All students admitted into the Summer Bridge Program are required to live in University Housing for the Summer Term. You need to complete your application (sent once you have paid your enrollment deposit or had it waived) beginning April 1 to your umich email account. Housing will then email you a contract (separate from the Bridge Contract) you will also need to submit. You can apply for fall-winter housing on the same application. Notification for fall-winter housing will not be emailed until July.

Checking into Mosher Jordan Residence Hall:

Check in will be processed at Mosher Jordan Residence Hall. Housing will be on hand to help with the registration; you have to check in at the Housing Information table immediately after entering Mosher Jordan Residence Hall in order to receive your room assignment.  Once you have completed the check-in process, you will be able to move into your room.

What to bring:

Be sure to bring soap, sheets, towels, pillows, blankets and pillow cases. A plastic pail with a handle makes carrying toiletries easier. Many students find the following items essential: a calculator, * stereo, television, computer,* high intensity lamp, laundry bag, beach thongs (for the shower), comfortable walking shoes, an alarm clock, a can opener, coat hangers, a drinking cup, a plate, eating utensils, an iron, an extension cord, a fan, and personal medication. Naturally, you will also need plenty of pencils, pens and notebooks. Students must provide their own towels, washcloths and bed linen. * (Since most first and second year mathematics courses now require a specific graphics calculator--the Texas Instrument [TI 83]-we recommend your purchase of this particular model either before you arrive, or shortly thereafter.)

*(Some students find it helpful to have a laptop with wireless capabilities. Remember to talk to your financial aid officer about funding for a laptop.)

What not to Bring:

No pets are allowed in the residence halls. Fireworks, firearms and weapons of any kind are completely prohibited and possession of them could result in your dismissal from the university. Candles and open flame items, as well as most electrical appliances such as hot plates, toaster ovens, and oil popcorn poppers are also prohibited.

Location of Mosher Jordan Residence Hall:

The map of the Central Campus of the University of Michigan will be provided along with the Orientation Schedule in your final mailing prior to your arrival.

Furnishings and Services:

All rooms in the University of Michigan residence halls are provided with basic furnishings and equipment for each resident including: a bed, closet space, a desk, adequate lighting, a lounge chair, a wastepaper basket and draperies. Coin-operated machines for personal laundry are located in each building.

Food Service

The standard meal contract at the University of Michigan includes unlimited meals along with $25 Dining Dollars and $25 Blue Bucks. Also offered is a 70 Block meal plan which provides 70 meals along with $75 Dining dollars and $50 Blue Bucks. Any questions regarding meal plans should be directed to the Housing Information Office at 734-763-3164.

Summer Term:  

All meals will be served in Marketplace, located on the lower level of the Hill Dining Center in Mosher-Jordan Hall.  Marketplace will be open during the following times:

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am     Breakfast
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm    Lunch
  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm     Dinner

The weekend hours for the Hill Dining Center will be the same as during the week but no breakfast service at all on weekends

  • Saturday's - brunch only 11:30-1:30
  • Sunday's - Brunch 11:30-1:30 and Dinner 4:30-7:00

Victors, a food emporium located on the upper level of the Hill Dining Center, will be open during the following hours:

  • 7:30 am - 10:30 pm Monday – Friday
  • 6:00 pm -10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Blue Bucks

Blue Bucks work like a pre-paid debit card account, and are part of every U-M meal plan. During the Summer Bridge Program, Blue Bucks are accepted in the University Unions, at Victors, in Marketplace, in vending machines across campus and in residence hall laundry facilities. Check out the MyPlan site to check your account balance, or to purchase additional Blue Bucks.

Dining Dollars

Like Blue Bucks, Dining Dollars are loaded onto each student’s Mcard. Dining Dollars make it quick, easy, and convenient to purchase additional meals in Marketplace or to grab a snack, a cup of coffee or a meal to go at Victors. Dining Dollars are included in all meal plans for our residential students.

    - For additional information about meal plans, Blue Bucks or Dining Dollars, contact:

Housing Business Services

Central Campus:
1011 Student Activities Building, (734) 763-4632

North Campus:
B430 Pierpont Commons, (734) 763-6294