Mosher-Jordan Hall

200 Observatory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2035
General Information:  (734) 764-2106
Facsimile:  (734) 647-3379

Location:  Hill Area

Meal Serving Unit:  Yes

Breakfast Served:  No

Resident Population and Composition:
Approximately 500 residents: 15% freshpersons, 85% upper-classpersons.

Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features:
14 Resident Advisors, 1 Minority Peer Advisor, 1 Head Librarian, 2 Resident Directors, 1 Resident Computer Systems Consultant, 1 Academic Peer Advisor.

Student Government/House Council/Minority Councils:
House Council has dues of $20.00; Minority Council (CAMM) gets funding from House Council.

Special Corridor/House Arrangements:
First floor Jordan is all male
First-floor Mosher is all female
Second floor is coed/non-smoking
Third floor Jordan is female/substance-free
Third floor Mosher is male/substance-free
Fourth floor Jordan end is male/substance-free
Fourth floor Jordan center and Mosher center is coed/substance-free
Fourth floor Mosher end is male/substance-free
Fifth floor Mosher and Jordan are female/substance-free
406 substance-free rooms, 47 non-smoking rooms

Academic Programs:
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Academic Advisor available twice a week for 6 total hours
LS&A advisor available 6 total hours a week

Micro-Computer Cluster:
20 Macintosh and Zenith computers; 1 Laserwriter.

Study Space Description:
Individual floor lounges, except 1st Mosher and 2nd Floor; Library; 24-hour quiet study lounge; Brown lounge available for individual or group study.

Meeting Space:
Nikki Giovanni Lounge, Cesar E. Chavez Lounge, Jordan Lounge, Brown Lounge.  All must be reserved 28 days in advance.

Special Programs/Opportunities:
Kitchenettes on 3rd, 4th and 5th floors equipped with microwaves; fireplaces in Jordan, Nikki G. and the Chavez lounges.

Professional Staff in Building:
Coordinator of Residence Education (CORE), Living-Learning Program Directors, Office Coordinator, Dining Services and Facilities Managers, Secretary, student resident staff and front desk staff.

Mosher-Jordan Hall was completed in 1930 at a cost of $800,000.  Since Mosher-Jordan was constructed as an all-female residence hall, the landladies of Ann Arbor heatedly protested because they felt their rooms would go empty - their fears were never realized.  The residence hall was named after the first two Dean of Women at U-M: Eliza M. Mosher, and Myra B. Jordan.  Mosher-Jordan remained all-female until 1968, when it became co-educational.

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