Hall Life

Residential Learning Model 

Residence Education and Housing Services believes students’ on-campus living experience plays a crucial role in their success at Michigan State University. With this in mind, the Residential Learning Model (RLM) was created with the goal of aiding resident assistants (RAs) in strategically facilitating learning and growth to their students, ultimately contributing to the students’ overall Spartan experience.

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.

Residential Care and Community Expectations 

The Residential Care and Community Expectations team oversees, supports, and provides training on the campus housing conduct system.

Residence Hall Rules 

The university’s number one priority is your safety and academic success. For these reasons there are regulations specific to the residence halls and campus in general that help support these priorities. You can find these rules in the On-campus Housing Handbook (PDF). If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact your resident assistant.

Housing Options

Living on campus is the best way to make the most of your experience at MSU. From quiet and substance-free floors to flexible housing, when you live on, you have plenty of choices for your living environment and activities.

Community Spaces

While at MSU, your residence hall is your home away from home. Our residence halls are grouped into five neighborhoods that share resources and common spaces. 

Service Centers 

Your residence hall service desk is your one-stop shop for check-in and check-out, picking up mail and packages, grabbing a temporary key or access card, exchanging linen packets, checking out a vacuum or broom, and much more! 

Each neighborhood has at least one primary service center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In-Hall Health Resources

Our halls provide access to health-related resources, such as sharps' containers.


Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall building, including University Village and 1855 Place apartments. Van Hoosen apartment residents may use the Owen Hall laundry room.

Laundry facilities are free for students to use. Laundry supplies may be purchased at select Sparty's locations. 

Mailing Addresses

  • Residence Halls

    Mail should be addressed to an individual student resident or MSU employee working within a residence hall using the residence hall room number and appropriate ZIP+4 code.

    Student’s Name (Please use the name on student's MSU ID card)
    Hall Name
    Street Number and Name
    Hall Name and Room Number
    East Lansing, MI 48825

    To locate the street number and name, go to the campus address page and put the name of the residence hall in the field box at the bottom of the page.

  • University Village Apartments

    Resident’s Name
    1213 Garden City Road Apt. 000
    East Lansing, MI  48823

    See below for building address to corresponding building number: 

    Building Number           Building Address

    1701                                1192 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1702                                1291 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1703                                1283 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1704                                1191 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1706                                1205 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1707                                1213 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1708                                1212 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1709                                1204 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

  • 1855 Place Apartments



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