2023-24 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:  

  • Sign your Housing Contract in your My Housing account after you have made your Advanced Enrollment Deposit. This is due by May 5. 
  • 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. 
  • Beginning in early May, students will be able to indicate their housing preferences, which include preferred roommates, bathroom style and dining plan selection. These will be due June 7.
    • 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.
  • With MSU’s two-year live-on requirement, students lock in their room and board rates for their first two years at MSU, and students will self-select their housing in their second year! 

Housing Preference Form  

  • Required preferences – You will be asked about your preferred bathroom style (suite or community style), your interest in alcohol-free housing, your dining plan choice, and if you need honors housing.   
    • Alcohol-free housing is in Mason-Abbot halls and has limited space available.
    • You can change your dining plan selection up until August 18. 
  • Your preferred bathroom style may not be honored based on LLC guidelines, available space or roommate choices. 
    • If in an LLC, it is your responsibility to make sure your roommate meets your LLC guidelines
  • 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.  

Roommate Groups  

  • Students may choose between 1, 2 or 3 roommates/suitemates.  
  • The number of roommates added will affect where students are assigned. 
  • Only groups of 2 students will be placed in community style rooms. 
  • Students in groups of 3 will most likely be assigned to a suite-style room in Hubbard Hall. Groups of 3 can voluntarily request to be in a Brody double room together. 
  • Students in groups of 4 will most likely be assigned a quad-style room in Akers Hall. 
  • Your roommate choice takes priority over your bathroom style preference – meaning we will make every effort to place you with your chosen roommate, even if that means you do not receive your preferred bathroom style.  
  • As suite space allows, groups of 3 or 4 students may be placed in a suite. In this case, students will not have a choice with who is in each room.  
  • Due to address and check-in policies, students must remain in their assigned rooms.  

Creating a Roommate Group  

  • One student will be responsible for creating the roommate group.  
  • This person is known as the “Group Leader”  
  • The Group Leader will then invite “Group Members” to the roommate group.  
  • Group Members MUST have a signed housing contract to be invited to a roommate group.  
  • The Group Leader can add up to 3 Group Members, but only 1 is required if you have a chosen roommate.  
  • Once invited, the Group Members will be notified via MSU email. 
  • After receiving the invitation, the Group Member needs to log into My Housing and accept or deny their roommate's group invitation.  
  • Group Leaders can remove Group Members from their groups. Group Members may leave their groups.  

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.  

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. 



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