Student Residents

MSU Students.
Go Green! East Lansing is the proud home of Michigan State University and offers residents a variety of housing options, exceptional municipal services and numerous arts and cultural offerings.

Within this section of the website, students will find quick links to information about public transportation, community events and amenities, voter registration, recycling and much more. Helpful information regarding important ordinances and alcohol/parties is also included.

The City extends a warm welcome to all new and returning students who now call East Lansing their home! 

MSU Fall Welcome


Beginning Friday, Aug. 23, MSU will be hosting a variety of events to help students begin their transition to the university. This year's events include Fall Convocation, Sparticipation, Spartan Movie Night and more. Click here to learn more about Fall Welcome and its events.

2019 East Lansing Photo Contest


The City of East Lansing has launched its 2019 Community Photo Contest! Community members are invited to show off their photographic talent by submitting up to five photos taken in East Lansing during any of its four seasons. This year's photo contest is sponsored by Meijer, Inc.the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Farmers Market

Winners will receive gift card prizes generously donated by this year's sponsors:

1st Place - $150 Meijer gift card
2nd Place - $100 Meijer gift card
3rd Place - $50 Meijer gift card
Honorable Mention Photos (8 total) - $25 Meijer gift cards
Downtown Category* - $100 Downtown East Lansing parking voucher.
Farmers Market Category** - $20 ELFM gift card, market bag and t-shirt.

*Submit your best photos of downtown East Lansing for a chance to win this prize!
**Submit your best photos of the East Lansing Farmers Market for a chance to win this prize

The contest deadline is Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight. Learn more about the 2019 East Lansing photo contest here