Summer 2021 COVID-19 Update (4/26/2021):

Montana State University is discussing plans and course schedules for Summer 2021. Find more information about Summer courses.

Summer 2021 Housing Contract

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Summer Session 2021 is an excellent chance to enjoy the best Bozeman has to offer in the beautiful summer months and a great opportunity to get ahead in classes with a few extra credits! Housing will be available on-campus for students taking classes during Summer Session 2021. On-Campus housing provides quick access to classrooms, dining facilities, and recreation facilities.

Room assignments for summer are made by date of application starting in early April (first-come, first-served basis). Payment for housing is due within the first four days of check-in. Summer housing for current on-campus MSU students will be available starting Saturday, May 1, 2021.

MSU is a tobacco-free campus, inclusive of all residence halls, private rooms, and public area spaces.

The Residence Life/Culinary Services Office under Miller Dining Commons is open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on weekends and for all state and federal holidays.

Summer 2021 Housing Eligibility

To be eligible to reside in the residence halls, the student must be enrolled as a student of the University while taking at least 3 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits, enrolled in a Gallatin College Workforce Development Program or employed as a full-time student employee with University Housing or Culinary Services.

If you require accommodations for less than 4 weeks or do not meet the credit requirement, please contact Conference Services at 406-994-6583.

Summer Housing Accommodations

Hyalite Hall is a co-ed residence hall providing updated and modern amenities for the on-campus population. This residence hall includes amenities such as resident meeting spaces, collaborative academic work areas, connection to the Wally Byum park, interior and exterior bike storage and a living stairwell for students and staff to utilize for either casual or formal purposes.


  • Summer 2021 rooms will be assigned as single occupancy rooms
  • Secured and covered bike storage
  • Large multi-purpose room located on the first floor
  • Two large community restrooms on each wing of each floor
  • Gender inclusive restroom located on each wing on each floor
  • Ski locker storage for residents of the building
  • Community laundry room
  • Public kitchen located on the first floor (may be closed due to Covid-19 protocols)
  • Open lounge concept allowing for private and group study space
  • Multiple areas throughout the building for community building and social lounge space

In your room, you will find the following furnishings: extra-long twin bed, closet, trash can, desk, and chair.

Students are expected to keep MSU Residence Life 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.

Other items you might want to bring with you include:

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, CD player, speakers, DVD player, HD television, computer, printer, fan, alarm clock, water filter, hot pot, floor lamp, blow dryer, curling iron.


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.

Summer 2021 Meal Plan Options

Meal plans are optional and can be purchased online through the MSU Commuter Meal Plan Form.

Commuter Meal Plan Options:

  • 25 Meals - - $225.00
  • 50 Meals - - $435.00
  • 75 Meals - - $595.00

Individual Meal Prices:

  • Breakfast - - $8.00
  • Lunch - - $11.00
  • Dinner - - $12.00

Single Meal and Commuter Meal Plan rates are subject to change. For the most up to date pricing, please visit

Dining Hall hours can be found online at

More information about Culinary Services can be found online, here.

Summer 2021 Housing Rates

Summer 2021 Housing Dates are subject to change based on the 2021-2022 academic year calendar.

Term Session Single Room Rate

4-week session

(May 9 - June 5)
(June 6 - July 3)
(July 4 - July 31)
(July 18 - August 14)


6-week session

(May 9 - June 19)
(June 20 - July 31)


12-week session

(May 9 - July 31)

Must be consecutive 12 weeks


Full Summer Contract

(May 1 - Aug 21)

For students with active Spring 2021 and 2021-2022 housing applications only


Interim Housing 1

(May 1- May 9)

For active Spring 2021 students who are registered for Summer 2021classes only


Interim Housing 2

(July 31 - August 21)

For active Summer 2021 students whose session ends on July 31 and have an active 2021-2022 housing application only


All residence halls have a $15 Social Fee established by the Residence Hall Association, which is assessed in conjunction with room and board payments each semester. The Social Fee is assessed to every student living in the residence halls and is nonrefundable. Summer Housing fees include ResNet Internet service and cable.

Summer rooms will be assigned and billed as single occupancy due to Covid-19 protocols. Subject to change.

Summer Housing fees will be billed in full to the resident's MyInfo account.

Summer 2021 Housing Rates subject to change.

Summer Staff

Summer Resident Advisor

The Summer Resident Advisor (RA) facilitates and promotes a positive community within the residence halls. RAs are peer “helpers” and assist in the growth and development of students as well as assisting them in maximizing their college experience. RAs serve as a liaison between the Residence Life and University Food Services administration and students in the residence halls. Summer RAs have a great deal of administrative responsibilities and deal with an extremely diverse and transitory population. Short-term community development efforts are a focus in the summer due to the nature of the residents. Additionally, summer RAs have the opportunity to work the hall front desk up to 15 paid hours a week and assist with Residence Life Tours.

Summer Conference Assistant

The Summer Confernece Assistants (CAs) are hired full time to manage the summer housing operations. Confernece Assistants work closely with the Program Coordinator, Conference and Event Services staff, Residence Life staff, and each other to ensure a high level of customer service is provided. Summer Conference Assistants work full time from May-August, where hours include 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week, for a total of 40 hours per week. There will be additional night/evening hours expected for conference check-ins, on-call duty, etc.

Summer Desk Clerk

The Desk Clerks (DCs) are student employees who work in the residence halls and summer conferencing halls helping residents and guests with anything they may need. Front desks are the hub of services and activity in each residence hall. Desk Clerks are the primary customer service agent at the desk, provide administrative support and monitor the safety and security of the building. Convenience of working where they live, fun and supportive coworkers and supervisors, and interacting with other students are the top reasons why desk clerks say they enjoy their job.

Are interested in working for University Student Housing for the Summer (May 1, 2021 through August 21, 2021).