New Applicants

Welcome to Mississippi State University and the Bulldog Family! Living on campus is an exciting part of our campus community whether you are a first-time freshman, returning resident, transfer student or a graduate student. On-campus housing at Mississippi State has a variety of housing options that are sure to accomodate your needs.

Mississippi State is dedicated to building a meaningful residential experience for all of our students. Our committment to student success includes the Freshman Residency Requirement, which requires all first-time freshman to live in on-campus residence halls. 

Once you have been admitted to the unversity, we encourage you to apply for housing. The housing application goes live on September 1, 2016. First-time freshmen are encouraged to apply for housing prior to April 1, 2016 to maintain their housing priority. Transfer students interested in applying for on-campus housing will be assigned based on available bed space. 

Information about the assignments process and housing priority can be found here: Housing Assignments 

There is a $75 non-refundable processing fee to apply for housing. Please note the housing application consists of a few different steps. 

  1. After you have been admitted to the university you can apply for on-campus housing using your MSU Net ID you were given through the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. 

  2. Your housing application will continue to be active/live until April 1, 2017. If you need to make changes or edits to any of your preferences, feel free to return to your housing application at anytime prior to April 1, 2017. 

  3. Roommate search and selection will open on November 15, 2016. You will recieve more information about this via your msstate.edu email account as well as in the mail to your home address.

  4. Please remember, the housing priority deadline for first-freshman is April 1, 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered late applicants. Transfer students who apply for on-campus housing do not have a priority deadline, they will be assigned based on available bed space. 

  5. Housing assignments will begin to be released in May 2017 and will continue to be released throughout the summer months.