Helen DeRoy Apartments

DeRoy exterior

Opened in 1972, the Helen DeRoy Apartments offers upperclassmen students, faculty, and staff an affordable and convenient opportunity to live on our campus and in the heart of vibrant Midtown Detroit. With a variety of living options, residents of the DeRoy apartments experience a positive and inclusive community that reflects the values and diversity of WSU. Living in an apartment at WSU provides additional opportunities to engage in the WSU community through events, programs, or student organizations. Beyond what is offered inside the building, you're still only a short walk from the Student Center, Mort Harris Recreation Center, the Matthaei Athletic Center, and Tom Adams Field. We hope to see you join our community soon!

Please note that the DeRoy Apartments will be closing May 1st, 2019. 


  • 1 Full-time Community Director
  •  9 Resident Advisors (student staff)
  • 1 Office Services Clerk
  • 30 Desk Assistants (student staff)
  • 24-hour staffed desk
  • 1 Security Monitor



Student Name
DeRoy Apartments,
Room #
5200 Anthony Wayne Dr.
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone Number

(313) 577-2121

General information

Building style

  • Furnished Apartments
  • Unfurnished Apartments

Room types

  • Studio
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bedroom

Bathroom style

  • Private bath

Student population

  • 400 residents
  • Mix of undergraduate and graduate students

Amenities & services

  • Year-round accommodations
  • Family housing available
  • ADA accommodations available
  • Secure wired and wireless internet
  • Card entry for front entrance and elevators
  • Social lounge on 1st Floor
  • Fully equipped on-site laundry facilities
  • Free cable TV available
  • Campus Health Center located inside DeRoy

Dining near building

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Subway
  • Freshii
  • Towers Café
  • Gold N Greens
  • Einstein’s Bagels
  • Starbucks

2018-2019 Semester rates


$4,629 Studio with private bathroom
$3,674 Single Bedroom, Double Occupancy Room, with a private bath
$4,125 Two Bedroom, Single Occupancy Rooms, with a private bath



$3,568 Studio with private bath
$3,928 Single Bedroom with a private bath
$4,632 Two Bedroom with a private bath