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CAMPUS

HOUSING

GUIDE

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU

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A NEW EXPERIENCE

where you live & learn Congratulations on your decision to become a Bear! We understand that moving to a new place can be intimidating, but living on campus will make your transition seamless. Our residence hall communities will help you build relationships that last a lifetime while providing leadership opportunities, nutritional food options, and quiet and comfortable places to study and relax. Our goal is to create an experience that you will never forget.

Why is on-campus housing the place for you? You will have the advantage of being close to classes, the library, recreation facilities, and the student organizations and events that make campus life rewarding. Not to mention, on-campus students consistently perform better academically than their off-campus peers.

This booklet will help you with one of your biggest decisions – determining where to live. We’ve provided descriptions of the residence halls and the features that make each one unique. You will also learn about our living-learning communities, dining services, and the housing application process.

Take a look and see what we have to offer. We look forward to helping you make your Missouri Statement!

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When comparing room and board rates between Missouri State University and other four-year public Missouri institutions, you’ll find we offer the best value. When you consider our award-winning residence halls and dining services, Missouri State University offers the most fulfilling living environment.

ENROLLMENT (FALL 2015)

CAPACITY

University of MO St. Louis * +

16,763

MO University of Science & Tech

AVERAGE ROOM-STYLE RATE

AVERAGE SUITE-STYLE RATE

(WITH MEAL PLAN)

(WITH MEAL PLAN)

MEAL PLAN

475

$10,362

$10,362

200 block w/$150 declining balance

8,889

1,810

$9,853

$10,535

19 meals w/$140 declining balance

University of MO Columbia

35,448

6,757

$9,486

$11,092

275 meal block per semester

University of MO Kansas City*

16,699

887

$9,268

$9,268

15 meals w/$250 flex cash

Harris-Stowe State University*

1,280

400

$9,250

$9,250

18 meal plan

MO Western State University*

5,571

1,373

$9,069

$9,069

12 meals w/$200 flex account

Northwest MO State University

6,593

2,977

$8,794

$9,633

7 meals w/$150 spending account

Truman State University

5,910

2,900

$8,046

$8,453

20 meal plan

Southeast MO State University

11,987

3,000

$7,765

$9,015

19 meals w/$116 flex account

Missouri State University

22,834

4,014

$7,746

$8,888

19 meals w/$160 declining balance

University of Central MO*

14,395

3,651

$7,244

$7,244

180 meals w/$65 spending account

MO Southern State University

5,561

712

$5,910

$6,890

23 meals w/$50 Lion Bucks

Lincoln University

2,944

827

$5,318

$6,320

19 meal plan

INSTITUTION

Universities are ranked highest to lowest cost based on traditional room-style rates + Single-occupancy rooms only * Offer Suite-Style housing only

All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation are required to live in University housing. 3


LIVINGLEARNING communities We are proud to offer the option of residing in a living-learning community. These communities provide opportunities to meet students with similar goals and interests, develop new skills, and enhance your experience as a college student. The following goals have been established as pillars of the living-learning community program: • Academic Success – You will develop skills to be successful in the classroom and all academic endeavors. • Connection – You will build relationships through a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities to enhance your experience. • Individualism – You will gain an understanding of people different from yourself and situations different than your own. • Service – You will establish a connection with a Springfield community organization and develop a personal understanding of the Public Affairs Mission. • Leadership – You will cultivate leadership skills to be involved as active community members.

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AGRICULTURE Supported by the Darr School of Agriculture, this group is perfect for students who have a passion for animal science (including pre-veterinary medicine), agricultural communications, agricultural business, plant science, natural resources, or wildlife conservation and management. Students become leaders in the University and agriculture industry through social, educational, and networking opportunities.

BEARS BUSINESS COMMUNITY Are you the next entrepreneur, CEO, financial advisor, stock broker, advertising representative, or the like?

The Bears Business Community is ideal for

students interested in business and leadership opportunities. Students have the opportunity to participate in social and educational programs related to academics and personal growth.

BEARS FOR A JUST COMMUNITY Become an advocate and make a difference. Explore issues of social justice, human and civil rights (e.g., homelessness and poverty, education, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and health care). Members of the Bears for a Just Community have opportunities to get out into the community, explore these issues, and engage in conversations with other social justice-minded individuals.

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BEARS FOR SUSTAINABILITY Students become environmentally responsible citizens through education and community outreach opportunities that promote sustainability. Join the green movement by committing to live sustainably and creating positive environmental change locally and globally.

CREATIVE MINDS This dynamic community is for individuals who enjoy exploring and challenging their own creativity, as well as supporting the creativity of others through artwork, reading, sculpting, drawing, writing, or performance. Come live with like-minded artists who love the creative process.

FIRST-YEAR BEARS This community is designed to enhance each student’s first year of college and help ease the transition into college life. First-Year Bears have the opportunity to interact with faculty members in a relaxed setting outside the classroom and connect with other students while getting involved on campus.

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FIT AND WELL This is an ideal community for students interested in health, wellness, sports, and fitness opportunities on campus. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities and experiences focusing on fitness, wellness, and overall health, while exploring ways to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors.

FOLLOW YOUR PASSION

College is an adventure! Explore the many academic options at Missouri State University in a fun, creative way.

Through active hands-on learning, students

discover how individual passions can lead to different majors and career choices.

FUTURE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), this is an ideal living community for those interested in a health care or human services profession. Students have the opportunity to live with and learn from other students who have shared interests and goals in the health care professions. Students gain exposure to unique career opportunities that exist for their respective major.

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY Explore the world and prepare for the future right here at MSU! This community is a global village for students from all over the world, domestic and international. Make new friends, share and learn about customs and cultures, and network for your future. Enjoy the diverse experiences of a multicultural home and build your resume all at the same time.

HONORS COMMUNITY Honors Community is a home for intellectual engagement with students from a variety of academic areas sharing ideas and learning together. Get connected to the Honors College through regular contact with students, faculty, and staff members inside and outside the classroom.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM) Perfect for the budding scientist, mathematician, engineer, or pre-health professional. This community of scholars is sponsored by the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS). Students will participate in hands-on learning activities, meet successful professionals, and participate in STEM outreach activities.

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TEACHER EDUCATION Do you have a passion for teaching and sharing your knowledge with others? This community is designed for first-year students majoring in education. Live with other like-minded individuals, and explore all that MSU and Springfield have to offer future educators.

TRANSITIONS Follow your passion and find your place at Missouri State University through shared experiences with other transfer students. Join a community of students who are new to the University but not new to college life. Create friendships that will last a lifetime.

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B L A I RSHANNON 1001 E Madison Street reslife.missouristate.edu/BlairShannon Blair-Shannon House is a two-tower building that houses the second-largest population on campus. The centrallylocated residence hall is home to over 700 students on 15 suite-style floors. Each suite houses six students in three double-occupancy bedrooms. You will enjoy the adjoining spacious living area – complete with area rug and modern furniture – and the en-suite bathroom boasting a double-sink vanity and shower. The expansive Grand Lounge offers a great place to meet, study, relax, or play, and right next door is our state-of-the art Foster Recreation Center. You will also appreciate the covered bike racks and spacious computer lab with ample study area.

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AMENITIES

TYPE OF HALL

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

APPLIANCES

Suite-Style

Microwave in Suite Mid-Size Fridge in Suite Small Fridge in Bedroom

BATHROOM

En-Suite

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Printing to Front Desk Available

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

Required

AIR CONDITIONING

FREE LAUNDRY

CABLE

Available on All Floors BREAK AVAILABILITY

Closed

WI-FI

Plus Ethernet Connection COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

SPECIAL FEATURES

Blair-Shannon Dining Center in Building Grand Lounge Music Practice Room Area Rug Provided in Suite Bunkable XL Twin Bed Next to Foster Rec. Center Space to Study on Each Floor

“I feel like I’m in the middle of everything at Blair-Shannon! Plus we have the advantage of a suite-style building with a community atmosphere.” – Akayla Singleton ‘17

6-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,017

$8,034

14 meals/week

$4,030

$8,060

19 meals/week

$4,047

$8,094

Unlimited meals

$4,123

$8,246

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

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RATES

Blair Resident

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6-Person Suite


FREDDY 1000 E Madison Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Freddy Fruedenberger House, or “Freddy” as it’s known on campus, is a five-story U-shaped residence hall designed with two-, three-, and four-person rooms. Freddy houses the largest population on campus, accommodating 720 residents in room-style communities. Each room is equipped with tile flooring and movable furniture. A large community bathroom is located on each hallway with individual stalls for showers. Bathrooms are cleaned and stocked by custodial staff. You will enjoy Freddy’s central location with just a short walk to the Plaster Student Union, the Blair-Shannon Dining Center, and the Foster Recreation Center.

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Microwave & Small Fridge in Room

Room-Style

BATHROOM

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Printing to Front Desk Available

Community-Style

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

AIR CONDITIONING

Required

CABLE

FREE LAUNDRY

WI-FI

2 Centralized Facilities

Plus Ethernet Connection

BREAK AVAILABILITY

Closed

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

“Freddy is a blast. Living in such a large, social building has helped me make tons of friends!”

SPECIAL FEATURES

Grand Lounge Across from Foster Rec. Center Across from Blair-Shannon Dining Center Huge Grass Courtyard with Outdoor Ping Pong Table Bunkable XL Twin Bed

L AYO U T S

AMENITIES

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

2-Person Room

– Gretchen Entzenberger ‘17

RATES

Freddy Resident

2-PERSON ROOM* 3-PERSON ROOM* 4-PERSON ROOM*

3-Person Room SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,807

$7,614

14 meals/week

$3,820

$7,640

19 meals/week

$3,837

$7,674

Unlimited meals

$3,913

$7,826

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

4-Person Room

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HAMMONS 1001 E Harrison Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Hammons Hammons House is an eight-story residence hall accommodating 580 residents in suitestyle rooms. You have the option to live in a two-person or four-person suite.

Each suite has

hardwood-like flooring, en-suite bathroom complete with full tub and shower, and a kitchenette with dining table and sink. Hammons House offers Laundry Alert, a website that tells you which machines are in use and how much time remains on each. You can even arrange to receive a text message once your laundry is finished – all from the comfort of your room!

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AMENITIES

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in 2-person Suite Full-Size Fridge in 4-person Suite

Suite-Style

BATHROOM

En-Suite

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

Required

AIR CONDITIONING

FREE LAUNDRY

CABLE

Laundry Alert Available BREAK AVAILABILITY

COMMUNITY KITCHEN 24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Printing to Front Desk Available SPECIAL FEATURES

Connected to Garst Dining Center Connected to Boomer’s Convenience Store Hardwood-like Floors in Bedroom Bunkable XL Twin Bed

WI-FI

Plus Ethernet Connection

Open

2-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,856

$9,712

14 meals/week

$4,869

$9,738

19 meals/week

$4,886

$9,772

Unlimited meals

$4,962

$9,924

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

4-PERSON SUITE*

L AYO U T S

RATES

Hammons House has everything – Garst Dining Center and Boomer’s Convenience Store make it a perfect place for busy students!

2-Person Suite

SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,367

$8,734

14 meals/week

$4,380

$8,760

19 meals/week

$4,397

$8,794

Unlimited meals

$4,473

$8,946

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

4-Person Suite


HUTCHENS 1021 E Harrison Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Hutchens

Hutchens House is an eight-story residence hall accommodating 576 residents in suitestyle rooms.

You have the option to live in a twoperson or four-person suite. Each suite has movable furniture, hardwood-like flooring, en-suite bathroom complete with full tub and shower, and a kitchenette with dining table and sink. Hutchens House offers Laundry Alert, a website that tells you which machines are in use and how much time remains on each. You can even arrange to receive a text message once your laundry is finished – all from the comfort of your room!

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AMENITIES

TYPE OF HALL

BREAK AVAILABILITY

BATHROOM

APPLIANCES

Suite-Style

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

Open

En-Suite

MEAL PLAN

Required

FREE LAUNDRY

Laundry Alert Available

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in 2-person Suite Full-Size Fridge in 4-person Suite

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

SPECIAL FEATURES

AIR CONDITIONING CABLE WI-FI

Printing to Front Desk Available Connected to Garst Dining Center ResNet Office in Building Hardwood-like Floors in Bedroom Music Practice Rooms Bunkable XL Twin Bed

Plus Ethernet Connection

“Everyone leaves their doors open in Hutchens, and it creates a really fun atmosphere!” 2-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,856

$9,712

14 meals/week

$4,869

$9,738

19 meals/week

$4,886

$9,772

Unlimited meals

$4,962

$9,924

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

4-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,367

$8,734

14 meals/week

$4,380

$8,760

19 meals/week

$4,397

$8,794

Unlimited meals

$4,473

$8,946

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

L AYO U T S

RATES

– Carissa Ford ‘17, Hutchens Resident

2-Person Suite

4-Person Suite


KENTWOOD 700 E St. Louis Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Kentwood

Kentwood Hall is an historic six-story building that houses 101 upper-class students (sophomore and above) in suitestyle rooms. Kentwood offers a variety of housing options including private rooms, two-person, super doubles, and threeperson rooms. Each room is carpeted and offers an en-suite bathroom and adjustable-height loft-style beds; the super doubles include a flat-screen TV and additional seating. You’ll love the on-site dining center and large study lounge, as well as the community kitchen and lounge where students gather to cook and mingle. Residents of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

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AMENITIES

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

Microwave & Mid-Size Fridge in Room

Suite-Style

BATHROOM

En-Suite

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

AIR CONDITIONING

Required

Plus Ethernet Connection

SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,510

$9,020

14 meals/week

$4,523

$9,046

19 meals/week

$4,540

$9,080

Unlimited meals

$4,616

$9,232

2-PERSON SUITE* 3-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,017

$8,034

14 meals/week

$4,030

$8,060

19 meals/week

$4,047

$8,094

Unlimited meals

$4,123

$8,246

SUPER DOUBLE SUITE*

SEMESTER YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,405

$8,810

14 meals/week

$4,418

$8,836

19 meals/week

$4,435

$8,870

Unlimited meals

$4,511

$9,022

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

L AYO U T S

RATES

Open

PRIVATE SUITE*

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Printing to Front Desk Available Kentwood Dining Center in Building Close to Downtown Transfer Student LLC Upper-class Students Loft-Style XL Twin Bed

WI-FI

BREAK AVAILABILITY

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

SPECIAL FEATURES

CABLE

FREE LAUNDRY

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

Private Suite

2-Person Suite

3-Person Suite

Super Double Suite


SCHOLARS 1116 E Cherry Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Scholars Scholars House is a three-story residence hall that accommodates 115 honors students in suite-style rooms. Each suite holds two double-occupancy bedrooms with movable furniture and a large living area with lounge furniture and area rug. The en-suite bathroom offers a shower stall and separate vanity area with additional storage. You’ll enjoy this tight-knit honors community that balances academics with camaraderie and fun. Each floor offers a great area for studying. The large student lounge houses game tables and a TV area where you and your friends can watch movies or a big game.

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AMENITIES

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

Microwave Small Fridge in Bedroom Mid-Size Fridge in Suite

Suite-Style

BATHROOM

En-Suite

COMMUNITY KITCHEN 24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

Required

AIR CONDITIONING

FREE LAUNDRY

CABLE

BREAK AVAILABILITY

Open

Printing to Front Desk Available SPECIAL FEATURES

Honors Community Music Practice Room Adjacent to Garst Dining Center Area Rug in Suite Bunkable XL Twin Bed

WI-FI

Plus Network Connection

“I love that the students here work hard and play hard. We care about our grades and help each other succeed.” – Alvin Lan ‘16

4-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,367

$8,734

14 meals/week

$4,380

$8,760

19 meals/week

$4,397

$8,794

Unlimited meals

$4,473

$8,946

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

L AYO U T

RATES

Scholars Resident

4-Person Suite

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WELLS 1132 E Madison Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Wells Wells House is a four-story U-shaped building that accommodates 442 residents in both room- and suite-style living. Each room contains movable furniture. Our suite-style rooms offer two doubleoccupancy bedrooms, and a separate living area with lounge furniture and a kitchenette. A large community bathroom is located on each hallway with individual stalls for showers. Bathrooms are cleaned and stocked by custodial staff.

Wells House offers Laundry Alert, a website that will tell you which machines are in use and how much time remains on each.

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AMENITIES

BREAK AVAILABILITY

TYPE OF HALL

WI-FI

Room-Style & Suite-Style

Closed

Plus Ethernet Connection

BATHROOM

APPLIANCES

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

Community-Style MEAL PLAN

Required

Microwave & Small Fridge in Bedroom Mid-Size Fridge in Suite

FREE LAUNDRY

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

Laundry Alert Available

COMMUNITY KITCHEN 24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

AIR CONDITIONING

Printing to Front Desk Available SPECIAL FEATURES

Next to Plaster Student Union Adjacent to Bookstore Music Practice Rooms Area Rug in Suite Bunkable XL Twin Bed

CABLE

“I love the relaxing study and work environment in Wells.” 2-PERSON ROOM* 3-PERSON ROOM*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,807

$7,614

14 meals/week

$3,820

$7,640

19 meals/week

$3,837

$7,674

Unlimited meals

$3,913

$7,826

L AYO U T S

RATES

– Cameron Weston ‘16, Wells Resident

2-Person Room

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

4-PERSON SUITE*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,017

$8,034

14 meals/week

$4,030

$8,060

19 meals/week

$4,047

$8,094

Unlimited meals

$4,123

$8,246

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

3-Person Room

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4-Person Suite


WOODS 1115 Bear Boulevard reslife.missouristate.edu/Woods Woods House is a 10-story residence hall that houses 338 students in room-style communities. Each tiled room includes a large closet space, bunkable beds, two built-in desks, and a vanity-style sink. A large community bathroom is located on each hallway with individual stalls for showers. Bathrooms are cleaned and stocked by custodial staff. You’ll love the tight-knit community in Woods House. Enjoy the 10th-floor student lounge with panoramic views, a sizable computer lab, large study lounge, and plenty of space to hang out with friends. You’ll also enjoy the outdoor ping pong table and ample bicycle parking. 24


AMENITIES

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

Microwave & Small Fridge in Room

Room-Style

BATHROOM

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Community-Style

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

AIR CONDITIONING

Required

BREAK AVAILABILITY

Printing to Front Desk Available SPECIAL FEATURES

Sink Inside All Rooms Huge Recreation Lounge Music Practice Room Bunkable XL Twin Bed

CABLE

FREE LAUNDRY

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

WI-FI

Plus Ethernet Connection

Closed

“Woods’ awesome community makes it easy to get involved on campus. I’ve made friends that will last a lifetime!” – Kaleigh Schniepp ‘18,

2-PERSON ROOM*

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,807

$7,614

14 meals/week

$3,820

$7,640

19 meals/week

$3,837

$7,674

Unlimited meals

$3,913

$7,826

*Residents are required to have a BoomerMeal package *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year

L AYO U T

RATES

Woods Resident

2-Person Room

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MONROE

apartments

1141 Bear Boulevard reslife.missouristate.edu/Monroe Monroe Apartments offer four stories of one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments housing 126 students on a 12-month contract. Each apartment includes private bedrooms and bathrooms for all residents, furnished living rooms, en-suite washer and dryer, and an upscale kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Residents of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

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WI-FI

Apartment-Style

Open

Plus Ethernet Connection

BATHROOM

APPLIANCES

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Full-Size Fridge, Microwave, Stove, & Dishwasher

Printing to Front Desk Available

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

Upper-class Students Limited Private Parking Available LEED Certified Building 12-month Contracts XL Full or XL Twin Bed

Private

MEAL PLAN

Optional

AIR CONDITIONING

FREE LAUNDRY

W/D in Apartment

CABLE

“The convenience of Monroe is awesome! I’m close to classes, food, and fun!”

SPECIAL FEATURES

L AYO U T S

AMENITIES

BREAK AVAILABILITY

TYPE OF HALL

1-Person Apartment

– Austin Gillman ‘17

RATES

Monroe Resident

ROOM TYPE*

SEMESTER

SUMMER

2-Person Apartment

YEARLY

1-Person Apt.

$3,377

$1,350

$8,104

2-Person Apt.

$3,277

$1,300

$7,854

4-Person Apt.

$3,072

$1,230

$7,374

*Apartment contracts are for the fall, spring, and summer semesters *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year *Some features vary in apartments

4-Person Apartment


SUNVILLA apartments

833 E Elm Street reslife.missouristate.edu/Sunvilla

Sunvilla Apartments, a recently renovated 18-story high-rise, accommodates 237 residents in two-, three-, and four-person units on a 12-month contract. Bedrooms in two- and four- person apartments are shared, while three-person apartments offer one private bedroom and one shared bedroom. Apartments boast full kitchens with new appliances, modern finishes, smart TVs, full size beds, and spacious closets. Residents

of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

Sunvilla offers Laundry Alert, a website that will tell you which machines are in use and how much time remains on each.

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Full-Size Fridge, Microwave, Stove, & Dishwasher

Apartment-Style BATHROOM

Shared

SMOKE & TOBACCO FREE

MEAL PLAN

AIR CONDITIONING

Optional

FREE LAUNDRY

Plus Ethernet Connection

Open

COMMUNITY TV LOUNGE

“The new amenities in Sunvilla are awesome. And you can’t beat the view!”

Printing to Front Desk Available SPECIAL FEATURES

WI-FI

BREAK AVAILABILITY

24-HOUR COMPUTER LAB

Indoor Secure Bicycle Storage Global Community 12-month Contracts Smart TV in each Living Room Full Size Bed Upper-class Students Trash & Recycling Pick-up

CABLE

Laundry Alert Available

COMMUNITY KITCHENS

L AYO U T S

AMENITIES

APPLIANCES

TYPE OF HALL

2-Person Apartment

– Madison Bonebrake, ‘18

RATES

Sunvilla Resident

ROOM TYPE*

SEMESTER

3-Person Apartment

SUMMER

YEARLY

2-Person Apt.

$2,887

$1,150

$6,924

3-Person Apt.

$2,762

$1,100

$6,624

3-Person /Private Rm.

$3,012

$1,200

$7,224

4-Person Apt.

$2,637

$1,050

$6,324

*Apartment contracts are for the fall, spring, and summer semesters *Rates are based on the 2016-2017 school year *Some features vary in apartments

4-Person Apartment


LEADERSHIP

opportunities Get involved at Missouri State University! There are many ways to get involved while living on campus.

If you enjoyed

student council in high school, you may be interested in your building’s hall council or the Residence Hall Association. Both offer great leadership opportunities and chances to be involved at many levels. A $12 activity fee is included in your housing contract each semester to provide funding for social and educational experiences on your floor, in your building, and campus wide. Part of this fee also goes to your floor community with which your RA plans fun experiences.

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RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA) RHA’s mission is to provide innovative, diverse programming and leadership opportunities to on-campus students. RHA represents the voice of all on-campus students by recommending policies and procedures. The RHA General Assembly is comprised of student leaders from every residence hall; members are selected in the fall and as vacancies develop. Through RHA, you can get involved in a number of leadership positions and committees, or attend regional and national leadership conferences. All residents are encouraged to attend RHA meetings and get involved. HALL COUNCIL Hall council is a subset of RHA and provides a platform for student leaders within each hall to influence their residential community. Hall council students work together as a team to provide enjoyable on-campus experiences and community service opportunities. You can become an executive board member for your hall council or represent your fellow residents on your floor by being the floor president. NATIONAL RESIDENCE HALL HONORARY (NRHH) The Boomer Bear Chapter of NRHH is comprised of the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls. As student leaders, NRHH values the recognition of students for scholastics and service to the community with a primary focus on recognizing outstanding contributions made by their peers. BECOME A RESIDENT ASSISTANT A student leader is housed on each floor to help with your transition to college life. After your first year, you can become one of these leaders and make a difference for new, transfer, and returning students. As a resident assistant, you have the opportunity to form close, meaningful relationships with students on your floor. Make a difference in the experience of your residents by connecting them to each other, resources, and opportunities while building your own leadership skills.

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DINING Our unique dining experience includes action stations, stone deck pizza ovens, and much more. We strive to make your time dining with friends special. Our culinary team creates flavorful food options to sustain body and mind with a unique dining experience defined by you. We are proud of the quality and variety we offer our students on the Missouri State Campus. Let us know how we can enhance your dining experience – we listen. RESIDENTIAL DINING CENTERS Designed for personalized meal planning

Garst Dining Center

and the ultimate flexibility, you can create

Blair-Shannon Dining Center

a customized plan. Choose a meal plan

Kentwood Dining Center

and BoomerMeals package when signing your housing contract. A meal plan and

RETAIL DINING LOCATIONS

BoomerMeals package are required for

We partner with these franchise restaurants:

all residents living on campus (except Sunvilla Tower and Monroe Apartments). Check out the MSU Mobile App to see dining menus for all our locations.

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• Starbucks • Chick-fil-A • Grill Nation • Papa John’s • Subway • Burrito Bowl • Panda Express • Outtakes


MEAL PLAN PACKAGE Your meal plan package consists of two parts: Part 1: Choose a meal plan that can be used at any of our three dining centers. MEAL PLAN

Unlimited Meals per week 19 Meals per week *Most Popular 14 Meals per week 10 Meals per week

Part 2: Choose your BoomerMeals, which can be used like a debit card at our food court vendors, Strong Hall Outtakes, or at our dining centers to pay for friends who visit. YOU PAY

YOU GET

BONUS

$260

$280

$20 of free food

$205

$220

$15 of free food *Most Popular

$155

$170

$15 of free food

MSU DINING DIFFERENCE ü We offer a balance between nutritious meals and sustainable food practices. ü We use only Zero Trans-Fat oils. ü We support ocean-friendly seafood choices. ü We only use cage-free shell eggs. ü All our milk is free of rBGH and rBST. ü Our chicken products are antibiotic-free. ü We compost providing the local community with nutrient-rich soil. ü We buy fresh food locally when possible. ü We’re a trayless campus, which uses less water and cleaning chemicals

and reduces food waste. ü We use ZipGrow Towers to sustainably grow food for consumers on campus.

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TECHNOLOGY

ResNet serves as the technology hub for on-campus residents. Whether you have issues with your computer, gaming system connection, or mobile devices, ResNet is here to help. ResNet is open five days a week and is staffed with two full-time and 15 student employees. ResNet’s staff is comprised of consultants, developers, and designers. All employees have varying backgrounds with computers, and most are pursuing degrees and careers related to information technology.

R E S

ResNet’s services are free to students living on campus!

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N E T


SERVICES OFFERED • Hardware and software diagnostics and repair • Assistance in connecting to the University’s wired and wireless networks • Removal of viruses and malware • Phone support • Room visit assistance available • Technology recommendations • Addressing computer safety issues • Assistance with a wide variety of devices such as laptops, desktops, tablets, gaming consoles, streaming devices, and phones TECHNOLOGY FACTS • ResNet services benefited residents in saving more than $50,000 in service charges last year. • Residents receive up to 350 free double-sided print outs. These can be redeemed at the front desk of each building.

• Every residence hall has a computer lab that is open 24-hours a day. • Each resident has a dedicated wired Ethernet port. Ethernet cables can be purchased at your building’s front desk or our campus bookstore.

• Every residence hall has highly secure Wi-Fi coverage. • A 6 gigabit internet connection services our residence halls. • Stream movies and TV shows in your room (works best with Ethernet connection). • Gaming consoles are welcome and can be used with your Ethernet network connection.

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VA L U E S & amenities VALUING DIVERSITY Our residence life staff is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We strengthen relationships and understanding among people by embracing the diversity that exists within our campus. We encourage you to see learning about yourself and others as a lifelong learning process in which we continue to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to be positive and culturally competent members of our society. Learn more about Missouri State University’s focus on diversity and inclusion at diversity.missouristate.edu. SUSTAINABILITY Our staff and student leaders are committed to raising awareness of the importance of reducing our human impact on the environment. In the residence halls we have a strong recycling program. We recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, cardboard, glass, batteries, plastic bags, and printer cartridges. We support the University’s monthly themes which makes it fun and easy to engage in sustainable living. Learn more at www.missouristate.edu/sustainability.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS Our Public Affairs Mission is built on the foundation of ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement. These concepts are interwoven in all that we do at Missouri State, especially when you live on campus. Your MSU experience will be shaped by these principles, and when you graduate, you’ll be glad you chose Missouri State University. SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES All of our residence halls and apartments offer a front desk that is staffed 24-hours a day. All of our halls use an access card/fob system as well. The Blue Light Safety System is seen all around campus. In case of emergencies, these phones, equipped with cameras, can easily be located and used. We offer the Safe Walk program through our Public Safety Office. We partner with both Campus Safety Officers and a team of Springfield Police Officers with our very own police substation located on campus. FOSTER RECREATION CENTER The Foster Recreation Center is the ultimate place for you to get fit and have fun with an aquatics center, spa and sauna, intramural sports programs, rock climbing, fitness classes, and more. Check out our state-of-the-art facility at www.missouristate.edu/reccenter. LIBRARY AND BEAR CLAW Meyer Library is ideal for finding the books, journals, videos, and resources to complete your assignments. There are great study rooms and private cubical spaces ideal for studying alone or working on group projects. Also located in the library is an extensive tutoring and supplemental instructional program, called the Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing). You are able to receive the help you need to get to the top of the class with these free tutoring resources. You will be one step ahead by living on campus; students who live on campus outperform their off-campus peers academically.

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CHECKLIST GET ADMITTED You can usually apply for admission a year before you’ll start school or after you have completed six semesters of high school. We encourage you to get admitted early! GET YOUR MENINGITIS VACCINE Missouri law requires every student residing on campus to document they have received the meningococcal vaccine within five years of enrollment, unless a signed statement of medical or religious exemption is on file with the institution’s administration. You will need to have this done to receive a housing assignment. More information can be found on the Taylor Health and Wellness webpage:

http://health.missouristate.edu/students/MeningococcalVaccine.htm TAKE A TOUR OF CAMPUS OR CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE Contact Admissions to get a tour of campus and our residence halls. You can also discover more about each of our residence halls on our website reslife.missouristate.edu. Online you’ll find detailed room specifications for our residence halls that allow you to explore all your housing options.

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COMPLETE YOUR HOUSING APPLICATION Go to my.missouristate.edu and sign in using your Bear Pass ID and password. Click on the Profile Tab and locate the Housing Channel on the right side of the page, and Complete Your Application. We match roommates based on cell phone numbers, so if you have a roommate in mind, have their number ready when you apply. If you don’t have a roommate in mind, we can match you based on how you answer the roommate matching questions in your application. Decide which LLC or residence hall meets your needs. Then choose which meal plan and BoomerMeals package you want, keep in mind you can always get more. PAY YOUR DEPOSIT Once you have paid your $100 deposit and met the meningitis requirement, your contract will be complete. The date you complete your contract will become your priority date for housing. If you complete your contract by our Early Bird date of December 1, you will receive your housing assignment the last week in February. Room assignments are made the last day of each month, starting in March; for fast communication, assignments will be emailed to your Missouri State email account. ATTEND SOAR We’ll see you during your orientation session. Visit the Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services office in Hammons House 104 or our table at the SOAR expo if you have any questions. If you selected a Living-Learning Community, stop by the LLC table at the SOAR expo to meet some of our staff members. We are available to help you along the way as you prepare for your transition to college. PREPARE FOR MOVE-IN All you have left to do is prepare to move in to your community! Check out our Welcome Weekend website for more details on what to expect during move-in and what to bring/not bring. Learn more at www.missouristate.edu/welcome.

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Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services 901 South National Avenue Springfield, MO 65897 RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU

Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex, (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harrassment, which includes sexual violence, and 40 is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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