Current First Year Students Residence Hall Sign-Up

Housing Selection Process for Current First-Year Students

As we approach the 2024-25 Housing Sign-Up at MSU, we want to ensure you're well-informed about the process. Take a moment to go through the key details below and check back for up-to-date information.  

Sign-Up Information  

  • Your 2024-25 Housing Contract will be available for signature on February 5 in your My Housing account. The contract MUST be signed by March 8 to receive a sign-up window.   
  • Students with signed housing contracts will be randomly assigned a 24-hour window to select from open spaces.   
  • There are spaces designated for second-year students in each neighborhood; spaces across campus will be released throughout each day of the sign-up period. 
  • Students who want to select a room with specific roommates/suitemates will create roommate groups ahead of selection.  

Roommate Groups  

If you are looking to live with friends, you will create a roommate group. One student will be responsible for creating the roommate group; this person is known as the “Group Leader.” Once invited, the Group Members will be notified via MSU email. Then Group Members will go into the form to accept or deny the invitation. Please note, groups of 2 will see suite and community-style halls, and groups of 3 or more will only see open suite-style halls.  

Living Learning Communities 

Students currently in a Living-Learning Community (LLC) can live in designated LLC space for their second year. This space will be different from their first-year space and will have different roommate rules. We will send LLC students a follow-up email with more specific information on second-year options.

  • The LLC Opt-In Form will be open in My Housing from February 5– March 8.
  • Interested LLC students will complete an opt-In form if they would like to live within their LLC for a second year.  
  • LLC students DO NOT have to live in an LLC community for their second year.  
  • LLC students must live with fellow LLC students in the same community for their second year.
  • For LLC housing locations, visit:  


Single Room Requests 

There will be limited single room options primarily available in Owen Hall and North Neighborhood. To provide an opportunity for everyone interested in a single room to request one, students will complete the Single Room Interest Form and we will randomly assign interested students the ability to select single spaces. 

  • The Single Room Interest Form will be open in My Housing from February 5– March 8.  
  • Students who were selected to choose a single room will be emailed their selection times.  
  • Students who are not selected will be informed of their status via email and will then select a double room in general sign-up.  
  • Single-room rates vary by type. Current rates can be viewed on our rates webpage.

Rock the Block! 

Are you interested in grabbing a suite in South for you and your friends? What about a block of rooms on the same floor in Brody? Live On has made signing up with your friends easy; all you must do is Rock the Block!  

Gender Inclusive Housing

MSU has Gender Inclusive Housing floors in most neighborhoods on campus. Students will be able to indicate they want to live in a Gender Inclusive Housing space when going through the housing selection or assignment process.

Second-Year Housing Exceptions 

Students may apply for an exception in My Housing to live off campus and be released from the housing requirement. Students who qualify for an exception but want to live on campus do not have to submit an exception. Exceptions are only for required students with a desire to live off campus.  

By submitting an exception, you are requesting to be released from the live-on requirement. If your exception is approved you will no longer be required to live on campus and will not be able to sign-up in future years. This action cannot be undone.

Please make sure you've discussed this with your family and supporters, and only submit the form if you are sure you would like an exception. This decision cannot be reversed. 

Group Housing 

At this time, interested group houses (such as fraternities, sororities and co-ops) are finishing the application process to be an approved second-year housing environment for 2024-25. Once approved, houses will submit their rosters of students who should complete the individual student application in February.   

For more information on the Group Housing process, visit:




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