2024-25 Incoming Student Housing

Welcome to MSU! We are excited to be your home for the next two years. MSU has a two-year live-on requirement to support your academic success; studies show students who live on campus for two years are more likely to graduate.   

Each neighborhood provides you the opportunity to live, dine, study and find your own Spartan community. So, no matter where you live on-campus, you have access to resources to help you find success at MSU! 

Incoming students will not be selecting their own space. Instead, students will indicate their housing and roommate preferences and be assigned a room by the Housing Assignments Office.  

Please note: We cannot guarantee all preferences will be honored, including bathroom type. While we will do our best, space is limited and we will first focus on roommates remaining together, when possible. Due to space limitations we will not be able to accommodate room changes prior to the start of the year.

Here is what you need to know:  

  • You can sign your Housing Contract in your My Housing account, after you have made your Advanced Enrollment Deposit and set up your MSU NetID. This typically takes 2-3 business days after deposit.
  • Housing Contracts must be signed no later than June 12.
    • We recommend completing it as soon as possible so you can complete your housing and roommate preferences before the deadline.
    • If you're under 18, your parent/guardian must also sign the contract. You will have to provide their email address for them to sign. 
  • From May 15 through June 12, students will be able to indicate their housing preferences, which include preferred roommates, bathroom style and dining plan selection. 
    • If you do not meet this deadline, your preferences will NOT be able to be considered.  
  • Students who are a part of a Living-Learning Community may have specific program requirements – those will be honored prior to any indicated preference. 
  • Students will have the option to log into the My College Roomie app to match with potential roommates before they submit their housing and roommate preferences. 
  • Depending on the size of the incoming class, MSU may need to utilize transitional housing for new students.  
  • There are limited housing exceptions for first-year students, which can be requested in My Housing.
  • 2024-25 room and board rates are determined at the April 2024 Board of Trustees meeting.
  • MSU’s two-year live-on requirement ensures that students can focus on academics and community building in their first semester and not feel the pressure to search for next year’s housing.

Housing Preference Forms  

  • Required preferences – You will be asked about your preferred bathroom style (suite or community style), your dining plan choice, and if you need honors housing.   
  • Your preferred bathroom style may not be honored based on LLC guidelines, selected housing options, available space or roommate choices. Review the housing hierarchy of assignment.
  • You will be able to request a specific roommate(s) through the Roommate Group form. Your selected roommate must accept the invitation in their My Housing account.
    • If in an LLC, you must select a roommate within your same. Please see the LLC guidelines for more information.
  • If you do not have a chosen roommate, you will be assigned one at random.
    • The housing preference form includes a list of questions to answer. These questions will help us match you with a roommate.  

Housing Options 

Gender-Inclusive Housing 

We are pleased to offer gender-inclusive housing (GIH) to our new and returning students. GIH means that, in select spaces, students from all gender identities and expressions may choose to live together. Incoming students who would like to live in GIH will complete the Gender-Inclusive Housing Form in their My Housing account during the preference process. 

Substance-Free Housing 

Substance-free floors are spaces in which residents agree all forms of drugs and alcohol will not be brought into the area, even by persons 21 years of age or older. While MSU is already a drug-free campus, and most on-campus residents are not of age to drink alcohol, this housing option supports students who want to maintain a substance-free lifestyle. Substance-free housing is located in Abbot and Mason halls, near MSU's Collegiate Recovery Community. Incoming students who would like to live in Substance-Free Housing will complete the interest form in their My Housing account during the preference process. 

Living-Learning Communities  

Students who are in a Residential College or Living-Learning Community (LLC) will be required to adhere to different roommate rules and housing placements. It is the student's responsibility to ensure their chosen roommate meets the LLC guidelines. When utilizing My College Roomie, you will need to self-filter for students within your LLC.

Please visit the LLC Guidelines page for full details and information.  

Incoming Transfer Students

For the 2024-25 academic year, transfer students are exempt from the two-year live-on requirement and are not required to reside on campus.  

However, for those interested in on-campus housing, a Housing Request Form is now open in your My Housing account. The form allows you to share housing and roommate matching preferences. 

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