Students relax in a residence hall room

Lifestyles

Living on campus is the best way to make the most of your experience at MSU. When you live on, you have plenty of choices for your living environment and activities.

Alcohol-Free

Alcohol-free halls, floors or rooms are spaces in which residents agree that alcoholic beverages will not be brought into the area, even by persons 21 years of age or older.

Smoke-Free
All residence halls and apartments are campus are smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited in any Residential or apartment space. Smoking is not  permitted within 25 feet of the building’s entrances, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows, decks or balconies.

We realize that some students are allergic to smoke and we do our best to assign students of the same smoking preference together.

Quiet halls or floors
For students desiring an atmosphere where studying is primary, designated quiet halls or floors have quiet hours, generally between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Flexible Housing

Flexible housing allows undergraduate and graduate students to select their roommate without regard to gender. Flexible housing options at University Village and Spartan Village have been expanded to include West McDonel and North Wonders halls (suite-style accommodations). Eligible students can sign up for flexible housing on a limited, opt-in basis only, without regard to gender. 

In order to be eligible for flexible housing, students must be:

  • Sophomore status or higher during the school year in question
  • Age 18 or older
  • Eligible for University housing

Students interested in signing up for flexible housing must contact the Housing Assignments Office at liveon@msu.edu or 1-877-9 LIVE ON (5483 66).

NOTE: The expansion of flexible living options will be piloted for two years, starting in fall 2012, and includes 10 four-person suites per each hall (McDonel and Wonders). During this two-year pilot period, the University will assess the impact of this change before continuing to offer the options in the future or expanding flexible housing options to more residence halls.   

Transgender Student Housing

The Department of Residence Education and Housing Services offers housing options for transgendered students. For information, visit http://liveon.msu.edu/lifestyles/transgenderhousing.