Parents and Families


As the university gets closer to move-in dates and welcoming students back to campus, continued updates on Housing and MDining are available. Remember to visit the Maize and Blueprint for complete information. Here are some highlights: 
Michigan Housing staff are ready to welcome your students and families next week! Move-in will be socially distanced and all will be wearing face coverings as we welcome you. 
Move-in will look quite different this year. In order to allow your student to have a move-in experience that works for them, and is enjoyable and safe, we are offering flexible move-in options spread out over time. All move-in times will be by pre-selected time slots only. Maps, times, and details are available on this site. Also, remember to follow Housing on Facebook | Instagram  for continued updates. 

More on Housing

Here’s some other Housing information, you’ll want to know:

Will bathrooms be shared?

Most residents in undergraduate residence halls will live on a corridor with a shared bathroom secured with card access. Your student will see signs in the bathrooms to encourage physical distancing in bathrooms, which are still communal spaces. Signs reminding students to wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and wash their hands will also be prominent. To limit high-touch surfaces, paper towels will be provided and hand dryers will be closed. Some sinks may be offline to provide appropriate distance from other sinks.

What about water refill stations?
The bottle filling stations and water fountains in the residence halls are all open.

Other questions you may have are addressed on the Housing FAQ.

MDining is gearing up for the new semester. During the first few weeks, MDining will only serve carry-out boxes. Limited in-person dining will be offered later and will be available on reservation basis. Other need-to-know information for your student includes: 

  • Dining carry-out order will be available beginning August 24. Hours and locations are here.
  • MDining retail cafes and markets will reopen on August 31 for the fall semester.
  • MGifts are back. More gifts will be launching soon that include basic needs products and packages that allow them to shop without going to the grocery store! You can send gifts to your student and they can easily pick up the package on campus.