University Center, Michigan

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University Center is an unincorporated community in Frankenlust Township, Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan,[1] and the name of the post office with the ZIP code of 48710.[1][2]

The locale is named for the institutions of higher education served by the ZIP code: Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU).[3]


In the 1950s, leaders and residents of Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties asked state authorities for local institutions of higher education. A college district was established in 1957 and Delta College opened in September 1961.[4]

Post office[edit]

A post office named "University Center" was opened on July 16, 1961 to serve the institutions.[3] The ZIP code is designated as unique by the postal service, indicating that it is "used for a specific company or organization."[2] SVSU lies entirely within Saginaw County's Kochville Township, and Delta College lies entirely within Bay County's Frankenlust Township, but both institutions are served by the University Center ZIP code.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: University Center, Michigan
  2. ^ a b US Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  4. ^ About Delta:History

Coordinates: 43°33′30″N 83°58′57″W / 43.55833°N 83.98250°W / 43.55833; -83.98250