Guide to Residence Living

Live on Campus


On-campus living at the University of Detroit Mercy provides an integral part of a student's educational experience, offering opportunities and services beneficial to your overall development. We expect you, the resident, to be a responsible and involved citizen in the residential community and thus an active participant in making and carrying out decisions affecting you and your neighbors.

The Guide to Residence Life is designed to provide you with information about services, policies, procedures and opportunities that will enable you to fully participate in on-campus living. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Residence Life Calendar 2008-2009

  • Aug. 6 - Sept.19                Housing Freeze

  • Setpt. 22                           Room Change Process Begins

  • Oct. 13                               Housing Freeze

  • Nov. 12                              Winter Break Housing Sign-ups

  • Dec. 7                                Winter Break Housing Sign-ups End

  • Dec. 12                              Residence Halls Close        @7PM

  • Dec. 13 - Jan. 3                Winter Break Housing

  • Jan. 3                                Residence Halls Open           @12 NOON

  • Jan. 1 - 23                        Housing Freeze

  • Jan. 26                             Room Change Process Begins

  • Feb. 11                               Housing Freeze

  • February - March           Room Selection 2009-2010 Academic Year

  • February 27                    Spring Break

  • Fe. 27 - Mar. 7                Halls Open at Noon

  • April 24                           Residence Halls Close @ 7pm

The Roommate Bill of Rights

  • The right to use the room without undue interference.

  • The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests, etc.

  • The right to be free from fear and intimidation from physical or emotional harm.

  • The right to be free from pressure or ridicule regarding your personal choices that do not negatively impact your roommate or the residential community.

  • The right to exercise reasonable security precautions, such as keeping the room door locked (which the University recommends) at all times.

  • The right to have your personal belongings treated with respect.

  • The right to a clean environment in which to live.

  • The right to access your room.

  • The right to privacy.

  • The right to have guests who respect the rights of your roommate and other residents.

  • The right to seek help from the residence hall staff in the mediation of disagreements between roommates/suitemates.

  • The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of shared appliances (e.g. telephone, refrigerator and microwave)

Campus Phone Numbers


from On Campus

from Off Campus

Dining Services

3 - 1616


Financial Aid

3 - 3350


Health Center

3 - 1185


International Student Office

3 - 1205


Public Safety (Non Emergency)

3 - 1234


Public Safety (Emergency)

3 - 123


Student Affairs

3 - 1028


Student Life

3 - 1150


University Ministry

3 - 1560


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