New Student Room Selection and Assignment

Do I have to live on campus?

All first-year students with 0-28 credits (including transfers) are required to live on campus. Students coming in with 28 or more credits are not required to live on campus. Also, if you will be 21 years or older by the start of classes, you are exempt from living on campus. However, many students choose to continue living on for two or more years to take advantage of academic resources, delicious dining, and fantastic student events!

How do I select housing WITH a roommate?

How do I select housing WITH a roommate? Follow the appropriate instructions based on the dates you signed your housing contract.

Housing Contract Date

Method for selecting a roommate

Both roommates signed on or before May 1, 2017

Use online room selection. See the Room Selection Instructions for help.

Roommate 1: Signed on or before May 1, 2017

Roommate 2: Signed by the time roommate 1 selects a room and pulls in roommate 2.

The first roommate can select a room and pull in the second roommate AFTER the second roommate signs the contract. The first roommate can follow the Room Selection Instructions for help.

Both roommates signed after May 1, 2017

Roommate selection is unavailable.

 

Your neighborhood, room, and roommate assignment information will be updated and available in your iLiveOn account (www.liveon.msu.edu) in early June. This same procedure can be used if you are wanting to pull in your suitemates as well. You would enter the roommate codes of your suitemates as well and the housing map will show you spaces that accommodate 4 people, including an entire suite.

How do I select housing WITHOUT a roommate?

Follow the appropriate instructions based on the dates you signed your housing contract.

Housing Contract Date

Method for selecting a roommate

Signed on or before May 1, 2017

Use online room selection. See the Room Selection Instructions for help.

Signed after May 1, 2017

The Housing Assignments Office will place you in a neighborhood and room.

Your neighborhood, room, and roommate assignment information will be updated and available in your iLiveOn account (www.liveon.msu.edu) in early June.

How do I find potential roommates?

We recommend using the RoomSync Facebook app to connect with other students at MSU and find a roommate match. Visit https://apps.facebook.com/roomsync/ to get started. This tool is available through May 1, 2017.

If you have questions about using the RoomSync app, please contact the Housing Assignments Office at liveon@msu.edu or contact RoomSync at support@roomsync.com.

How do I request a roommate after May 1?

Roommate selection is unavailable to those who sign their housing contract after May 1, 2017, even if you are accepted to Michigan State University after that date. Most open rooms that can accommodate two roommates are unavailable by this time. See the Room Selection Instructions for help on updating your iLiveOn preferences. We appreciate your understanding as we work to finalize fall housing and prepare to welcome you to MSU.

What happens if I am accepted into a Living Learning Community after I have selected a room?

The Housing Assignments Office will re-assign you to your Living Learning Community. You will be able to view your neighborhood, room, and roommate assignment information in your iLiveOn account (www.liveon.msu.edu) in early June.

If you are applying to a Living Learning Community, please check with your specific program on living requirements.

Can I select my own room or is it assigned?

Visit the Room Selection Instructions to learn how you can select your own room. If you sign your contract on or before May 1, 2017 you will be able to select your own room. Otherwise, the Housing Assignments Office will assign you to a room.

 

Your neighborhood, room, and roommate assignment information will be updated and available in your iLiveOn account (www.liveon.msu.edu) in early June.

How will I be notified of my housing assignment?

You will receive an email to your MSU Spartan Mail account in early June. It will ask you to log into your iLiveOn account to view your housing information.

How will I know if I successfully selected a room?

You will receive this email:

Hello (student name),

Thank you for signing up to live on campus in (selected residence hall) for the 2017-2018 academic year!
 
By signing up to live on campus, you agree to the following:
(1) Your Housing Contract will be in effect for the entire 2017-2018 contract period.
(2) You are required to move into this hall if you register and enroll at MSU.
(3) This assignment is final unless you are accepted into a Living Learning Community at a future date. At that time, the Housing Assignments Office will reassign you.
 
If your plans change and you are no longer attending Michigan State University, contact the MSU Office of Admissions at 517-355-8332. If you have any housing questions, contact the Housing Assignments Office at 1-877-9LIVEON (1-877-954-8366) or at liveon@msu.edu
 
Thanks for choosing to Live On!
Residence Education and Housing Services

I cannot find an available room in my preferred hall. How do I find a room?

There may be several reasons why you cannot view rooms in your preferred residence hall.

  1. The hall is currently full. If this is the case, once the semester starts, you may want to speak with your Community Director, to see if there are rooms available in your preferred residence hall. Your Community Director will then initiate a room change for you. 
  2. The hall that you are interested in may be closed to accommodate students in a Living Learning program. In this case, once the semester starts, you may want to speak with your Community Director to see if there is room available in your preferred residence hall. Your Community Director will then initiate a room change for you. 

What if I am an honors student but my requested roommate is not?

Only Honors students can live on an honors floor. If you are selecting a non-honors roommate, you will need to select another room not on an honors floor.  

What if I am in both a Living Learning program and the Honors College?

Engineering and James Madison students in the Honors College can select for the Honors floor in Case Hall. Holmes Hall has an honors floor for Lyman Briggs students in the Honors College. Female RCAH honors students can select for the second floor of Snyder Hall, and male RCAH honors students can select the second floor of Phillips Hall. You should speak with your Living Learning department to determine what their rules are for their program prior to signing up.

What if my requested roommate is not in the same Living Learning Program as me?

Due to limited space within the Living Learning Communities, you may not be able to pull in a roommate who is not in the same program as you. Some Living Learning Communities have exceptions. Watch for noted exceptions during room selection.

Can I change rooms?

Requests for room changes may be accommodated after you move in. If you were accepted into a Living Learning program, and need to move into the Living Learning community, the Housing Assignments Office can assist with a room change to the Living Learning Community as space becomes available.