In response to parents’ and students’ concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Michigan University said it will guarantee a single room without a roommate, at a slightly reduced rate, for every student who requests one in the fall semester.
“Reacting to concerns about physical distancing and creating safe spaces related to COVID-19, Eastern Michigan University has announced the ‘EMU Single Room Guarantee’ for students enrolling and living in campus residence halls for the fall semester,” the college said in a statement.
Single rooms in Eastern Michigan campus housing typically cost $2,500 a year more than a shared double room.
“Under the new plan, and to encourage single room occupancy, the university is offering a credit to reduce the annual cost of a single room to $100 per month more than the cost of sharing a double room. That amounts to $800 annually. This credit provides an annual savings to those who choose to live in a single room of $1,700 over the typical single room rate,” the university said.
Eastern Michigan plans to resume in-person, on-campus operations for fall 2020 on Aug. 31.