Housing in East Lansing
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Just a few miles east of the Michigan State Capital, the MSU main campus offers museums, concerts, Broadway theatre, extensive gardens, working farms, wooded natural area trails, Big 10 sports, and all the resources you would expect from a top-notch university. There are several pools and gym facilities on campus, as well as softball diamonds, soccer fields and outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
Students are strongly advised not to purchase a home or expect to otherwise settle in the local area. All students should expect to relocate to one of the clinical campuses at the end of Block II, except in cases of documented hardships. Home ownership does not meet the criteria for hardship.
For assistance finding a roommate, please complete the Preclinical Community Roommate Request Form, which will be provided by the OSAS.
On-Campus Residence Hall and University Apartments
Owen Graduate Hall provides accommodations for graduate and professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and research assistants. Complete information can be found on the Housing Services website. In addition, the University owns and operates several apartment complexes that are available to MSU students. For detailed information about University apartments, visit the University Apartments website.
East Lansing and the surrounding area provide a wide variety of living options, many within a few minutes’ drive of campus. Most students choose to live off-campus. If you have a vehicle, a number of local communities, including DeWitt, Okemos, Haslett, Holt, Williamston, Mason, Waverly, and Grand Ledge are within reasonable proximity to MSU.
MSU's Community Liaison provides a variety of housing resources for students who are considering moving off-campus and living in the local community, including this helpful search tool at OffCampusHousing.msu.edu.