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Living on campus enhances your college experience and makes it more memorable, more enjoyable, and more successful! Housing and Residential Life provides an atmosphere that is student-focused and supportive. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to classes, a short walk from on campus dining, and can easily connect to Flint’s vibrant and growing downtown culture– plus students who live on campus in their first 1-2 years typically perform better academically and graduate sooner than those who don’t. The amenities make our residence halls the perfect "home-away-from-home" and the ideal place to study, relax, and make friendships that last a lifetime.


    Admitted students may complete the housing application and sign your housing contract on-line. The first thing you need to do is sign into the Student Information System (SIS). Once you have you signed in, click on the tab labeled Student Services at the top of the page.  If it is the first time that you are signing into SIS, you will need to answer the Student Authorizations questions and hit the submit button. You will then click on Housing & Residential Life on the left hand side. If you have not been admitted, click on this link for Admissions.

    Housing Agreements

    Agreements are available for signing by logging into SIS after completing and submitting your housing application. If you are under age 18, please contact Housing & Residential Life at 810-237-6571 to receive an agreement that will need to be signed by you as well as a parent/legal guardian. Please note that agreement language, dates, and rates are updated annually in July. To secure your placement and determine priority in preference matching and any other deadline related to housing (scholarships, RLC applications, etc.) you should submit your housing deposit. Once you sign your agreement you may view it any time by returning to your SIS account.

    If you are under age 18, please contact Housing & Residential Life at 810-237-6571 regarding signing your contract.

    Housing Deposit

    All new applicants are required to pay a $250.00 housing deposit prior to the semester they intend to reside in housing, preferably within two weeks of signing the housing agreement. The $250 deposit is credited toward your total housing cost and is not an additional fee. This deposit secures your placement and the deposit date is used to determine priority in preference matching and any other deadline related to housing (scholarships, RLC applications, etc.)

    How do you pay? 

    1. Log into SIS: https//sis.umflint.edu with your uniqname
    2. Access the Student Services tab
    3. Click Pay Housing Deposit
    4. Complete the credit card information to pay the fee and submit the deposit 

    Students that withdraw their application or cancel their agreement prior to the start of the semester for which they have applied will receive a refund based on the following schedule:

    • 100% if cancellation occurs prior to July 1 (Fall/Winter); Dec 1 (Winter only), April 1 (Spring/Summer); 
    • 50% if cancellation occurs after the dates listed above; 
    • 0% if cancellation occurs after Aug. 1 (Fall/Winter), Jan. 1 (Winter only), April 15 (Spring/Summer).

    Room Assignments

    Room Assignments

    All students will receive notification of their placement and roommates typically one month before the start of each semester/housing agreement period provided their application is complete. Students who complete the application, deposit, and agreement process with less than 30 days notice will receive assignment notifications within 5-7 business days.

    Pre-assignment placements

    HRL supports program and theme housing in each residence hall related to a number of academic, identity, or interest areas. Each program has its own set of unique requirements, which you must agree to fulfill in order to pre-assign. Residential Learning Communities are affiliated with a campus department and supported by faculty and/or senior staff. Theme communities are organized around special areas of focus that are proposed/renewed each academic year.

    ReApp Day pre-assignment 

    Current first-year and upperclass students are invited to attend Re-Application Day in order to retain or choose a new a new room type for a future Fall & Winter agreement. Students can pre-assign alone or in groups and are eligible to re-apply if they have:

    • Applied online through the Student Information System (SIS)
    • Signed their agreement for the upcoming Fall & Winter semesters
    • Are in good academic and financial standing with a student account balance no greater than $200.
    • Completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA and met with Financial Aid (if applicable)