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Campus Life

The MSU campus buzzes with ideas and energy, purpose and possibilities. Join in.

Explore it all, from Big Ten sports and world-class museums to botanical gardens and one of the nation's largest residential living communities.

Get to Know MSU

Historic buildings and modern architecture blend with park-like green spaces and gardens on MSU’s 5,200-acre campus.

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Living and Dining

Our 27 residence halls and more than 30 dining options offer something for everyone.

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Athletics and Recreation

Cheer for Big Ten sports or be part of one of the largest sports and fitness programs in the country.

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Be Inspired

Spartan Bucket List

MSU is a place of possibilities and traditions, and the things you do here will change your life. Check out — and check off — some of the opportunities and adventures that define the Spartan experience.

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Student Life & Engagement

Students spend an estimated 80% of their time at MSU growing outside the classroom. Make the most of that time by exploring the various resources – from job opportunities to university events – offered on campus.

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Our Diverse and Inclusive Community

Spartans work to foster a community that respects and values a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints in order to create opportunities for all.

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Student Organizations

Explore more than 1,000 student organizations.

Student Life

Engages students in active learning and encourages scholarship.

Student Government

Advocates for student needs and interests.

Recreational Sports

Promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness and recreation.


Join the world of arts and culture at MSU.

Education Abroad

Find academic programs on every continent.

Internships and Student Jobs

Career coaching assistance and student job listings.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a leader by serving the community.

Dining in the Community

From coffee to pizza to late-night cookie delivery, you’ll find it just steps from campus.

Off-campus Housing

Apartments and houses for rent, roommate search and other off-campus housing resources.

Local Shopping

Textbooks, groceries and more can be found in East Lansing.


Local, organic and sustainable food options prepared by experienced chefs.


Living in one of our 27 residence halls puts you in the center of it all.


The source for all your Spartan gear.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Provides confidential counseling services for students.

Olin Health Center

Health care facility for students, offering primary care, physical therapy and other services.

Student Health Insurance

Health care coverage for students and their eligible dependents.

WorkLife Office

Offers information, resources and referrals to help employees navigate their work and personal lives.

Culture of Support

MSU is striving to create a trauma-informed culture and to help our community respond to survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or stalking in an informed and caring way.

Where to go for help

It can be tough to know where to start when looking for services and support. MSU has several organizations available to help.

How you can help someone

If someone you know has experienced relationship violence, sexual assault or harassment, the single most important thing you can do is help them feel safe and supported. 

East Lansing Police

Committed to the prevention of crime and protection of life and property in East Lansing.

MSU Police

Works with the campus community to ensure a safe environment for all.

MSU Safe Place

Provides shelter and support services for those affected by domestic violence.

MSU Youth Sports

Offers training for youth program directors to promote a safe environment.


Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

The office creates a welcoming, accessible environment and compassionately challenges people to redefine disability.

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Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance

The office works to cultivate a campus community that is free of discrimination, harassment and sexual assault.

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Web Accessibility

MSU is committed to using accessible website designs and providing equal access to all website users.

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