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How to Apply & Requirements

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline:  December 3, 2023

Reviewing application on a rolling basis until late May or all spots have been filled.

NOTE: At this point, your name is likely to be added to the waitlist for the academic year 2024-25. However, we still encourage you to submit your application as we do expect some movement on the roster. In addition, we will be happy to reach out to you in case any spaces become available within the house during the academic year (in cases where current residents leave for academic study abroad or graduate). We look forward to reading your application!

A separate application to University Housing is required to secure a room in North Quad. Please visit the Housing website for more information. Click here for information on current Housing Rates.


  • Complete the equivalent of German 102/103 upon entry into the Max Kade House
  • Enrollment in German 310 (W; 5-6 pm) in the fall term and German 312 (W; 5-6 pm) in the winter term
  • Attend and participate actively in at least three Max Kade activities each month (Kaffeestunde, Deutschtisch, Filmabend, etc.)
  • Demonstrate willingness to communicate in German on a daily basis within the Max Kade community.
  • Residents are not required to be fluent in German, or be enrolled in additional German courses, but interest in the German language and culture is a prerequisite.
  • Participate actively in the program's running; help organize house events and activities such as game nights, movie nights, and outings.
  • Take part in the Adventure Leadership program at the start of the academic year on Saturday, August 26, 4-7 pm.
  • Adhere to conditions outlined in the current Community Living at Michigan Standards.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are welcome in Max Kade and may apply via the application form. Transfer students will receive instructions on how to access their online Housing application in the Housing portal when the enrollment deposit has been paid or has been officially waived by the Admissions Office.

Students interested in Max Kade are welcome to attend a Max Kade event to get an idea of what the community is like (e.g., Kaffeestunde, Deutschtisch). Please check the events calendar for the current schedule.