University Housing provides a living environment designed to enhance your learning experience at UCM. The social and educational interactions at the heart of our SHIPs provide many benefits.
UCM originated the Special Housing Interest Program (SHIP) to supplement your experience outside the classroom. All of our SHIPs are for first-year students.
We know from our experience that the first year transition to college and to the courses of your program can be a challenge. We also know that students who live on the SHIP tend to do better academically, persist in their program, and have a greater satisfaction with their living and university experience. This is why we believe you should consider a SHIP as your choice for a place to live.
To apply to live on a SHIP please include that particular SHIP as one of your choices on the Residential Housing Agreement. Housing assignments are made in the order they are received, so the earlier you apply the better, as space is limited on the SHIP.
UCM has excellent art and design programs in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Art Education, and an excellent Professional Photography program. Learn about these programs and enjoy interaction with other like-minded students passionate about the arts.
For one of UCM’s strongest programs, this SHIP brings together roommates, suitemates and one entire floor of students who share a major or minor in aviation. You’ll have opportunities to focus on all aspects of aviation and to form bonds with fellow enthusiasts.
Understanding the criminal justice system is important if you plan to enter this profession. You’ll have access to other students and resources that will help to enhance your academic and social experience at UCM.
This SHIP offers education students the opportunity to live with other future educators and to see the field of education from a broad perspective. All education majors are welcome and encouraged to live on the Education SHIP.
The Honors SHIP creates a unique living environment for students in The Honors College. It focuses on enhancing the educational experience of each student.
Music lovers collaborate to create the Music SHIP. In this environment, you can interact with others who share a passion for music.
If you’re interested in a health care career, you should join the Nursing SHIP. You’ll have access to a classroom on the ground floor where many classes and study sessions are held.
The SAIL SHIP is a community where students of diverse gender identities/expressions and sexual orientations, including allies, live and learn together in an inclusive and supportive community. This community supports students who identify as LGBTQIA+ or an ally. This SHIP allows roommates and suitemates to live together regardless of gender identity and expression.
Information on how to apply or move to the SAIL SHIP mid-semester/year will be coming soon!
If you are a student in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related discipline, this SHIP will create unique learning environments where you can collaborate with students from like programs. All STEM majors are welcome and can benefit from interaction with other students, faculty and staff.
This SHIP provides students access to the student-run BlackBox Theatre. BlackBox productions occur throughout the academic year. You’ll have opportunities to participate and interact with other students who share an interest in theatre.