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What is University Meadows?

It’s a top-quality Mount Pleasant apartment community designed especially with CMU students in mind. University Meadows features a variety of spacious apartments plus a full set of community features such as resort-style pool, 24-hour fitness center, gaming space and more.

Is University Meadows part of Central Michigan University?

No. University Meadows is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at University Meadows has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at University Meadows pays a flat rate that includes:

  • High-speed internet
  • Trash disposal
  • Optional furniture package (additional cost)
  • Community features – business center, pool, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at University Meadows include 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, with a single bedroom for each resident and available private bathrooms.

Are the apartments furnished?

University Meadows offered an optional furniture package for an additional cost. The furniture package includes a full-size bed, desk and chair, nightstand and dresser in each bedroom; the living room includes a sofa, chair, coffee table and end table, the kitchen includes a dining table with chairs.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 22, 2024 to July 24, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Each resident must pay an administrative fee for each contract year. This fee is reduced significantly if the resident provides a qualifying guarantor (often a parent) for their financial obligations under Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. University Meadows also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at University Meadows?

Your living costs at University Meadows can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at University Meadows. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is University Meadows open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at University Meadows are students at Central Michigan University and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Residents/families with children are welcome. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. University Meadows is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

University Meadows has a monitored fire-sprinkler system, along with individually locking bedroom doors. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

University Meadows is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of apartment-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at University Meadows?

University Meadows provides offers free on-site parking and plenty of bike storage for residents and guests.

What other transportation options will I have?

The university shuttle, iRide, picks up residents in front of the University Meadows clubhouse and at the back of the community. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes Monday through Friday between 7am and 7pm when class is in session during Fall and Spring semesters, with multiple stops on campus.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

Apply Now

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. Approved guarantor or increased administrative fee required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.