Student Housing in Ann Arbor


We invite you, as a parent, to tour our community and learn exactly why Sterling ArborBLU can provide your student with the best home away from home!

Why Sterling ArborBLU?

The college experience is all about meeting new people and learning new things – at Arbor BLU, you can do the same! Forge new relationships with a diverse community of students from over the country and the world. Become a part of the Wolverine community that values connections. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

Your student can lounge by the fire pit on our sky deck, study in our 24-hour computer lab stocked with Starbucks coffee, or workout in our fully equipped fitness center with yoga studio.

At Arbor BLU, our friendly team delivers the extra degree of service that you can’t find elsewhere. We pride ourselves on creating a community living experience unlike any other!

Top 5 Reason to Live at Sterling ArborBLU

  1. Location, Location and Location! Your student doesn’t need to worry about parking nor a far commute to their classes. The UMich campus along with nightlife, shopping, and restaurants are just seconds away from their front door. Our residents enjoy having the option of biking, walking, or catching a bus to class.
  2. Security is Our Priority. Arbor BLU has taken multiple precautions to deter disruptions to the living environment of our residents. Our building is equipped with cameras, key fob access points to the building as well as the amenity spaces. We also have a guard in our lobby during most evening hours.
  3. Our Amenities Your student will enjoy a fully furnished and spacious home away from home. Decked out with luxury features such as granite counter tops, private locks on bedroom doors, full size washer and dryers in EVERY apartment as well as unrivaled UMich campus views.
  4. Management Team Arbor BLU is managed by The Dinerstein Companies, a property management firm modeled around the 212 degrees of Service. Visit our company page to learn more!
  5. LEED Certification Arbor BLU has been built and maintained to the standards of LEED Silver Certification. Our building has an energy efficient design and our operations limit environmental impacts. Read more about our LEED initiatives on the Green Living Tab!

Parent Resources

We know finding an off-campus apartment for your student can be a stressful process – and we’re here to help! While our team is always available to answer questions, sometimes it helps to have the information provided to you ahead of time! The below sample documents are resources to help parents and students better understand the leasing process. We encourage everyone to review the documents in advance of signing your lease. We’ve also included a quick FAQ to outline the offerings of off-campus housing and individual lease agreements.

Who is the management/owner of the community and their history? +

Our residents are the cornerstone of The Dinerstein Companies and have faithfully guided our business since its founding in 1955. In 1997, we recognized the need for high quality student housing. The Dinerstein Companies responded by forming Sterling Housing. Today, Sterling Housing is the largest off-campus student housing developer in the country. Our eco-friendly student properties are catered specifically to the college experience, so students can have the perfect home away from home.

What is the company’s Mission Statement? +

To do right – by our residents, our employees, our lenders, and our partners. To improve the areas in which we work and to develop sustainable communities that endure. To think, plan and build for the long term.

What is a guarantor? +

Guarantors: The term Guarantor in this criterion means the person that will guaranty the obligations under the terms of the lease for the resident including, but not limited to, financial responsibilities. All guarantors must meet the following criteria”

    • Rent/Earnings Ratio
    • Guarantors Must:
      • Make 4 times the monthly rent to be approved


    • Have a sum no less than 12 month’s rent in an accessible bank account
    • And, provide proof of income/funds by paycheck stubs or bank statements.
    • Non‐Criminal Financial Screening
      • Guarantors will be screened using a third‐party screening company to evaluate Guarantor’s credit, check‐writing history and rental history. Recommendations from the third‐party company will be returned as one of the following:
        • Full Pass – Standard deposits apply (if applicable)
        • Pass with Conditions – Non‐criminal factors do not meet community standards; the application is rejected.
        • Deny – Non‐criminal factors do not meet community standards; the application is rejected. Applications which yield a Pass with Conditions or Deny recommendation from the screening company are welcome to apply with a different guarantor.

What are installments? +

One of the portions, usually equal, into which a debt is divided for payment at specified intervals over a fixed period. Rental payments are accepted in installment payments specific to the chosen bed space and executed Lease Contract.

What are individual leases? +

Each bed in an apartment is its own lease agreement, therefore if roommates are delinquent, cause damage to their bedroom or cancel their lease contract, you will not be affected.

Is there on-site management and maintenance? +

There will be management and maintenance present during regular business hours, with staff available during the following business hours: Mon-Fri 10-7pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 1-4pm. Maintenance is available after office hours for maintenance emergencies. For all other emergencies, please contact 911 then the management team.

What do the fully furnished apartments include? +

Our modern furniture package will include a couch, sofa chair, coffee table, end table, bar stools, full-size bed, desk, & desk chair.

Have Questions?

MondayFriday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm



Arbor BLU is located at 624 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Call today 734.761.8114


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