2020-21 New Residents


  • May 1: Original Contract Signed Deadline For Self-Selection
  • May 11 - May 14: LLC New Student Sign-Up
  • May 16 - May 25: General New Student Sign-Up
  • June 1: Housing Contract Deadline for those students who requested an Advanced Enrollment Deposit extension with Admissions
  • June-July: Neighborhood and Room Assignments Are Released
  • July: Roommate Assignments Are Released

Congratulations on being accepted to Michigan State University! As you transition to life at MSU, we want to help you choose the on-campus housing and dining options best for you and your lifestyle. 

We want to acknowledge this isn’t how any of us expected your senior year to end. While much of your summer is uncertain, please know that Live On is here to help prepare you for the fall semester and to answer questions. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @MSULiveOn for answers to those questions and so much more.

You may be seeing a lot of information for housing sign-up for returning students right now. This information is not the same as the housing sign-up information you will receive. Although you will participate in the returning student sign-up next year, for now you can just focus on new student sign-up.

If you are a student who will be living in a Living Learning Community, you will be able to sign up between May 11 and May 14. General new student housing sign-up occurs between May 16 and May 25. 

Students who sign after May 7 will be added to the sign-up system on a rolling basis. Students will receive their roommate assignments in July. Please note: Those students with the June 1 AED extension will receive an email on the housing assignment process.

Remember, all new students (freshmen and transfer) are required to live in on-campus housing for two semesters. We recommend students live on campus for two years. A recent study showed that, on average, sophomores who lived on campus had higher GPAs than those who did not.


Here is how it works:

Sign your Housing Contract 

Log in to My Housing, and complete your Housing Contract. In order to select your room, you should complete your Housing Contract by May 1, if you are able to do so. Students who have signed by May 7 will receive an email with a random sign-up time window for selecting their room Friday, May 8.

If you're under 18, your parent/guardian must also sign the contract. You will have to provide their email address for them to sign. 

The Housing Assignments Office will manually assign students who extended their AED deadline to June 1 to a space throughout June and July. Students can check their My Housing account at liveon.msu.edu for updates and see your housing assignment once it is finalized 

Check Email

Make sure to check your MSU email for housing and dining information. Live On will send updates throughout the summer to help you prepare to make the move to campus 

Find Your Roommate

It's easy to find a roommate using the RoomSync app. In collaboration with RoomSync, MSU gives you the chance to find and choose your roommate for a pleasant, more fulfilling campus-living experience. The RoomSync app can be used on your computer, iPhone or Android device. Students who sign up for housing with a roommate are most likely to have room options in East Neighborhood.

Check out this RoomSync guide and start searching!

Explore Your Neighborhoods

Take a virtual tour of the different neighborhoods around MSU. We have five different neighborhoods each with unique features. A large portion of the incoming class will live in East Neighborhood. East Neighborhood offers suite- and quad-style rooms and is home to the Spartan Compass first-year experience program.  

Connect with us Virtually

Check out our sign-up overview Zoom sessions

Watch our How-to Videos! 

How to Select Your Room

How to Find a Roommate using Roomsync



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