Q: Do you have a welcome packet?
A: Yes - to download the packet please go back to the home page and click "WELCOME PACKET" in the bottom left of your screen.
Q:Where can I get everything to outfit my living space?
A: We like a place called Dorm in a Box. Click here.......http://www.dorminabox.com/riverfront
Q: Why live in a residence hall?
A: In addition to the lifelong friendships that will develop, research shows involved students are more likely to get good grades and be satisfied with their college experience.
Q: How safe is the campus and what about security in the residence hall?
A: Safety and security is a top priority at Riverfront Residence Hall and in the surrounding neighborhoods of the community. The Hall features 24/7 staffed entry with keycard access. Electronic keycards are required for entrance at multiple points including the elevator, wing doors, suite doors and room doors. Resident Advisors also conduct rounds of the building in the evenings. To gain entry into the building, an ID keycard must be used and all visitors must check in. The residence hall is also equipped with smoke and fire detection systems and fire evacuation and severe weather drills are conducted periodically.
Q: Who provides support for students living in the residence hall?
A: Resident Advisors and a Resident Director live in the residence hall. In addition, the front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: What is the occupancy of the residence hall?
A: The Riverfront Residence Hall will house 541 students, including 12 Resident Advisors and 1 Resident Director.
Q: Can students choose their own roommates?
A: Students may specify roommates/suitemates when they complete their housing contracts.
Q: What amenities are offered for students in the residence hall?
A: The Riverfront Residence Hall is a former Hyatt Regency hotel that has undergone a $20 million dollar renovation to offer the latest state-of-the-art student housing amenities and modern features. The hall offers multiple point access, cable tv, wireless Internet, print station, laundry facility and recycling stations. Vending machines, study area, community lounge and multipurpose areas are also featured.
Q: Does the Riverfront Resident Hall have parking?
A: The Riverfront Residence Hall has purchased public parking spaces from two gated structures. Each student will receive one (1) complimentary parking pass to access one of the two, secured entrances. The parking structure shared with Citizens Bank provides skywalk access directly into the 2nd level of the residence hall. The J.W. Rutherford Parking Structure is located adjacent to Citizens Bank at the corner of Kearsley and Beach. Visitors may park along Saginaw Street or in the many pay lots in the area, including either parking garage.
Q: What about dining? Are students required to have a meal plan?
A: No, Riverfront Residence Hall does not require that you purchase a meal plan. All units have in-room kitchenettes and there is a snack bar, vending machines as well as numerous established and new restaurants and coffee houses within a one- to two-block walk of the hall.
A voluntary meal plan is available through UM-Flint Dining Services.The dining center is located in the University Center (UCEN). Riverfront Residence Hall residents may purchase dining dollars at Event & Building Services, located at 176 Harding Mott University Center. Enjoy the convenience of dining nearby and save money doing it!
Q: What does it cost to live in the Riverfront Residence Hall?
A: Please see the rates and floor plans page for details.
Q: What about smoking?
A: The residence hall is a smoke-free environment.
Q: What if I still have questions?
A: If you have questions or would like more detailed information about living in the Riverfront Residence Hall, please contact us.