Welcome to the Union! Here are some FAQ's to get you ready.
When is Move-In Day?
The tentative move-in day for the 2021 Fall semester is Monday, August 30th and Tuesday, August 31st. More information regarding move-in and specific timing can be expected via email in August. 
What are "Union Houses" and which House fits me best? 
Union houses are our new themed hallways used to best match you with roommates, neighbors, friends for life and those individuals who want to share the same type of college experience as you! Listed below are the descriptions of each house so you can find your best fit. 

Base Camp
  • The perfect choice for incoming freshmen looking to start their college experience with new friends and plenty of memories. Exclusively for first year students!
Navy Heights
  • The home of our leaders and best! Reserved for students of all majors majors looking to prioritize their studies and be around scholars with similar mindsets and goals. 
Wolverine Trail
  • This house is for residents looking to have a quieter, relaxing experience. Wolverine trail will host events such as yoga classes, meditation sessions, nature walks and more!
Gamers Station
  • This section of our property is exclusively for our Video Game enthusiasts. Expect gaming LAN parties, as well as spending time with many other like minded gamers.
Canvas Park
  • The unique Creators' Hub at the Union. Find others to start creative projects with and live in what will be the most artistic and decorative wing of the building!
Olympic Village
  • Exclusively for student-athletes from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Henry Ford College. 
Maize League 
  • Join fellow Wolverines looking to mingle and get the most out of their time in school. Fast paced and tons of events. Maize League will be the heart of student life!
How do I go about Roommate Matching? 
The roommate matching deadline is July 14th. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any leases signed after that date will be placed into rooms on their decided Union House with other students in the same area. There are multiple ways to go about roommate matching!

First off, please fill out our roommate matching form here: Https://forms.gle/HypbUMzft1EiidPU7
This allows our staff to learn more about your personality and who would be a good match for your time here with us! If you already have specific roommates in mind, please email us as soon as you can. 

Next, we utilize our union houses to get matched with peers who have similar interests and lifestyle habit as you! You pick a house, we do the rest! 

On top of this, you can make a post on our roommate matching Instagram page (@UnionRoommates). This allows you to meet and pick roommates yourself. Send a DM to the Instagram page with some information about yourself and we can get your face out there for other potential roommates to see!
Financial Aid
University of Michigan students can use this link to make an appointment with their Financial Aid office at any time. Click here!
Any questions you may have regarding Financial Aid can be directed to the office of Financial Aid on Campus. Any question regarding finances for rent or due to the Union can be directed to our Financial Administrator in the office. 
How do I use Resident Portal?
Resident Portal is the Mobile/Computer application that allows you to pay rent, submit maintenance requests, view property messages and leasing documents, and much more. You can access Resident Portal through our website, or you can download the application through your smartphones app store. 
To learn more about using Resident Portal, click here to watch a video!

 
What Should I pack for Move-In Day?
All units come fully furnished, so large furniture such as couches and chairs are not recommended. A list of suggested items to bring can be found above!
How can I connect with current residents and get involved with the city of Dearborn?
The Union offers a variety of events that are great ways to meet current residents! On top of that, your RA's and Union Houses will host floor specific events to help residents meet each other. Other than events, you can connect to residents and the city through social media! Some great Instagram pages to follow are below.

Union Resources:
@ uniondearborn - The official Instagram profile of the Union Dearborn! We share lots of content regarding our residents, events, campus and the city of Dearborn!
@ unionroommates - This profile is used to help find your perfect roommate for the upcoming school year. DM us to share a post about yourself!
@ union_swap - Have something you'd like to sell? Post it here to advertise specifically to our property! 
@ unioncreators - A platform for us to display our residents creative outlets. 

City of Dearborn Resources:

@ Dearborn - The official Instagram profile of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights news. Learn about current local events and news through this source!
@downtowndearborn - The official Instagram profile of Downtown Dearborn. This profile shares the latest news regarding the community, events, local businesses and ways to get involved. 

UM-Dearborn Resources
@umdearborn - the official Instagram profile of the University of Michigan Dearborn
@goumdearborn - The official Instagram profile of UM-Dearborn athletics. Follow this account to learn about your favorite athletes, games, and sporting events!
@dearbornwolverine - UM-Dearborn Admissions 
Where are some popular places to go in the city?
If you are coming to tour campus and the Union, make sure to spend some time Downtown Dearborn! Downtown West Dearborn is a very big hotspot, filled with local restaurants and small businesses. You can either walk down from campus or park in one of the several free parking locations! Downtown West Dearborn is located west of Evergreen and Michigan Ave. 
Where can I park at the Union?
If you are coming in for a tour or to ask the leasing office any questions, there are specific leasing office parking spots available at the front of the building located next to the volleyball court. 

For all other parking, there are parking spots located all surrounding the building. There is also a very large parking lot on the south side of the building. You may park in any of these spots, as the only spots you may not park in are designated employee parking spaces. 
Where can my family stay when they come to Dearborn to visit?
Unless you have a small number of visitors that will be staying for a short period of time (less than 3 days,) there are two local hotels right around the corner we recommend! Within walking distance, The Henry is a very nice hotel located in Fairlane Center as well. Down the road, there also is a very nice Holiday Inn right in the center of West Dearborn that has been fantastic to our residents families. 
How to I receive packages and letters sent to my apartment?
All mail sent via the USPS will be delivered to your apartments specific mailbox, which you will be directed to during your move in day. You will also receive your mailbox key to access this then as well. 

Other mail and packages delivered by postal services such as Amazon, DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc. will be delivered to our Parcel Pending package locker. This is a device located in the Victors Den, and when you move in to our building you will receive forms explaining how to set up your account in the system. 
What are the policies regarding animals?
The only animals allowed on property are pre-qualified service animals. Therapy animals are allowed with proper documentation and written permission from the leasing office. Birds and other animals must stay at home. Please refer to you leasing agreement for further questions regarding animals.