My Room

Bed Size and Height

Residence hall beds require twin extra-long, 80" sheets. Beds are loftable, meaning they can be set at normal, trundled or lofted height. 

Double rooms will be set to one lofted and one trundled bed at move-in, unless the layout does not allow for this. Akers units will have three lofted beds and one trundled bed. While bed adjustments cannot be accommodated during move-in, residents will be able request one once they arrive on campus. More details coming soon!

Linen Exchange

Each traditional residence hall provides a linen package for each student upon request at the service centers. This white linen package includes twin, extra-long sheets, a pillowcase and two towels. The linen package can be exchanged weekly for clean linen at no additional cost.

If you would like to purchase colored sheets, they are also available in many retail stores. The University Activities Board also coordinates a linen sale as a fundraiser for their free events offered to students. Look for more details closer to move-in!

Carpet Sizes

Carpet sizes vary by residence hall. Use these carpet size guidelines when making purchases. We encourage everyone to purchase carpeting that has a finished banded edge to prevent tripping as carpet tape is not allowed in the residence halls.

Cable Television 

Both new and returning students will need to rescan their TVs to have access to the most updated channel listing. For more information about the new lineup and to find answers to cable-related questions, visit Technology at MSU.

To set up your television, you will need to: 

  1. Connect the coax cables
    1. Digital-ready television: Simply connect the coax cable from your TV to the cable outlet. Make sure both ends are tight. You must use coax cords with screw on connectors as to not cause RF leakage.
  2. Reprogram the television
    1. Turn the television on and go to the menu. 
    2. Select “rescan" or "reprogram." Make sure to select “cable” mode. 
    3. Wait for the scanning to complete. This process can take up to 15 minutes depending on the brand of television. 
    4. When scanning finishes, you should see more than 100 digital channels.
  3. Tune in to an HD channel.
    1. Example: type 19.1 (“1” “9” “.” “1”) on the remote to get to a digital HD channel.

Air Conditioning 

Van Hoosen Hall, University Village Apartments and 1855 Place are air-conditioned.
If you are assigned to any other on-campus housing location, we strongly suggest you bring a fan. Personal air conditioners are not allowed to be brought or used in your room.
Residents with a confirmed medical need, as approved by the University Physician, may request an air conditioner for their residence hall room at an additional charge.
*2022 Process Begins in Mid-July
Students will need to complete the following steps:
1. Log into My Housing and click on the “Apply for Medically Necessary Air Conditioner” link

2. Ensure your medical provider submits documentation, as outlined in the request, to the University Physician.

Students will receive their approval or denial notice from the Housing Assignments Office. Those approved will be charged $150 to their student account for the installation and maintenance for the academic year. The charge cannot be refunded or prorated.
Students with disabilities seeking an air conditioner because of a disability should contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD).

Water Filters 

Each year, Michigan State University’s water is tested. The results are included in an annual Water Quality Report

Before you invest in a water filter, we recommend you try out the water once you get to campus. If you and your roommates decide you would like a water filter installed in your residence hall suite or apartment, you will need to purchase the filter and submit a maintenance request for the REHS Facilities team to install it.


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