2020-21 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.

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 2 and May 6. General new student housing sign-up occurs between May 11 and May 22. 

Therefore, you don’t need to worry about making a housing decision now. You have plenty of time before May housing selection for new students to learn about the different neighborhoods on campus. We can’t wait to meet you!


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.


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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