University Of Michigan Student Housing
The residence hall system at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which is called the University Housing (which is a unit of The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan), is the sixth-largest campus housing system in the United States and the third-largest family housing operation, accommodating up to 12,562 people. The dormitories, or residence halls, are organized into three distinct groups or "neighborhoods": Central Campus, Hill Neighborhood (between Central Campus and the University of Michigan Medical Center) and North Campus. The students that live in the University Residence Halls are represented by the University of Michigan Residence Halls Association.
The largest dormitory, Bursley Hall on North Campus, has a capacity of 1,277 students, while the smallest accommodates 31 residents. Although there is no mandatory requirement to do so, approximately 95% of the incoming class chooses to live within the University Housing system. A majority of upper-class and graduate students live in off-campus apartments, houses, and cooperatives, with the largest concentrations in the Central and South Campus areas. Graduate students, students with families, faculty and staff can choose non-residential University accommodations in the Northwood community on North Campus. Comprising 21 buildings in five interconnected areas, Northwood includes nearly 1100 apartments, from studio units to three-bedroom townhouses.
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