Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village (The Mae)

The Basics

The Mae Harrison Karro Student Residential Village, commonly called “The Mae,” is considered a privileged housing option for senior-level men and women. The Mae is in an ideal, centralized location for its residents, on Mingo Street between Porter and Erie Streets.

Of the 13 apartments available between the four different buildings, there are:

  • 2 six-person units (three double-occupancy/each)
  • 7 four-person units (two double-occupancy/each)
  • 4 four-person units (four single-occupancy/each)

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • May be bunked or placed as individuals
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)
  • Closet

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds
  • Carpet

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room throughout the entire academic year.

Board Plan

Students in The Mae Apartments are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.

Apartment Amenities

Per Apartment:

  • Carpeted living/dining rooms
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Mini blinds
  • Cable TV hook up
  • Furnished living room
    • One sofa (6-person apartment includes additional loveseat)
    • two lounge chairs
    • a coffee table
    • two end tables
  • Dining room table and chairs
    • 6-person apartments include 6 dining room chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink with garbage disposal
    • Dishwasher
    • Refrigerator

Laundry Machines:

  • Three washers and three dryers (free of charge)
  • Located in Building Two

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual apartments. Students should plan to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.

Internet Access

Wireless access is only available in the common areas of the apartment. All student rooms have active, wired ports.

Key Access

The Mae Apartments are set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual apartment. Individual rooms within the apartments are accessed with the student's Albion1Card as well.

Community Living Staff

Area Coordinator (AC)

  • A full time professional staff member hired through the Office of Community Living.
  • The Mae AC resides on the first floor of Mitchell Towers and oversees Mitchell Towers, Fiske House, Ingham Hall, Dean Hall, Munger, Munger Annex, and Apartments.

Smoking Policy

Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 82 in our 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

Emergency Telephone Locations

The Mae Apartments have 8 emergency telephones (at all entrances) that are direct lines to Campus Safety:

  1. East & West exterior doors of Building One
  2. Northeast & Northwest exterior doors of Building Two – indicated by blue lights
  3. North & South exterior door of Building Three
  4. North & South exterior door of Building Four

Please see Campus Safety's Emergency Telephone Locations Map for all emergency telephone locations.

Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in The Mae Apartments must apply in groups of four or six during the Apartment phase of the Room Selection Process. Students must be in good social and academic standing to reside in this apartment. Each applicant is required to sign a release form (giving the Office of Community Living permission to request each student's records through Student Affairs and the Registrar's Office) when applying for this option.

Apartment/Ingham Applications will be available soon. If you have questions, please email Community Living at

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.

Physical Address

1107 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

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Floor Plans

Mae: Building One Layout
Mae: Building Two Layout
Mae: Building Three Layout
Mae: Building Four Layout