Current residents who wish to continue living in University Student Housing can apply through the Renewal Selection Verification Process (RSVP).

For the 2024-2025 academic year, due to the growing demand for on-campus housing, we are implementing a lottery process available to current on-campus residents first. Details will be shared via email to current residents by December 20, 2023. 

NOTE: Some special groups/populations will NOT go through the lottery process and will receive individual instructions about your process. These groups include: Presidential & National Merit Scholars, approved PHC Greeks, and Luckyday mentors. 

To enter the Lottery process for current on-campus residents for Fall 2024 / Spring 2025

Between January 16 to February 1, apply for housing 2024-2025 in the Housing Portal. There is no reapplication fee.

On February 2 by 5:00 p.m., students are informed of their lottery win or waitlist status.

Lottery Winners

Lottery winners:

  1. Decide if you want to reclaim your space or select a new residence
  2. Sign your 2024-2025 housing contract 
  3. Select your bed space

Reclaim Your Space is for those who want to stay in their CURRENT space for the next school year. You have the exclusive right to reclaim your space on February 5, 2024 beginning at 10:00 a.m. After the 5th, anyone can claim your current space if you have not re-booked your space.

**Some criteria may prohibit you from reclaiming your current space, e.g., if you are occupying a dedicated space for a Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Living Learning or Theme Community

Select a New Residence - You can select a new space from 10:00 a.m. on February 6 until February 29 at 11:59 p.m. to select a different bed space.

NOTE: Future roommates are encouraged to log in at the same time to select bed spaces in the same room if both are successful lottery recipients.

Waitlist Status

Those who did not win a place in the lottery will receive priority on the waitlist for a space in the coming academic year. This will still place you ahead of transfer students and current students who currently live off campus and wish to return to campus. 

Our office will monitor space as it becomes available and notify the top twenty students on the waitlist of their current standing. This will allow you the opportunity to determine if you remain on the waitlist or seek other housing options. The timeline is based on the demand of the coming first-year class and cancellations from students who were able to sign a housing contract and book a room for 2024-2025. Please note, there is no guarantee spaces will become available. 

For other housing options, please consider College View Apartment, an official MSU apartment community affiliate for upper-division students. Hurry, spaces are going quickly.