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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Many of the dorms are newly renovated and have A/C but not all I be leave they are in the process of renovating more and more of the dorms every year .

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The building is clean and comfortable to live.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is awesome. Your get proximity to success by bein close to classes, library, food and above all students and teachers ready and willing to help you.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a variety of housing communities on campus and students can choose to live off campus. There isn't a rule to stay on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Julia Sears housing and it was amazing in all aspects.

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There are four residence communities on campus: Crawford, Gage (A Tower and Maverick Hall), Julia Sears, and McElroy. Maverick Hall is a freshman-only dorm; freshmen are not required to live there, although many do. Gage as a whole is thought of as the worst dorm on campus. However, in the next few years, it will be knocked down and a new dorm will take its place. Julia Sears is the newest building on campus and is composed of suites with private bathrooms. Crawford and McElroy are in the process of being renovated and are in pretty good shape. Most people like to live in the dorms, and the Residence Hall Association does a good job of making it an even better place.

Most freshmen live on campus but some do move off campus. Overall, most of the students who live on campus agree that it's not the dorms that make the experience, it's the other people living in the dorms with you. So, do not be afraid to get a double room, and ignore the stereotypes—not all roommates are bad. While some people get roommates from hell, many become close friends with them or are at least civil with each other. Overall, the dorm experience is one that all freshmen should take in.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,784
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
No
Undergrads Living On Campus
25%
Freshmen Living On Campus
86%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
Crawford Residence Community
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Julia Sears Residence Community
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Gage Towers
  • McElroy Residence Community
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Gage Towers
  • McElroy Residence Community
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bulletin boards
  • Cable
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Free laundry
  • Internet connection
  • Shelves
  • Sink
Available for Rent
MiniFridge, lofts
Did You Know?
Minnesota State is building a new residence hall that will accommodate about 300 students in semi-suites. It is expected to open in 2012.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Crawford Residence Community
Floors: 4 in each of four halls
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal, suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, super doubles, suites
Special Features: Home to common interest floors like community service, intercultural, and quiet study floors
Gage Residence Community (Gage A and Maverick halls)
Floors: 13 in each of two towers
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal, suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen (Maverick), upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, super doubles, suites
Special Features: Computer lab, convenience store, dining hall, substance-free floors, TV lounge
Julia Sears Residence Community
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom suites (doubles)
Special Features: 10-foot ceilings, air conditioning, large windows; opened Fall 2008.
McElroy Residence Community
Floors: 4 in each of five halls
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal, suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, super doubles, suites
Special Features: Four laundry rooms, music practice room, some rooms are recently renovated, study rooms, TV lounge

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