Move-in 2018

Move-In 2018 Information

Your neighborhood assignment is now available within your iLiveOn account. Room and roommate assignments will be available in late July, along with move-in times. You will be notified by email when assignments have been posted to your iLiveOn account. Log in at to view your housing assignments. 



  • Wednesday, August 1: Move-in at 1855 Place and University Village
  • Saturday, August 18: Move-in for new international students
  • Saturday, August 25: Early move-in for first-year students, by request
  • and Sunday, August 26: Move-in for first-year students
  • Monday, August 27: Move-in for returning students, UFest
  • Tuesday, August 28: Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular and cookout
  • Wednesday, August 29: Classes begin (using your Monday schedule)
  • Friday, August 31: Home football game vs. Utah State

Move-in day is an exciting time for students and their families! In an effort to keep the move-in process running smoothly, each student is assigned a specific move-in time, which is posted on the main page of their iLiveOn account. Arriving to campus at your assigned move-in time aids in the flow of traffic as thousands of new Spartans travel to MSU on move-in day. Anticipate heavier traffic leading to campus and give yourself extra time.

2018 Move-In Parking Map

For new students, some halls have been designated as Saturday arrival halls; others are Sunday halls. There is no additional cost to arrive on Saturday, but the Early Arrival Request Form must be completed so our staff is prepared for the correct amount of people. Saturday arrival halls are as follows:

  • Bailey
  • Case
  • Holmes
  • McDonel
  • Phillips
  • Rather
  • Snyder
  • Wilson


Students that would like to arrive before Sunday, August 26 must complete their early arrival request in iLiveOn. The link to complete the request will be available in early July. There is no additional cost to arrive on Saturday, but the early arrival request form must be completed.

All arrivals before Saturday, August 25, are charged at a nightly rate: $18 for those in double rooms and $32 for those in single rooms. Fees will be charged to the student account.

If a department is paying for students to arrive early, it’s imperative they arrive on the date provided by their department. Those students with a supporting department should plan to complete an early arrival request in iLiveOn.

If you are arriving in East Lansing the night before your scheduled move-in date with your family, we encourage you to stay at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center located on MSU’s campus. The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center offers contemporary guest rooms with a variety of amenities. Visit to make a reservation.

If you are a student employee working on campus and your department has made arrangements with the Housing Assignments Office for your early arrival, you still must submit the Early Arrival Request Form. Your supervisor will also submit a list of employees to the Housing Assignments Office; please verify with your supervisor that you are on the list or you will not be approved.


  • Fall 2018 on-campus dining plans begin with breakfast on Saturday, August 25. 
  • Families are invited to join their student for a complimentary meal in our dining halls on move-in day. Students will receive a coupon at check-in.

For more information about meal plans and dining hall hours, please visit


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