Housing

The MSU Marching Band takes the field before a game with Northwestern.

The MSU Marching Band takes the field before a game with Northwestern.

Michigan State University is the proud home of one of the largest on-campus housing systems in the nation. With a variety of housing options, amenities and newly renovated facilities, MSU has a place for everyone.
All freshmen are required to live on campus. On-campus residence halls and apartments are also popular with returning students. Living on campus is recommended for at least two years because research shows that students who do get better grades, are more involved in campus activities, have more interaction with faculty, feel more connected to the campus community and are more likely to graduate on time.

Residence Education and Housing Services works to foster a safe and supportive community for MSU’s residents. Divided into five unique neighborhoods, MSU’s 27 undergraduate residence halls and apartment communities provide a home away from home to more than 15,000 students each year. The MSU Neighborhood model combines the residential experience with other critical student support services and has revolutionized the manner in which these services are delivered on a large campus. Many students also participate in living-learning programs that create a community of peers right in their residence hall.

MSU’s award-winning Culinary Services team provides culinary excellence from 7:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week in each on-campus Neighborhood. One of the easiest ways to Eat at State is with one of our dining plans. No matter where you use it, you can make your dining plan work for you with flexible features like Combo-X-Change, which lets you use your plan at Culinary Services retail locations in addition to the residential dining halls. With made-to-order, healthy fresh dining prepared by a dedicated staff led by 15 chefs, you are sure to eat well on campus no matter what you crave.

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