Between Semester Housing

Thanksgiving Break Housing and Dining

Beginning November 22 through November 26, campus housing and dining services will be altered due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Students will need to use their MSU ID to access residence halls through the main entrance during the Thanksgiving break
  • One Service Center in each Residence hall will  be open Wednesday-Saturday of Thanksgiving Break
  • Dining halls will have an altered schedule; visit for more information
  • Select Sparty’s locations will be open with limited hours; visit for ore information
  • No mail will be delivered during Thanksgiving Break


Between Semester Housing and Dining

The residence halls will close for the semester break on Dec. 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. and will reopen on Jan. 7, 2018 at 8 a.m. The deadline to submit your application for Between Semester Housing is Dec. 14, 2017. Exceptions will be made for those who:

Residence Halls designated for Between Semester Housing include: Hubbard, McDonel, and Wonders.


Owen, Van Hoosen and University Village Residents

Students living in Van Hoosen and University Village may stay in their rooms during semester break without submitting an application.


Important Information for Fall Late Stay and Spring Early Arrival Requests

Students living in any residence hall (excluding Van Hoosen, University Village and 1855 Place) who need to stay on campus past 8 p.m. on Dec. 15 or return before 8 a.m. on Jan. 7 must submit a Late Stay/Early Arrival Request in order to do so. Late Stay/Early Arrival Requests can be submitted through iLiveOn.


Students can request to stay Friday, December 15 and Saturday December 16. Any student approved to stay Saturday night will be charged their regular nightly rate for that night.

Students can also request to return as early as January 4. Any students approved to arrive before Saturday, January 6 will be charged their regular nightly rate for each night before Saturday.


Between Semester Housing in Residence Halls

Residents of Hubbard, McDonel and Wonders halls will be able to apply to stay on campus during semester break in their current residence hall room. Residents in these designated halls who plan to stay in their current room any time past noon Dec. 16 or before Jan. 7 must complete a Between Semester Housing Application. Upon submitting an application, a $315 flat fee that includes housing and dining will be charged to their student account.

By applying for Between Semester Housing, residents will have unlimited access to their rooms during the break and automatically get signed up for a Between Semester Dining Plan.


Between Semester Dining Plan

This dining plan includes 30 accesses to EITHER Brody Square and Edge Dining Hall.


Dec. 16(breakfast) - Dec. 22 (dinner) and

Jan. 2 (breakfast) - Jan. 87(lunch)

Culinary Services locations are closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2


Brody Square and Edge Dining Hall Hours

Breakfast 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinner 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


How to Apply

Students living in a designated Between Semester Housing Hall can apply now through iLiveOn.


Between Semester Housing at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

All residence hall students can choose to stay on campus between semesters by reserving a room at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Rooms are available for $55 + tax (per day)* based on availability [Parking also available during break in the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center garage for $150]. Contact the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 517-432-4000 or for additional information and to make a reservation.

            Between Semester Dining Plan

Students who stay at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center between semesters can purchase a Between Semester Dining Plan for $179.70. This dining plan includes 30 accesses to open on-campus dining halls. See above for hours and locations. Visit for details.


Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students coming to MSU in Spring 2018, are automatically approved to move into their new on-campus home in the residence halls on Jan. 4, 2018. Newly admitted students can view their Spring 2018 on-campus housing assignment via their iLiveOn account after Dec. 27, 2017.