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Live where you learn.

At Baker, you'll feel at home.

If you're planning to attend Baker College full-time in Flint, Muskegon, or Owosso, you have the option to live in Baker housing. In the fall of 2014, you'll have that option in Cadillac, too.

Residence life at Baker College is your home away from home. Accommodations include spacious residence hall suites, apartments, or townhouses. Some residence living facilities are located on campus within easy walking distance of your classes, labs, library, and other campus facilities. Others are located within the community with free public transportation connecting you to the campus. Because Baker doesn't have curfews or mandatory schedules to follow, you can experience increased independence and responsibility in a comfortable, safe living environment.

When living on campus, you will be surrounded by people who share your interests and will have more free time to spend with other students and instructors. You can participate in study groups, clubs, and intramural teams, and enjoy all kinds of social, educational, and recreational activities. It's a wonderful opportunity to broaden your experiences, expand your social circles, and make friendships that can last a lifetime. It's the ultimate in freedom, friendship, and education.

Learn more about our residence life. Schedule a campus visit for more information and a personal tour.

FAQ'S

  • When will I get my housing/roommate assignment?

    If you are starting at Baker College in the:

    • Fall quarter – We will mail your housing assignment by late-August. 
    • Winter, Spring, or Summer quarters – We will mail your housing assignment one week prior to the beginning of the academic quarter. 

    The housing assignment letter includes:

    • Your future Baker College residence hall address. 
    • Roommate names and phone numbers.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life Office.

  • My GPA is below a 2.0. Can I still live on campus?

    Based on our policies, if your GPA falls below a 2.0, you are no longer eligible for housing.

    However, if you participate in our Academic Success Program (ASP), you can continue to live in campus housing. You must meet certain program requirements, including: check in with your Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC), maintain 85% class attendance, and be discipline-free. Please contact the Residence Life office for more information.

  • My roommate and I don’t get along. What should I do?

    If you are having conflicts with your roommate:

    • Talk to your roommate about what is bothering you. Often, students have poor communication and fail to make basic, courteous requests.
    • Contact your Resident Assistant (RA) to discuss your concerns. RAs are trained to assist with these kinds of issues.  
    • If you still have roommate conflict, please contact your Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC).
  • What should I bring to college?

    Here's a list of some suggested items.

    • Alarm clock
    • Bed linens/towels
    • Carpet/throw rug
    • Chair/couch/bean bag chair
    • Computer
    • Cup/mug/glass/plate/bowl/silverware
    • Dish Soap
    • Fan
    • Handi-Tak to hang posters
    • Hangers
    • Digital-ready TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player
    • Iron
    • Laundry bags/detergent
    • Medicine
    • Microwave
    • Plants (real or fake)
    • Radio/stereo
    • Laundry money
    • School supplies
    • Sewing kit
    • Shower caddy
    • Toiletry items
  • How do I become a residence hall student?

    The first step is to let your admissions advisor know that you would like to live on campus. Then:

    • Fill out the housing application.
    • Pay the required deposit.
    • After Residence Life receives your application, they will mail you several documents, including:
      • A housing characteristics questionnaire.
      • A licensing agreement.
      • Online background check instructions.
      • An official transcript request form.
    • Complete and return these documents as soon as possible to confirm your residence request.
Residence Life at Baker College

Student Housing

Live where you learn.

At Baker, you'll feel at home.

If you're planning to attend Baker College full-time in Flint, Muskegon, or Owosso, you have the option to live in Baker housing. In the fall of 2014, you'll have that option in Cadillac, too.

Residence life at Baker College is your home away from home. Accommodations include spacious residence hall suites, apartments, or townhouses. Some residence living facilities are located on campus within easy walking distance of your classes, labs, library, and other campus facilities. Others are located within the community with free public transportation connecting you to the campus. Because Baker doesn't have curfews or mandatory schedules to follow, you can experience increased independence and responsibility in a comfortable, safe living environment.

When living on campus, you will be surrounded by people who share your interests and will have more free time to spend with other students and instructors. You can participate in study groups, clubs, and intramural teams, and enjoy all kinds of social, educational, and recreational activities. It's a wonderful opportunity to broaden your experiences, expand your social circles, and make friendships that can last a lifetime. It's the ultimate in freedom, friendship, and education.

Learn more about our residence life. Schedule a campus visit for more information and a personal tour.

Staff

Residence Life Office 

Phone: (989) 729-3499
Fax: (989) 729-3339

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Staff

Patrick Walter
Residence Hall Coordinator, Kurtz Hall 
(989) 729-3350
patrick.walter@baker.edu

Trista Geier
Residence Hall Coordinator, Woodard Station 
(989) 729-3500
trista.geier@baker.edu

Gary Warren
Residence Hall Coordinator, Hoddy Hall
(989) 729-3404
garfield.warren@baker.edu

Nick Tereck
Residence Hall Coordinator, Baker Hall 
(989) 729-3374
nicholas.tereck@baker.edu

Residence Halls

When you think about college residence halls, the first thing that probably comes to mind are the typical college dorms or dorm rooms. But when you're a student at Baker College of Owosso or the Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan, you can choose to live in a residence hall or loft style aparment, located on or near the campus. 

Convenient

For full-time Baker College students, campus living offers convenience and all the comforts of home. You'll be just a short walk or ride away from your classes, instructors, labs, the resource center, and other facilities. Some of the basic furnishings you'll find within your residence hall unit include a bed, dresser, desk, kitchen table, chairs and appliances such as a refrigerator and range. We provide all utilities, including cable TV and high-speed Internet, along with amenities such as laundry facilities, 24-hour security, free parking, and many other services.

Friendly

At Baker, you'll experience independence along with responsibility. There are no curfews or mandatory meal times. You decide how you want to spend your free time, whether it's studying, socializing, or just sleeping in. Campus living gives you the opportunity to participate in everything from intramural sports, to informal get-togethers or study groups.

Affordable

Baker residence halls operate on a not-for-profit basis, so they are likely to be the most affordable, quality housing you'll find on or near campus.

Baker Hall, Hoddy Hall, and Kurtz Hall

  • Suite- and apartment-style residence halls
  • Located on campus
  • Quarterly fee:  $900 - $925 (excluding $50 pre-paid deposit)

Woodard Station Lofts

  • Loft-style apartment
  • Located one-half mile from campus
  • Quarterly fee: $925 (excluding $50 pre-paid deposit)

Special reduced-occupancy rooms may be available at higher room rates. Contact the campus Housing Office at (989) 729-3499 for more information.

Floorplans

Our floorplans will help you get an idea of the dimensions and layouts of our residences. But the best way to get a feel for our housing and our campus is to schedule a visit and see for yourself. 


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Amenities

Our modern student housing provides you with all the comforts of home. Whether you request a residence hall, apartment, or townhouse, the following amenities are included in your housing costs.

Each on-campus suite and apartment in Baker Hall, Hoddy Hall, and Kurtz Hall includes:

  • Private bath
  • Full kitchen: Oven/range, Refrigerator
  • Living room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private phone line
  • Kitchen table and chairs (select units)
  • Breakfast bar with stools (select units)
  • Bunk beds (twin, extra long), closets, dressers
  • Ethernet connection

Baker Hall, Hoddy Hall, and Kurtz Hall also have:

  • Several study rooms
  • Activity rooms, with pool and ping pong tables, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard table, and more
  • Computer labs

The Woodard Station Lofts include:

  • Private bath, with tub/shower unit
  • Full kitchen: Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave
  • Laundry facilities
  • Living room furniture
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen table and chairs (select units)
  • Breakfast bar with stools (select units)
  • Bunk beds (twin, extra long), closets, dressers
  • Hardwood floors throughout

The Woodard Station Lofts, scheduled for completion in Fall 2014, will also have:

  • Fitness facility
  • Coffee lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hair salon
  • Other small businesses
Campus Dining

Food service at Baker College of Owosso is provided by Food for Thought, located conveniently in the Student Center. Food for Thought offers healthy cafeteria meals, grab-n-go items, snacks, a full restaurant menu, and a convenience store. 

Choose a Meal Plan or Baker Dollars

  • Meal plans are a good way to ensure your food dollars go toward healthy, tasty meals at a reasonable cost.
  • Baker Dollars offers a flexible and convenient way to pay for meals and convenience store items in advance. You can make your purchase at any time throughout the day.
  • Food For Thought also accepts Visa and MasterCard.

How Baker Dollars Work

  • Open an account by purchasing a package of at least $50 in value. 
  • Spend your Baker Dollars on anything Food for Thought offers, including convenience store items. 
  • Add to your Baker Dollars account at any time. 
  • Baker Dollars carry forward to the next quarter, but all Dollars must be spent by the end of Spring Quarter. 
  • Baker Dollars are not transferable to another student.

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To use financial aid money at Food for Thought, talk with a Financial Aid officer to see if you are eligible.

For more information call Food for Thought at (989) 729-3455.  

Policies

Our residence life policies help ensure a safe, positive, living and learning environment for all our students. 

If you're a full-time Baker student between the ages of 17 and 24, and meet basic housing criteria, you can apply to any residence hall on the Owosso campus. Housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you make a commitment, the more likely you are to get your first choice.  

Anyone who's considering living on campus should read our Residence Hall Guideline Book. Call us at (989) 729-3499 and we will answer any questions you have about residence life.

CHOICES

The Baker College of Owosso CHOICES program has been designed for all new residence hall students as they transition from high school to College. The Department of Residence Life will serve as hosts during the three day program which begins the Wednesday before classes start each Fall Quarter.

Students will have the opportunity to connect with one another and to acclimate to the Owosso campus while also being introduced to practical skills through their COL111A class. CHOICES and COL111A are required parts of each student’s orientation to the residence halls on the Baker College of Owosso campus.

Campus Map

With our small campus atmosphere, you will quickly become a part of the campus community. In the meantime, with our campus map, you'll be able to find your way around easily. 

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Download the Owsso Campus Map PDF (831KB)

Campus Security

Security for all residence halls is closely monitored by the front desk staff and campus safety. Non-residents must sign in and out at the front desk during regular building hours. Residents must escort non-residents at all times. Specific visitation hours are posted. 

Campus safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping make sure that everyone feels welcome, safe, and at home during their time at Baker. 

A campus safety officer is ready to help if you've accidentally locked your keys in your vehicle, or need a jump-start. Or, if there's ever a time that you feel unsafe walking on campus, you can have a safety officer escort you. We invite you to learn more about campus safety or stop by our office and say hello. 

Program Finder

Start today and discover the program that is right for you.

FAQ's

  • When will I get my housing/roommate assignment?

    If you are starting at Baker College in the:

    • Fall quarter – We will mail your housing assignment by late-August. 
    • Winter, Spring, or Summer quarters – We will mail your housing assignment one week prior to the beginning of the academic quarter. 

    The housing assignment letter includes:

    • Your future Baker College residence hall address. 
    • Roommate names and phone numbers.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life Office.

  • My GPA is below a 2.0. Can I still live on campus?

    Based on our policies, if your GPA falls below a 2.0, you are no longer eligible for housing.

    However, if you participate in our Academic Success Program (ASP), you can continue to live in campus housing. You must meet certain program requirements, including: check in with your Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC), maintain 85% class attendance, and be discipline-free. Please contact the Residence Life office for more information.

  • My roommate and I don’t get along. What should I do?

    If you are having conflicts with your roommate:

    • Talk to your roommate about what is bothering you. Often, students have poor communication and fail to make basic, courteous requests.
    • Contact your Resident Assistant (RA) to discuss your concerns. RAs are trained to assist with these kinds of issues.  
    • If you still have roommate conflict, please contact your Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC).
  • What should I bring to college?

    Here's a list of some suggested items.

    • Alarm clock
    • Bed linens/towels
    • Carpet/throw rug
    • Chair/couch/bean bag chair
    • Computer
    • Cup/mug/glass/plate/bowl/silverware
    • Dish Soap
    • Fan
    • Handi-Tak to hang posters
    • Hangers
    • Digital-ready TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player
    • Iron
    • Laundry bags/detergent
    • Medicine
    • Microwave
    • Plants (real or fake)
    • Radio/stereo
    • Laundry money
    • School supplies
    • Sewing kit
    • Shower caddy
    • Toiletry items
  • How do I become a residence hall student?

    The first step is to let your admissions advisor know that you would like to live on campus. Then:

    • Fill out the housing application.
    • Pay the required deposit.
    • After Residence Life receives your application, they will mail you several documents, including:
      • A housing characteristics questionnaire.
      • A licensing agreement.
      • Online background check instructions.
      • An official transcript request form.
    • Complete and return these documents as soon as possible to confirm your residence request.