MSU houses 4,200 students in the residence halls with a student body of over 16,000 students.  Approximately 70% of the on-campus population is comprised of freshmen students, with an increasing enrollment, Hyalite Hall will provide a unique and innovative living option for new students.

Hyalite Hall will be a new co-ed residence hall housing up to 510 freshmen students providing updated and modern amenities for the on-campus population. The design encompasses single, double, and triple room layouts. The new building will also include amenities such as resident meeting spaces, collaborative academic work areas, connection to the Wally Byum park, a kitchen area, interior and exterior bike storage and a living stairwell for students and staff to utilize for either casual or formal purposes. Residence Life broke ground in the summer 2018 and plans to open the new residence hall for the fall 2020 semester!


  • Single, double, and triple room options
  • 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
  • Open lounge concept allowing for private and group study space
  • Multiple areas throughout the building for community building and social lounge space

Design Photos

New Residence Hall looking towards the west from Wally Byum Park.New Residence Hall looking towards the east from college street.New Residence Hall 2nd floor common space.New Residence Hall looking towards the west.New Residence Hall Main Entrance from Exterior of buildingNew Residence Hall active lounge 2-story gathering space.New Residence Hall floor connector space between the two wings.New Residence Hall kitchen and lobby TV area.New Residence Hall main lobby entrance.New Residence Hall floor quiet study lounge.New Residence Hall 4th floor common space.New Residence Hall 3rd floor common space.

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In the News

"MSU announces name of new residence hall set to open Fall 2020" MSU News Service - September 23, 2019

"MSU breaks ground on third new dorm in eight years" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - September 6, 2018

"Construction begins for MSU’s new $50 million dormitory" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - June 19, 2018

"Construction starts on new MSU residence hall" KTVM - June 19, 2018

"MSU students, neighbors react to new $58 million dormitory" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - January 19, 2018

"Architects present plans for new dorm at MSU" KBZK - January 18, 2018

"MSU receives favorable ratings on bonds for new residence hall" MSU News Service - January 16, 2018

"MSU hosting public presentations on new residence hall Jan. 18" MSU News Service - January 11, 2018

"Regents to vote on MSU's new dorm, student recreation field" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - November 12, 2017