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Housing and Dining Plans

We recommend American Semester Program & Exchange students apply for on campus housing. It provides students the opportunity to live amongst degree seeking MSU students and scholars from around the world. Living on campus provides a traditional U.S. college experience and allows participants to connect with other students. While MSU will make every effort to accommodate all visiting students, on-campus housing cannot be guaranteed at this time.

Residing on campus puts students at the center of all that MSU has to offer: academic support, health resources, renovated residence halls, recreational activities, student organizations, leadership opportunities, friends and fun. The wide array of award-winning dining facilities allows students to choose where to eat on campus, utilizing their meal plan wherever they go.

On-campus living proves to be a smart move, too, as national research shows that students who live on campus are more academically successful and more connected to the campus community.

Visit the MSU Housing Page to learn more!


Whether a student lives in East Neighborhood or Brody Neighborhood, they will be part of a large, expansive community of on-campus students.

Within each Neighborhood students have access to numerous services: writing centers, academic or college advising, cafeterias, health resources, recreational activities, student organizations and leadership opportunities.

See the Office of Admissions overview of MSU Neighborhoods.

For American Semester Program & Exchange students, accommodation options include:

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

Our team will ask each student questions about their living preferences after acceptance. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but we are unable to guarantee placement at this time.

Dining Options

Shaw-Hall-Vista-Dining-Hall.jpgStudents 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 during your semester at MSU.

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.