The Quads Complex


The Quads can house about 440 upper-class students. The complex consists of four, 4-story residence halls surrounding a single Commons building. The buildings are connected at the basement level to the Quads Commons building.


In 1967, under then-President Father Carron, a new residence hall was set to be built. Due to the growth of the student body, in particular out-of-state students were turned away because of inadequate housing. Architects Gene Paulsen and Associates, designer of the Ford Life Science Building, designed a new complex of buildings. The complex consisted of four residence halls, connected underground in the center with a commons.

Ground was broken for the Quadrangle or “Quads” on October 5, 1967. The Quads would house 128 students, and the great thing about the arrangement was that the buildings’ style allowed for coeducational housing. The commons, fifth building in the center, was planned to have a lobby, lounge, game room, chapel, TV room and multipurpose room. Students began moving in August 1969. Father Carron dedicated the Quadrangle on October 23, 1969.

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The Quads house University of Detroit Mercy’s upperclass residents. They offer suite arrangements, where two double rooms share a single bathroom. Every room is also air conditioned. On each floor, there is a lounge with seating and a TV. The Quad Commons conveniently houses the SUMS mailboxes for residents and the Quad Commons Theatre, which serves as multipurpose room and TV room (private meeting space for groups and organizations).

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The "Rock"

The RockThe “Rock” which is situated behind West Quad and constantly painted by the different organizations on campus, serves as the perfect object to represent the ever-changing spirit of the Quads. The Quads houses the members of many student organizations, teams, and veterans returning to the campus life.

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quads bathroom



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Quad Complex Floorplan
Click on the image to download .PDF file

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Security Features

  • Peepholes
  • Individually keyed rooms
  • Proxy access to each building 
  • Keyed access to floors
  • Keeyed access to basement and elevators 
  • 24/7 Public Safety (313) 993-1234
  • 24/7 Residence Life Staff 
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~ Coming Soon ~

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Residence Director, Quad Housing Complex (Quads)
Mike Cunningham

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Residency Fees (All prices include room, meal plan, and utilities) 

East, North, South, West Quads (With Meal Plan) 
$4,579 / $6,701
West Quad, Second-Fourth Floors (Without Meal Plan) 
Summer 2016-No Meal Plan: 
Summer 2017-No Meal Plan: 
$3,350 / $5,361
$3,245 / $5,192
$3,350 / $5,361
*Wifi, Internet, Premium Cable and all other basic utilities are included

Meal Plans

Block 255: 255 Meals and $150 Flex/Declining Balance 
Block 190: 190 Meals and $300 Flex/Declining Balance 
Block 120: 120 Meals and $500 Flex/Declining Balance 
For more information, see the Dining Services page.

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Apply to Live in the Quads!

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