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. An ideal location is within walking distance of the University of Michigan central campus, where all four-week courses will be held. Recommended neighborhoods for housing include Kerrytown, Germantown, the Old West Side, and the western half of the Burns Park area. Since housing in Ann Arbor is in high demand, we strongly encourage participants to make housing arrangements well before their arrival in Ann Arbor; it doesn’t hurt to start looking for a sublet in March or April.

Be sure to ask the subletter 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; Ann Arbor summers can be extremely warm and humid. 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

UPDATE: As of June 14, 2019, University of Michigan housing is all booked up for the summer of 2019. The University of Michigan offers partially furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent from May 12, 2019 through August 11, 2019. (Please note that our Second Session ends on August 16, 2019.) 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 $1,210/month, and a minimum stay of 30 days is required. Bedding (sheet set, blanket, pillow with case, two towels, and a washcloth) are available to rent for $30. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available. Please review this document for a list of recommended items to bring for your stay. Reservations must be made at least 7 business days prior to your arrival date. To make your reservation, contact (734) 764-2000 or refer to the U-M Housing website.

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.

International House Ann Arbor

International House Ann Arbor (IHAA) 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 IHAA at info@ihouseaa.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. Please note that Summer Program participants staying at an ICC co-op are required to complete their weekly chores, as part of their rental agreement.

Currently, all ICC houses offer room and board (meals), except for Debs, Linder, and Ruths. Boarding Houses serve dinners 2-3 nights a week, and they also stock food for breakfast and lunch. Members living in non-boarding houses are responsible for their own food, but can work out transportation arrangements to food stores with others living in the house.

2019 Rates (one session rate-includes non-refundable shares and membership fee) due at time of signing contract:

  • Central campus single: $641
  • Escher small single: $693
  • Escher large single: $753

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. ICC ICPSR contract dates are based on the dates of each 4 week session; early move-in and late move-out will usually not be possible, but contact the house you are signing with for availability. 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 contact individual house presidents via email.

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 and tidiness. Please note that ICC houses do not have central air-conditioning and do not provide A/C window units or fans for residents; if you want an A/C window unit or fan in your room, you must bring or purchase your own (recommended, since summers in Ann Arbor can be quite hot). 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. Please note that Gregory house is substance-free.

ICC contracts become available for ICPSR Summer Program participants on April 1, 2019. Group contracts are not possible; contact the ICC directly if you are traveling with a companion. 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, visit the ICC website or contact the ICC at info@icc.coop or (734) 662-4414, ext. 100.