Students relax in a residence hall room


Living on campus is the best way to make the most of your experience at MSU. When you live on, you have plenty of choices for your living environment and activities.

Alcohol-free halls, floors or rooms are spaces in which residents agree that alcoholic beverages will not be brought into the area, even by persons 21 years of age or older.

Michigan State University is a smoke free and tabacco free campus. For more ifnormation please visit

Quiet Halls or Floors
For students desiring an atmosphere where studying is primary, designated quiet halls or floors have quiet hours, generally between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Flexible Housing

Flexible housing is an option that primarily aims to benefit students who wish to live with family members; students who have disabilities that may require them to live with a caretaker; or students who simply feel more comfortable living in a mixed gender environment.  

MSU offers flexible housing options within most residential living facilities on campus.  Students can request a Flexible Housing arrangement on a limited, opt-in basis only.  Students who choose to live in Flexible Housing in a single room will be charged the single room rate.  

For students wishing to live in a Flexible Housing arrangement with a roommate, students may choose to be randomly housed with another Flexible Housing student or may identify another student who has agreed to live in the Flexible Housing arrangement. Students interested in signing up for flexible housing must contact the Housing Assignments Office at or 1-877-9 LIVE ON (5483 66).

Housing For Transgender Students

Supportive living arrangements are available in the residnece halls for students identifying as LBGTQA+. Because of limitations in the available housing options, there is no guarantee that all of a student's preferences can be met, but we are highly committed to working with the student to find the best accomodations possible. 

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Clicke here for housing FAQs for individuals identifying as LBGTQA+

Recovery Housing

For students who are in recovery from a substance use disorder, this housing option offers a safe and supportive living environment where students can have a real college experience, without the use of alcohol or drugs. Recovery housing offers the opportunity to form meaningful relationships based on sobriety, friendship and academic success. Recovery housing offers live-in peer support, 24-hour access to the Collegiate Recovery Lounge, counseling support, academic resources and organized activities. Students must be a member of MSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community to be eligible for Recovery Housing. To become a member of the Collegiate Recovery Community please visit