Michigan State University operates one of the largest residence hall systems in the nation. A leader in academic living-learning programs, several halls host residence-based academic programs. Click here for more information on MSU's living-learning communities.
On-campus housing is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. All residence halls are co-educational except Van Hoosen Hall, which houses women only. Owen Graduate Center offers housing for graduate students and undergraduates over the age of 21. University apartments are available; preference is given to international students, students with families, and graduate students. Facilities are also available within the residence halls for persons with disabilities.
Some residence halls offer suite-style rooms; others have the more traditional community-style bathrooms. Quiet floors, non-smoking rooms/floors, and alcohol-free rooms/floors are offered. Residence halls offer laundry facilities, vending machines, study rooms, convenience stores, and computer labs. Many have additional facilities. Within the residence hall room, each student is provided with (at minimum):
A bed, desk, and chair
Linen service (sheets and towels only)
An Ethernet connection (free internet access)
A cable TV connection (52 channels)
A phone jack with free local phone service, caller ID, and voice mail
New for Fall 2015, students will now have the ability to pick the hall, floor, and room they would like. Starting in March, students who have submitted their Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) and Housing Contract will be able to select their room by logging in to MyHousing through the www.liveon.msu.edu website. Roommate preferences can be requested. Visit MSU LiveOn for daily for updates and changes concerning your housing assignment.
You can use Facebook to find a roommate. Michigan State University offers RoomSync, a Facebook-based application that lets students find their own roommate matches. Any student with a MyHousing ID and a Facebook account can log on and use the application. Simply log onto your Facebook account, then do a search for "RoomSync." After the RoomSync page is shown, follow these steps:
1. Join a network (type “Michigan State University”)
2. Select a Sub Network — choose either "new" or "returning" student (you will then be asked for your MyHousing ID)
3. Select a Room Size — choose from the drop-down box You are now ready to begin searching for a roommate!
RoomSync will send a notification of your roommate request to the Housing Assignments Office. You may match and unmatch with others as many times as you would like while the network is active. (Michigan State University will allow up to three mutual roommate requests per student.) If you have any questions about RoomSync please contact the Housing Assignments Office at 517-884-LIVE (5483) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.