General Questions

What are advantages to living on campus?
Be closer to the action! Our Residence Life team is here to help support you 24/7 with live-on professional staff, programming, and a 24-hour front desk. Our main dining hall is located inside our University Center Residence Hall. Your meal plan also allows you to eat in the Administration Building close to your classes. No need to pay high membership fees. There is a fitness center located inside of the University Center Residence Hall for students to use free of charge. Enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the campus as well as full cable in every room.

If I cancel my contract, will my deposit get refunded?
No.  The housing deposit is non-refundable.

Can I sign a one semester housing contract?
Housing contracts are signed for a full academic year (fall and winter semesters). Mid-year (winter semester) contracts will be available if space permits. If the resident will no longer be an enrolled student, the resident must apply for a contract release with the Residence Life office. Releases are granted for the following reasons only: withdrawal from MU, transfer to another school, graduation/program completion. The contract will not be terminated for an enrolled resident to move off campus or commute from home during the period of the contract. If a resident chooses to move out of the residence hall without obtaining a contract release from the Residence Life office, the resident continues to be financially responsible for all room and board charges for the remainder of the academic year.

Room Questions

What do the rooms look like?
To see room layouts, please see the various residence halls under "Housing Options".

How will I find out my room assignment and roommate?
During the summer you will receive communication from the Office of Residence Life notifying you that you can view your assignment and roommate information in the housing portal.

Can I have a private/single room?
Private/single rooms are available for students, however, these rooms are in limited supply and in high demand.

What furniture and appliances are available?

Please see the Madonna University Move-In Guide.

What are the measurements of my room?

Each room is a little bit different and Residence Life is not able to provide exact room dimensions or tours of exact rooms. All exact room measurements will have to be taken upon move-in. Below are ranges for our most common rooms. 


(All measurements in inches)

Closet – 75 x 35 x 25.5

Above closet space – 35 x 15.5

Window – 64 x 64

Cabinet under the sink – 30 x 22.5

Above sink mirror – 24.5 x 18.5

Medicine cabinet – 16 x 26

Dresser – 31 x 17.5 x 17.5 (has four drawers)

Desk – 38 x 30.5 x 24 (may have up to four drawers)

Above desk hutch – 37.5 x 24 x 11

Mattress – 80 x 36 x 7

Under bed clearance – Up to 82 x 26.5, as small as 82 x 10

With beds on opposite walls, distance between the frames - 64


(All measurements in inches)

Closet – 95.5 x 48 x 25 (Open space)

Desk – 24 x 47 x 30.5

Dresser when stacked – 38 x 31.5 x 15.75

Dressers when separate - 19 x 31.5 x 15.75

Mattress – 80 x 36 x 7

Under bed clearance – Up to 80 x 30, as small as 80 x 5

Window – 34 x 46


(All measurements in inches)

Closet – 96 x 44.5 x 24.5 (Has door)

Desk – 24 x 47 x 30.5

Dresser when stacked – 38 x 31.5 x 15.75

Dressers when separate - 19 x 31.5 x 15.75

Mattress – 80 x 36 x 7

Under bed clearance – Up to 80 x 30, as small as 80 x 5

Window – 34 x 46

Roommate Questions

How will you match me with a roommate?
You will fill out living habit questions on your Housing Application. The information provided on your application is used to match you with a roommate based on your preferences for noise, visitors, sleeping habits, and study habits.

Can I choose my roommate?
In the application you receive from the Office of Residence Life it will contain information on how to request a roommate. You will need to know this student’s first and last name. In order for roommates to be matched BOTH parties must request one another.

What happens if I do not get along with my roommate?
First, talk with your roommate about what is bothering you. Much of the time, problems can be worked out simply by communicating directly with them. If that doesn't work, speak with your RA and they can help you resolve the issue. At the beginning of the semester, it is important to be genuine and honest with your roommate.

Amenities Questions

Is cable television available?
A TV connection is provided in each bedroom and each living room, but the university is currently in the process of phasing out cable television inside student rooms to focus on other amenities. Currently we offer over 80 different channels. If you need help with your cable, please contact the help desk.

What type of laundry services are available?
Laundry rooms are located on the ground floor of the University Center and on each floor of the LLC Center and Apartment Living Center. Laundry is free for all residential students. 

How will I receive packages on campus?
All mail and packages are sorted daily. Students will receive mail in their designated mailbox. Package slips are placed in student mailboxes and packages can be retrieved at the University Center front desk.

The on-campus address for residential students is as follows:
Student's Name
Room #
14221 Levan Road
Livonia, MI 48154

What if I am in need of a housing accommodation?
All students who are provided housing accommodations must be registered with our Office of Counseling and Disability Resources. Please follow the link below for more information on their services and how to register.

Office of Counseling and Disability Resources

Parking and Transportation

Can I have a car on campus?
Students are allowed to have a vehicle on campus. Registration and a parking pass is required for all students and guest and can be obtained from the Enrollment Service Center in Suite 2003.

Can I have a bicycle on campus?
Bicycles are allowed on campus, but are required to stay outside in the provided bike racks.

Housing Policies

What are the quiet hour policies?
Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. However, the residence hall does observe 24-hour courtesy hours, which means that members of the community may ask residents to keep the noise level down at any time. During the last week of the semester the residence hall observes a 24-hour quiet hour policy.

Is there a curfew?
Madonna Residence Life does not have a curfew, but encourages students to make responsible choices to remain healthy and prepared for classes.

Am I allowed to have a pet?
Pets are not allowed in the residence halls. The only exceptions to this policy are fish that are kept in a tank under 5 gallons and service animals.

Is alcohol allowed in the Residence Hall?

Alcohol  is not permitted in any Madonna University Residence Halls.

Can I have a guest?
Guests are allowed to visit the residence hall once signed in at the residence hall front desk. Guests may be in the building from 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Residents may fill out an overnight guest form at the residence hall front desk in order to have a guest of the same sex stay overnight. Guests of opposite sex are not allowed overnight stay. Any guests under the age of 18 must have pre-approval from the Dean of Students before an overnight stay is permitted.