January 12, 2011

Center Description

ECIR’s residence is made up of 47 bedrooms within 21 apartments which are located in two wings (Dotson wing and Harper wing). Of the 21 apartments, ECIR offers 5 one-bedrooms on the second floor of the Dotson wing, 6 two-bedrooms on the third floor of the same wing, and 10 three-bedroom apartments in the Harper Wing. As these wings were originally detached buildings, there are significant differences between them. For example, the Dotson wing is an older structure without an elevator while the Harper Wing is more modern and has an elevator that takes residents from the fourth floor to the basement. Both wings are connected through common areas on the ground floor of the building. A handicap accessible three-bedroom apartment unit is also available on the ground floor of the Harper wing.

The common areas include a large lounge, kitchen, café, recreation/ exercise room, and flexible meeting area – Mpanya Room. Regular subscriptions to popular newspapers and magazines are maintained and kept in the café where a guest computer, and a phone (free Ann Arbor area calls and long distance calling card use) are available. The lounge includes a comfortable living room area, large flat screen TV with cable; and attached is a state of the art kitchen available for resident use. Most apartments have Ethernet connections. On-site coin-operated laundry and assigned storage space are available in the basement of the Harper wing.