Location: North Campus
Meal Serving Unit: No
Resident Population and Composition: 850 residents (25% Graduates, 65% Upper level undergraduates, 10% freshman; 60% Male, 40% Female, 20% International)
Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features: 2 Resident Directors, 14 Resident Advisors, 1 Minority Advisor, 1 Head Librarian, 1 Resident Computer Systems Consultant, 1 Academic Peer Advisor, 1 Resident Director for International Student Support and Programs.
Student Government/House Council/Minority Councils: 10 House Councils; Baits Multicultural Council.
Special Corridor/House Arrangements: All 10 houses - including 3 graduate, 6 upperclass, and 1 freshmen - are co-ed by room; each house is a separate building. Some non-smoking houses. Non-smoking rooms available in each house. Substance-free rooms available in most houses.
Micro-Computer Cluster: 2 Micro-computer clusters with 9 computers and 1 printer each
Study Space Description: Small study lounges in 7 of 10 buildings; study space available in larger lounges in the other 3 buildings; library located in Baits II.
Meeting Space: 7 large lounges, 7 small lounges
Public Area Space: 2 small main lobbies: 1 in Parker House at Baits I; 1 in Coman House in Baits II.
Special Facilities: Parking lot for residents (lottery if more requests than spaces). Full kitchen available to residents in each house.
Special Traditions: Welcome week events, the Verbaitim newsletter.
Special Options: 12-month lease; continuous occupancy year round (only resident hall that does not close during December holiday break.)
Professional Staff in Building: Building Facilities Manager. No on-site Dining Services staff. Staff supervised by Coordinator of Residence Education: Office Coordinator, 2 office assistants, student temporary office employees and Resident Staff.
History: Vera Baits Houses was completed in two phases: the first in 1966 and the second in 1967. Built in response to an increased need for single graduate student housing, the Baits facility cost $7 million to achieve. Formerly the Cedar Bend Houses, the complex was renamed in memory of Vera Baits, the late U-M Regent, as a reward of service to the University. Baits is situated on the site of the former "Gobler's Knob," which was famous in Ann Arbor for its great view of the city.
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