Each suite or apartment is fully equipped with an operational cable television hook-up. Charter Communications is SVSU’s service provider. Students must provide the coaxial cable and television equipped with a digital QAM tuner.
Residential facilities provide lobbies and study lounges for the use of the housing residents. In addition, volleyball and basketball courts are available for use, however, users must adhere to the posted quiet/courtesy hours.
University Village West and Pine Grove Apartments each have a community center allowing groups to gather for programming or meetings. Each community center is equipped with television, game equipment and a kitchen area. When these spaces are not reserved, students are welcome to utilize them for study or recreational purposes.
To reserve a community center, please complete the CommunityCenterReservationForm (430kB) and submit to the Resident Director of the facility at least one week prior to the event. It is important to review the reservation form in its entirety before making a reservation. To find out if space is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wireless access is available in all housing areas and on campus. Information regarding access can be found at www.svsu.edu/its. Questions can be directed to IT Support Center at (989) 964-4225 or via email at email@example.com.
l University housing facilities are fully-furnished. While it is not necessary to bring furniture, students are encouraged to personalize their room. However, please do not put holes in any surfaces. The most common damage charges assessed to residents are for tack holes in walls and adhesive damage from tape. University furnishings and property are not to be removed from the rooms.
For a complete list of furnishings and other amenities by residential facility please refer to the list below.
Washers and dryers are available in each complex (see below). The cost of operating machines is $1.25 to wash and $1.25 to dry [subject to change]. Monies can be deposited on your “flex” account using your SVSU ACCESS ID card. Laundry rooms are available on a 24-hour basis. Damages, to personal items resulting from use, are not the responsibility of the University. Requests for refunds due to malfunctioning equipment should be made through Housing Operations, Curtiss 118.
All SVSU resident students are eligible to register one vehicle for parking in resident lots on campus at no charge. Upon receiving a housing assignment, students may apply on-line “Manage my Account” for a parking permit (SVSU user name and password required) or complete the process at Housing Check-in. Permits will be available at Parking Services on check-in/move-in day for all pre-registered individuals. All overnight vehicles must be registered through University Police. Upon check-in/move-in day, all vehicles must be parked in the assigned residential lot by midnight.
Overnight Guests must register their vehicles with University Police/Parking Services and park in designated overnight parking lots only. There is a $5.00 fee per night for overnight guest parking.
Residents are reminded to always lock their vehicle and remove valuable belongings. Motorcycles are considered motor vehicles and must be operated and parked in areas designated for all vehicles. Motorcycles are not permitted on lawns, near or inside the buildings.
The Campus Recreation Center, located inside the Ryder Center, offers cardio equipment, free weights, and a wide variety of fitness equipment. There is also an Olympic-sized pool, various courts, weight rooms, a variety of fitness classes, and intramural opportunities. Students interested in intramurals are advised to contact their RA or a council member for information or visit the Campus Recreation website: http://www.svsu.edu/campusrecreation.
MJ Brandimore House offers space available for rent on a first come, first serve basis through Housing Operations. Keys to access the locked storage area can be checked out through Housing Operations, Curtiss 118.
Please Note: University furnishings and property are not to be removed from rooms.
SVSU residents traditionally choose to communicate using their personal cellular telephones. The University recognizes that cellular coverage may be inconsistent within the freshman residential facilities. Courtesy telephones are located in the corridors of freshman residential facilities. Local telephone service is provided at these courtesy phones and long distance calls can be made using toll-free calling options (calling cards).
Residents assigned to freshman residential facilities who have unique circumstances or would otherwise like to be considered for an in-unit phone are advised to contact Housing Operations at (989) 964-4255.
On-campus calls: dial the last four (4) digits
Example: Housing x4255
Local off-campus calls (Saginaw, Bay City, Midland): dial nine (9) first
Example: 9 – 964 – 4255
Long distance calls (outside the Saginaw, Bay City or Midland area), dial nine (9) first and then follow calling card directions.