Living on Campus

COVID-19 Residence Life Information

Refund Information

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    Eligible 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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Students who left campus in mid-March but were unable to move their belongings home will still be eligible for the credit. Students need to make arrangements with Residence Life to complete their move out by emailing reslife@udmercy.edu. Move outs must be completed by April 25, 2020 unless other arrangements are made with Residence Life. 
      • Residence Life will issue a letter for you to access campus. You must present the letter to Public Safety in order to get on campus. We ask that you bring no more than two people to assist with your moveout. 
      • Public Safety will ask you and any guests three health screening questions. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your moveout. 
      • Aramark is cleaning all public areas daily. We also encourage you to bring disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer as an added precautionary measure. 
      • Residence Life will be limiting the number of people moving out on each floor per day to minimize any crowds and support social distancing practices. 
      • Please practice social distancing as recommended by the CDC when on campus. 
    • If a student returned home without moving out but is now unable to return to campus because of border crossings etc, they may still be eligible for the credit. You will need to mail your key to Residence Life to receive your full refund.  
    • The University has been working to determine who is eligible for the refund (scholarships, aid, remission etc). Students should check their university email for communication specific to their refund eligibility. 
    • If you moved out of your room but did not turn in your key, you can mail it back so that you can receive the credit. Please be sure to pack your key in a padded envelope so the mail sorting machines don’t damage the envelope before it arrives to campus.  To avoid being charged for a lost key, please provide a shipping notification number to Residence Life.
      • Mail to: 
      • University of Detroit Mercy 
        Office of Residence Life 
        4001 W. McNichols Rd. 
        Detroit, MI 48221 
    • If the housing credit results in a refund, checks and direct deposits will be issued approximately two weeks after your key is received by Residence Life. 
    • At the request of some students and parents, we are providing an opportunity to contribute to those most in need. That’s what Titans do – take care of each other. Thus, students can donate a portion – or all – of their refunds to help other students. Detroit Mercy’s Hive Program is still functioning to help our students and the Free Little Pantry is anticipating greater need due to the long term effects of unemployment that many are experiencing. Both programs are extremely appreciative of any donations received. Please contact Student Accounting at 313-993-1422 if you would like to earmark a portion of your refund to donate. 

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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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    Housing Selection 2020/2021

    The 2020/2021 Returner Application is currently up and accepting applications.  You can log into your TitanHousing portal by visiting: https://udmercy-residence.symplicity.com.  Communication regarding selecting your room will be coming in early summer. If you do not see the 2020/2021 Returner Ap in your TitanHousing portal, please email reslife@udmercy.edu to have your application turned on.

    First Year Students.  Your application will be the First Year Student Hsg App 2020.  If you do not see the application in TitanHousing portal, please email reslife@udmercy.edu.  Assignments will be made in June/July. and you will receive communication regarding your room and roommate at that time.  If you have any questions, please email Residence Life.

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    Summer Housing

    To have the summer housing application added to your TitanHousing portal, please email reslife@udmercy.edu .

    The summer housing application will be available on your TitanHousing dashboard within one business day.

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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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.

University Recreation

Bookstore

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

FIND BOOKSTORES ON ALL CAMPUSES

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