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Cadet Housing

Living arrangements are at the discretion of the cadet, unless they are under 20 years of age. This group of cadets will be required to live one year in the East Residence Hall (unless they have completed 24 credit hours or more at another college or university). To find out more about the residence hall, including rates and how to reserve your room, visit the East Hall residence hall page.

Cadets over 20 years of age have on-campus and off-campus housing options. On Northwestern Michigan College campus, about a half mile away from the Academy, in addition to East Hall, there is also Campus Apartments and North Hall. North Hall accommodates those with 24 or more credit hours regardless of age (separated under 21 and over 21 areas). The Campus Apartments accommodates students and families. Students must be over 21 to secure a lease.

If you choose to live off campus, careful research on rental or lease agreements, your rights as a renter, and resources for renters is recommended. We have included some resources below that students have used in the past for renting and/or purchasing housing. Please note that the Maritime Academy/Northwestern Michigan College does not endorse, verify or otherwise condone rental from any external agencies/organizations.

There are also many commercial and government external resources for finding rentals and/or sales (such as MSHDA Michigan Housing Locator, Traverse City Ticker, Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR), etc.)

Popular apartment complexes (many more exist, these are just a few):

Smaller resorts may offer long term affordable housing "off season." The off season typically runs Labor Day to Memorial Day. Many are privately owned and are too numerous to list. However, there are a few near the Academy and Northwestern Michigan College campus.