Spring Arbor University

Housing Options

Below are all the housing options available to students at Spring Arbor University. Traditional dorm housing is typically reserved for underclassmen. This type of housing typically has anywhere from two to four floors with each floor having one community (or communal) bathroom.

Women’s Halls

Lowell Hall

Lowell Hall

Lowell Hall ExteriorYear Built: 1970

Capacity: All-female residence hall; 286 residents

Features: Laundry facilities, two lounges, kitchen, computer lab, study rooms, chapel, fitness room and theater room

Resident Director: Hannah Sinkovitz

About Lowell: Lowell Hall is the largest residence hall on campus and consists of four wings: Gamma, Beta, Delta and Alpha. With so many people living in the dorm, on any one day you will find something going on like movies and crafting in the rooms, conversations in every hallway, late night games of euchre, and praise and worship in the lounge.

Lowell Hall Interior

Lowell Events: A traditional event in the fall is the Lowell Luau, a Hawaiian-themed campus activity hosted by the Lowell Hall residence life staff.

Room Floor Plan:

Lowell Hall Floor Plan

Gainey Hall

Gainey Hall

Gainey Hall ExteriorYear Built: 2006

Capacity: All-female residence hall; 210 residents

Resident Director: Jenna Youngs

Features: Laundry facilities, two lounges, kitchen, a grand entryway, computer labs, a study room and an elevator

About Gainey: Gainey Hall is a residence hall for women at the corner of College and Second Street. Gainey’s residence life staff is eager to explore new and creative ways to encourage community among all six floors, so each month something new is happening.

Gainey Hall InteriorGainey Events: Gainey is known on campus for hosting a life-size game of Clue, with prizes for the winning team, and an annual ice cream fire drill. A popular recurring event is Book Group, where residents desiring to grow spiritually get together to discuss books relevant to them.

Room Floor Plan:

Gainey Hall Floor Plan

Men’s Hall

Andrews Hall

Andrews Hall

Andrews-HallYear Built: 2010

Capacity: All-male residence hall; 214 residents

Features: Laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen, computer lab, study rooms, chapel, fitness room and theater room

Resident Director: Billy Stone

About Andrews: Andrews Hall houses two men per room. Students are greeted by a large, open lounge that spans two stories. Andrews Hall has kitchen and laundry facilities for the residents, a fitness room located on the first floor, a large theater-style media room and den located on the third floor, as well as a computer lounge and game room on the fourth floor.

Room Floor Plan:

Andrews Hall Floor Plan

Alternative Housing

The villages and K-houses are generally reserved for upperclassmen.

Villages

Villages

SAU villages exteriorYear Built: Post Village, 2001; Ogle Village, 2003-2005

Capacity: 36 residents per village house, 4 houses of women’s suites (Post Village) and 3 houses of men’s suites (Ogle Village)

Features: Laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen, study room, outdoor grill and deck

Resident Director: Julie Adkins

Villages ExteriorAbout the Villages: Ogle and Post Villages are a wonderful place to live. The lobby in each house is a beautiful place to socialize with friends, surf the web, play shuffleboard, have a Bible study or watch TV. It is often a place to cook and eat dinner, meet friends to head to the dining commons or rally for intramural sports. With a park-like setting outside, Ogle Village is relaxed and off the beaten path.

Villages Community Rom Interior

Each Village contains a central living room for students to enjoy with comfortable couches, a game (dome hockey, foosball, etc.) and television. Students often cook their own meals in the kitchen area provided for them just off the lounge. The kitchen includes a large refrigerator and freezer for residents, microwave, plenty of cupboard space, oven and stove top. From early morning to late at night, you can find students using the study loft that is found on the second floor, which overlooks the lounge below. All of the village rooms are organized as suites that are joined by the bathroom.

Village Events: Ogle Village hosts Choptoberfest every fall. It is a plaid-clad festival with live music, mechanical bull and many competitions including log sawing and a caber toss. Throughout the semester, residents project movies on the wall in the lounge, have birthday parties, watch games and engage in casual conversation.

Room Floor Plan:

Ogle Villages Floor Plan

Koinonia Houses

Koinonia Houses

Koinonia houses, or “K-houses,” are residential homes around campus available for students to enjoy a deeper community atmosphere. Koinonia means “Christian fellowship” or “communion” with God or with fellow Christians.

They are located around the perimeter of campus within walking distance to classes, the library and the dining commons. Students seeking to live in a K-House must submit a spiritual mission statement. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply to live in the Koinonia Houses.

This space is allotted by total credit hours earned at the discretion of the Residence Life Staff. Generally, more groups apply than there are available houses. Students in these housing types are not required to be on a meal plan, but may choose any meal plan they would like. K-Houses have a phone provided as well as Internet service.

Bishop House Exterior

Bishop House

Male housing

The Bishop House contains three separate units, each with 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living room and a deck.

Unit #1 — Marston

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 3

Unit #2 — Cryderman

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Unit #3 — Fairbairn

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 2

 

Gallagher House Exterior

Gallagher House

Reserved for K-house RA

Female housing

Capacity: 6

Bedrooms: 4

Features: 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 1 living room, washer/dryer hookups

 

Exterior

Gregory House

Female housing

Location: on a hill behind the SAU Fieldhouse

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Features: 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living room

 

Jones House Exterior

Jones House

Female housing

Capacity: 8

Bedrooms: 5

Features: 2 bathrooms (3 showers), 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 2 large living rooms

 

Maddox House Exterior

Maddox House

Reserved for K-house RA

Female housing

Capacity: 8

Bedrooms: 5

Features: 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 2 living rooms, washer/dryer hookups

 

McDonalds House Exterior

McDonald House

Male housing

Location: Southwest corner of Cottage St. and Second St.

Capacity: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Features: 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 2 living rooms, washer/dryer hookups

 

Sydow House Exterior

Sydow House

Reserved for K-house RA

Male housing

Capacity: 7

Bedrooms: 4

Features: 2.5 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 2 living rooms, washer/dryer hookups

 

Taylor House Exterior

Taylor House

Female housing

Capacity: 6

Bedrooms: 4

Features: 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, washer/dryer hookups

 

Trevan House Exterior

Trevan House

Male housing

Trevan House is a duplex. Each unit contains 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and one living room.

Trevan 1

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 3

Trevan 2

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 2

 

Warner House Exterior

Warner House

Female housing

Capacity: 6

Bedrooms: 5

Features: 2.5 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 living room, washer/dryer hookups

 

Wesley House Exterior

Wesley House

Female housing

Capacity: 4

Bedrooms: 3

Features: 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 living/dining room

 

Family Housing

Family Housing

West Arbor Apartments, located off of Chapel Rd. on Park Dr., are available for specific groups of people:

  • Married students*
  • Students with families*
  • Select employees

*The occupant must be carrying enough hours to total 26 semester hours or more during three consecutive semesters plus the intervening summer session. Any time it is determined that a normal full-time load for the remainder of this period cannot meet this requirement, the apartment occupant may be required to move.

Download the Family Housing Handbook for more information.

Rent and living options: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015

 Buildings C, D and E costApprox. sq. footage (plus closets)Pro-Rated per day
1 bedroom$580465$19.73
2 bedroom$695655$23.51
3 bedroom$765766$25.98

Each apartment includes:

  • Kitchen – Ceiling light, plus light over sink and light in range hood. Refrigerator and range furnished.
  • Closets – One is located just inside the main door. Each bedroom has one, except the three-bedroom unit, which has three closets in the main bedroom.
  • Bath – Tub with shower.
  • Laundry – Coin-operated washers and dryers are located in each building basement.
  • Storage – Unit for each apartment located in basement. G & H buildings each have a key lock which matches that of the apartment. D & E residents must furnish their own padlock.

Want to see the floor plans? Just choose an upstairs floor plan [PDF] or downstairs floor plan [PDF].

Responsibilities:

SAU pays:

  • Heat (gas – forced air)
  • Hot water
  • Water (township water system)
  • Sewer
  • Trash pick-up (three times weekly)
  • Telephone – phones are part of the campus phone/Internet system and will be installed within 1-2 days of moving into the apartment. Questions on phone service should be directed to extension 1650.

You pay:

  • Electricity
  • Cable TV

If you are interested in applying for family housing, please contact Shannon Haight at (517) 750-6646.

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