Residence Life

Why live on campus?
Residence life and housing research suggests students who live on campus:

Have a higher grade point average.
Access and contact faculty more often.
Utilize university resources more often.
Have up to a 20% better chance of graduating with a degree.
Are more satisfied with their college experience.
Make lifelong friends.
Develop hands-on leadership skills through the many opportunities provided in the residence halls.
Save time commuting and fighting for limited parking spaces.
Have nutritious meals without the headaches of having to purchase, prepare and clean up.

Michigan Campus

Housing Handbook 2016-2017 Housing and Dining Services Contract

Incoming Freshmen

ALL Freshmen are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Live within a 50-mile commuting radius of Northwood University
  • Married
  • Veteran
  • 20 years of age or older as of September 1
  • Live with a sibling (sophomore or older) who is already established off campus (approval by Dean of Students required)

Dubois & Miner Residence Hall

Dubois Building Layout Miner Building Layout Floor Plan

Features:

  • Designated for freshmen under the age of 20 and accommodates approximately 472 students.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending areas
  • Directly next door to the Student Union & Student Leadership Center
  • Computer lab (open 24 hours)
  • Furnished living environment
  • Every two rooms are adjoined by a restroom with shower
  • Internet data ports (ethernet ports) in every bedroom; wireless network throughout campus
  • Conveniently attached to the cafeteria
  • Approximate room size 12'5" X 9'6"
  • Approximate entry hall size: 7'2" X 4'71/2"
  • 24-hour security and security cameras
  • Room furnishings: 2 desk chairs, 2 bookshelves, 2 twin beds (bunk-style, extra-long), 2 desks, 2 closets

Naegele Village Apartments

Floor Plan

Single Style Features:

  • Designated for students beyond their first year at Northwood University
  • Accommodates up to 168 students
  • Each individual apartment houses up to 6 students in single bedrooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Adjacent to the Student Union & Student Leadership Center
  • Internet data ports (ethernet ports) in every bedroom; wireless network throughout campus
  • Cable outlets in every bedroom
  • Conveniently located near the cafeteria
  • 1-2 bathrooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Room furnishings: one (1) twin bed (extra-long), one (1) closet or wardrobe, one (1) three-drawer dresser, one (1) desk, one (1) chair, carpeted throughout
  • Shared living room and kitchenette

South Village Apartments

Floor Plan

Shared Style Features:

  • Designated for students beyond their first year at Northwood University
  • Accommodates up to 168 students
  • Each individual apartment houses up to six students within three bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Large community living area
  • Study rooms
  • Free laundry facilities within each apartment
  • Internet data ports (ethernet ports) in every bedroom; wireless network throughout campus
  • Cable outlet
  • Full bath and half bath
  • 24-hour security and security cameras
  • Room furnishings: twin beds (extra-long), two closets, two dressers
  • Shared apartment furnishings: oven/stove, refrigerator/freezer, sink, cupboard space, one (1) couch, one (1) loveseat, one (1) chair, shared desk space, and storage closet

Care Team

Submit a Report Call the Care Team @ 989.837.5150

Additional Resources

The Care Team is an intervention and prevention team. The Care Team meets bi-monthly to discuss the health and safety of referred students and situations. The primary purpose of the Care Team is to be proactive and prevent, or at least reduce, problems involving students. It is also the goal to assist students with individualized support services, such as counseling, and to help coordinate the efforts and responses of those other university departments to promote the success of Northwood University students.

How does the team work?

The Care Team meets every other week during the academic year and as needed. The team is comprised of several university employees who interact with students in a variety of settings. The team discusses students who have been brought to its attention through one or more of the several notification methods. The team then attempts to identify individual needs of the student and the appropriate response or services. Furthermore, it is the goal of the team to follow up, either in person or with the provided resource departments/personnel, on the progress of students brought to the team’s attention to ensure the needs of the student have been met.

What to look for

  • Students/Peers:
    • Disengaging or isolating behavior
    • Missing class or not completing assignments
    • Significant change in behavior or appearance
    • Problematic behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, self-mutilation or other uncharacteristic or concerning behavior
    • Any other information that leads one to be concerned for the health and safety of another student
    • Reports/complaints of bullying
  • Family (In addition to the above listed behaviors):
    • Any family-related problems or issues, which could include divorce or death of a family member
    • Illness
    • Expressions by the student of being overwhelmed, extremely homesick, wanting to quit or give up
  • Faculty:
    • See referral form as well as the above listed items