Living on campus has many advantages, including the opportunity to start establishing a network of friends and neighbors and access to professional housing staff members who can answer your questions and help you locate the University and community resources. As with any lease or contract, be sure that you understand your University of Michigan housing lease or contract before you sign it.
First Street Residence Hall
The University of Michigan-Flint opened its first residential housing at the commencement of the Fall 2008 term. The 310 bed First Street Residence Hall is located on 5.25 acres on the southern edge of the campus. It is steps away to many student needs: The Frances Wilson Thompson Library, Recreation Center, academic buildings, computer labs and student activities.
In addition to the new First Street Residence Hall, there are numerous other housing opportunities. There are plenty of apartments and residences that international students live in close to campus. Most of these places are only a 5 to 10 minute walk from campus and many times international students choose to live together. Some of our international students that have cars choose to live in neighboring cities that are only a 10 to 20 minute drive from campus. Most apartments cost approximately $300 - $425 (USD) a month, plus utilities and many come fully furnished. Please note that some landlords may require a deposit equal to two months rent.
Before looking for off-campus housing:
- Read Tenant Basics
- Remember that your signature on a housing lease means that you have read the lease and accept the provisions of the lease
- Plan how you will travel to and from campus. Check MTA and campus bus routes if you plan to travel by bus
- University Housing also recommends buying renter's insurance.
Riverfront Residence Hall
"The Riverfront Residence Hall opened in Fall 2009 to meet the growing demand for student housing in the Flint area. The former Hyatt Regency Hotel has undergone a $20 million renovation to transform it into premium student housing. The first phase of the new Riverfront Residence Hall currently offers housing for 250 students. Amenities include wireless Internet, a movie theater, a game room, a fitness center and multipurpose study and meeting rooms. The second phase of this modern 16-story structure will eventually provide room for 550 students and will be complete by Fall 2011. " - Riverfront Residence Hall
For information on apartments, roommate information, and prices please see the Univeristy of Michigan – Flint Off-Campus Housing website.