Why live on at MSU? Convenience, support and fun. By living in a residence hall at MSU, you are in the best location to experience all MSU has to offer. You’ll live right by your classes, within walking distance of multiple dining halls with diverse menus, and get to experience the beauty that is the Red Cedar River. Your residence hall will also provide you with laundry services, so you never have to worry about fishing through your pockets for quarters. The service centers located in each residence hall have a variety of resources available to you as well, including toilet paper, trash bags and vacuums.
By living on campus, you’ll be near a Sparty’s, where you can get your Comb-X-Change or stock up on toiletries. You’ll also find that, while living on, you have a variety of support systems. The resident assistant on your floor can help you get settled in and link you to resources all over campus. The neighborhood engagement centers are a great resource as well, with a math tutoring center, a writing center, a fitness center, and advisors to support you through your academic and career-related pursuits.
Finally, living on at MSU is a window to fun new experiences. Enjoy late nights laughing with your suitemates, say, "Hi!" to the friendly squirrels on your way to class and get involved in a club or organization that shares one of your passions. Your Spartan journey is uniquely you, and living on campus allows you to construct your path while providing you all the tools needed to have a convenient, supported and fun living experience here at MSU.
Do I Have to Live on Campus?
All first-year students with 0-28 credits (including transfers) are required to live on campus. Students coming in with 28 or more credits are not required to live on campus. Also, if you will be 21 years or older by the start of classes, you are exempt from living on campus. However, many students choose to continue living on for two or more years to take advantage of academic resources, delicious dining and fantastic student events! A recent study showed, on average, sophomores who lived on campus had a higher GPA than those who did not.