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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.
Student Housing 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.

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 Muskegon or the Culinary Institute of Michigan, you can choose to live in an apartment, townhouse, or suite, located either on, or directly adjacent to, 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 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 other services. 

Friendly

At Baker, you'll be on your own. 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 to 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 near campus. 

Traditional Residence Halls

  • Jewell Hall
  • Macdonald Hall 

Apartments

  • Roblane Apartments
  • Marlane Apartments
  • Starks Hall

Townhouses

  • Oakhill Drive 300s
  • Oakhill Drive 200s
  • Lighton Drive
  • Adams Court
  • Marquette Avenue

Download the Residence Hall dimensions — All residence hall rooms are listed. Townhouse dimensions vary slightly, depending on their placement in the building.

Jewell Hall

Traditional Style Residence

  • Located on main campus near all academic classrooms.
  • Quarterly fee: $875 per person (excluding pre-paid deposit).
  • Maximum building capacity: 47 students.

Furnishings

  • Bed.
  • Dresser.

Unit Type

  • 1-person, 2-person, and 4-person units.
  • Coed by floor.
  • Community bathrooms on each floor.
  • Community kitchens on each floor.

Amenities

  • Wireless/wired high-speed Internet.
  • Phone line for free local calls.
  • Extended basic cable.
  • Computer room.
  • TV lounge.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Vending machines.
  • Mini-fridge.
  • Central air conditioning.
Macdonald Hall

Traditional Style Residence

  • Located on main campus near all academic classrooms.
  • Returning honors students with a 3.25 GPA or higher can have reduced occupancy at no extra cost.
  • Quarterly fee: $875 per person (excluding pre-paid deposit).
  • Maximum building capacity: 14 students.
  • Special reduced-occupancy rooms may be available at higher room rates. Contact the campus Housing Office (231) 777-5200 for more information.

Furnishings

  • Bed.
  • Dresser.
  • Desk with chair.

Unit Type

  • Coed by floor.
  • Community bathrooms on each floor.
  • Community kitchens on main floor.

Amenities

  • Wireless/wired high-speed Internet.
  • Phone line for free local calls.
  • Extended basic cable.
  • Computer room.
  • TV lounge.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Billiards table.
  • Vending machines.
  • Mini-fridge.
  • Central air conditioning.
Apartments

Apartment Style Residence

  • The three buildings (Roblane Apts., Marlane Apts., and Quarterline Apts.) make up the Baker Village Apartments
  • Located across the street from the main academic building.
  • Quarterly fee: $875 per person (excluding pre-paid deposit).
  • Special reduced-occupancy rooms may be available at higher room rates. Contact the campus Housing Office (231) 777-5200 for more information.

Furnishings

  • Bed.
  • Dresser.
  • Desk with chair.
  • Kitchen table with chairs.

Unit Types

  • 1 bedroom units - 2 people.
  • 2 bedroom units - 4 people.

Amenities

  • Kitchen with range and refrigerator.
  • Bathroom.
  • Living room.
  • Dining room.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Computer lab, located in Marlane Apartments, shared by all Baker Village residents.
  • Wireless/wired high-speed Internet.
  • Phone line for free local calls.
  • Extended basic cable.
  • Air conditioner.
Starks Hall

Apartment Style Residence

  • Located on main campus, close to all classrooms and services and near the West End Café. Has a computer lab, small recreation area, and fitness center. 
  • Quarterly fee: $875 per person (excluding pre-paid deposit).
  • Special reduced-occupancy rooms may be available at higher room rates. Contact the campus Housing Office (231) 777-5200 for more information.

Furnishings

  • Bed.
  • Dresser.
  • Desk with chair.
  • Kitchen table with chairs.

Unit Type

  • 2 bedroom units - 4-5 people.

Amenities

  • Kitchen with range and refrigerator.
  • Bathroom.
  • Living room.
  • Dining room.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Wireless/wired high-speed Internet.
  • Phone line for free local calls.
  • Extended basic cable.
  • Central air conditioning.
Townhouses

Townhouse Style Residence

  • Located approximately one mile from main campus. 
  • Shuttle bus is available to go to and from class. 
  • 175 units on 4 streets:  Oakhill, Adams Court, Lighton, Marquette. 
  • The BRIC is located within the townhouse area. It has study areas, a café, computer lab, laundry facilities, and fitness center. 
  • Quarterly fee: $975 per person (excluding pre-paid deposit).

Furnishings

  • Beds.
  • Dressers.
  • Desks with chairs.
  • Kitchen table with chairs.

Unit Types

  • 1 bedroom - 2 people.
  • 1 bedroom loft - 2 people.
  • 2 bedrooms - 4 people.
  • 3 bedrooms - 5 people.
  • 4 bedrooms - 6 people.

Amenities

  • Kitchen with range and refrigerator.
  • Bathroom.
  • Living room.
  • Dining room.
  • Laundry facilities (at The BRIC).
  • Wireless/wired high-speed Internet.
  • Phone line for free local calls.
  • Extended basic cable.
  • Air conditioner.
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.

  • Utilities: heating, cooling, electric, and natural gas.
  • Community rooms. 
  • High-speed wireless Internet.
  • Cable TV.
  • Furniture, including beds, desks, and dressers.
  • Full-sized appliances.
  • Laundry facilities inside every hall.
  • Recreation equipment and workout facilities.
  • Free shuttle service around campus.
  • Convenient, free parking.
  • 24-hour security, seven days a week — that includes foot patrol, security cameras, and card access entry into most buildings.
  • No curfews or mandatory meal times.

The BRIC

The BRIC (Baker Recreation and Information Center) is a great place to study, hang out with friends, attend an event, grab a bite to eat, do laundry, work out, watch TV or listen to XM Satellite Radio™.

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Commuter student hours end at midnight.

Computer Lab, Study Lounge, and Group Study Room

29 computers and 2 printers are available for student use in the Computer Lab. Make sure you bring your proxy card to access the Computer Lab, and follow the posted regulations on Computer Lab use. If you have a laptop computer, there's free wireless Internet throughout The BRIC.  

Night Owl

The Night Owl is the recreation area at The BRIC. Play billiards, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, or shuffleboard. You'll need your Baker College student ID card to check out equipment at the information desk. 

Laundry Facilities

The BRIC has eight washers and dryers, and each costs $1.00 per load.  A change machine is available inside the laundry room.

Fitness center

With the latest in cardio and weighted equipment, the Fitness Center is a great place to get or stay in shape. Be sure to bring along your ear-buds or headphones to listen to one of the four plasma TVs as you work out. 

The WEFC

The WEFC (West End Fitness Center) has brand new cardio equipment, which includes treadmills, ellipticals, AMTs, recumbent bikes and state-of-the-art circuit strength training equipment. Students and staff can also use a variety of other equipment including dumbbells, bands, yoga balls, medicine balls and fitness DVDs. The BRIC has similar equipment.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Campus Dining

The Quarterline Grill

Located on the main campus within the Student Center, the Quarterline Grill offers made to order deli sandwiches, grilled paninis, soup & salad bar, grilled delights, and a variety of snacks, baked goods, and beverages.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am -8:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


The C³

Located at the Baker Townhouses inside The BRIC, the C³ offers deli sandwiches, convenience items, and a variety of snacks, baked goods, and beverages. Enjoy a bite to eat while you study in our lounge, or play a game of pool or shuffleboard. There is also an outdoor patio to enjoy while you recharge the batteries after a hard workout.

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

The West End Café

Located on the main campus near Starks Hall, the West End Café offers soups, salads, fruit smoothies, baked goods, deli sandwiches, ice cream novelties, dessert parfaits, and a variety of snacks, baked goods, and beverages. Enjoy a bite to eat while you take a break from class in our lounge or outdoor patio.

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:30
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

C3

C3 (Campus Convenience Café) offers both pre-packaged and made-to-order food and drink at affordable prices. Grab a café latte on the way to a study group or an energy bar after a workout in our Fitness Center.

Transitions

TRANSITIONS — the Baker College of Muskegon orientation program — helps new students who live in our residence halls successfully make the transition from high school to college. 

In this three-day program, hosted by professional and student staff members, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other first-year students, acclimate to the Muskegon campus, and learn practical skills that prepare you for on-campus life. 

TRANSITIONS begins the Wednesday before classes start each fall. All new on-campus students must participate. 

Past TRANSITIONS programs have included:

  • Academic concerns and expectations.
  • Alcohol awareness.
  • Campus safety 101.
  • How to get involved.
  • Getting to know your campus.
  • Recognizing red flags.
  • How to deal with roommate conflicts.
  • Making wise choices.

If you have any questions about TRANSITIONS, please contact us at (231) 777-6526. 

ResLife Reporter

When you live on campus at Baker College of Muskegon, it's easy to keep up with upcoming events, intramural sports, and important dates with our weekly newsletter, The ResLife Reporter. You can also join us on Facebook

Download the latest issues here:

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. 

Staff

Residence Life Office

Phone: (231) 777-6526
Fax: (231) 777-6527

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Staff

There's a complete support network in each Baker residence hall, including live-in resident assistants and coordinators to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our Residence Life staff strives to provide a campus home that is a safe, comfortable environment that supports your academic success. 

Jonathon Pate
Director of Residence Life
(231) 777-5384 | jonathon.pate@baker.edu

I am the Director of Residence Life and I oversee all housing facilities and staff at Baker College of Muskegon. I've been with Baker College since 2006 after graduating from Central Michigan University with my Bachelors Degree. In 2011 I graduated with my Masters Degree in Adult and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University. My wife, Hannah, is a kindergarten teacher in nearby Whitehall and we have two children, Ella and Carter. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, biking, kayaking, watching Detroit sports teams, and spending time with my family. We also love spending time riding our horses and hanging out with our two dogs.

Alexsis Globig
Residence Hall Coordinator, Oakhill Drive 300s / Oakhill Drive 200s / Marquette Ave at the Baker Townhouses
(231) 777-5320 | alexsis.globig@baker.edu

I am the Residence Hall Coordinator for the Oakhill 300s as well as Marquette Avenue at the Baker Townhouses. I am also the Coordinator of the Academic Programming Team. I am a graduate of Baker College of Muskegon's Human Services program. I earned my associate degree in 2004 and my bachelor degree in 2005. I joined the Residence Life team as a Residence Hall Coordinator in 2006.

I married my husband Luis in 2009. He graduated from Baker College of Muskegon's Culinary Institute of Michigan in 2013. We have a daughter, Madison, who keeps us very busy. As a family, we love just hanging out, watching movies, playing outside, and putt-putting. We also like watching shows like Big Bang Theory, Hell's Kitchen, NCIS, and Grimm.

Nathan Hartman
Residence Hall Coordinator, Lighton Drive at the Baker Townhouses / Adams Ct.
(231) 777-5217 | nathan.hartman@baker.edu

I am originally from Auburn, Indiana. I attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology in May of 2011. While studying at Purdue, I was very involved in residence life, serving as a hall senator and a resident assistant, both for two years. I found making an impact in young peoples’ lives to be the most rewarding experience I could ask for.

Here at Baker College of Muskegon, I act as the Residence Hall Coordinator for Lighton Drive at the Baker Townhouses, overseeing students and staff in the area. In addition to my responsibilities on Lighton, I also head up the Diversity and Social Justice Programming Team.

In my free time, I enjoy playing as well as watching all kinds of sports, including Indianapolis Colts football, Detroit Tigers baseball, and, of course, all things Purdue Boilermakers. I also have a passion for music, and enjoy reading, playing games, and spending time with friends and family. In April of 2013 I married my best friend, Alison, and so far she has enjoyed living so close to the beach! If you ever need help or just someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to seek me out.  I’m here to assist you in any way I can and my door is always open.

Jamie Franklin
Residence Hall Coordinator, Main Campus
(231) 777-5213 | jamie.franklin@baker.edu

I am from a small farm village in the middle of Michigan called Breckenridge. I am a proud alum of Central Michigan University where I earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree with a major in Recreation Parks and Leisure Services, a concentration in Community Development, and a minor in Leadership Studies.

I married my amazing wife, Jackie, in December 30, 2010. She works at Baker College of Muskegon in the Bookstore. The two newest additions to the Franklin family were born on May 6, 2013. We enjoy taking walks around campus with Tobias and Suzanne; so if you see us, feel free to say, "hi" and take a peek at the twins.

Lately, I have been on a big country music kick, but thanks to the invention of the iPod, I find myself listening to all kinds of music; from Elton John to Lady GaGa and Garth Brooks. I am a huge Detroit sports fan and I love anything NFL.

Tammie Wierengo
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life Office
(231) 777-5322 | tammie.wierengo@baker.edu

I am the Administrative Assistant at the Residence Life office. I graduated from Baker College with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Secretarial Sciences, both with honors. I have three children, two of whom also graduated from Baker College. I love spending my free time fishing, gardening and enjoying my five grandchildren. 

Emily Brown
Recreation Facilities Coordinator
(231) 777-6563 | emily.brown@baker.edu

I started working at Baker College of Muskegon in the fall of 2012 as the Recreation Facilities Coordinator. My responsibilities include supervising and staffing the Baker Recreation and Information Center (BRIC) located at the Baker Townhouse complex on Marquette Avenue and the West End Fitness Center (WEFC) located on the main campus. I am also responsible for the upkeep, safety, and staffing of these facilities. I make myself available with personal training help for students and staff, whether it is a simple health and fitness question or to help someone design a fitness program.

Being native to Muskegon, I played collegiate basketball at Muskegon Community College and Olivet College. I graduated in 2009 from Olivet College with a major in Fitness Management. Prior to joining Baker College, I worked at the Muskegon Family YMCA as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and coach. My personal interests include exercising, boating, and sightseeing.

Policies

Our residence life policies are designed to promote 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 Muskegon campus.

Anyone who's considering living on campus should read our Residence Hall Guideline Book. Call us at (231) 777-6526 and we will answer any questions you have about residence life. 

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.

Program Finder

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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.