Before moving into the First Street Residence Hall, be sure you know what amenities are available and what to bring with you.

BLUE BUCKS

What Are Blue Bucks All About?

Use your M-Card as a Debit Card on Campus!

Blue Bucks is a debit card service that is designed to supplement your meal plan , used to do laundry, and purchase items from the vending machines located on level 1 of First Street Residence Hall.

Blue Bucks can also be used at the following locations:

Riverview Dining Room
Grill 155
Erbert & Gerbert's
Simply to Go
UCEN Information Center
WSW Information Center

Blue Bucks can be purchased online using an electronic check. An account can be set up to send low balance warnings to family members. Authorized family members can view balance and transaction history via the website and they also have the ability to reload the M-Card with Blue Bucks.

Funds remaining at the end of each semester will automatically carry over to the next semester. Unused Blue Bucks can be refunded from the Cashiers Office, 261 University Pavilion.

To purchase Blue Bucks, click on "Blue Bucks"

For more information, please contact:

Event and Building Services
176 University Center
(810) 762-3436

CABLE TV

A cable TV outlet is provided at no cost in the living room and bedrooms of each suite. TVs are not provided in the suites or bedrooms.

To view available channels, click on: TV Channel Listing

COMPUTERS & COMPUTING

There are three work stations located on the first level of the Residence Hall for student use.

Our residence hall is completely wireless.  If you need hardwire capabilities you may obtain it for a cost of $100.00.  This cost would be added to your student account or you may pay by credit card, cash, or check by visiting the Student Accounts office.

ELECTRICAL ITEMS

Electrical equipment and appliances must be UL-certified (UL stands for Underwriters Laboratory). Look for the UL mark.

Extension Cords--only 16-gauge or lower permitted

Power Strips--with integrated (built-in) circuit breakers only permitted

We strongly recommend that you use a 15-amp power strip (with integrated circuit breaker) if the number of electrical items in your room exceeds the number of outlets. These multiple-connection strips are much safer than the lower-cost rubber adapters.

In addition to electrical load consideration, unsafe or excessive electrical devices can pose a fire hazard. For more about permitted and prohibited items, see . "A Resident's Guide to Community Living". Housing and Residential Life reserves the right to require the removal of any fire hazard, regardless of its inclusion or exclusion from these guidelines, in a student suite or elsewhere in the residence hall.

Front Desk

The front desk is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide general housing services. They have a package pick up system, handle all mail, make keycards for those individuals that are locked out of their room, check out vacuums, etc. 

LAUNDRY FACILITIES

Our residence hall has washers and dryers available to residents on each floor. Washers and dryers are coin operated.   Washers cost $1.25 per load and the dryers cost $1.00 per load (prices subject to change).  You may also add Blue Bucks to your Mcard for use in any laundry room within First Street Residence Hall.

LOUNGES

Lounges are located on each floor. These spaces can be used for residence hall programs, studying, or socializing.

Mail Service

The United States Postal Service and other package carriers will deliver mail and packages to the Front Desk. Once mail and packages arrive at the Front Desk, Housing and Residential Life employees will sort them. 
 
In order to pick up mail/package(s), please visit the Front Desk with your UMID between the hours of 5pm and 5am. It is important to note that mail and packages will not be distributed before 6pm or after 12am. 
 
The address for the hall in order to receive mail is: 
 
Student Name (first and last) 
First Street Residence Hall 
301 E. First Street 
Suite #____ Room Letter ___ 
Flint, MI 48502-1950 

PHONES

Phones are not provided in the suites so a cell phone is necessary. There are phones available in the hallways for emergency and campus use.

PRINTING STATION

There is a printing station located in the first floor lounge in the residence hall. Students can send documents to this printing station from their residence hall suite or anywhere on campus and then go to there to finish the printing process.

STORAGE

The Office of Housing and Residential Life does not provide student storage. Students may be able to arrange for storage on their own and at their own risk and expense through a local commercial vendor.

VENDING

Vending machines are located on the 1st floor near to the front desk. Soft drinks, juice, water and snacks are available.  All vending machines are either coin operated and accept cash, coins, or credit/debit cards