Fall 2024 Move In information will be available starting in June. Move in days will be Sunday, August 18, 2024 and Monday, August 19, 2024.

Spring Move In 2024

General Move In Information

General Move In Infomation

Residence Halls open at 12pm MST on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Students may move into their residence hall at any time starting at 12pm MST on Sunday, January 14, 2024 until the first day of classes on Wednesday January 17, 2024.

To check in, students will go to the front desk of their residence hall with a picture ID. Students moving into Julia Martin Apartments will go to the North Hedges front desk to pick up their keys.

Students will be asked to complete their Pre-Arrival Forms before picking up their room key. Instructions for accessing the Housing Portal to sign Pre-Arrival Forms can be found here.

The earliest date University Student Housing will accept mail and packages for Spring 2024 students will be January 10, 2024. Please do not mail or ship anything to arrive prior to Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the University Student Housing Office at 406-994-2661 or [email protected].

Early Arrival Requests

Early Arrival Requests

University Student Housing is taking Early Arrival requests in the Housing Portal. University Student Housing will review requests regularly and decisions will be sent by email.

Early Arrivals MUST be approved before any student will be allowed to move in prior to Sunday, January 14, 2024.

If approved, students will be charged $75/night to their student account.

Early Arrival Decisions will be sent to the preferred email address on file with MSU.

Meal plans do not start until Sunday, January 14, 2024

Optional Rentals

Optional Rentals

Ski & Bike Lockers

All sign-ups/rentals for lockers will happen through the Housing Portal,

Students may place themselves on the waitlist for these rentals at this time. If/as there open lockers, students will be notified. Ski & Bike Lockers are ONLY available to those students that live in Yellowstone, Hyalite, or Hapner Halls. Students in these halls will have the ability to rent a ski locker and/or a spot in the secure bike storage area for the academic year. 

Please note that Hapner residents only have access to rent a ski locker as there is no secure bike storage in Hapner Hall.

Microfridge Rentals

MicroFridge rentals can be made through Collegiate Concepts Inc. (CCI) webpage. If you have any questions, please contact CCI at 888-929-0806.



Recommended Items To Bring With You

Recommented Items to Bring

Students are expected to keep MSU University Student Housing furniture in their room and it must be in the same condition at the end of the year as it was at the beginning of the year when the student moved in.

Desk Items

Multi-outlet plug-in strip, envelopes, stamps, highlighters, stapler and staples, rubber bands, paper clips, poster tack, markers, binders, paper, stationery, post-its, tape, glue, pushpins, note cards, safety pins, desk lamp, pencil holder, pencil sharpener, writing utensils, 3-hole punch, ruler, scissors, calculator, calendar.

Shower Items

Shower shoes, bathroom caddy, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, soap, bar soap container, shampoo, conditioner, shaving kit, cosmetics, deodorant, bathrobe.

Laundry Items

Laundry basket/bag, detergent, softener, bleach, Woolite, dryer sheets, hangers, drying rack, iron/clothes steamer, ironing board.


Towels, wash cloths, blankets, sheets, pillows.


Microwave (must be UL-Approved), mini refrigerator (up to 4.5 cubic feet), coffee maker, television, computer, fan, alarm clock, water filter, floor lamp, blow dryer, curling iron.

Please note: Air Fryers, Air Conditioners, Toasters/Toaster Ovens and other appliances are not allowed in the halls.  For more information review our Community Standards. 

MicroFridge Information can be found on the University Student Housing website.


Pictures, yearbook, wall decorations, rugs, favorite books, music, video games, movies, strands of lights, plants, camera, planner, temporary shelving, keepsakes, boots, waterproof jacket, athletic equipment, windshield scraper, dishes, silverware, water bottle, medicine, batteries, storage bins, furniture, posters, sewing kit, packing tape, first aid kit, food, umbrella, stress ball, tool kit, cards/dice/board games, extension cords.