Why should you Live On at MSU?
Convenience and proximity, academic support and being part of every Spartan moment. By living in a residence hall or apartment at MSU, you are in the best location to experience all the university has to offer. You’ll live right by your classes, within walking distance to multiple dining halls with diverse menus and get to experience the beauty that is our green, spirited and lively campus. Your residence hall will also provide you with free laundry services, academic support like math and writing centers, Service Centers and important amenities and utilities.
By living on campus, you’ll always be near a Sparty’s where you can get your Combo-X-Change or stock up on toiletries. You can also take advantage of the variety of support systems available in each neighborhood! The resident assistant on your floor can help get you settled in and connect to important resources all over campus. The neighborhood engagement centers are equipped with a math tutoring center, a writing center, a fitness center and advisors to support you through your academic and career-related pursuits.
Living on at MSU is a window to fun and unique experiences. Enjoy late nights with your floormates and frequent hall activities, greet the friendly squirrels on your way to class and get involved in a club or organization that reflects one of your passions. Your Spartan journey is uniquely yours and living on campus allows you to leave your footprint while providing you with all the tools needed to have a convenient, safe and exciting living experience.
Do I have to live on campus?
First-year and transfer students are required to live in on-campus housing for two semesters. If you will be 20 years or older by the start of classes, you are exempt from living on campus. However, many students choose to continue living on for two or more years to take advantage of academic resources, award-winning and convenient dining and exclusive student events! Studies also show that sophomores who lived on campus have a higher GPA than those who don’t. We ask our returning students to consider the advantages of on-campus living for their second year, versus going off-campus!