Students relax in a residence hall room


Living on campus is the best way to make the most of your experience at MSU. When you live on, you have plenty of choices for your living environment and activities.

Alcohol-free halls, floors or rooms are spaces in which residents agree that alcoholic beverages will not be brought into the area, even by persons 21 years of age or older.

All residence halls and apartments are campus are smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited in any Residential or apartment space. Smoking is not  permitted within 25 feet of the building’s entrances, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows, decks or balconies.

We realize that some students are allergic to smoke and we do our best to assign students of the same smoking preference together.

Quiet Halls or Floors
For students desiring an atmosphere where studying is primary, designated quiet halls or floors have quiet hours, generally between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Flexible Housing
Flexible housing allows undergraduate and graduate students to select their roommate without regard to gender. Flexible housing options at University Village and Spartan Village have been expanded to include West McDonel and North Wonders halls (suite-style accommodations). Eligible students can sign up for flexible housing on a limited, opt-in basis only, without regard to gender. 

In order to be eligible for flexible housing, students must be:

  • Sophomore status or higher during the school year in question
  • Age 18 or older
  • Eligible for University housing

Students interested in signing up for flexible housing must contact the Housing Assignments Office at or 1-877-9 LIVE ON (5483 66).