All good pioneers want to learn as much as possible before heading into uncharted territory. Here are the basics for student adventurers who register to live in the new UM-Flint student residence hall.
- Where is the Housing Application?
- How much will a student pay to live in the residence hall on campus?
- Is there food service for students?
- Are there Hall Government dues?
- What will the university do to make the housing safe?
- Is there parking available for residence hall students?
Where is the Housing Application?
Admitted students may apply for housing by clicking on "Apply Now".
If you have not been admitted and wish to appy for housing, please contact Housing & Residential Life Office at 810-237-6571.
How much will a student pay to live in the residence hall on campus?
Housing Rates (per occupant) – Room and Board:
Academic Year: August 31, 2011 - April 25, 2012*
The University of Michigan-Flint First Street Residence Hall is located at the corner of Chavez and First Streets in Downtown Flint.
Is there food service for students?
Meal Plan (Board)
Meal Plan (Board)
A mandatory non-refundable meal plan of $1,339 is required for all residence hall students. The meal plan is a debit plan account that is encoded on the student Mcard. Enjoy the convenience of dining on campus and saving money doing it!
Students may use their meal plan in the University Center (UCEN). For more information, check out Dining Services.
Are there Hall Government dues?
Residence hall government dues are added to the Student Account statement as a one-time special assessment. Once billed, this amount is nonrefundable and is not prorated in any way. The amount is $20.00 and will be used to support the operation of the Hall Council in the residence hall.
What will the university do to make the housing safe?
Is there parking available for residence hall students?
Residents of First Street Residence Hall will be able to bring cars to campus. Parking for residence hall students will be in the Mill Street Parking Deck. Below, you will find important information regarding parking on campus found in “A Resident’s Guide to Community Living”.
Student parking permits are required for all UM-Flint parking lots. Parking permits can be obtained from Information Technology Services (ITS). It is a violation of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and UM-Flint Traffic Control Orders to participate in any fraudulent use, manufacture, or duplication of a University parking permit. Go to http://www.umflint.edu/safety/services/parkingpermit.htm for additional information on obtaining a parking permit.
State law requires registration and insurance coverage on any automobile parked in a residence hall parking lot, including those with a University-issued parking permit. The University and Housing and Residential Life assume no liability for theft or damage to a vehicle parked in a University-owned parking lot.
- Why was this location chosen for student housing?
- With a residential base on campus, would the university consider athletic programs?
- Is the Residence Hall open year-round?
- Has the university had discussions with local businesses about providing special services to students?
- If the Durant Hotel is revitalized with the goal of housing students, how will that affect UM-Flint?
Why was this location chosen for student housing?
Based upon several studies that have been done over the years, it was determined that student housing on the UM-Flint campus would be most successful if it was located within walking distance of the business district along Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint. This location will create an ideal synergy between the campus and the city. Not only will the residence hall be close to businesses, but it will be in close proximity to the Recreation Center, the Harding Mott University Center, the Frances Willson Thompson Library, and classroom buildings.
With a residential base on campus, would the university consider athletic programs?
Intramural sports already exist at UM-Flint, and there is a committee that is exploring the possibility of other athletic programs.
Is the Residence Hall open year-round?
We use the residence hall year-round, including during the spring and summer months for conferences, campus, and other activities.
Has the university had discussions with local businesses about providing special services to students?
The entire Flint community is enthusiastic and supportive of student housing at UM-Flint. Entities such as MTA and the Farmer’s Market, as well as other local businesses continually meet with university representatives to work on providing additional services to accommodate our residential students, as well as the other 6,000 students who commute to UM-Flint everyday.
If the Durant Hotel is revitalized with the goal of housing students, how will that affect UM-Flint?
There is considerable demand for residential living near the campus, and we welcome all efforts to develop sites in Downtown Flint for student housing.
Information About the Residential Hall
- What is the size of the residence hall?
- Are more housing units considered in the future?
- What services will actually be provided for students?
- What are some of the unique features of the residence hall?
- Is the housing co-ed?
- What about smoking?
- Is alcohol allowed for students over 21?
- Who is the target audience for student housing at UM-Flint?
What is the size of the residence hall?
The facility is a four-story structure, with 310 beds for students. The total square footage will be approximately 101,163 gross square feet.
Are more housing units considered in the future?
What services will actually be provided for students?
- Laundry rooms located on each floor
- Recycling centers on every floor
- A multipurpose area that can also serve as a classroom for special programming and seminars
- The entire building will have wireless Internet
- Study lounges on each level
What are some of the unique features of the residence hall?
The residential hall features apartment-style housing with two room options:
1. Four students in individual bedrooms sharing two bathrooms, a common living area and a kitchenette.
2. Four students sharing two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a common living area and kitchenette.
Is the housing co-ed?
While floors are be co-ed, rooms are not.
What about smoking?
The residence hall is a smoke-free environment.
Is alcohol allowed for students over 21?
The residence hall is completely alcohol-free.
Who is the target audience for student housing at UM-Flint?
The primary audience for student housing is freshmen.