Student Safety


Visitation hours for guests of the opposite gender are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. All visitors (including parents) must check in at the residence hall’s front desk and present a government-issued ID, such as a MSU Student ID or Driver’s License. Guests must be escorted by a resident and wear a guest pass at all times. Overnight guests are only allowed if they are the same gender as the host resident and must follow the same check-in procedure as any other guest. Click here to view our complete visitation policy: 

Residence Hall Access

All of our halls have state-of-the-art security systems. The outside doors lock at 10 p.m. and can only be accessed by residents scanning their MSU Student ID card on card readers that allow only those students who live in that residence hall or on that floor to enter the building/floor.

Friends of students who live off campus will not have card access through the hall’s card accessible doors. All guests should always use the front entrance to enter each residence hall. If guests enter the building before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m., students will need to arrange to meet them and let them in as visitation allows. Although this process may seem inconvenient at first, limiting access helps us keep students safe.