Campus Life

Are students required to live in university student housing?

MSU does have a Freshman Residency Requirement (FRR). Full-time freshman students are required to live in university student housing. Research has shown living on-campus as a freshman has numerous educational and social benefits. To read more about the MSU FRR click here.


If I am an incoming freshman and I am required to live on campus, do I still need to apply for housing?

Yes! After you are admitted to you university, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will send you an email link prompting you to apply for housing.


How are room assignments prioritized (housing priority)?

Housing priority is primarily based on a student’s date of application to the university (application for admission). The admission’s application goes live on August 1st of each year. Students must be admitted to the university before they can apply for housing. When students receive their acceptance to MSU they will receive emails, postcards, and other correspondence from MSU prompting them to apply for housing.


Will I be able to live on campus after my freshman year if I would like to?

Students who would like to renew their housing contract for the next year go through a process called Renewal Selection Verification Process (RSVP). RSVP allows students to apply to renew their housing contracts for the upcoming academic year. The Department of Housing and Residence Life will send out notifications letting students know about RSVP at the beginning of the spring semester each year.