Campus Life

Choosing a university is a big decision, and while it usually starts with picking an academic program, there is so much more to consider. You want the comforts of home; you want great food, friends and fun; you want the perfect college experience.

At MSU, we give you that perfect experience with a safe environment, great food options, high-speed internet, exciting sports, recreation and entertainment. As a student who lives on campus, you’re already in the middle of an outstanding Spartan experience. Make the most of it by taking advantage of all that Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) has to offer you, just by choosing to live on!

On-Campus Safety

REHS staff are concerned about the physical and mental health and safety of our students. REHS, in coordination with MSU Police and Counseling & Psychiatry Services (CAPS), works to provide a safe and healthy living environment for our residents.


Campus Dining Services offers a diverse range of food that caters to all dietary restrictions. In addition to having a plethora of food options, MSU Dining offers employment for students on campus.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

REHS is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for all Spartans living in our on-campus residential housing community.

Be Spartan Green: Sustainability at MSU 

Environmental stewardship initiatives within the Division of Student Life and Engagement are part of MSU's larger program and are focused on increasing awareness and driving behavior change with the ultimate goals of reducing greenhouse emissions, reducing energy consumption and conserving water.

Michigan State University is engaging in a feasibility study for a campus multicultural center. Learn more at


The Neighborhood Health and Wellness Program, Live On and Be Fit!, provides weekly classes available in each neighborhood on campus. These classes offer a chance to meet new people while working up a sweat.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Services 

Recreational Sports and Fitness Services offers fitness centers at IM West and IM East for weight training and cardio workouts, group exercise classes, plus indoor pools, this is all covered in our Rec Sports Passport to well-being (membership). There are also basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts plus an indoor track for open recreation time. The Sailing Center offers lessons and kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals. .

Spartan Cash

Spartan Cash is MSU's official debit plan for students, faculty and staff. It is a safe, quick and easy way to purchase textbooks, on- and off-campus dining, sports and entertainment, prescriptions and health services and much more! if you have an MSU ID card, you already have a Spartan Cash account. The account is activated once a deposit is made.

Student Employment 

Working on campus is a great way to build relationships with your fellow Spartans, making our large campus feel like a small community. Whether you are interested in making connections, growing your career, chasing your passion, or just picking up a few skills along the way, we want to be a part of your Spartan journey! Apply today at

Student Involvement 

When you live on at MSU you have a variety of choices when it comes to getting involved on campus. From the University Activities Board to the Residence Halls Association, each group vary in the levels of commitment and involvement opportunities which allows students to determine their own path for how they want to connect within their community and on campus.


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Non-Emergency Line: (517) 355-2221 | Emergency: Call 911 | Visit the MSU Police Website