Living on Campus

As a boarding Arts Academy student, you'll live in a residence hall on our sprawling 1,200 acre campus–and there is a lot to do here besides your classes. Our campus features a suite of amenities – with dining, recreation, and live performance all just steps from your residence hall!

Academy students on a fall day

Students receive one (1) complimentary ticket to all student and guest artist performances. Tickets may be reserved by visiting the Box Office or at the venue prior to the performance. If you have a question about student ticket availability, please stop by or contact the Box Office at or call 231.276.7800.

The Dennison Center boasts a large gymnasium, weight and fitness studios, a game room, climbing wall, and more. Dennison provides students with access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment, free fitness classes, intramural sports tournaments, and school-sponsored sports. Please click here to view current hours.

The Dennison Center is also your home base for fun weekend activities! Weekly activities are announced each Friday in From the Provost's Desk.

Stone Cafeteria
The culinary team creates a new menu each week and prepares three meals a day for Arts Academy students — with hot and cold food bar options. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at every meal. Students with food allergies should reach out to Director of Dining Services Paul Hickman to discuss their needs.

Hours and Menu

Melody Freeze (MoFro)
Located on main campus, the Melody Freeze (or MoFro) is a spot to grab cold drinks, ice cream, and other simple food fare like bagels, fruit cups, yogurt, pizza, and nachos.

Food Delivery
Local pizza can be delivered to your dorm, or to a location of your choosing on campus:
A. Papano's Pizza - 231.275.9300
Cicero’s Pizza - 231.276.6324
Food delivery is available only when health regulations permit.

Grocery Delivery
Tom's Food Market provides grocery delivery for students living on campus. Item availability and prices are updated weekly. Please check your weekly edition of From the Provost's Desk for this week's order form.

Laundry Rooms: Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available for student use in all residence halls except McWhorter. Ironing boards and irons are also provided and are available for sign out at the residence hall desk. Ironing is permitted only in designated areas. 

Laundry Service: A commercial laundry service is provided for students for an extra fee, which includes regularly scheduled pick-ups. The cost is currently $550 for the school year. Sign up for this service in the Education Community.

The mailroom is located in the basement of the Maddy Building and provides a full range of postal services, including stamps and parcel service during posted hours. In addition, there is a U.S. Government Post Office less than a mile from the campus. Incoming mail is collected and delivered to the residence halls daily except Sunday.

Student USPS mail should be addressed as follows:
Student Name
Name of Residence Hall
P.O. Box 200
Interlochen, MI 49643-0200

For UPS and FedEx shipping purposes:
Student Name
Name of Residence Hall
9900 Diamond Park Road
Interlochen, MI 49643

The mailroom can assist with homebound or college-bound shipping needs.

Our on-campus shop sells most required school supplies and personal care items, along with gifts, snacks, and apparel.


At the end of the school year, Arts Academy arranges for returning students to store a limited amount of their belongings on-campus. All articles for storage must be securely boxed and clearly marked with the student's name and address. There is a fee for this service, which must be paid before items can be accepted for storage. Items stored for the summer will not be accessible until September of the following school year.  Information is made available near the end of the year concerning fees for summer storage. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

There is some storage allocated for Camp students who are coming back to the Academy in the same year.