Do I have to live on campus?

The Michigan State University Housing Terms and Conditions states that freshmen and sophomores (0-55 credits), including transfer students, must live in on-campus housing. (The housing requirement is currently waived for sophomores, students with 28-55 credits.)

Students are automatically exempted from this policy if they are:

  • Married 
  • Twenty years or older by the first day of classes at the University
  • U.S. armed services veteran with at least one year of active service 
  • Living with parent(s) or legal guardian
  • Taking six or fewer credits during the semester in question