Summer Session 2019 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! Several of the residence halls will be available for on-campus student housing during Summer Session 2019. All are located on-campus and provide quick access to classrooms, dining facilities, and intramural fields.

Madison and Gallatin Halls (part of the Headwaters Complex) provide suite-style living with the convenience and value of living on-campus. The two, three and four person suites have single or double bedrooms attached to a shared bathroom, kitchenette, and common area. Each bedroom during the summer is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, as well as dressers and closets. All residence halls have cable and high-speed wireless internet via ResNet.

Johnstone Center provides traditional residence hall living with the option of double or single rooms. Johnstone Center provides shared lounges and common areas, a game room, and public hall kitchen. Each bedroom during the summer is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, as well as dressers and closets. All residence halls have cable and high-speed wireless internet via ResNet.

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 4, 2019. Summer housing for new students will be available starting on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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 7:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on weekends and for all state and federal holidays.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are optional. They can be purchased at the Residence Life Cashier's Office in person or online through the MSU Commuter Meal Plan Form. A dining hall will be open from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week but may be closed for state and federal holidays.

Commuter Meal Plan Options:

  • 25 Meals - - $225.00
  • 50 Meals - - $425.00
  • 75 Meals - - $581.25
  • 100 Meals - - $700.00

Individual meal prices:

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

More information about Culinary Services can be found online, here

2019 Summer Housing Fees 

Term Session Double Room Rate Single Room Rate

4-week session

(May 13-June 8, June 10-July 7, July 8-August 4, July 23-August 16)

$405.00 / 4-week session*

$540.00 / 4-week session*

6-week session

(May 13-June 23, June 24-August 4)
$615.00 / 6-week session* $820.00 / 6-week session*
8-week session

(May 13-July 7, June 10-August 4)
$825.00 / 8-week session* $1,100.00 / 8-week session
12-week session

(May 13-August 4)
$1,230.00* $1,640.00*
Interim Housing 

(May 5-May 13)
$120.00 $160.00
Full Summer Contract**

(May 5-August 21)
$1,635.00** $2,180.00**

In order to be eligible for the full summer housing contract, students must have lived in the residence halls during spring semester 2019 and have a 2019-20 housing application on file. Early cancellation of contract (either summer or fall) will result in penalties.

*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 are assigned as double occupancy. Single rooms are available per request, pending availability. 

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

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.

Summer Session Housing Credit Requirements

Residence Life summer housing is available to students staying 4 or more weeks and who are taking 3 or more credits. Students who have Residence Hall contracts for Spring 2019 and the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to stay on campus for the entire summer (May 4-August 21) and do not need to be enrolled in summer classes. If you require accommodations for less than 4 weeks or do mot meet the credit requirement, please contact Conference Services at 406-994-6583.