Martha Cook

906 South University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1195
General Information:  (734) 764-2083
Facsimile:  (734) 764-9918

Location:  South University across from the Undergraduate Library

Meal Serving Unit:  21 Meals per Week

Resident Population and Composition:
All female, 139 residents: first-year to graduate students.

Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features:
1 Assistant Resident Director.

Student Government/House Council/Minority Councils:
 House Board - Annual budget $4,500 collected from House Dues.

Academic Programs:
Honors Program Housing Option.

Micro-Computer Cluster:
5 Macintosh computers and 1 Laserprinter.  Available 8 am - 10:30 pm, 5 lottery draws for overnight use.

Study Space Description:
Space is available in each room and in two libraries, plus the public areas in the Gold Room and the Red Room.

Meeting Space:
The Red Room and the Gold Room.

Public Area Space:
The Red Room, the Gold Room, TV lounge.

Special Traditions:
Traditional living in a historic building.  Sit-down dinners 4 nights weekly served by waitresses (paid student positions available to Martha Cook Residents); Friday afternoon teas open to the public; formal dinner for the University Musical Society Messiah performers the first week of December; an International Festival; special ethnic dinners; several faculty dinners each year; special dinners for new residents and graduating residents; a quiet atmosphere conducive to academic achievement; male visitation hours; a quiet, safe, family-like atmosphere.

Special Programs/Opportunities:
Honors Housing options; Martha Cook Alumnae Association awards $10,000/year food and board scholarships;  the Martha Cook Ann Arbor Alumnae Association has started a Minority Merit Scholarship award, which currently amounts to several hundred dollars awarded each year to one recipient.

Professional Staff in Building:
On-site CORE, Food Services Manager and Supervisor, Housekeeping Manager, Office Coordinator, Student Assistant Resident Director, temporary student desk staff, and computer coordinator.

Mr. William Cook donated the Martha Cook Building in memory of his mother.  Its doors opened for the first time in September 1915, at a construction cost of $260,000.  Martha Cook, an exclusively all-female residence hall, is the only U-M facility that offers sit-down meal service.  The women of Martha Cook participate in and celebrate many traditions including Martha Cook's birthday, holiday celebrations, and weekly teas on Friday - open to other students who wish to visit the building and enjoy the Martha Cook experience along with its residents.

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