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 and Inclusion 

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

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.

Living-learning Communities and Residential Colleges 

Michigan State University's residential colleges and living-learning, academic and special interest programs allow students who share similar academic interests or interests in multi-cultural living experiences to live together in a designated residence hall or on a particular residence hall floor.

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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