Second-Year Live-On Reinstatement

Beginning with the first-year entering class of fall 2021, the on-campus living requirement will be extended to include a second academic year. This decision has been considered alongside university administrators for several years as MSU has continued to invest in student success initiatives to support our students in their pursuit of a college education.  

Research shows living on campus has direct benefits for second-year students especially, with one of those benefits being a positive impact on their likelihood of graduating from MSU. 

“Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we, as an institution, act in ways that support our students and their success at Michigan State,” says Vennie Gore, senior vice president for Auxiliary Enterprises. “Reinstating the second-year live-on requirement will help us better equip our students with the tools they need, while in a supportive and safe environment, to help them succeed.” 

Specific details can be found in the second-year live-on requirement informational sheet. 

Additional information can also be found in the MSUToday article

Please note that current students, including the class who entered MSU in fall 2020, are exempt from this reinstatement. 

The university implementation team is currently meeting and working to establish what the second-year reinstatement will mean for our fall 2021 incoming class and the criteria and exceptions that go along with it. The current exception criteria and process is available on the MSU Student Life website

If you have specific questions not addressed in the above information, you can email While the implementation team may not have your specific answer yet, a team member will make sure to log the question and respond to you within 48 hours.  



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