Residence Life

Madonna University Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life at Madonna University is committed to providing a safe, living-learning atmosphere conducive to students' academic success, as well as professional and personal growth.

As an integral part of Student Affairs, the Residence Life staff aims to:Residence Life here for you

  • ENCOURAGE students to integrate life experiences and classroom activities in an inclusive environment.
  • EDUCATE students through academic and social programming that enriches community building, healthy relationships, and the college experience.
  • ENSURE a climate that respects diversity and multiculturalism, where self-responsibility and mutual respect is acknowledged as well as expected.
  • EMPOWER individual students to pursue leadership development through service opportunities offered by the Office of Residence Life, Madonna University, and the local community.
  • EXAMINE and continuously enhance Residence Hall services, in collaboration with various departments, to meet the needs of the residents through evaluations and assessment tools.
 Residence Life Staff

Residence Life General Information

To reach a Residence Life professional staff member please use the following communication methods.


Phone: 734-432-5383

Front Desk
Residence Life front desk

Your residence hall front desk is the center of the neighborhood. You can get questions answered, receive mail and packages, check-in guests, and check-out items such as games, recreation equipment, and vacuums. You will be able to sign up for hall events at the desk, and facilities and room key issues can also be addressed there.

Our friendly desk staff is here to help you 24/7 with any questions you may have about residence hall events, getting around campus, or general questions. Feel free to ask our desk staff any question, no matter how small. We're always happy to help.

University Center Front Desk Phone: (734) 432-5502
Living Learning Community Center &
Apartment Community Center Front Desk Phone: (734) 432-5520

Professional Staff  
Sarah Gombar Sarah Gombar
Director of Residence Life
(734) 432-5755 
Savannah Haig Savannah Haig
Residence Life Coordinator
(734) 432-5626
Scott McCarthy photo Scott McCarthy
Housing Coordinator
(734) 432-5888

Student Staff
Residence Life Student Staff

Resident Coordinators:


Resident Assistants:

Acire Crayton – West Wing     Wayne Breckenridge – West Wing
Jaime Kuligowski – East Wing     Monica Brydges – West Wing
Elizabeth Ogolla - East Wing     Katherine Buchanan – East Wing
      Dean Kolstad – East Wing
Maricela Huerta     Angela Maggioncalda – East Wing
Adam Lindoo     LeAnn Morse – East Wing
      Mariah Mullan – East Wing
APARTMENT CENTER     Hannah Carson - East Wing
Sarah Redman     Clarissa Pioch – East Wing
      Jalen Thomas – West Wing
      Marwah Ayache
      Carlos Fernandes
      Elaine Hamilton
      Godfrey Kegode
      Joshua Lomuscio
      Taylor Suurmeyer


 Housing Information/Housing Sign Up

Residence Life Housing Info.

Residence Hall Requirements

Effective August 22, 2018 any contracts and deposits received may take up to 48 hours to process before a move-in date and time is granted. Please check your Madonna email for a move-in date and time.

Effective Fall 2017, all first-year, American students, whose primary U.S. residence is more than 35 miles from campus, and all new International (F-1 visa) and English Language program students must reside on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first full academic year (fall and winter semesters) at Madonna.

Online Contracts and Deposits
If you plan to live on campus, we encourage you to submit a completed Residence Hall contract and deposit online, as early as possible, in order to assure your room reservation for the desired semester(s). A $175 deposit is due when submitting your completed contract for both Fall and Winter Semester. Once you move into the Residence Hall, $100 will be applied to room and board charges for Fall, and $75 will be applied for Winter.

A $100 deposit is due when submitting your contract for only one semester, and it will be applied to the room and board charges for that semester, once you move in.

You will forfeit your deposit if you do not move into the Residence Hall, per your contract. A residential student is defined as a student who resides in on-campus housing under a housing contract, and is currently enrolled at the University.

Current residential students who fill out their Housing Application for Summer 2017/2018 or Fall 2018/2019 BEFORE March 31st will have their current housing deposit rolled over and will not have to complete another deposit.

Current residential students who fill out their Housing Application for Summer 2017/2018 or Fall 2018/2019 AFTER March 31st will have their current housing deposit refunded after the Winter semester and MUST remit another housing deposit of $175 before going through Housing Selection.

If you have concerns about the policies above, please submit a "Special Academic or Administrative Student Request" form through the Registrar's office.

Summer Housing 2019

If you plan to live on campus during summer, we encourage you to submit a completed Residence Hall contract and deposit online as early as possible in order to ensure your room reservation for the desired semester(s). If you are a current residential student, your deposit will be rolled into your summer account. If you are a new residential student, a $100 deposit is due when submitting your contract for only one semester, and it will be applied to the room and board charges for that semester once you move in.

You will forfeit your deposit if you do not move into the Residence Hall, per your contract. A residential student is defined as a student who resides in on-campus housing under a housing contract, and is currently enrolled at the University.

Students will be placed on a first come, first served basis starting with our Apartment Community Center. Once this building is filled, we will be placing students in the Living Learning Community Center. If you have a roommate preference please email

Room and Board 2019-2020

Housing Rates 2019-2020
Rate 1
Single in 5-bedroom apartment
Single with private bath
Apartment Center (Upperclassmen Only)
University Center
(Per Semester)
(Per 2 Semesters)
Rate 2
Large single with sink and community bath
Double for one person and community bath
Single with semi-private bath
University Center
University Center & LLC Center(Winter 2019)
LLC Center
(Per Semester)
(Per 2 Semesters)
Rate 3
Double with semi-private bath
Quad with a living room and community bath
Small single with sink and community bath
LLC Center
University Center
University Center
(Per Semester)
(Per 2 Semesters)
Rate 4
Double with sink and community bath
University Center
(Per Semester)
(Per 2 Semesters)
Meal Plans
PlansDetails1 Semester2 Semesters
Plan A 19 meals/exchanges per semester plus $60 in Crusader Cash $2,475 $4,950
Plan B 14 meals/exchanges per semester plus $165 in Crusader Cash $2,370 $4,740
Plan C 10 meals/exchanges per semester plus $225 in Crusader Cash $2,265 $4,530
Commuter and Apartment Meal Plans Blocks of 10 ($70), 25 ($175), 50 ($338), and 100 ($650) meals    

Board (Meal Plans) 
The following meal plans are offered by Sodexo Dining Services.

*Students in Rate 2, 3, and 4 Rooms are required to select from Meal Plan A, B, or C.

**Students in Rate 1 Rooms are required to select from Meal Plan A, B, C, or a 100-Meal Block Plan for the year.

The value of your meal plan and related Crusader Cash is loaded onto your Madonna OneCard. You must swipe your card before every meal / purchase in the University Center Dining Hall, Stacks, and the Take 5.

Crusader Cash: Crusader Cash offers increased flexibility, is accepted at all on-campus dining locations, & do roll through winter semester (however they will expire at the end of the academic year in April).  You can add Crusader Cash at any time to any plan and in any amount.

Typical Annual Total Livonia Campus
Undergraduate: $31,850 based on 24-36 credits, Room Rate 4 and Meal Plan A
Graduate: $25,080 based on 18 credits, Room Rate 4 and Meal Plan A

 Housing Options

University Center East Wing

East Wing Private Room
East Wing Semi-Private Room

East Wing Quad Room

University Center West Wing

West Wing Private Room

Living Learning Community Center

Living Learning Community Center

Apartment Living Center (Upperclassmen Only)

Living Learning Community Center


 Housing Selection

Housing Options

Housing Selection

To participate in our housing selection process, you must have first submitted a Residence Hall contract and deposit. You can complete these steps under the housing information tab.

Once your contract and deposit is received you will be sent a password via your Madonna email in order to complete the community selection form at the link below.

Important Definitions:
Returning Student- Student who CURRENTLY lives on campus.
New Residential Student- Any student who does not currently reside on campus (i.e. first year, transfer, upper-class Madonna student not currently living on campus).

Returning Students will go through an in-person selection process. Selection/preference order will be determined based on earned credit hours. You should attend selection with all of those you wish to live with, and may select your room in the slot of the person in your room with the most credits. Your selection date and time will be communicated via your Madonna email once a housing contract and deposit is received.

New Residential Students will receive an email containing a Housing Selection link and will be able rank community and room type selections in which the Office of Residence Life will use in order to determine placement. All students must have the name of any preferred roommates at the time of selection. Any students who do not have a roommate preference will be asked to fill out our roommate survey. The answers to these questions will help us match students based on their compatibility. Preference is given in order of completed contracts and deposits. 

To review the community and room type options please see our housing options tab. For pricing information for each community and room type, please visit the housing information tab.

Housing Selection Timeline
Dates Who Task Notes
March 1st
All Students
Housing & LLC Application Open
Housing applications will be available for all students at
March 31st
Returning Students
Housing & LLC Applications Due
In order to go through the April 9th-13th selection period your contract and deposit must be submitted by this date.
April 2nd-6th
Returning Students
In-person LLC Members Housing Selection
Anyone accepted into a Living Learning Community can choose his or her room.
April 9th-13th
Returning Students
In-person Housing Selection
All students who CURRENTLY live on campus and filled out their housing application by March 31st can choose their room.
May 1st
New Residential Students
Housing and LLC Applications Due
In order to go through the May 14th-18th selection period your contract and deposit must be submitted by this date.
May 14th-18th
New Residential Students
Online Housing Selection
Students will receive an email in order of who submitted their materials first to complete our online selection process.
June 1st
All Students
Housing Assignments Given
Students will be provided their roommate and room number.
June 15th
All Students
Late Housing Assignments
Any applications submitted after the March 31st or May 1st deadline will be assigned.
July 1st
All Students
LLC Rooms Open for waitlist of non-LLC Members
Any rooms that are not filled by a member of an LLC will be open to be filled by students currently on the waitlist.
All other late applications
All Students
14 Business Days
Anyone applying for housing after June 15th will receive his or her room assignment 14 business days after the completion of the contract, deposit, and online selection.


 Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

A Living Learning Community is a purposeful residential clustering of students who share common academic, cultural, or social interests. These Living Learning Communities are great places to begin and continue your college experience.

All Living Learning Communities (LLC) will be located in the Living Learning Community Center.

Madonna currently offers three Living Learning Communities: Global Connections, Emerging Leaders and Scholar Leaders. Each community varies in organization, goals, and curriculum, but they all:

  • Provide a small college setting with large college resources
  • Facilitate connections among students, faculty, and staff around common interests
  • Build nurturing, welcoming atmospheres to increase learning and student retention
  • Encourage student participation in activities that foster learning

Living Learning Communities at Madonna University

Global Connections
Global Connections is home to both first-year and upper-class students, as well as domestic and international students. Residents of the Global Connections community share interests in travel, languages, interfaith, and other cultures.

Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders is dedicated to enacting positive change. If you desire to embark on or extend your leadership journey, this community is for you. Within the Emerging Leaders community, you will explore your leadership style and network with student leaders from other colleges and universities.

Scholar Leaders
Scholar Leaders is residential community for upper-level students with a cumulative GPA over 3.50. If you have an interest in leadership through group learning, service-learning, honors student programming, and academic involvement, then you would thrive in the Scholar Leaders community.

Click here to apply to live in a Living Learning Community.



Move-In (2018-2019)

The Madonna Residence Life family is looking forward to welcoming you home!

Move-In Guide
Please see our 2018-2019 move-in guide below for all of the information needed regarding move-in. This document will also be provided to each traditional first-year student at their orientation session.

Click here to view the Madonna Residence Life 2018-2019 Move-In Guide.

Parking Instructions

  1. Download the Move-In parking pass (PDF) by clicking here and display it on your dashboard (available on August 1st).
  2. Drive directly to the Franciscan Gathering Space to check-in and receive your room keys. Use the campus map on the back page of the move-in guide for reference. Attendants will assist you with directions to the appropriate loading zone or staging area.
  3. You will have 20 minutes to unload your vehicle at the curb with the help of student volunteers. After 20 minutes, you will need to park your vehicle in a nearby lot as directed by the parking attendants. Please help us provide quick access parking for as many people as possible by respecting this time limit.
  4. After you park your vehicle, check in at your building or community’s front office to be directed to your room. 

Residence Life Office
The Office of Residence Life will be open during move-in weekend as follows:

Thursday, August 23, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Move-In Dates

 Move-In TimeMove-In Date
Traditional First-Year Students See page 9 of the Move-in Guide August 23
Upperclassmen & Transfer Students 9 a.m. to noon August 25


 Frequently Asked Questions

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 Residence Hall. Your meal plan also allows you to eat at two other on campus dining locations. No need to pay high membership fees. There is a fitness center located inside of our Residence Hall for students to use free of charge. Enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the entire building as well as full cable in every room.

If I cancel my contract, will I get a refund?
Contracts that are canceled are not subject to refund.

Can I sign a one semester housing contract?
Housing contracts are signed for a full academic year. Mid-year contracts will be available if space permits. Any contracts that are broken mid-year are subject to loss of deposit.

Room Questions

What do the rooms look like?
To see room layouts, please see the housing options page.

How will I find out my room assignment and roommate?
During the summer you will receive communication from the Office of Residence Life with who your roommate is and what room you have been assigned to.

Can I have a private room?
Private rooms are available for students. These rooms are in high demand and contain a waitlist.

What furniture and appliances are available?

Please see page 6 & 7 in the Madonna University Move-In Guide.

Roommate Questions

How will you match me with a roommate?
You will receive a survey via email from the Office of Residence Life. The information in this survey 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 survey you receive via email from the Office of Residence Life containing information on your living habits, there will be a place 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 or RC 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. We offer over 80 different channels. If you need help with your cable, please contact the front desk.

What type of laundry services are available?
Laundry rooms are located on the ground floor of each wing. All washers and dryers require $0.75 per load of laundry payable in quarters.

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 residence hall front desk.

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

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 our Public Safety department.

Can I have a bicycle on campus?
Bicycles are allowed on campus, but are required to stay outside in the provided bike racks. A no-cost registration is required. You can register your bicycle at the residence hall front desk.

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 two weeks 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 hall. The only exception to this policy are fish that are kept in a tank under 5 gallons and service animals.

Is alcohol allowed in the Residence Hall?
Madonna University is a dry campus. Therefore, there is no alcohol permitted on campus including the Residence Hall.

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.


 Loft Kits

Madonna University has partnered with College Products to provide loft kits to students living on campus. If you would like information or would like to order a loft kit, please visit the following site by clicking here.

In addition to the basic loft kit rental, there are a variety of options available for purchase, including delivery, assembly, disassembly, collection, ladder, and shelf.

 University Break Schedules 2018 - 2019

Thanksgiving Break

Residence Halls Close – Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Residence Halls Open – Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

Winter Break

Residence Halls Close – Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.

Residence Halls Open – Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.

Spring Break

Residence Halls Close – Mar. 1 at 7 p.m.

Residence Halls Open – Mar. 10 at 1 p.m.

Easter Break

Residence Halls Close – Apr. 18 at 7 p.m.

Residence Halls Open – Apr. 21 at 1 p.m.

Summer Break

Residence Halls Close – May 4 at 1 p.m.

*Note: The Madonna University Residence Life contract states all residence halls are closed during University breaks. Students may not reside in the Residence Hall during the established dates without prior written authorization from the Director of Residence Life. Housing may be provided for University breaks for students residing on campus the following academic semester for an additional cost.

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Important Residence Hall Phone Numbers

Residence Life Office: