Housing in Ann Arbor is in high demand. You will need to plan in advance for your housing needs.

Summer Institute participants are responsible for securing their own housing, although Summer Institute staff will help in any way we can. Many participants reside in University operated facilities, while others obtain housing through privately owned apartments and cooperatives. It is strongly recommended that participants arrange for housing prior to their arrival in Ann Arbor.

Several events in Ann Arbor during the summer greatly restrict the availability of short-term housing during June and July. July is especially busy due to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Participants may be able to find housing by checking both University Housing and Non-University Housing as listed below.

Non-University Housing

Summer Sublets

If you plan to be in Ann Arbor for an extended stay (four weeks or more) you may prefer to look for a summer sublet. These are particularly recommended if you plan to bring children or pets with you. The Off-Campus Housing Office provides a list of rooms, apartments and houses that may be available during June and July.

The University also has information about various short-term housing options.

Online Housing Search Tool

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations, either one night, a weekend, a week or even a month.  Room type - entire place, private room or shared room.

Cribspot brings together thousands of student apartments and houses on one simple, searchable map, so you can stop going from door to door or site to site in Ann Arbor.

Rent College Pads is an online source for students who are looking for apartments or off- campus housing near their University.

Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) at the University of Michigan

ICC Student Cooperative Housing, in which 8 to 70 people live together sharing expenses and chores, provides a good alternative to apartment or single-room rental for Summer Institute participants. Cooperative housing, or a co-op, is operated by the people who live in them, requiring three to five hours of work per week from each member. Some houses have meal plans while in others members buy food and cook individually. All houses have fully-equipped kitchens. Members' jobs range from cooking dinner, to dishwashing and housekeeping, to keeping the house books, or performing basic maintenance.

Co-ops offer a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Most houses are within a 10- to 15-minute walk from the Institute for Social Research. The individual houses vary quite a bit in quality and atmosphere; thus, it is best to inspect the accommodations before making a commitment. At the very least, make it clear what your needs and expectations are. During the summer, many of the co-ops are populated by people who are not taking classes. Their schedules and lifestyles, therefore, may differ greatly from yours. Please be explicit that you are with the ISR Summer Institute and state the dates you will be in Ann Arbor. House approval is not required for contracts for a double room. Contracts for any contract dates other than those listed on the ICC website require house approval.

For more information on co-ops, contact:

Inter-Cooperative Council
337 E. William St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Telephone: 734-662-4414
Fax: 734-662-5870
Web site: http://www.icc.coop/


There are a limited number of hotels within walking distance of campus. Some hotels located off campus provide regular transportation for their guests to and from campus. You may wish to ask about those options before selecting your hotel.  Accommodations at many national hotel chains can be reserved through their toll-free numbers. Call the hotels to get current rates. For a list of local hotels, check the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors' Bureau.

Ecumenical Center

The Ecumenical Center and International Residence's (ECIR) mission is to be a reconciling living/learning community across the lines of religion, ethnicity, and culture. ECIR offers 1-bedroom apartments and bedrooms in 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Utilities and ethernet internet are included. All apartments are air conditioned, furnished, and have a bathroom, kitchen and living room. One month of rent is $1,300-$1,420 for a one bedroom apartment. $980-$1,060 for a two bedroom apartment, and $745-$770 for a three bedroom apartment. The rates are per bedroom in the multiple bedroom apartments. For more information e-mail info@ecir.org, phone 734-662-5529, or visit www.ecir.org.

Chabad House

 A great location on campus.  The Chabad House is located at 715 Hill Street.  Sublets may be available during the summer months.  The rates vary from $350 to $700.  The house is clean and quiet with furnished rooms, a shared kitchen, cable and internet.  Laundry washers and dryers are available, males preferred.  Contact the house at 734-995-3276 or visit their website at https://www.jewmich.com/

Landmark Apartments

1300 S University Ave. At Landmark you will have the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in an off campus student community that is built specifically with you, the student, in mind.

Take advantage of their convenient location and unmatched amenities—everything you want and need in one place makes Landmark the best in student apartments! Landmark is located close to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and minutes to class. At Landmark, you will also enjoy their amenities including a clubhouse complete with a state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna and steam rooms, yoga studio, free tanning beds, first class business center, theater, game room, multiple hot tubs, several on-site retail and dining options, and much more.

Landmark offers fully furnished apartments in a variety of floor plans to choose from, individual liability leases, and cable TV and wireless internet are included. liveatlandmark.com

South Main Street Short Stay - Ann Arbor

Stay in two bedroom suites located in downtown Ann Arbor, just blocks away from the stadium and great downtown entertainment. 

  • Onsite parking
  • Breakfast from a local shop each morning
  • Bikes available to loan
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Top third floor overlooking Main Street

Contact them at 734-489-2050.  South Main Street Short Stay - Ann Arbor

Zaragon West - Ann Arbor

Zaragon West located at 401 Thompson, offers Ann Arbor apartments and housing for rent for visiting students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan. Contact them at 734-786-3890