Living Learning Community Housing Guidelines

Each Living-Learning Community has different guidelines when it comes to halls students are allowed to live in and if you can have a roommate who is not part of the LLC. Below, you will find a list of each LLC and the guidelines for first and second-year roommate selection.

If a student has questions about roommates or housing requirements for an LLC program, students should contact their program directly. 

Fall 2022 Incoming Students 

  • Students in an LLC program will be assigned to the LLC location 
  • During the assignment process, the Living Learning Community takes precedence. If your chosen roommate or bathroom style preference do not fit the LLC program, they will be disregarded and you will be placed in the LLC with a roommate at random.
  • If you would like to live outside of the LLC or with a roommate not in program, you must opt-out of the program by June 2, 2022
  First-Year Housing Location Are Outside Roommates Allowed?  Can Students Select Suitemates?  How to Opt-out of the LLC
CoRe South Neighborhood No Yes - if space allows Complete Form  
DREW Rather Hall No No  Contact Drew
James Madison College Case Hall Based on space No  Contact JMC
Honors College See Below No No  Opt-out on Housing Preference Form
Lyman Briggs College Holmes Hall No Yes - if space allows Contact LBC
Music West Circle - North Neighborhood No No  Email liveon@msu.edu
RBC McDonel Hall No Yes - if space allows Contact RBC
RCAH Snyder-Phillips Hall No No  Contact RCAH
RISE Bailey Hall Based on space No Contact RISE

The First-Year Engineering CoRE Experience 

First-Year

The First-Year Engineering CoRe Experience (CoRe) requests all incoming engineering students to live in South Neighborhood. Students that are part of the Honors College as well as the College of Engineering may select to live in designated honors suites in Wilson Hall.  However, because of the size of the program, non-engineering roommates are not allowed.

If you have a preferred roommate that is not part of the First-Year Engineering CoRe Experience you will need to complete the opt-out form provided to be able to select a space outside the CoRe Living-Learning community. If you decide to do this, please know space in South Neighborhood is very limited and you are unlikely to be placed in another residence hall there.

Please submit your request to opt-out by completing the official CoRe Opt-Out Form by June 2.

Second-Year

Students moving into their second-year in the CoRe program can choose to live in Wonders, Shaw or Emmons Halls. Second-year CoRe students are not required to one of the aforementioned halls. 

During LLC sign-up, second-year CoRe students may not pull in a non-CoRe roommate. 

The Drew Scholars Program 

First-Year

The Drew program requires all their students to live in Rather Hall. Due to the size of the program, non-Drew roommates are not allowed. Students that do not want to live in Rather must contact the program for an exception. 

Second-Year

Students in the Drew Program can choose to remain in Rather Hall for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year Drew Program students may pull in a non-Drew roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of Rather for their second year. 

The James Madison College

First-Year

The James Madison College (JMC) requires students to live in Case Hall. Due to the size of the program, there is limited space for students with non-JMC roommates. Students must contact JMC to live outside of Case Hall. 

Second-Year 

Students in their second year of JMC can choose to remain in Case Hall. During LLC sign-up, second-year JMC students may not pull in a non-JMC roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of Case for their second year. 

The Honors College

First-Year

The Honors College has designated honors floors in Bryan, Holmes (LBC), Gilchrist, Mason/Abbot, Snyder/Phillips, McDonel, Case, Holden (Scholars), Wilson (CoRe) Halls. Due to the size of the program, non-honors roommates are not allowed. Students must indicate they do not want honors housing on their Housing Preference form if they would like to be placed outside of an honors floor. 

Honors College students in another living-learning program may have additional requirements from their academic living-learning community.

Second-Year

Honors floors for second-year students are located in Holmes, Gilchrist, Snyder/Phillips, McDonel, Case, Holden (Scholars), During LLC sign-up, second-year honors students may not pull in a non-honors roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of an honors floor for their second year. 

The Lyman Briggs College

First-Year

The Lyman Briggs College (LBC) requires students to live in Holmes Hall. Due to the size of the program, non-LBC roommates are not allowed. 

Second-Year

Second-year LBC students can choose to remain in Holmes for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year LBC students may not pull in a non-LBC roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of a Holmes for their second year. 

The College of Music

First-Year

The College of Music encourages music majors to live in West Circle, so they are close to their classes. Due to the size of the program, non-music roommates are not allowed. Students must email liveon@msu.edu to live outside of West Circle or with a non-music roommate. 

Second-Year

Second-year music students can choose to remain in West Circle for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year music students may not pull in a non-music roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of West Circle for their second year. 

The Residential Business Community

First-Year

The Residential Business Community (RBC) requires all students to live in McDonel Hall. Due to the size of the program, roommates outside of the program are not allowed. Students must contact RBC to opt-out of the program 

Second-Year

Second-year music students can choose to remain in McDonel Hall for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year RBC students can pull in a non-RBC roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of McDonel for their second year. 

The Residential College of Arts and Humanities College

First-Year

The Residential College of Arts and Humanities College (RCAH) requires all their students to live in Snyder and Phillips Halls. Students that do not want to live in Snyder-Phillips Hall will need to contact the college for an exception. The college also requires all RCAH students to have RCAH roommates. Students must contact RCAH to opt-out. 

Second-Year

Second-year RCAH students can choose to remain in Snyder-Phillips Hall for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year RCAH students may not pull in a non-RCAH roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of Snyder-Phillips for their second year. 

RISE

First-Year 

The RISE program requires students to live in Bailey Hall. Also because of the size of the program, there are limited rooms for students with roommates that are not in the program

Second-Year

Second-year RISE students can choose to remain in Bailey Hall for their second year. During LLC sign-up, second-year RISE students can pull in a non-RISE roommate. An exception is not required if a student decides to live outside of Bailey Hall for their second year. 

 

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