How to Apply

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

You can apply for Living ArtsEngine when you receive your housing application for the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan Housing Information Office will send a housing application, via your umich email address, once your enrollment deposit is received. After completing the housing portion, follow the link to the MLC portion of the application. Indicate your preference to be in Living Arts and write the following  essay questions:

  1. Describe an experience that was innovative or creative, or which made you rethink your ideas about creative process.  What did you learn from this experience? (1 to 3 paragraphs)
  2. What do you hope to gain from being a member of Living ArtsEngine, and what would you contribute to the community?( 1 to 3 paragraphs)

When you return your housing information packet, we will review your application to the program. Beginning in early June, students will be contacted about the status of their application to all of the Michigan Learning Communities, including Living ArtsEngine, to your umich email address.

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.