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    Freshman Move-in Information

    Congratulations on your high school graduation and welcome to Detroit Mercy!  We are excited to welcome you into the residential community.  As summer comes to a close, we have been busy preparing for your arrival on campus! We are looking forward to another great year on campus but as you know, things may look quite different than we all expected.  Residence Life has been busy making accommodations and changes to comply with best practices as related to Covid-19.  As stated previously, the single room rate was discounted for 2020-2021 and more singles were offered to students than previous years.  If you requested a single room and a roommate is not listed, that means you have been assigned a single room.  Please note some very important information below: 

    2020-2021 Housing Assignment:  

    Your room assignment and roommate information can be found on your TitanHousing portal.  You can log into your TitanHousing Portal by clicking here, use your Titan Pass credentials.  The roommate listed in your TitanHousing Portal is your most up to date roommate.  As we receive cancellations, your roommate may change. Changes will be reflected on your TitanHousing portal. We encourage you to check this information regularly as we will not be sending out additional e-mails regarding roommate changes.

    If you have been granted a single, no roommate name will show in your TitanHousing portal.  If you did not request a single and see no roommate, you may be assigned one at a later time.

    Move-in:

    All Shiple residents will move in August 16-18 during specially designated times.  Residents will only be permitted to bring two people to assist with the move in process in an effort to limit the amount of people accessing buildings and to allow for physical distancing.  Residence Life carts will be available for use and will be sanitized between each checkout. 

    If you are unable to move in during your assigned time, alternate times will be available.  Please follow this link to select a different date/time.  

    Move-in Request

    Date of Move -in Time of Move-in
    "0" Sunday, August 16 12pm - 2pm
    "1" Sunday, August 16 3pm - 5pm
    "2" Monday, August 17 8am - 10am
    "3" Monday, August 17 11am - 1pm
    "4" Monday, August 17 2pm - 4pm
    "5" Monday, August 17 5pm - 7pm
    "6" Tuesday, August 18 8am - 10am
    "7" Tuesday, August 18 11am - 1pm
    "8" Tuesday, August 18 2pm - 4pm
    "9" Tuesday, August 18 5pm - 7pm

     

    Quarantine and Self-Isolation

    For students who are asymptomatic:

    Domestic and Canadian Student from Low Risk Locations

    • Recommended quarantine at home for 14 days prior to your report date to campus
    • You will be able to move into your Fall room on your move-in date

    International or Domestic Student from High Risk Locations (California, Texas, and Florida)

    • Quarantine in a designated location on campus for 14days, at which point if you are asymptomatic you will be able to go into your Fall space.

    Options and Local resources for your PCR nasal swab (must be a PCR Nasal Swab)

    • Utilize your insurance and go through your Primary Care Physician
    • Utilize your local government and/or medical authority to seek testing and options
    • Currently, Michigan is offering testing with various options see: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-99891_99912-531745--,00.html

     If you have tested positive in the last 2 weeks or are symptomatic:

     Students cannot enter campus until they are free from fever for three days and cleared by a physician to return (this can be done with a note or in the form of medical documentation from the provider).

     Prior to returning to campus:

    Quarantine

    • None to limited physical interaction with others
    • Social distancing from others at least 6 feet
    • Utilizing face coving, no unnecessary errands, avoid crowds
    • Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face

    What should I bring?

    • Several Face Masks, Face Covering, Face/Neck Gaiter for campus
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Hand Sanitizer, antibacterial soap for dorm/general use
    • Disinfectant spray/wipes for dorm/general use
    • Thermometer for daily temperature screening

    Return to Campus Etiquette:

    • Utilize Face Coverings at all times
    • Social Distancing of at least 6 feet, no social gatherings
    • Avoid sharing items and Sanitize items
    • Hygiene
      • Avoid contact with sick individuals
      • If you are sick, avoid others, quarantine at your residence and contact the Wellness Center
      • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth
      • Clean and wash your hand frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (preferred) or use a 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer.
      • Avoid hand shaking, high fives etc.
    • Routine Cleaning
      • Clean your dorm room and disinfect high use areas
      • Review Titans Together: Campus Safety Guide for further information

    Academic Year Contract

    As stated in the 2020 Room Selection information and the 2020-2021 Residence Life Housing Agreement, you have submitted a binding contact for the academic year with the Office of Residence Life at the University of Detroit Mercy. In signing this contract, you are bound to live in the residence halls for the entire academic year.  Given the current Covid pandemic, cancellation requests related to the pandemic will be considered.  If the university closes campus due to the Covid pandemic and/or moves to entirely virtual instruction, a credit may be issued to students. 

    Guest Policy

    A guest is defined as any Detroit Mercy student who does not reside in the room they are visiting.

    One guest will be permitted at a time in your space based on the comfort level of both you and your roommate.

    Meal Plans

    If you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, please complete your request here: Meal Plan Change Form

    All meal plan changes must be received by September 4th, 2020. 

    Residence Halls Closings

    As a reminder, the Residence Halls will be closed for the dates listed below. Other living arrangements must be made during these dates:

    Winter Break Halls will close 11/25/20 at 7 pm

    Special Request Break Housing 11/26/20-12/15/20 (for students who cannot return home for the final two weeks of the semester or are required to be on campus)

    Winter 2021 dates will be posted in September once the University has finalized the Winter calendar.

    For more information about our residence halls, policies and a list of what to bring, please see our website at www.udmercy.edu/reslife.

    Health Insurance

    All residence hall students are required by the University of Detroit Mercy to have health insurance, and are automatically enrolled into the Student Health Insurance plan offered by the University. If you are covered by another insurance plan, you may waive the University offered plan, but you must do so by September 25, 2020 or the charge will remain on your student account.  You can find more information or waive the insurance here https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/en/school/686166/index.html

    If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life via email at reslife@udmercy.edu. We hope you have enjoyed your summer, that you and your family have remained healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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    Returning Student Move-in Information

    As summer comes to a close, we have been busy preparing for your arrival on campus! We are looking forward to another great year in the residential community but as you know, things will look quite different.  Residence Life has been busy making accommodations and changes to comply with best practices as related to Covid-19.  As stated previously, the single room rate was discounted for 2020-2021 and more singles were offered to students than previous years.  If you requested a single room and a roommate is not listed, that means you have been assigned a single room Please note some very important information below:

    2020-2021 Housing Assignment:  

    Your room and your roommate is listed on your TitanHousing portal.  You can log into your TitanHousing Portal by clicking here, use your Titan Pass credentials.  The roommate listed in your TitanHousing Portal is your most up to date roommate.  As we receive cancellations, your roommate may change. Changes will be reflected on your TitanHousing portal. We encourage you to check this information regularly as we will not be sending out additional e-mails regarding roommate changes.

    If you have been granted a single, no roommate name will show in your TitanHousing portal, however you will be able to see your suitemates.  If you did not request a single and see no roommate, you may be assigned one at a later time.

    Move-in:

    All Quad residents will move in August 21-23 during specially designated times. Residents will only be permitted to bring two people to assist with the move in process in an effort to limit the amount of people accessing buildings and to allow for physical distancing.  If you are unable to move in during your assigned time, alternate times will be available.  

    If you are unable to move in during your assigned time, alternate times will be available.  Please follow this link to select a different date/time.  

    Move-in Request

    Residence Life carts will be available for use and will be sanitized between each checkout. 

    Room number ends Date of Move -in Time of Move-in
    "0" Friday, August 21 12pm - 2pm
    "1" Friday, August 21 3pm - 5pm
    "2" Saturday, August 22 8am - 10am
    "3" Saturday, August 22 11am - 1pm
    "4" Saturday, August 22 2pm - 4pm
    "5" Saturday, August 22 5pm - 7pm
    "6" Sunday, August 23 8am - 10am
    "7" Sunday, August 23 11am - 1pm
    "8" Sunday, August 23 2pm - 4pm
    "9" Sunday, August 23 5pm - 7pm

     

    Quarantine and Self-Isolation

    For students who are asymptomatic:

    Domestic and Canadian Student from Low Risk Locations

    • Recommended quarantine at home for 14 days prior to your report date to campus
    • You will be able to move into your Fall room on your move-in date

    International or Domestic Student from High Risk Locations (California, Texas, and Florida)

    • Quarantine in a designated location on campus for 14days, at which point if you are asymptomatic you will be able to go into your Fall space.

    Options and Local resources for your PCR nasal swab (must be a PCR Nasal Swab)

    • Utilize your insurance and go through your Primary Care Physician
    • Utilize your local government and/or medical authority to seek testing and options
    • Currently, Michigan is offering testing with various options see: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-99891_99912-531745--,00.html

     If you have tested positive in the last 2 weeks or are symptomatic:

     Students cannot enter campus until they are free from fever for three days and cleared by a physician to return (this can be done with a note or in the form of medical documentation from the provider).

     Prior to returning to campus:

    Quarantine

    • None to limited physical interaction with others
    • Social distancing from others at least 6 feet
    • Utilizing face coving, no unnecessary errands, avoid crowds
    • Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face

    What should I bring?

    • Several Face Masks, Face Covering, Face/Neck Gaiter for campus
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Hand Sanitizer, antibacterial soap for dorm/general use
    • Disinfectant spray/wipes for dorm/general use
    • Thermometer for daily temperature screening

    Return to Campus Etiquette:

    • Utilize Face Coverings at all times
    • Social Distancing of at least 6 feet, no social gatherings
    • Avoid sharing items and Sanitize items
    • Hygiene
      • Avoid contact with sick individuals
      • If you are sick, avoid others, quarantine at your residence and contact the Wellness Center
      • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth
      • Clean and wash your hand frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (preferred) or use a 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer.
      • Avoid hand shaking, high fives etc.
    • Routine Cleaning
      • Clean your dorm room and disinfect high use areas
      • Review Titans Together: Campus Safety Guide for further information

    Academic Year Contract

    As stated in the 2020 Room Selection information and the 2020-2021 Residence Life Housing Agreement, you have submitted a binding contact for the academic year with the Office of Residence Life at the University of Detroit Mercy. In signing this contract, you are bound to live in the residence halls for the entire academic year.  Given the current Covid pandemic, cancellation requests related to the pandemic will be considered.  If the university closes campus due to the Covid pandemic and/or moves to entirely virtual instruction, a credit may be issued to students. 

    Meal Plans

    If you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, please complete your request here: Meal Plan Change Form

    All meal plan changes must be received by September 4th, 2020. 

    Residence Halls Closings

    As a reminder, the Residence Halls will be closed for the dates listed below. Other living arrangements must be made during these dates:

    Winter Break Halls will close 11/25/20 at 7 pm.

    Special Request Break Housing 11/26/20-12/15/20 (for students who cannot return home for the final two weeks of the semester or are required to be on campus).

    Winter 2021 dates will be posted in September once the University has finalized the Winter calendar.

    For more information about our residence halls, policies and a list of what to bring, please see our website at www.udmercy.edu/reslife.

    Guest Policy

    A guest is defined as any Detroit Mercy student who does not reside in the room they are visiting. One guest will be permitted at a time in your space based on the comfort level of both you and your roommate.

    Health Insurance

    All residence hall students are required by the University of Detroit Mercy to have health insurance, and are automatically enrolled into the Student Health Insurance plan offered by the University. If you are covered by another insurance plan, you may waive the University offered plan, but you must do so by September 25, 2020 or the charge will remain on your student account.  You can find more information or waive the insurance here https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/en/school/686166/index.html

    If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@udmercy.edu. We hope you have enjoyed your summer that you and your family have remained healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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    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 (bagdadlm@udemercy.edu) with Disability & Accessibility Support Services to being your housing related accommodation request. 

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    March 16 Update

    On March 16, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe order.  At that time, the university restricted access to campus for students who are approved to be in the residence halls.  Currently, the residence halls remain open to a limited number of students.    

    Approved Residents:    

    • Access: Students approved to be on campus still have hall access.  Most offices on campus are working remotely and so physical offices are closed, including the Library, Fitness Center and Titan Dining Room.    
    • Meal Service: Approved residents who are on a meal plan can pick up a meal bundle (hot lunch, two cold meals and snacks) at the Loft everyday between 11am-1pm.   
    • Exposure/Positive Testing:  If you have tested positive for have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please contact the Dean of Students, Monica Williams at leonarmj@udmercy.edu 
    • Self-quarantine/isolation: If you are in self quarantine or isolation, please contact reslife@udmercy.edu so that we can plan to have Metz meal bundles delivered to you.  
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    Winter 2020 Refund Information

    Recognizing the unique challenges our families are facing right now, the University is issuing a credit to those students who moved out or returned home. Students who have remained on campus and students who receive housing scholarships or remission will not be eligible for the credit. For those who are eligible, the university will begin processing a credit to the room and board charges up to $1000, first applying funds to any current balance.  

    For those who have already moved out and turned in keys, your housing credit will be processed next week. If you haven’t moved out, your credit will be processed when you move your belongings out and return your key. 

    If you left campus to return home but were unable to move out your belongings, your belongings were packed by a professional moving company and are stored in a secure location. Please contact Residence Life (reslife@udmercy.edu) to coordinate picking up your belongings. Your refund will be processed after Residence Life receives your key.

Students in a dorm room.

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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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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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Banking

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

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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.

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Bookstore

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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