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.