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2022 ICPSR Summer Housing

The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) has offered housing to ICPSR Summer Program participants for over fifty years. Several co-op houses are within walking distance of the U-M central campus. ICC house members who live on the north campus in Escher House can travel to and from central campus on the U-M blue buses (free) or the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority buses (fee).


Living cooperatively and sharing costs for housing are the hallmarks of the co-op experience. To that end, the ICC student housing co-ops are jointly managed and run by the house members.

Each ICC house member will contribute around 4 hours of work per week to share house

maintenance. Work duties may include working, cleaning, or serving as a house officer. Please note that Summer Program participants staying at an ICC co-op are required to complete their weekly chores, as part of their rental agreement.


Currently, all ICC houses offer room and board (meals), except for Debs, Linder, and Ruths.

Boarding Houses serve dinners 2-3 nights a week, and they also stock food for breakfast and lunch. Members living in non-boarding houses will not have shared dinners, but will have stock food available for dinner.


2022 Rates for one session due at time of signing contract (includes $50 in non-refundable shares and a $100 non-refundable membership fee)

  • Central Campus Single: $898
  • Escher Small Single: $1,056
  • Escher Large Single: $1,158


All central campus rooms are singles by default. All ICC houses come with furnished bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, coinless laundry rooms, utilities, wireless internet, parking, and TV lounges. 

When applying to the ICC, identify yourself as an ICPSR Summer Program participant and include the specific housing dates for your stay in Ann Arbor. ICC ICPSR contract dates are based on the dates of each 4 week session; early move-in and late move-out will usually not be possible, but contact the house you are signing with for availability. Feel free to ask the ICC staff for housing recommendations. Then contact the house president to ask the questions which will help you decide which house is the right fit for you. You can contact individual house presidents via email .

The personality of each House is made up of the members who live there; house members may be primarily undergraduates or graduate students. Find out ahead of time what you may expect in terms of a general house ambiance; ask about noise levels and tidiness. Please note that ICC houses do not have central air-conditioning and do not provide A/C window units or fans for residents; if you want an A/C window unit or fan in your room, you must bring or purchase your own (recommended, since summers in Ann Arbor can be quite hot). Each room has an extra-long twin bed, a desk, dresser, and chair. Parking is limited. When considering a contract with the ICC, be aware of your own needs and expectations. If you do contract with the ICC, plan to be communicative, flexible, and tolerant. Please note that Gregory house is substance-free.

ICC contracts become available for ICPSR Summer Program participants on April 15, 2022. Group contracts are not possible; contact the ICC directly if you are traveling with a companion. Each individual must apply and sign an individual contract. When the ICC notifies you that your housing contract is ready to be signed, you are required to verify your ICPSR Summer Program participation by submitting either your registration confirmation email or a copy of your account page. 


Here are some houses we recommend for ICPSR participants:

Baker: This house is primarily for graduate students, so ICPSR participants may find likeminded peers here. This house can be social, but the events will be small and house-only.

Gregory: This house is very quiet and clean. It is also strictly substance free, so program participants would have to sign an agreement to not bring substances into the house while living at Gregory.

Osterweil: Clean, quiet, and studious. This house is very close to downtown Ann Arbor and campus.

Ruths’: This house is small, calm, and clean. Located in the beautiful Kerrytown distrct, it is close to all of the excitement of Ann Arbor.

Most of our other houses are quite social and lively. They will likely hold parties over the summer, and most of the residents will be undergraduates. Particularly social houses include Black Elk, Debs, Luther, MichMinnies, Owen, Nakamura, and Vail.


For more information, visit the ICC website or contact the ICC at or (734) 662-4414.