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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 CadillacFlint, Muskegon, Owosso, or Port Huron you have the option to live in Baker housing.

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 and some campuses offer free public transportation. 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, intramural sports, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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Student Housing

Live where you learn.

At Baker, you’ll feel at home.

If you’re planning to attend Baker College full-time in CadillacFlint, Muskegon, Owosso, or Port Huron you have the option to live in Baker housing.

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 and some campuses offer free public transportation. 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, intramural sports, 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

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.

Our staff includes:

  • Director of Residence Life—Oversees all housing facilities and staff
  • Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC)—Professional staff member who resides in residence hall facilities; supervises residence hall staff and overall operations
  • Resident Assistant (RA)—Student staff member who resides in residence hall facilities; provides leadership and assistance to residents, helping create an atmosphere conducive to personal growth and learning
  • Desk Receptionist—Assists residents and their guests

If you’re thinking about living on campus, schedule a campus visit or contact an admissions advisor for more information and a personal tour. We would enjoy taking you on a tour of our campus housing, answering your questions, and helping you get acquainted with everything Baker College offers.

Residence Halls

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 Baker College offers housing options that aren’t so typical. While housing options vary by campus, you can choose to live in a townhouse, apartment, or a residence hall suite. You can also choose from housing located either on, or directly adjacent to campus, or within the local community with free public transportation connecting you 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 or ride away from your classes, instructors, labs, the learning 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.

Learn More

Use the links below for more information about residence halls on your local campus. Schedule a campus visit so we can answer your questions, take you on a complete campus tour, and help you gain a better understanding of why Baker is the right place to prepare for a successful career.

Baker College of Cadillac / Center for Transportation Technology
On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing
(231) 876-3119 or (888) 313-3463

Baker College of Flint / Center for Transportation Technology
On-Campus Housing
(810) 766-4000 or (800) 964-4299

Baker College of Muskegon / Culinary Institute of Michigan
Residence Halls, Apartments, Townhouses
(231) 777-5200 or (800) 937-0337

Baker College of Owosso / Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan
On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing
(989) 729-3350 or (800) 879-3797

Baker College of Port Huron / Culinary Institute of Michigan
On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing
For more information contact (810) 985-7000 or (888) 262-2442

Amenities

Amenities

Our modern student housing provides you with all the comforts of home. Whether you request a residence hall suite, apartment, or a 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 (Muskegon and Flint campuses only)
  • 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

Campus Dining

Each one of our campuses offers convenient, comfortable dining spots to meet for coffee, have a meal, or grab a quick snack.

Orientation

Orientation

Baker College has a special orientation program to help all new residence hall students successfully make the transition from high school to college and residence hall living. Use the links below for more information about the orientation program on your local campus.

Policies

Policies

The Baker College residence hall policies help ensure a safe, positive, living and learning environment for all our students. Each campus publishes its own Residence Hall Guideline Book, which explains everything you’ll need to know about campus living. If you live on campus, you are required to read and follow these guidelines.

Campus Maps

Campus Maps

With our small campus atmosphere, you will quickly become a part of the campus community, and be able to find your way around easily. Until then, here are some helpful links to our campus maps.

Campus Security

Campus Security

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.

FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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