Housing in Ann Arbor: First and Second Four-week Sessions

Participants who attend the First and/or Second Sessions will need to make housing arrangements for four weeks (one session) or eight weeks (both sessions). Past participants have typically sub-leased a room or an apartment or contracted with the Inter-Cooperative Council for their stay in Ann Arbor. An ideal location is within walking distance of the University of Michigan central campus, where all four-week courses will be held. Since housing in Ann Arbor is in high demand, we strongly encourage participants to make housing arrangements well before their arrival in Ann Arbor.

If possible, you should inspect an apartment or room before you decide to rent it. If you can't check out the sublet in person, ask if the unit is furnished, if bedding is needed, if there are cooking utensils, a dishwasher, a microwave, a refrigerator with a freezer, a four-top stove with an oven, and air-conditioning or fans. Be aware that a fan and cross-ventilation is not "just as good" as air conditioning. Equally important is the general cleanliness of the rental unit; inquire in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Be precise as well regarding the number of people who will occupy the apartment and the exact dates of occupancy.

Below are some resources for finding summer housing. Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties in regards to housing.

Summer Program Housing Forum

In the Summer Program housing forum, you can view ads for sublets, post requests for housing or roommates, and ask questions.

University of Michigan Housing

The University of Michigan offers partially furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent from May 13, 2018 through August 12, 2018. (Please note that our Second Session ends on August 17, 2018.) These apartments are located on the U-M North Campus, which is approximately two miles away from the Central Campus, where all Summer Program classes are held. (U-M offers free bus services between its North and Central campuses, but service is limited during evenings and weekends.) Leases start at $1,200/month, and a minimum stay of 30 days is required. Please review this document for a list of recommended items to bring for your stay. Reservations must be made before May 1, 2018. For more information, contact (734) 764-2000.

University of Michigan Off-Campus Housing

The U-M Off-Campus Housing website compiles listings submitted by students and property managers. The website also features a map, so that you can see how close a residence is to campus.

Chabad House

This Jewish student and community center sublets its large, attractive rooms for the summer. Prices range from $439-$620. The Chabad House is adjacent to the U-M central campus. Rooms are furnished; residents share a kitchen. Washer, dryer, cable TV, and internet provided. Males preferred. For more info, contact (734) 926-8101 or ar7gold@gmail.com.

CMB Apartments

A local property management company, CMB maintains a detailed list of available sublets posted by its residents.

Craigslist

The Ann Arbor Craigslist housing section features listings for apartments and sublets across Ann Arbor. Please note that some listings on Craigslist are scams. We recommend reading Craigslist's guide for avoiding scams.

ECIR

The Ecumenical Center and International Residence (ECIR) is an intentional international, intercultural, interreligious living-learning community. One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are available. One- to four-month leases are available in the spring and summer. All apartments are air-conditioned, fully furnished, and have a bathroom, kitchen, and living room. For summer rates, contact ECIR at info@ecir.org or (734) 662-5529.

ICC: Cooperative Student Housing

The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) has offered housing to ICPSR Summer Program participants for over fifty years. Several co-op houses are within walking distance of the U-M central campus. ICC house members who live on the north campus or in the Escher House can travel to and from central campus on the U-M blue buses (free) or the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority buses (fee).

Living cooperatively and sharing costs for housing are the hallmarks of the co-op experience. To that end, the ICC student housing co-ops are jointly managed and run by the house members. Each ICC house member will contribute around 4 hours of work per week to share house maintenance. Work duties may include working, cleaning, or serving as a house officer.

Four houses near U-M’s central campus offer room and board (meals): Black Elk, Michigan, Owen, and Truth. These houses serve dinner 2-3 nights a week, and they also stock food for breakfast and lunch. All other houses near central campus are non-boarding (no meals). Members are responsible for their own food. Escher house will provide room and board (meals).

2018 Rates

  • Central campus boarding: $633
  • Central campus non-boarding: $573
  • Escher small single: $710
  • Escher large single: $766

All central campus rooms are singles by default. All ICC houses come with fully-equipped kitchens, coinless laundry rooms, utilities, wireless internet, and TV lounges. Game rooms and workout facilities are "in house" at some of the ICC co-ops.

When applying to the ICC, identify yourself as an ICPSR Summer Program participant and include the specific housing dates for your stay in Ann Arbor. Feel free to ask the ICC staff for housing recommendations. Then contact the house president to ask the questions which will help you decide which house is the right fit for you. You can find contact information for each house president on the ICC website under Housing > Our Houses.

The personality of each House is made up of the members who live there; house members may be primarily undergraduates or graduate students. Find out ahead of time what you may expect in terms of a general house ambiance; ask about noise levels, tidiness, and air-conditioning. Each room has an extra-long twin bed, a desk, dresser, and chair. Parking is limited. When considering a contract with the ICC, be aware of your own needs and expectations. If you do contract with the ICC, plan to be communicative, flexible, and tolerant.

ICC contracts become available for ICPSR Summer Program participants on April 1, 2018. Group Applications are not possible. Each individual must apply and sign an individual contract. When the ICC notifies you that your housing contract is ready to be signed, you are required to verify your ICPSR Summer Program participation by submitting either your registration confirmation email or a copy of your account page.

For more information, contact the ICC at info@icc.coop or (734) 662-4414, ext. 100.