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

Muffitt Hall

Muffitt Hall

Muffitt Hall Exterior

Year Built: 1941; named after Reverend W.C. Muffitt who pastored the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church.

Capacity: 90 residents, four traditional women’s floors

Features: laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen.

Resident Director: Jeff Tabone

About Muffitt: Muffitt is a traditional women’s hall of four floors with roughly 30 residents each. Each floor has a community bathroom with partitioned showers. The lounge has cable TV, DVD and VCR.

Since 1941, Muffitt has been a place for the girls of yesterday to grow into the women of tomorrow.

Muffitt Hall InteriorMuffitt events: The residents of Muffitt enjoy a wide variety of events planned by the Muffitt resident director and the resident advisors. Muffitt often coordinates annual events with its brother dorm, Ormston Hall. Together, they plan events throughout the year for the residents. Below is a list of some of the annual events that take place:

  • Harum Scarum – September
  • Muffitt-Ormston Fall Hayride (at a local farm) – October
  • Muffitt/Ormston Christmas – December
  • Muffitt/Ormston Pancake Breakfast – date varies
  • Muffitt/Ormston Cookout (in the Centennial Gardens between the two dorms) – May

Room Floor Plan (levels 1, 2 and 3):

Muffitt Hall Floor Plan

Room Floor Plan (level 4):

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

Resident Director: Kelly McGraw

Lowell Hall Interior

Fast Facts: Lowell Hall consists of four wings: Gamma, Beta, Delta and Alpha, with two lounges, movie theater, fitness room, computer lab, and kitchen at the center. A traditional activity in the fall is the Lowell Luau, a Hawaiian-themed campus activity hosted by the Lowell Hall residence life staff. With so many people living in the dorm, on any one day you will probably find something going on from movies and crafting in the rooms, conversations in every hallway, late night games of euchre, and praise and worship in the lounge. Every night you can probably count on someone making (or burning) popcorn in the kitchen.

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

Fast Facts: Gainey Hall is a residence hall for women at the corner of College and Second Street. The three-story facility has two large student lounges, a grand entryway, laundry, kitchen, computer labs and a top-floor study/conference room, and an elevator.

Gainey Hall InteriorGainey experience: A popular recurring event is Book Group, where residents desiring to grow spiritually get together to discuss books relevant to them. 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. 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.

Room Floor Plan:

Gainey Hall Floor Plan

Men’s Halls

Andrews Hall

Andrews Hall

Andrews-HallYear Built: 2010

Capacity: 214 male residents

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

Resident Director: Billy Stone

Fast Facts: 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

Ormston Hall

Ormston Hall

Ormsron Hall ExteriorYear Built: 1947; named after M.D. Ormston, a bishop of the Free Methodist Church.

Capacity: 100 residents, four traditional men’s floors

Features: laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen

Resident Director: Jeff Tabone

Fast Facts: Ormston is a traditional hall of four floors with roughly 30 residents each. Each floor has a community bathroom with partitioned showers. The lounge has cable TV and a DVD player.

The Ormston community is steeped in tradition, and for the past 50 years, it has been known as a place where community is created, deep relationships are cultivated, and young men grow in stature with God and their fellow men. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” In Ormston, residents are encouraged to hold each other accountable and help each other grow in faith.

Ormsron Hall InteriorOrmston men host the annual, massively-popular Porchfest (the end of the year, all-campus skit night), Ormston often coordinates annual events with its sister dorm, Muffitt Hall. Together, they plan events throughout the year for the residents. Below is a list of some of the annual events that take place:

  • Harum Scarum – September
  • Muffitt-Ormston Fall Hayride (at a local farm) – October
  • Muffitt/Ormston Christmas – December
  • Muffitt/Ormston Pancake Breakfast – date varies
  • Muffitt/Ormston Cookout (in the Centennial Gardens between the two dorms) – May

Room Floor Plan (levels 1, 2 and 3):

Ormsron Hall Floor Plan Levels 1-3

Room Floor Plan (level 4):

Ormsron Hall Floor Plan Level 4

Alternative Housing

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

Villages

Villages

Year 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 lounge, outdoor grill and deck

RD:  Aaron Daigle

Villages ExteriorFast Facts: 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 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.

Villages Interior

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. Missing an application or applying late will likely cost a group their spot in this type of housing. 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.

To learn more about applying to live in a K-house, contact either Kelly McGraw (women’s K-houses) or Aaron Daigle (men’s K-houses). Male students who would like to be in the McDonald House (K-House #1) should apply with Damon Seacott, chief of staff.

Bishop House Exterior

Bishop House

The Bishop House is a men’s K-house that contains three separate Units (formerly known as the Triplex). Each unit contains a living room, kitchen and exterior entrance with a deck. Unit #1, Marston, has 3 bedroom/5 capacity. Unit #2, Cryderman, has 2 bedroom/4 capacity. Unit #3, Fairbairn, has 2 bedroom/5 capacity.

 

 

Gallagher House Exterior

Gallagher House

Gallagher House is a female house with a 4 bedroom/7 capacity. It has 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, and 1 living room. Laundry hook-ups for a washer/dryer are available.

RESERVED FOR K-HOUSE RA

 

 

Exterior

Gregory House

Gregory House is a female house located behind SAU’s field house. This house on the hill is a 3 bedroom/6 person capacity house. There is 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 living room.

 

 

 

Hart House Exterior

Hart House

Hart House is a female house with a 3 bedroom/5 person capacity. This house has 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 dining/study room and 1 living room.

 

 

Jones House Exterior

Jones House

Jones House is a female house with a 5 bedroom/10 person capacity. There are 2 bathrooms with a total of 3 showers. One bathroom is on the main level, the second bathroom is upstairs. This house has 1 kitchen, 1 dining room and 2 large living rooms.

 

 

Maddox House Exterior

Maddox House

Maddox House is a female house with a 5 bedroom/10 person capacity. It has 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 2 living rooms. Laundry hook-ups for a washer/dryer are available.

RESERVED FOR K-HOUSE RA

 

 

McDonalds House Exterior

McDonald House

McDonald house is a male house located on the southwest corner of Cottage St. and Second St. This is a two-story, 3 bedroom house with 1 kitchen, 1 full bathroom, 1 dining room and 2 living rooms. There are hook-ups for a washer/dryer off the kitchen.

 

Sydow House Exterior

Sydow House

Sydow House is a male house with a 4 bedroom/8 person capacity. This house has 2.5 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and 1 dining room and 1 kitchen. There is a laundry room off the kitchen where hook-ups for a washer/dryer are available.

RESERVED FOR K-HOUSE RA

 

Taylor House Exterior

Taylor House

Taylor House is a female house with a 4 bedroom/6 capacity. It has 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms. Laundry hook-ups for a washer/dryer are available.

 

 

 

Trevan House Exterior

Trevan House

Trevan House is a male duplex.

Trevan 1 is a male house with 3 bedroom/5 person capacity. It has one bathroom, one kitchen, and one living room.

Trevan 2 is a male house with 2 bedroom/4 capacity. It has one bathroom, one kitchen, and one living room.

 

 

Warner House Exterior

Warner House

Warner House is a female house with 5 bedroom/7 person capacity. It has 2 1/2 baths, 1 kitchen and 1 living room. There is a small laundry room off the kitchen where hook-ups for a washer/dryer are available.

 

 

Wesley House Exterior

Wesley House

Wesley House is a female house with a 3 bedroom/5 capacity. It has 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.