2019-20 New Residents

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. All MSU students who sign their Housing Contract by May 1 have the option to select their own neighborhood, residence hall and room.

Here is how it works:

Sign your Housing Contract 

Log in to My Housing, and sign by May 1, 2019. (If you have already done this go to step two!). In order to select your own room, you must complete your Housing Contract by May 1, 2019. Students who complete their contract after May 1, 2019 will be assigned a space by the Housing Assignments Office and will be notified of their assignment before arriving in the fall. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian must also sign the contract.

Check Email

Make sure to check your MSU email for housing and dining information. Once you are accepted to MSU, all university communication is shared via MSU email.

On May 2, you will receive an email from Live On with your designated time to select your room and dining plan. New students enrolled in living-learning communities (LLC) will sign up first, followed by general new students.

Find Your Roommate

As you prepare for your first semester at MSU, we know you’ll be thinking about your class schedule, what books to buy, and how to get around MSU’s large campus. With a lot to consider, we want to help you make the transition to MSU as comfortable as possible by offering the opportunity to find your roommate and meet other residents through the RoomSync app on your iPhone, Android, or computer.

Explore Your Neighborhoods

Take a virtual tour of MSU's neighborhoods. We have five different neighborhoods, each with unique features: Brody, East, North, River Trail and South. 

Get to know residents in your new neighborhood using social media! #SpartansLiveOn

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.

Watch our How to Videos! 

How to Select Your Room  

How to Find a Roommate using Roomsync



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