Student housing for people, not for profit!

The Inter-Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan is a nonprofit cooperative providing affordable housing to U of M, Eastern Michigan, Washtenaw County Community College, and other full-time college students who meet our eligibility requirements.We also offer housing to Visiting Scholars, Summer academic programs, and non-students (subject to approval by individual houses). The co-ops are an ideal place to meet new people and participate in a welcoming community. We offer housing in 17 properties surrounding the UM campus. 

Because there is no landlord making a profit, the co-ops are the best deal in town. Individual house budgets are set by the house membership at the beginning of each term (and consistently run at least $200/month less than the residence halls!)How do we keep our costs so low? We cooperate! Everyone shares the common space in the house, the work (you contribute around 4 hours of cooking, cleaning, office work, etc), and the democratic governance of the house and organization.


 Member Definition

Current members: Members who are currently living in an ICC house, have a valid 2016-17 membership contract, and have paid $500 in shares and $100 membership fee.

Past returning members: Members not currently living in an ICC house, but still have shares ($500/$250/$50) on deposit, and have paid $100 membership fee.

Prospective members: Applicants interested in living in the ICC, and not purchased any shares or paid any membership fee.


General Lease signing information

The ICC signs contracts for up to three distinct contract periods: 

  • Current Fall/Winter (now to end of April 2017);
  • Future spring/summer (May 2017-August 2017);
  • Future fall/winter (September 2017-April2018).

Although the signing process is generally the same regardless of the period you are signing for, specific information such as availability and monthly charges, may be different within each contract period. Click on the contract period you are interested in signing for the most relevant information:

2016-17 Fall/winter term (September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017).

2017 Spring/summer term (May 1, 2017 to August 19, 2017)

2017-18 Fall/winter term (August 30, 2017 to April 29, 2018)

ICC Housing Calendar
Now: Spaces are still available for signing for Fall/winter 2016-17.
Now: Applications are beging accepted from current members for Fall/winter 2017-18.

October 17, 2016: 2017-18 Pre-lease Contracts will be issued for current members signing for the same house or room.

October 31, 2016: 2017-18 Pre-lease Contracts will be issued for current members signing for different houses or rooms.

November 1, 2016: Applications will be accepted from new and past returning members for 2017-18.

November 14, 2016: 2017-18 contract signing for new and past returning members will begin.