Living on Campus

COVID-19 Residence Life Information

University of Detroit Mercy COVID-19 Information 

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 
  • Self-quarantine/isolation: If you are in self quarantine or isolation, please contact so that we can plan to have Metz meal bundles delivered to you. 

Move out:   

Given the urgent timing and uncertainty around initial measures and response to Covid-19, many students returned home but were unable to move personal belongings.  In consultation with local authorities, students can return to campus to move out during the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.    

  • Please contact to schedule a time to complete your move out.  Emails will be responded to during regular business hours on Monday-Friday.  When planning your campus visit, please email at least 1 business day in advance. Residence Life will be monitoring how many students are moving out each day to limit the amount of people in each hall.  We ask that you bring no more than two people to assist you and that you practice social distancing.  
  • Residence Life will issue a letter confirming your move out date and time to present at the Public Safety gate.  This letter is required for entrance to campus.  Public Safety will ask you a series of screening questions before you are permitted to enter campus.   
  • ID Access:  Your university ID will be enabled for the day of your move out only. 
  • Keys are to be returned through Express Checkout in Quad Commons or by the Residence Life office in Shiple Hall.  
  • Students are expected to move out by April 25.  If you are unable to return by that date, please contact us to make special arrangements.
Canadian Students: We realize at this time that Canadian students will not be permitted across the border. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with our residents  who are unable to return. 


Housing Selection 2020/2021:

Considering the current situation, we have postponed Housing Selection for the 2020/2021 year until the beginning of April.  Stay tuned to your Detroit Mercy email and the Res Life website for more information and details.         

Summer Housing:

Residence Life will send out information regarding summer housing in April. 

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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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


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


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