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Residence Life


First Year Student Housing Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide first year students at Minot State University the best possible start to their college careers. Compared to students that live off campus, experience shows that students who live on campus are more likely to:

  • perform better academically
  • graduate and complete their degrees
  • be more involved with on campus activities
  • become a more active alumni member after graduation

All first year undergraduate students at Minot State University who have earned less than 24 semester credit hours and are under 20 years of age must live on campus in our residence halls and purchase a required meal plan during their first year here. Exemptions to this policy may be granted when any of the following circumstances exist where the student:

  • Is commuting from parents/legal guardian or family member's residence within 25 miles of MSU
  • Is registered only for distance education courses
  • Is married and living with spouse and/or has dependent children under their care
  • Is a veteran of military service or active duty personnel
  • Has a disability requiring specialized accommodations

All requests for exemption from this policy must submit a Request for Exemption [pdf] form to the Residence Life & Housing Office by July 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year and November 1, 2016 for the 2017 Spring Semester.

Residence Hall Handbook

Residence Hall Handbook
2015-2016 - PDF Version

In order to see that every student living in our residence halls at Minot State University is able to work, learn, and live in a safe and caring environment, there are policies and procedures in place to encourage this type of living environment. Any student member of the MSU community, whether living on or off campus, are bound by the Student Conduct Policy to abide by all campus policies, including residence hall policies. For more information and a list of these policies and procedures, please view our Residence Hall Handbook.