Vera Baits Houses

1440 Hubbard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2083
General Information:  (734) 764-4153
Facsimile: (734) 647-2574

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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