Dorm Life

Dorm Life at MLS
Since many of our students come from areas where a daily commute is difficult or impossible, about two-thirds of the student body live in dorms. The dorms aren’t just a place to sleep, however. The dorms offer a unique and fun living experience, as students get to live together with their friends and learn how to take responsibility for their daily routines. If you get a chance, ask a dorm student about dance parties, sleepovers, and playing mafia.

Inter-Dorm Office (IDO)
This office serves both the boys’ and girls’ dormitories and is staffed by a member of the Dorm Staff between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. One may reach the IDO by calling 989-793-1010 or emailing

After School Schedule
Students follow a similar schedule as the one listed below. Schedules vary depending on the extracurricular activities for students. Students have free time in between study halls and after school. Depending on the grade level, freshmen – juniors have several study hall options to choose each day. Each student is responsible for scheduling their study halls each day on the computer by 12:45pm. Practices and rehearsals are scheduled throughout the evening and students must schedule study halls around these events. At the most students will have two study halls per day unless they are making a study hall up.

The schedule for Monday through Thursday is the basic pattern, and so the schedule for those days is given first. Since the schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is different, the schedule for those days is listed separately.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:50 a.m. 1st Hour
8:38 a.m. 2nd Hour
9:26 a.m. Chapel
9:51 a.m. 3rd Hour
10:39 a.m. 4th Hour
11:27 a.m. 5th Hour/Lunch
11:54 a.m. 6th Hour/Lunch
12:44 p.m. 7th Hour
1:32 p.m. 8th Hour
2:20 p.m. 9th Hour
3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Activity & Advising Period
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Period 10
3:15 p.m. Special Study Hall
4:20 p.m. 1st Study Hall
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. 2nd Study Hall
7:35 p.m. 3rd Study Hall
8:40 p.m. 4th Study Hall
9:45 p.m. Chapel
10:00 p.m. Underclassmen Upstairs
10:15 p.m. Underclassmen Beadtime
11:00 p.m. Upperclassmen Upstairs
11:15 p.m. Upperclassmen Bedtime

(Same as Monday - Thursday until 3:40 p.m.)
4:20 p.m. - 1st study hall
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Dinner
11:30 p.m. - All dorm students upstairs
12:00 a.m. - Bedtime for all dorm students

10:30 -11:30 - Brunch
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Dinner
11:30 p.m. - All dorm students upstairs
12:00 a.m. - Bedtime for all dorm students

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast in IDO
8:00 a.m. - noon - Attend a worship service
12:15 p.m. -  Lunch
5:00  -5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 - 11:15 p.m. (Same schedule as Monday )

Dorm Room Info
Rooms include a bed, dresser and closet for each roommate. Some rooms have a shared desk. Mattresses require extra-long twin sheets. Students may bring the following items: carpet, TV (freshmen are allowed after the 1st semester), video game systems and other accessories. Furniture must be approved by the Dean. Room sizes vary from 2-4 man rooms. Students may not hang items from the ceiling or use duct tape on the walls or door.