About University Student Living


Inspired Student Living

University Student Living, LLC is the privately owned student housing company of The Michaels Organization. For 40 years, our organization has been guided by this principle: “Together, we build communities.” It is this mission that has informed our development and management of communities throughout our portfolio. Our energy and focus is driven by the goals of stakeholders rather than shareholders. This important distinction empowers USL to customize projects and processes that are closely aligned with the mission, vision and resources of our university partners. It creates a dynamic environment where we share knowledge, ideas, and best practices with our partners, university officials, future residents, community organizations, stakeholders, and community members. The result is inspired living-learning environments that are brought to life through a clear vision and sound financial approach.

Rowan at  University Student Living

From historic college towns to urban frontiers, USL works to identify current and future needs. By conducting in-depth market studies, USL works closely with the university stakeholders to develop housing that supports the institution’s strategic plan, reflects the campus culture, and can define and/or complement the surrounding neighborhood. Our experience with a diversified portfolio of garden-style, townhomes, mid-rise, high-rise, and mixed-use communities, in urban or suburban campus settings, is key to our proven ability to assess and develop a successful best-use model.