Eastern Michigan University Offers Single Rooms To Students Who Want Them

Jun 15, 2020

This undated photo released by Eastern Michigan University shows an aerial view of the new gray FieldTurf at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich.. The school has replaced the stadium’s green artificial turf with gray FieldTurf.
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University is guaranteeing a single room starting this fall for any enrolled student who wants one. The Ypsilanti school announced its "EMU Single Room Guarantee" in response to physical distancing and other safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's for students living in campus residence halls who don't want a roommate. Eastern Michigan says single rooms typically cost approximately $2,500 a year more than a shared, double room. Under the new plan, 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.