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4 College Student

Campus Housing: the dorms are generally really nice and the people are accepting and kind. There are 3 co-ed dorms, North Hedges, South Hedges and Roskie. They aren't the nicest dorms on campus by a long shot but the all male dorm, Langford is really nice and recently renovated, Hapner and Hannon are the all womens dorms and are also very nice in comparison to the co-ed dorms.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am currently still living at home do to the fact that my college I'm attending this fall is in my hometown.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its okay to live on campus at MSU. Living with a roommate is difficult but its a good environment and good people.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't bad during your freshman year, but I would recommend moving off-campus as soon as you can. While living on campus is great for getting to class easily, the cons of dorm life (no alcohol in the dorms, checking-in guests after 10 PM, having obnoxious neighbors, shi**y dining hall food, cost, etc.) outweigh the pros handily. The dorm rooms are small and most are old and look dated (though Hannon and Langford were recently renovated, and a new dormitory is currently being built). RA's do encourage residents to get involved in community events, but these events are usually pretty cheesy (think "root beer pong") and nobody attends them after the first few weeks. If you like to party and you have to live on campus, I would recommend living in the Freshman Apartments. They are a bit further from campus, but you can get away with partying and drinking in your "room" without having to worry about getting busted by the RA's (unless you're extremely loud-- but you can talk your way out of a room inspection & write-up if you're smart [pro-tip: keep your booze out of sight and close the blinds]).

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I first lived in the dorms on campus where a sexual assault occurred in the bathroom on my floor, making me feel very unsafe. I proceeded to move out of the dorms and into the Freshman Apartments, where I continually got sick because of a suspected mold problem. Living on campus did not treat me well.

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By requiring freshmen to live on campus, MSU does everything it can to ensure its students will be well taken care of and meet plenty of people. The often overworked resident advisers provide counseling for their residents, organize floor activities, and introduce students to each other. Oh, and they also write up residents for breaking any of the rules, the one aspect of their job that makes them slightly less popular. For students who want to party, the high-rises on the West Side of campus are their best choice. These include Roskie and the two Hedges, North and South. The walls are thin, the space is crowded, but friend-making opportunities abound. Roskie has a bit of a reputation for attracting the outdoorsy, hippie type that likes to smoke some illegal substances, and the hall has interesting, triangular rooms.

The low-rises—including dorms such as Mullan, Langford, Hapner, Hannon, and the Quads—are typically quieter than the other side of campus. The Quads are a favorite of the low-rises, and their residents do not normally venture out of the Quad courtyard to find a friend. The other low-rises are not quite so full of cliques, but many residents in these agree that they can find plenty of likable people in their own building with which to hang out. Overall, living on campus ends up being a highly-positive social and academic experience for first-year students, and some even return for another year or two.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,800
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
25%
Freshmen Living On Campus
75%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • North Hedges Hall
  • South Hedges Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Johnstone Center
  • North Hedges Suites
Worst Freshman Dorms
Roskie Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Roskie Hall
  • South Hedges Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry facilities
Also Available
Special interest housing
Available for Rent
Vacuums and summer storage space are available for rent.
Did You Know?
Every dorm room has free cable TV included.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Hannon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Fitness room, health professions floor, engineering floor
Hapner Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Music practice room, centralized laundry rooms, in-room sinks, weight room
Johnstone Center (Pryor, Colter, and Mullan)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Open only to students over 21, Harrison Dining Hall is located in the building, two 24-hour access tutorial rooms, exercise room, game room
Langford Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Game room, weight room, ski wax room, piano in lobby, laundry, dark room, gun cleaning room and gun storage
North Hedges Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Pool table and pingpong table, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii gaming consoles, ski wax and gun cleaning rooms, computer room, solarium with a fireplace, grand piano
North Hedges Suites
Floors: 2–3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Offered only to returning MSU students who have completed one or more academic years with a minimum GPA of 2.0, clubhouse, kitchen, convenient parking
Quads
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen, dining room, study room, laundry room, courtyard
Roskie Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Ski wax room, study lounges
South Hedges Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Hedge Hog Convenience Store, fitness room, weight room, photography dark room

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Freshman Apartments
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Full bathroom cleaned by custodial staff on a scheduled basis, bike storage, free laundry facilities, convenient parking
These apartments are situated in the Julia Martin Complex near Miller Dining Hall and the Hedges.

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