Winter Break Housing and Dining

As you prepare for the final few weeks of classes, it’s important to start to consider plans for housing during winter break. While some students travel or head home for a few weeks, other students prefer to stay on campus to work or relax on a much quieter campus.

All residents that are not planning to remain on campus during winter break must be out of residence halls by 8 p.m. on Friday, December 17.

Winter Break Late Stay & Early Arrival Requests 

Some students may not want to live on campus for the entire winter break, but would prefer to stay a day or two late or arrive a day or two early. If this describes your situation, log into your My Housing account and select a late stay or early arrival. Costs are as follows:

  • Staying until Saturday, December 18 –  there will be no extra charge to your student account
  • Staying until Sunday, December 19 –  there will be a one-night charge to your student account 
  • Arriving Saturday, January 8 –  there will be no extra charge to your student account
  • Arriving Friday, January 7 –  there will be a one-night charge to your student account 

Between Semester Housing and Dining

Students living in Wonders, Hubbard, McDonel or Owen Hall, who have a need to stay on campus between fall and spring semesters can apply for between semester housing in their My Housing starting November 17. 

The between-semester housing contract runs from Saturday, December 18, through Sunday, January 9. Students staying on campus for the entire break or even just part of the break will pay a flat fee of $315 for housing and dining. 

Your reservation includes a dining plan which consists of 28 meal scans. Available dining locations include Holmes Grab & Go, Sparty’s at Owen Hall, Sparty’s Market and Starbucks at 1855 Place  For more information and for the hours of open dining locations between semesters,

Kellogg Center 

If you do not live in a winter break hall, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is offering a winter break housing nightly rate of $40. To book your stay, call 517-432-4000 and ask for the Winter Break Housing rate.

Preparing Your Space for Winter Break 

If you are leaving campus for winter break, we ask prior to vacating your living space for winter break, you must:

  • Shut all windows completely
  • Close window blinds
  • Remove perishable food items
  • Take out your trash and recycling to prevent pests
  • Lock your door
  • Leave your heat on. Do not turn it off.


Leaving after Fall 2021? 

If you will be graduating in fall 2021, participating in a study abroad program, have an internship, are transferring to another university, or are not returning to MSU for the spring semester, please notify the Housing Assignments Office. To notify us, please log in to your My Housing account and click “Apply for Fall Move-Out” under My Links. 

Please note that you will be asked to provide supporting documentation for an internship or study abroad program. You will also need to dis-enroll from all spring classes. You are required to live in the residence hall because you have signed a housing contract for the academic year unless your request to vacate is approved.  

The status of your request will be sent to your MSU email account. 

Students with an approved vacate request for the spring semester must check out of the residence halls by 8 p.m. on Friday, December 17, at their Service Center desk. 


Pack-Up Pitch-In

Pack up Pitch in is talking the following items From November 18 to December 22: 

  • Household goods 
  • Clothing and shoes 
  • Books 
  • E-waste 

All times are taken to the MSU Surplus and Recycling center to be put back into the local community. Look for a drop-off location in your building. For everyone’s safety, we are not collecting non-personable food or personal care items this semester. 


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