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YOUR STORY STARTS HERE. Campus Housing Guide

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Welcome Home

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Meet the Halls

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Dining

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Campus Resources

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What’s Next?


Welcome home

Get ready to thrive in a close-knit community of thousands. Congratulations on your decision to become a Bear! We understand that moving to a new place may 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. In addition, 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!

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH! @MOSTATE_RESLIFE


Unbeatable Value

CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN QUALITY AND CONVENIENCE. When comparing room and board rates between Missouri State University and other four-year public Missouri institutions, you’ll find that we offer a great value. When you consider our award-winning residence life program and dining services, Missouri State offers the most fulfilling living environment.

Universities are listed in order based on traditional roomstyle rates. 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. Some rates are based on the 2016-2017 academic year.

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

AVERAGE ROOM RATE*

AVERAGE SUITE RATE*

University of MO - Columbia

35,448

$10,337

$12,192

275 meal block per semester

University of MO - Kansas City♦

16,699

$10,150

$10,150

15 meals with $250 declining balance

MO University of Science & Tech

8,889

$10,015

$11,105

225 meal block per semester

5,300

$9,674

$9,674

15 meals with $425 declining balance

UNIVERSITY

MO Western State

University♦

University of MO - St. Louis♦

MEAL PLAN

16,763

$9,603

$9,603

200 block with $150 declining balance

University♦•

1,390

$9,250

$9,250

18 meal plan

Northwest MO State University

6,593

$8,876

$9,714

7 meals with $150 declining balance

Truman State University

6,208

$8,544

$8,964

20 meal plan with $100 declining balance

14,395

$8,318

$8,318

180 meals with $65 declining balance

Missouri State University

24,116

$8,236

$9,484

19 meals with $170 declining balance

Southeast MO State University

11,987

$7,940

$9,540

19 meals with $58 declining balance

MO Southern State University

5,783

$6,314

$7,314

23 meals with $50 declining balance

Lincoln University

2,944

$6,072

$7,082

Unlimited meal plan

Harris-Stowe State

University of Central

MO♦

* Room and Suite rates include Meal Plan cost • Single-occupancy rooms are only options for first- and second-year students

♦ Offer suite-style housing only

Our Mission

WE’RE COMMITTED TO THINKING GLOBALLY. HERE’S HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Diversity

Sustainability

Public Affairs

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Our staff is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We strengthen relationships and understanding among people by embracing the diverse community 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 society.

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.

Our public affairs mission is built on the foundation of ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. These concepts are interwoven into all that we do at Missouri State, especially when you live on campus. Many aspects of your college experience will be shaped by these principles and when you graduate, you’ll be glad you chose Missouri State University.


Leadership Opportunities

How will you be a part of something bigger and make it something better? 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 Resident Assistant plans engaging experiences.

Resident Assistant

Residence Hall Association

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student leader housed on each residence hall 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 and campus resources while building your own leadership skills.

The Residence Hall Association’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 and the apartment community representatives; 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.

Hall Council

NRHH

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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 oncampus 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.

The Boomer Bear Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is comprised of the top one percent of student leaders in the residence halls. As student leaders, NRHH upholds the values of recognition and service. Through the “Of the Month” (OTM) program, students recognize their peers and the NRHH General Assembly stays engaged with the community through service events. 03


Living-Learning Communities Join a tradition of difference makers.

What is an LLC?

Why choose an LLC?

Living-learning communities (LLCs) provide opportunities for you to meet students with similar goals and interests, develop new skills and enhance your experience as a college student. Missouri State University offers fourteen LLCs where students in the specified community live together on a residence hall floor. There are events and activities planned for the members of the LLC catering to the theme of that community.

The pillars of our living-learning community program have been established to promote academic and personal growth for students: Academic Success: The LLC experience will help you develop academic skills to grow and to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. Community Connections: LLCs help you build relationships with faculty, staff, other students and the campus community through a variety of opportunities tailored to fit your interests and area of study. Individualism: You will gain an understanding of people different from yourself and perspectives that are different than your own. Service: You will establish familiarity with a Springfield community organization and develop a personal understanding of Missouri State University’s public affairs mission through LLC signature events. Leadership: You will cultivate leadership skills to be involved as active members of the Springfield and Missouri State communities.

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WITH A COMMUNITY FOR EVERY INTEREST, FINDING YOUR PASSION HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.

Agriculture

Bears Business Community

This group is supported by the Darr College of Agriculture and is perfect for students who have a passion for agriculture. From soil to plants to the animals that eat them, Agriculture Bears will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with everything from wildlife conservation to business and communication. Students will become leaders in the university and the agriculture industry through social, educational and networking opportunities.

Students interested in business and leadership opportunities are at home in this LLC. Students have the opportunity to participate in social and educational programs about academics and personal growth and are encouraged to connect with professors outside the classroom. Attend customized tours and service events while gaining an understanding of how local businesses enrich our community.

BUSINESS STUDENTS

DARR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE STUDENTS

Bears for a Just Community SOCIAL JUSTICE

This community will help you explore several issues related to social justice, diversity and inclusion. Students in this LLC will expand their cultural competence and awareness both as an individual and a community member while developing skills to become a skilled advocate in their own community for a cause that inspires them.

Bears for Sustainability

Creative Minds

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

PERFORMANCE & FINE ARTS

Are you interested in becoming a more responsible citizen through education and community outreach? This community offers you opportunities that promote sustainable practices. Join the green movement with us and learn about how you can take steps to live more sustainably and create positive environmental, social and economic change on a local and global scale.

If your passion lies in digital design, animation, filmmaking, theater, music, photography, painting or writing, look no further than this LLC. We value all forms of creative expression in this community of aspiring artists and individuals. This community is for students who love to perform and create. The LLC will give you opportunities to explore the arts on campus and the Springfield community.

First-Year Bears

Fit & Well

This community is designed to enhance each student’s first year of college and help ease the transition into college life. You will learn about academic resources available to you and explore the campus as well as the Springfield community with the other first-year students on your floor. Students in this LLC will interact with faculty while getting involved on campus.

An ideal community for students interested in health, wellness, sports and fitness! Explore ways to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors on campus while interacting with faculty outside the classroom through programming, informal advising and mentoring. You will also have the opportunity to participate in tailored programs focused on fitness, wellness and overall health.

EXPERIENCE

FITNESS & WELLNESS

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Future Health Care Professionals

Follow Your Passion EXPLORING

This community is ideal for first-year students who are exploring career options, considering majors at Missouri State or those who would like to utilize their natural curiosity to discover new areas of passion. This LLC includes opportunities to get connected in the Springfield and campus community along with guided activities in selecting a major or career path. Students receive guidance and leadership opportunities that enhance their experience.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Students interested in a health care or human services career are encouraged to live in this LLC. Students have the opportunity to live with and learn from other students who have shared interests and goals and interact with faculty members outside the classroom through programming, informal advising and mentoring. Students also have networking opportunities with alumni and local employers.

Global Community

Honors Community

GLOBALIZATION

HONORS STUDENTS

Are you interested in learning more about global cultures and perspectives? This community is a global village for students from all over the world, domestic and international. In this LLC, you will make new friends, teach and learn about customs and cultures different than your own while networking and making connections. Enjoy the diverse experiences of a multicultural home!

This 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 faculty and staff members in and outside the classroom. This LLC is offered to all first-year and returning students admitted to the Honors College and is housed in Scholars.

STEM COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES STUDENTS

This LLC is perfect for students interested in a career related to science, technology, math, engineering or a pre-health profession. This community gives you opportunities to engage with the Dean and professors outside the classroom. Explore your options by finding internships and career opportunities while making friends and connections along the way!

Teacher Education

Transitions Community

Are you passionate about encouraging the development and education of children and adolescents? Share your enthusiasm for learning with others. This community is designed for first-year students in the College of Education. Live with other like-minded individuals and explore all that Missouri State and the Springfield community have to offer future educators.

If you are a transfer student coming to MSU from another college, this LLC is for you! Join a community of students who are new to Missouri State, but not new to college life. We have an entire residence hall and dining center dedicated to helping you transition here. In this community you’ll learn about the resources available to you at MSU, make connections on campus and prepare for the path to graduate.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENTS

TRANSFER STUDENTS

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Blair-Shannon 1001 E. MADISON STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ BLAIRSHANNON

@MSUBLAIRSHANNON

Special Features

Meet BlairShannon

Room Layout

Suite-Style En-Suite Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Closed Over Breaks Free Laundry Facilities on All Floors Appliances Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in Suite Small Fridge in Bedroom Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge Community Kitchen Grand Lounge 24-Hour Computer Lab Bunkable XL Twin Bed

Blair-Shannon is a two-tower building that

houses the second-largest population on campus. The centrally-located 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 newly renovated en-suite bathroom boasting a double-sink vanity and shower. The expansive Grand Lounge offers a great place to meet, study, relax or play. Right next door is our state-of-the-art Foster Recreation Center. The Blair-Shannon Dining Center is housed in the same building. Residents also enjoy the covered bike racks and spacious computer lab. Students have ample room to study with designated space set aside on each floor equipped with dry-erase boards, tables and chairs.

Dining Center in Building

Rates Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

ALL ROOMS

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,147

$8,294

14 meals/week

$4,161

$8,322

19 meals/week

$4,179

$8,358

Unlimited meals

$4,258

$8,516

Music Practice Room

ALEC FAYE @ALEEECCCCC

Blair-Shannon is the place to be. We have a dining hall and 5 other roommates. It’s paradise!!!!! Bear Up? More like BLAIR Up!

TANNER MITCHELL @TANNERM33

Blair has a dining hall downstairs and is really close to campus... I can roll out of bed and get to class in 5 min.


Freudenberger 1000 E. MADISON STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ FREDDY

@MSUFREDDYHOUSE

Special Features

Meet Freddy

Rates

Freudenberger, or “Freddy” as it’s known on campus, is a five-story U-shaped residence hall designed with two-, three- and fourperson rooms. Freddy houses the largest population on campus, accommodating 720 residents in room-style communities.

Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

Room-Style Community Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Closed Over Breaks Two Free Laundry Facilities Appliances Microwave Small Fridge Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge

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.

ALL ROOMS

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,931

$7,862

14 meals/week

$3,945

$7,890

19 meals/week

$3,963

$7,926

Unlimited meals

$4,042

$8,084

Community Kitchen Grand Lounge

Room Layouts

24-Hour Computer Lab Bunkable XL Twin Bed

2-PERSON ROOM

3-PERSON ROOM

4-PERSON ROOM

Close to Blair-Shannon Dining Center Close to Foster Rec Center Grass Courtyard Outdoor Ping Pong Table

MCKENZIE HARLAN @MACKKATTACKK_

Freddy is the best because the staff is SO awesome and you get to meet so many great people in community-style rooms!

KAMILA ZENDRAN @KAYYYMILA

Freddy’s staff is the most amazing group of people I’ve ever met in my life and the rooms are oh so cozy!


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Hammons 1001 E. HARRISON STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ HAMMONS

@HAMMONSMSU

Special Features

Meet Hammons

Rates

Hammons is an eight-story residence hall that accommodates 580 residents in suitestyle rooms and is attached to Garst Dining Center and Boomer’s Convenience Store.

Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

Suite-Style En-Suite Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Open Over Breaks Free Laundry Laundry Alert Available

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 a full tub and shower and a kitchenette with dining table and sink.

Appliances Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in 2-Person Full-Size Fridge in 4-Person Cable, WiFi & Ethernet

Hammons offers Laundry Alert, a website that indicates which machines are in use and how much time remains. You can even arrange to receive a text message when your laundry is finished – all from the comfort of your room!

Community TV Lounge Community Kitchen Grand Lounge

2-PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$5,011

$10,022

14 meals/week

$5,025

$10,050

19 meals/week

$5,043

$10,086

Unlimited meals

$5,122

$10,244

4-PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,508

$9,016

14 meals/week

$4,522

$9,044

19 meals/week

$4,540

$9,080

Unlimited meals

$4,619

$9,238

Room Layouts 2-PERSON SUITE

4-PERSON SUITE

24-Hour Computer Lab Bunkable XL Twin Bed Connected to Garst Dining Center Connected to Convenience Store Hardwood-Like Flooring

SARAH POLK @S_POKEE

Hammons is the best. You don’t have to walk outside to go to Garst, you have a full-size fridge and huge windows with an awesome view!

LUPITA PEREZ-LOPEZ @PERDUREVEUR

I love living in Hammons.. It’s right next to the Boomer store and Garst is attached. Plus everyone is so nice!! Aw yeaaah


Hutchens 1021 E. HARRISON STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ HUTCHENS

@HUTCHENS_HOUSE

Special Features

Meet Hutchens

Rates

Hutchens is an eight-story residence hall that accommodates 580 residents in suite-style rooms and is attached to Garst Dining Center and close to Boomer’s Convenience Store.

Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

Suite-Style En-Suite Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Open Over Breaks Free Laundry Laundry Alert Available

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 a full tub and shower and a kitchenette with dining table and sink.

Appliances Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in 2-Person Full-Size Fridge in 4-Person Cable, WiFi & Ethernet

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 when your laundry is finished – all from the comfort of your room!

Community TV Lounge

2-PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$5,011

$10,022

14 meals/week

$5,025

$10,050

19 meals/week

$5,043

$10,086

Unlimited meals

$5,122

$10,244

4-PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,508

$9,016

14 meals/week

$4,522

$9,044

19 meals/week

$4,540

$9,080

Unlimited meals

$4,619

$9,238

Community Kitchen

Room Layouts

Grand Lounge 24-Hour Computer Lab

2-PERSON SUITE

4-PERSON SUITE

Bunkable XL Twin Bed Connected to Garst Dining Center Close to Convenience Store Hardwood-Like Flooring Music Practice Rooms

SAMUEL SENN @SAMUELSENN

Hutchens is the best place to live. We have great RA’s, large rooms and most importantly, Garst is downstairs!

EMMA JOHANNESMAN @EMSJEMS_38

Hutchens is the best!!! Everyone is so friendly and the building itself is in a really convenient spot!


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Kentwood 700 E. ST. LOUIS STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ KENTWOOD

@KENTWOODH

Special Features

Meet Kentwood

Rates

Suite-Style En-Suite Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Open Over Breaks Free Laundry Appliances

Kentwood Hall is a recently renovated historic six-story building that houses 101 transfer students living in the Transitions LLC community. Kentwood offers a variety of housing options including private rooms, two-person, super doubles and three-person 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.

Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in Each Room Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge Community Kitchen

You’ll love the on-site dining center and large study lounge, as well as a community kitchen and lounge where students gather to cook and mingle. Residents of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

Large Study/Meeting Lounge 24-Hour Computer Lab

Close to Downtown Area

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,655

$9,310

14 meals/week

$4,669

$9,338

19 meals/week

$4,687

$9,374

Unlimited meals

$4,766

$9,532

2- OR 3PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,147

$8,294

14 meals/week

$4,161

$8,322

19 meals/week

$4,179

$8,358

Unlimited meals

$4,258

$8,516

SUPER DOUBLE SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,547

$9,094

14 meals/week

$4,561

$9,122

19 meals/week

$4,579

$9,158

Unlimited meals

$4,658

$9,316

Room Layouts

Loft-Style XL Twin Bed Dining Center in Building

PRIVATE SUITE

2-PERSON SUITE

3-PERSON SUITE

SUPER DOUBLE SUITE

PRIVATE SUITE

Transfer Student LLC Small Fitness Center

CAMPBELL KEELE @CAMPBELLKEELE

Kentwood is the best res hall on campus! Because we’re a small building, we all quickly become family. There’s no place I’d rather live!

JAMIE WESTERMEYER @JAMIEWESTY1

I love Kentwood! I love living with other transfer students and our our dining hall is the best!


Scholars 1116 E. CHERRY STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ SCHOLARS

@MSUSCHOLARS

Special Features

Meet Scholars

Room Layout

Suite-Style En-Suite Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Open Over Breaks Free Laundry Appliances Microwave Mid-Size Fridge in Suite Small Fridge in Bedroom Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge Community Kitchen Grand Lounge 24-Hour Computer Lab

Scholars is a three-story residence hall located adjacent to Hutchens. Scholars accommodates 115 students from the Honors College and Honors Community LLC in suite-style rooms and is located adjacent to Garst Dining Center. 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 a 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 and sizeable area for studying. The large student lounge houses game tables and a TV area where you and your friends can watch TV or play a game of pool.

Bunkable XL Twin Bed Adjacent to Garst Dining Center Honors Community LLC

Rates Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

ALL ROOMS

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,508

$9,016

14 meals/week

$4,522

$9,044

19 meals/week

$4,540

$9,080

Unlimited meals

$4,619

$9,238

Music Practice Rooms

KOBY LJUNGGREN @KLJUNGZ

Scholars is the best because it has such a tight-knit, respectful community. I couldn’t have chosen a better place to live!

LAUREN MCDOWELL @LOLOMCDOWELL84

Scholars House is the best place to live because of the small community atmosphere and our rooms are huge!


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Wells 1132 E. MADISON STREET

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ WELLS

@MOSTATEWELLS

Special Features

Meet Wells

Rates

Wells is a four-story U-shaped building that accommodates 442 residents in both room- and suite-style living.

Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

Suite-Style & Room Style Community Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Closed Over Breaks Free Laundry Laundry Alert Available Appliances Microwave in Bedroom Small Fridge in Bedroom Mid-Size Fridge in 4-Person Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge

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 also offers Laundry Alert, a website that indicates which machines are in use and how much time remains on each. You can even arrange to receive a text message when your laundry is finished – all from the comfort of your room!

Community Kitchen

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,931

$7,862

14 meals/week

$3,945

$7,890

19 meals/week

$3,963

$7,926

Unlimited meals

$4,042

$8,084

4-PERSON SUITE

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$4,147

$8,294

14 meals/week

$4,161

$8,322

19 meals/week

$4,179

$8,358

Unlimited meals

$4,258

$8,516

Room Layouts

Grand Lounge 24-Hour Computer Lab

2- OR 3PERSON ROOM

2-PERSON ROOM

3-PERSON ROOM

4-PERSON SUITE

Bunkable XL Twin Bed Adjacent to PSU Music Practice Room

HOYEON JENNY JUNG

ZAC MCCLINTIC @MCCLINTIC13

Wells is the best because it’s near the PSU and also Cheek and Siceluff halls! Also, I love the community lounge on my floor!!

Living in Wells has been the best experience for me and it inspired me to become an RA!!


Woods 1115 BEAR BOULEVARD

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ WOODS

@MSUWOODS

Special Features

Meet Woods

Room Layout

Room-Style Community Bathrooms Meal Plan Required Closed Over Breaks Free Laundry Appliances Microwave Small Fridge in Room Cable, WiFi & Ethernet Community TV Lounge Community Kitchen

Woods is a 10-story residence hall that houses 338 students in room-style communities. Each tiled room includes a large open 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. 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, sun deck and ample bicycle parking.

24-Hour Computer Lab Bunkable XL Twin Bed

Rates Rates are based on the 2017 - 2018 school year. Your rate represents the cost of your room plus the cost of the meal plan you choose. Residents are required to have a meal plan and BoomerMeals package.

Large Recreation Lounge

ALL ROOMS

SEMESTER

YEARLY

10 meals/week

$3,931

$7,862

14 meals/week

$3,945

$7,890

Adjacent to Taylor Health Center

19 meals/week

$3,963

$7,926

Sun Deck

Unlimited meals

$4,042

$8,084

Sink in Every Room Music Practice Room

ANA DE LARA TORRENTE

BRIANN BIAS

@ANADELARAT

Woods is the best place to live! The residents, RAs and staff are like a big family when you are far away from home.

I Woods because the staff cares so much about our safety. I love coming back to my home away from home at Woods House!


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Monroe Apartments 1141 BEAR BOULEVARD

Special Features Apartments Private Bathrooms Meal Plan Optional Open Over Breaks

@MSUMONROE

RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ MONROE

Meet Monroe Monroe Apartments offer four stories of one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments housing 126 students on a 12-month contract. Monroe is only open to upper-class students (second-year and above). There is limited private parking in a lot behind the building. Each apartment offers private bedrooms and bathrooms, furnished living rooms, washer and dryer and an upscale kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Residents of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

Free Laundry Private Washer/Dryer set Appliances Microwave Full-Size Fridge Stove & Oven Dishwasher Cable, WiFi & Ethernet 24-Hour Computer Lab

Rates

XL Full or XL Twin Bed 12-Month Contracts Upper-Class Students Limited Private Parking Adjacent to Taylor Health Center

Apartment contracts are for the fall, spring and summer semesters and rates are based on the 2017-2018 academic year. Some features may vary in apartments.

ROOM TYPE

SEMESTER

SUMMER

YEARLY

One-Person Apartment

$3,377

$1,350

$8,104

Two-Person Apartment

$3,277

$1,300

$7,854

Four-Person Apartment

$3,072

$1,230

$7,374

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Sunvilla Apartments RESLIFE.MISSOURISTATE.EDU/ SUNVILLA

833 E. ELM STREET

Meet Sunvilla Sunvilla Apartments is a recently renovated 18-story high-rise that accommodates 237 residents in two-, three- and four-person apartments on a 12-month contract. The bedrooms in two- and four-person apartments are shared, while three-person apartments offer one private bedroom and one shared bedroom. Sunvilla offers full kitchens with new appliances, smart TVs, full-size beds and large closets. Residents of legal drinking age are permitted to have and consume alcohol responsibly.

Special Features Apartments Shared Bathroom(s) Meal Plan Optional Open Over Breaks Free Laundry Laundry Alert Available Appliances Microwave Full-Size Fridge Stove & Oven Dishwasher Smart TV in Living Room Community TV Lounge Community Kitchens

Rates Apartment contracts are for the fall, spring and summer semesters and rates are based on the 2017-2018 academic year. Some features may vary in apartments.

Cable, WiFi & Ethernet 24-Hour Computer Lab Full-Size Bed

ROOM TYPE

SEMESTER

SUMMER

YEARLY

Two-Person Apartment

$2,887

$1,150

$6,924

Three-Person Apartment

$2,762

$1,100

$6,624

Upper-Class Students

Three-Person Apartment: Private Room

$3,012

$1,200

$7,224

Trash & Recycling Pickup

Four-Person Apartment

$2,637

$1,050

$6,324

Indoor Bicycle Storage

12-Month Contracts

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Dining Done Right

We build sharp minds and strong bodies with healthy and balanced dining options. 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.

A Focus on Wellness & Sustainability Our team is proud to offer daily options for students seeking balanced meals at all of our dining locations. We provide sustainable, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at every meal so you’ll never have to compromise delicious, healthy food for convenience.

THIS IS THE MSU DINING DIFFERENCE • • • • • • • •

We use only zero trans-fat oils. We support ocean-friendly seafood choices. We use only cage-free shell eggs. All of our milk is free of rBGH and rBST. Our chicken products are antibiotic-free. We compost, providing the local community nutrient-rich soil. We buy fresh food locally whenever possible. We’re a trayless campus, which uses less water and cleaning chemicals and reduces food waste. • We use ZipGrow towers to sustainably grow food on campus. • We clearly label all food with pertinent allergy and health information to help you manage allergies and maintain a balanced diet. Look for these labels in our dining halls:

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Meal Plan Packages

Special Features

Designed for personalized meal planning and the ultimate flexibility, you can create a customized plan. Choose a meal plan and BoomerMeals package when signing your housing contract. A meal plan and BoomerMeals package are required for all residents living on campus (except Sunvilla Apartments and Monroe Apartments).

• The Bear Apron program offers pay-per-order boxes for all students with perfectly pre-portioned ingredients, instructional video and recipe cards for gourmet-style meals that serve two people.

First, select the number of dining center meals that you want per week, then choose the amount of dollars in BoomerMeals is right for you each semester. BoomerMeals can be used like a debit card at our PSU food court vendors, Outtakes (located in Strong Hall, Meyer Library and Glass Hall) or at our dining centers to pay for friends who visit.

MEAL PLAN OPTIONS *Our most popular plan

• The Missouri State University mobile app can be used to see daily menus and nutritional information for all of our locations! • Late-night dining is offered 9:00-11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday at no additional cost to students with meal plans. • Parents eat free in the dining halls when they come to visit! Just bring your parent(s) to your favorite dining hall and let a staff member know when you swipe your BearPass for your meal. • Free Cooking 101 classes cover general cooking knowledge and special topics like sushi, smoothies or turkey carving!

Unlimited Meals per week 19 Meals per week

• Use the Tapingo mobile app for online ordering, in-person pick-up and on-campus delivery for our retail vendors.

14 Meals per week* 10 Meals per week BoomerMeals are recharged at the beginning second semester in the spring. If you have BoomerMeals at the end of the Fall semester, that will roll over and be added to your Spring semester

of the leftover balance balance.

Retail Dining We partner with the below franchise restaurants, located in the Plaster Student Union, Meyer Library, Glass and Strong Hall.

BOOMERMEAL OPTIONS *Our most popular plan

YOU PAY

YOU GET

YOU SAVE

$260

$280

$20

$205

$220

$15

$155*

$170*

$15*

Blair-Shannon

Garst

Kentwood Hall

The Blair-Shannon Dining Center is located between the Blair and Shannon towers right at the heart of the campus, providing quality dining only steps away from home.

Garst Dining Center is connected to Hammons and Hutchens and features a range of options for every meal with two small lounge areas equipped with TVs.

This dining center is located inside Kentwood. It offers a quiet, friendly, unique and comfortable dining experience at the edge of campus near downtown Springfield.

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On-Campus Resources Living on campus means you’re just a short walk away from all that we have to offer. SERVICES OFFERED • • • • • • • • •

ResNet

Hardware and software diagnostics and repair Assistance in connecting to the university’s networks Removal of viruses and malware Mobile phone support Room visit assistance available Technology recommendations Addressing computer safety issues Assistance with a wide variety of devices On-site and room visits for assistance

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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. All employees have varying backgrounds with computers and most are pursuing degrees and careers related to information technology. Perhaps best of all, ResNet’s services are free to all students living in the residence halls!

RESIDENCE HALL TECHNOLOGY AMENITIES • • • • •

@MOSTATERESNET

Bear Line Shuttle

MISSOURISTATE.EDU/TRANSPORTATION MSU offers a free daily shuttle service to and from our campus locations and downtown Springfield. With a wait of only five to 15 minutes, getting around campus has never been easier! You can also track the shuttles in real-time on the Missouri State University Mobile App.

350 double-sided print outs, which can be printed to the residence hall’s front desk A 24-hour computer lab in every residence hall A dedicated wired Ethernet port for every resident Highly secure Wi-Fi connectivity 6 gigabit Internet connection service in all residence halls

Safety & 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 are equipped with cameras. MSU offers a Safe Walk program through our Safety and Transportation Department. We partner with Public Safety Officers and a team of Springfield Police Officers with our very own police substation located on campus. Our campus also has a Bias Response Team that responds to perceived bias-related situations or concerns and coordinates an appropriate response. 27


Taylor Health & Wellness Center

Meyer Library & the Bear CLAW

Foster Recreation Center

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MISSOURISTATE.EDU/RECCENTER

A brand new building will house Taylor Health Center beginning January 2018 with expanded services, programs and equipment. During renovation, the Center still offers its full range of services to students in its temporary location on campus.

Meyer Library provides private study rooms, 3-D printing, copy services, computer labs, technology equipment loans and extensive collections of books, digital records and journals. It also houses the Bear CLAW writing center, a free tutoring service for all students.

Foster Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a place for the campus community to work out and play. It features a range of workout equipment, fitness classes, outdoor equipment rentals, climbing wall, aquatics center and much more.

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@_MSUTAYLORHEALTH

@_MSUCAMPUSREC

Multicultural Resource Centers

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

MSU offers two Multicultural Resource Centers on campus, each of which is a hub for student community, connection and intercultural exchange. Both MRCs offer many services and resources and are free and open to all students, staff and faculty. Students can access smart TVs, open lounge and meeting spaces, a community kitchen and fridge, computer lab and free printing among many other programs and resources.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is located in the MRC Annex. Students and Staff work in the center and are free to meet with anyone who has questions or has an interest in the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+RC is free and open to all students, staff and faculty and has an open lounge, smart TV and resource library that are available for student use.

MISSOURISTATE.EDU/MULTICULTURALPROGRAMS

MISSOURISTATE.EDU/MULTICULTURALPROGRAMS

@MOSTATEMRC

@MSU_LGBTQRC

Disability Resource Center

Counseling Center

Veteran Student Services

MISSOURISTATE.EDU/DISABILITY

COUNSELINGCENTER.MISSOURISTATE.EDU

MISSOURISTATE.EDU/VETERANS

Our Disability Resource Center assists students with a disability to report barriers they encounter and arrange accommodations for campus events, classes and programs. They also lead our campus community in educational efforts regarding this valued aspect of diversity.

The Counseling Center is free and open to all Missouri State students. Students who are in need of individual or group counseling, consultation or referrals, crisis intervention or educational programming regarding mental wellness are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.

MSU is home to one of the largest student Veteran populations in Missouri. Our VSS Office advocates for veterans, active military students and dependents and supports students from enrollment to graduation. They work with local, state and federal partners to continue to improve support services.

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Let’s Get Started! Are you ready to pursue your passions and take your place in a bigger world? STEP ONE

STEP THREE

STEP FIVE

Get Admitted

Take a Tour

Pay Your Deposit

You can usually apply for admission a year before you’ll start classes or after you have completed six semesters of high school. We encourage you to get admitted early!

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. Online you’ll find detailed room specifications for our residence halls that allow you to explore all your housing options.

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.

STEP TWO

Get Your Meningitis Vaccination 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. Send this record to Taylor Health and Wellness Center on campus via fax, mail, scanned e-mail or you can drop it off at their office in person. Missouri State University Taylor Health & Wellness Center Attn: Medical Records Center 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897 TaylorMedicalRecords@missouristate.edu health.missouristate.edu Fax: 417-836-4133

missouristate.edu/Admissions/CampusTour.htm

STEP FOUR

Apply for Housing We pair 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 and/or residence hall meets your needs, then choose which meal plan and BoomerMeals package you want, keeping in mind you can always buy more. my.missouristate.edu Log in with your BearPass ID Click on the Profile Tab Locate the Housing Channel Click “Complete Your Application”

STEP SIX

Check Your E-Mail We will e-mail your housing assignment to your Missouri State e-mail account. If you met the Early Bird deadline of December 1, you will receive your housing assignment by the last day of February. Room assignments are e-mailed the last day of each month, beginning in March. STEP SEVEN

Attend SOAR We’ll see you during your orientation session. Visit the Residence Life, Housing and Dining 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. missouristate.edu/SOAR

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Prepare for Move-In

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s how to make the most of your first days on campus!

When is Move-In?

Your To-Do List

FALL 2017

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Move-in begins for most students at 8:00 A.M. on Friday, August 18. Students moving into a living-learning community have the option to move in early beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 17. Welcome Weekend events will take place throughout the weekend.

What is Welcome Weekend?

Welcome Weekend is a celebration welcoming students to Missouri State and introducing them to opportunities to get involved on campus. Events include Playfair, Fan Fest, Bear Bash, Fraternity and Sorority Life 101, New Student Convocation, New Student Festival, Belong-B-Q and more!

CIRU FRANKLIN

Find out who your roommates (and suitemates) are via the Housing Channel on my.missouristate.edu

Talk with your roommates/suitemates about who’s bringing what

Review the “What to bring and what not to bring” lists at missouristate.edu/Welcome/Packing-List

Label your packed boxes with your name and room number

Download the Missouri State University mobile app and access the Welcome Weekend page in the sidebar menu.

Print off your unloading pass at missouristate.edu/Welcome

YIKENDALL JONGERIUS

KALYSA SANTOS

@YEAHYIKEN

Go to campus events with friends, but also set aside time for studying. Be open to all the different people you meet and don’t forget to call home!

SIDNEY HUNN

Try new things and get involved on campus! It’s okay to be scared of change but always remember that change is good.

@_KSANT23

Don’t overpack! You will never need all 45 pairs of shoes you’ll store under your bed, I promise.

STEPHEN CARR

JORGE REYES

@STEPHENACARR

If you live in a community-style room, keep your door open! New friends pop in every day. RA’s make good friends too and are always there to help.

Follow all of the Missouri State social media accounts. They are either funny, informative or both.

Be open-minded, assertive and negotiate mutual expectations with your roommates from the beginning!

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CONTACT 417-836-5536 residencelife@missouristate.edu reslife.missouristate.edu

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