Oxford Housing

627 Oxford Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2634
General Information:  (734) 763-3480
Facsimile:  (734) 647-0991

Location:  Hill Area

Meal Serving Unit:  1 Co-op serves meals; no conventional dining service operation.

Resident Population and Composition:
175 students: large number of sophomore transfers and upperclass-level students.

Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features:
2 Resident Directors, 3 Resident Advisors, 1 Minority Peer Advisor, 1 Head Librarian, 1 German House Resident Fellow, 1 Resident Computer Systems Consultant.

Student Government/House Council/Minority Councils:
Oxford House Council - budget collected from dues that are usually $20.00.
Oxford Cultural Council (Minority Council).

Special Corridor/House Arrangements:
Cheever House operates as an all-female co-operative meal serving unit and offers a scholarship from alumnae of the house; Geddes is the German House (Max Kade Foundation); Seeley House offers 2- and 3-person apartments; Goddard House offers suite-style rooms; Noble, Emanuel, and Goddard offer room-only leases; 20 substance-free rooms, 136 non-smoking rooms.

Academic Programs:
Language house has faculty liaisons and limited association with the academic departments.

Special Facilities:
The Oxford Housing library provides a wide range of resources and services to the residents of Oxford, including magazines, books, newspapers, CDs, videos, CD Roms, Internet access, and access to MIRLYN (Computerized card catalogue of University of Michigan Libraries).  The library holds social and educational programs throughout the year.  Small language library in the German House.

Micro-Computer Cluster:
6 Macintosh computers and 1 Laserprinter in Oxford Library; 1 Macintosh II Computer.  Hours limited to library hours - no cluster.

Study Space Description:
Space is available in the basement of each house.

Meeting Space:
All houses have commons rooms that are used for house meetings.  All houses have a lounge with a TV.

Public Area Space:
Living/Dining/Study rooms.

Special Traditions:
Older, non-traditional population; large number of transfers; language house; quiet living.

Special Programs/Opportunities:
German Language house located in Geddes House.

Professional Staff in Building:
Coordinator of Residence Education shared with another building; Office Coordinator, student desk staff and resident staff.  No on-site Dining Services.  Facilities Manager on site.

Completed in 1963, Oxford Housing cost $2,4 million to build.  The primary concept for Oxford Housing was a "self-help" or cooperative-style housing, which included private rooms and suites.  The award-winning design is a testament to the facilities' unique offerings and special features.  Originally an all-female hall, the complex became coeducational in 1971.

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