Michigan State University's on-campus housing system is primarily home to first- and second-year undergraduate students. Graduate students have limited options to live in Owen Hall or our two on-campus apartment communities, 1855 Place and University Village. 1855 Place also offers options for family housing.
On-Campus Housing Sign-Up
Upper-class undergraduate students and graduate students living on campus select housing in November for the following academic year. Students admitted to graduate programs after this selection period, or students not currently living on campus, can contact the Housing Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about space availability. The Housing Assignments Office will evaluate graduate student needs on a case-by-case basis and provide an answer within 5 business days.
Law students will submit a housing application via My Housing (liveon.msu.edu/mercury), Applications for fall 23 will open the first week of April. Once approved students will have access to sign their housing contract. Contracts must be signed by the first of June to be guaranteed housing.
New students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology will submit a housing application via My Housing (liveon.msu.edu/mercury), Applications for fall will open the first week of April. Once approved students will have access to sign their housing contract. Contracts must be signed by the first of June to be guaranteed housing.
Off-Campus Housing Options
Many graduate students at MSU live off campus in the greater Lansing area. East Lansing and its surrounding areas provide the perfect mix of small-town charm and modern sophistication often sought by students and up-and-coming professionals. It is a dynamic community with beautiful neighborhoods, friendly people, and a vibrant social and cultural scene.
The MSU Off Campus Housing website is a great resource for graduate students looking to explore their off-campus housing options.