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.
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 have paid $100 membership fee. They may or may not still have shares on deposit.
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)
Now: Applications are being accepted from current and propsective members for Fall/winter 2017-18.
January 4, 2017: Applications will be accepted for King and Baker Houses. Non-graduate students will be offered contracts starting May 1, 2017.
January 23, 2017: Applications are being accepted from current ICC members for 2017 spring/summer. Contract signing for current members for 2017 spring/summe begins.
February 6, 2017: Applications and signing for new, past returning, and prospective members for 2017 spring/summer begins.