Second Year Group Housing

Group Housing Program Information

The Group Housing Program is overseen by the Office of Community and Student Relations and they can be reached via email:

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Program Summary

Beginning fall 2021, on-campus living at Michigan State University was extended to include a second year, reinstating a two-year living requirement that had been waived at MSU since the 1980s. This reinstatement is another MSU initiative aimed at helping students succeed.

In support of this initiative, the University established the Housing Policy Committee to recommend operational changes and updates to support second-year students living on-campus. One such change was for the University to establish a Group Housing approval process for registered Student Organizations at Michigan State. A Group Housing Committee was formed and created the Second Year Group Housing Program (“Program”). Under the Program, qualifying student organizations (“Organization”) may apply to have certain affiliated facilities (“Facility”) approved to house second-year students. The objective is to ensure second-year students are provided safe, healthy, supportive living environments like those provided in on-campus housing.