Frequently Asked Questions
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 First Street Residence Hall.
RESIDENCE HALL INFORMATION
- 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 does the university do to make the housing safe?
- Is there parking available for residence hall students?
- What is the size of the residence hall?
- What services are 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?
- Is the Residence Hall open year-round?
- Where would I go for banking services?
- Should I get renter's insurance?
- How do I register to vote?
- Do local businesses provide special services to students?
Where is the Housing Application?
Admitted students may apply for housing by clicking on "Apply Now".
How much will a student pay to live in the residence hall on campus?
Housing Rates (per occupant) – Room and Board:
Academic Year: September 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014 (Rates listed below are for 2012-2013.)
- Single Suite 4 person: 4 single bedrooms with 2 bathrooms - $8,730
- Double Suite: 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (bedroom is shared with one other person) - $7,506
- Single Suite 2 person: 2 single bedrooms with 1 bathroom - $8,951
Is there food service for students?
A mandatory non-refundable meal plan of $1,407.00 per semester 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 plans in the University Center (UCEN). For more information, visit 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 does the university do to make the housing safe?
Security cameras and lighting are incorporated into the design of the First Street Residence Hall. The front desk near the central entry is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week—no exceptions. To gain entry into the building, a picture-id card must be used, and then the card must be presented at the front desk.
Our policies and procedures can be found in "A Resident's Guide to Community Living".
Is there parking available for residence hall students?
Residents of First Street Residence Hall are able to bring cars to campus. Parking for residence hall students is located 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.
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.
What services are 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 has 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 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.
3. Two students in individual bedrooms sharing one bathroom, a common living area and a kitchenette (limited availability).
Is the housing co-ed?
While floors are 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.
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.
Where would I go for banking services?
Banking services are located near campus. ATM machines are located in the University Center and Pavilion. For more information about banking, click here.
Should I get renter's insurance?
While we don't require renters insurance it is always a good option. Housing and Residential Life does not cover damaged or stolen items. Renters insurance is normally reasonably priced and a good idea. If your parents own a home you can always check the coverage on their home owners insurance to see if it covers your items in the residence hall.
How do I register to vote?
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for voter identification requirement.) For information on registering and where to vote, click here.
Do local businesses provide 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, and other local businesses continually meet with university representatives to work on providing additional services to accommodate our residential students, as well as over 6,000 students who commute to UM-Flint everyday.