On-Campus Health and Safety

Dining Options 

MSU Culinary Services has a sick meal pickup arrangements process in place. The ill student can complete the Sick Meal Pickup Arrangements form and provide a completed copy (printed or electronic) to the person picking up their meal.

Students who are sick should not pick up their own meals to avoid spreading illness to the campus community. Additionally, they should never provide their ID card to anyone, as they are non-transferable.

More Information at eatatstate.com

Personal Hygiene Tips

The following steps can go a long way in keeping you healthy: 

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, such as doorknobs, tables, light switches, phones, keyboards and faucets. 
  • Wipe down your personal spaces and workspaces regularly.

University COVID-19 Information

The latest COVID-19 information for MSU can be found on the Together We Will website

Helpful links:

COVID-19 Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

Isolation and Quarantine Housing

We will be unable to provide quarantine and isolation housing for on-campus residents in 2022-23. Students should have a plan of what they do if they test positive or have close contact with someone who tests positive. There is no requirement of notifying the university.

Expectations for students who test positive:

  1. Isolate yourself and limit non-essential contact with others
  2. Do not attend in-person classes or activities
  3. Utilize the sick meal process, takeout, grab-and-go dining or mobile ordering
  4. Contact medical personnel if symptoms worsen or do not improve

Please see the latest information for this and other scenarios on the COVID-19 Guidance webpage.

Guidance after Travel

The Office of International Health and Safety website hosts guidance for MSU students, faculty and staff that are traveling to and from East Lansing.

Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols 

The REHS Facilities team developed and implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures for residential and dining facilities to follow. These cleaning and disinfection protocols are based upon nationally accepted practices for responding to COVID-19 as well as those outlined in the MSU COVID-19 Non-Healthcare Facility Cleaning guidelines.

The REHS program has two levels of cleaning protocols that have been used for the past several years within its units. Level one is intended for routine cleaning and sanitizing of spaces, which are not suspect for COVID-19, to help decrease the spread of infectious agents that cause routine cold and flu illness. REHS uses stabilized aqueous ozone as a broad-spectrum daily cleaning and sanitizing. Level two is intended to disinfect highly touched surfaces. Both levels of cleaning protocols are currently being used.

REHS currently uses high-level disinfectant products approved for the disinfection of SARS COVID-19 and included on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

Support for Students 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the Spartan Community. We also acknowledge that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted certain populations, including but not limited to the Black, APIDA/A, Latinx and Indigenous Peoples communitiesMSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers impacted students the space to process their feelings and get help if needed. MSU is also host to a variety of affinity-based student groups for those looking for community and student involvement.


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