

    You will be able to move-in on Saturday, January 16, Sunday, January 17 or Monday, January 18. Your ID card should be active, as long as you have been cleared and emailed the Wellness Center with your FDA EUA authorized PCR saliva or nasal swab test results.  Results must be emailed to

    Entry Testing and Quarantine Requirements
    All students returning to University housing for the winter term will be REQUIRED to be tested with a FDA EUA authorized PCR saliva or nasal swab test.  You will NOT be allowed to enter campus or move into your residence hall without providing the negative test results in advance.  The test result provided by a medical practitioner must be dated within 72 hours of your move-in.

    • Move-in Saturday, January 16 test results dated January 13-14 and emailed by the 15th
    • Move-in Sunday, January 17, test results dated January 14-15 and emailed by the 16th
    • Move-in Monday, January 18, test results dated January 15-16 and emailed by the 17th
    • Test results must be emailed to the Wellness Center 24 hours prior to your arrival.  Please send your results to Once the Wellness Center clears you for move-in, Residence Life will email you a confirmation of your approval to move on campus with details of your arrival on campus.
    • Please self-isolate after you are tested to limit any possible exposure post-test.

    Consistent with our current guest policy and an in effort to limit the amount of individuals in the residence halls, students are NOT allowed to have any friends or family members assist them with move in.  If you have someone traveling with you, they will be allowed on campus but they cannot enter the residence halls.


    Under the advisement of the University and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there are still no guests permitted in the Residence Halls or individual rooms.  The only people permitted in your room are those that are assigned to the room.  

    Again, we thank you for your cooperation with these necessary measures and understand that there may be challenges or questions with the move-in requirements. Please call the Residence Life Office at 313-993-1230 Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.  


    Singles for 2020/2021

    Singles for the 2020/2021 academic year are available at a discounted rate and based on availability in the halls.  Returning students with active applications that have requested a single before June 12 will be able to opt for a single in the June 23rd room selection.  Those who wish to select a single after the June 23rd selection may do so on our singles wait list.  Additional singles will be made available based on the occupancy of the floor/building. The singles wait list will be made available after July 1st.

    First year students who would like a single may also fill out the singles wait list.  Priority is given to those who fill out the form before June 12th.  

    The single room is for the duration of the academic year. If later in the semester or year you wish to switch your room to a double, you must have a roommate identified or be willing to switch rooms.

    Based on need, a certain number of singles are available in each community. First Year Students will only be considered for singles in Shiple Hall. Upper class students will only be considered for singles in Holden Hall and the Quads. If there is not a single available in your preferred building, you can either choose a single in a different building or select to be in a double room.

    Singles Wait List 

    Student seeking a single as an accommodation would not be charged the single discounted rate, but the double rate of the room.  Please contact Laura Bagdady ( with Disability & Accessibility Support Services to being your housing related accommodation request. 

Students in a dorm room.

Your sense of community starts when you move onto campus and lasts a lifetime. Come build a boundless future in one of Detroit Mercy's three residence halls where you will grow personally while making lifelong friends.

Residence Halls

Students in a dorm room. Create your home at University of Detroit Mercy in one of our three residence halls. Living on campus gives you opportunities that can make your college experience more memorable and successful. Live among the friends you will create and have the rest of your life.

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Where to Eat On Campus

Students in line at coffee shop. Whether it's a fresh coffee at Ground Coffeehaus, a smoothie after a workout at the Fitness Center or an all-you-can-eat meal at the Titan Dining Room, finding food and refreshments on campus is quick and easy.

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Alliance Catholic Credit Union is opening a branch. There is one ATM in the Student Union. 

Find hours and locations

Health and Fitness

At the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus, University Recreation offers a variety of fitness and recreational programs designed to positively impact students and contribute to the health and well-being of the Detroit Mercy community.

University Recreation


The Bookstore at University of Detroit Mercy enhances students’ learning opportunities by providing a variety of books, supplies, University attire, electronics, and snacks.


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