How to Apply

We’re so happy you’re interested in joining Living ArtsEngine!

First-Year students may Apply Now!  The deadline to apply has been extended to May 13th at 11:59 pm to coincide with the University Housing Application. We will notify students of our admissions decisions on a rolling basis. For additional information about learning communities, please take a look at the FAQ’s and visit the Michigan Learning Communities (MLC)  website. You will also find additional information on the housing website.

If you have any questions in the mean time, send an email to us at :, or sign up to receive more information by filling out our interest form.


Q: Can I select my own roommate?
A: Incoming first-year students “room blind” with another Living Arts Engine student. All students are placed by our staff based on various factors that we believe fosters interdisciplinary growth.

Q: If offered a spot in LAE, how do I officially accept the offer?
A: If you have applied and received notice that you have been accepted to LAE, your spot is secure. You will receive additional information about the process of becoming a member starting in May and continuing throughout the summer.

Q: If offered a spot in LAE, how do I decline the offer?
A: If you wish to decline our offer, please reply to the offer, as soon as possible, stating that you wish to decline.

Q: I have questions about my housing contract. Can your office help me?
A: While we can answer basic questions about the housing application, it is best to contact the Housing Information Office (HIO) for these questions.

Q:I’m a transfer student. May I apply to LAE?
A: Yes. Fill out the MLC application and check the box indicating that you are a transfer student

Q: I have specific questions about the program that I do not see listed on the website. What is the best way for me to get a quick response?
A: Please email all questions to This email is monitored by all Living ArtsEngine staff. One of us will get back to you as soon as possible

Q: Are there any fees for participation in the program?
A: In addition to the Housing rate, Living ArtsEngine has a $100.00 program fee.  These fees cover the cost of guest scholars and maker-space supplies. The amount will be billed to your student account in September.