Eastern Michigan University maintains investment in housing and dining services

Residence hall percentage increase is lowest since the University did not raise rates during the “0-0-0” campaign in 2010-2011

student walking on campus by dorms

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University plans to continue to support its ongoing investment in the residential experience while limiting cost increases to students by increasing housing rates by an average of 2.94 percent in the coming academic year.

The increase is $180 per year, or $22.50 a month for all University housing with the exception of the Village complex, which will not increase.

The increases range from 0 percent to 3.96 percent, depending on location. The Residence Halls percentage increase of 2 percent is the lowest increase since the University did not raise room and board rates during the ”0-0-0” campaign in 2010-11

The percent increase in apartments rates ranges from 2.61 percent to 4.1 percent, depending on location. The increases will help address a portion of the deferred maintenance associated with these buildings.      

Meal plan rates will increase 2.95 percent. This increase corresponds to the expected inflation rate for food services, and allows for the maintenance of high quality food offerings within Eastern Michigan’s dining facilities.

Students and staff have continued to benefit from the University’s partnership with its dining services partner, Compass Group North America – Chartwells Higher Education (Chartwells), a collaboration that has resulted in expansion and improvement of EMU’s facilities and its campus dining experience.

Student surveys have shown that more students are eating in the Student Center than before the dining partnership and that there is greater usage of the Commons residence hall dining area as well.

The EMU Board of Regents approved the increases at its regular meeting Friday, Dec. 13.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

December 13, 2019

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom