International Studies & Programs

Housing and Dining Plans

American Semester Program and Exchange students live on-campus with nearly 17,000 other MSU students, experiencing college-life through MSU's wide network of residence halls

MSU_Owen_Hall_01.jpgMichigan State University guarantees housing for all students, and because the campus is very large and contained, most students choose to live on campus. Ther are many housing options available for students over and under 21 years old.

The ASP office highly recommends that students stay on campus during their semester at MSU. Living in the residence halls is part of the U.S. college campus experience, it allows students to connect to other students on their floor and it provides access to additional on campus activities.

Visit the MSU housing page to learn more about living on campus!


For ASP & Exchange students, options include:

  • Undergraduate or graduate housing
  • Private or shared bathrooms
  • Double or single rooms (singles cannot be guaranteed)
  • Unlimited meal plan

Dining Plans

Students who live in the on campus residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan for their semester at MSU. There are simply not enough 

cooking facilities available for students to cook all of their own meals. In 

addition, many 

students are very busy with classwork, on campus activities and other cultural exploration that they are thankful to not have to worry about grocery shopping and cooking their meals.

The dining halls on campus offer a wide variety of food options and can accommodate many dietary needs. Students who would like to talk about their specific needs, are able to talk with a staff member about those needs after arrival on campus.

Meal plans are dictated by which type of housing you choose. Students who choose to live in an undergraduate hall on campus are automatically signed up for a silver dining plan. This plan allows for unlimited meals each day that the cafeterias are open for business during the semester you are signed up for the plan.

The Owen Graduate Hall dining plan is more limited and will likely not cover meals for the whole semester. Many students living in Owen hall choose to eat out more or accept that they need to purchase additional meals toward the end of the semester.

For more information about housing and meal plans visit the MSU housing page.

To view daily menus and events at the Dining Halls on campus, visit the Eat At State website.

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