Residence Life & Housing Handbook

As members of the Midwestern State University community, students are responsible for becoming fully acquainted with the rules, regulations, and policies of Midwestern State University.  Housing policies and guidelines are explained in detail within the Residence Life & Housing Handbook.

Rates

Room and Board rates

ANNUAL COST

OF HOUSING

FALL HOUSING

CHARGES (60%)

SPRING HOUSING

CHARGES (40%)

KILLINGSWORTH & PIERCE HALL                                                               
Semi-Private (Double) Room $4,820 $2,892 $1,928
Private Room $5,860 $3,516 $2,344
McCULLOUGH-TRIGG HALL
Semi-Private (Double) Room $5,380 $3,228 $2,152
Private Room $6,010 $3,606 $2,404
LEGACY HALL
Semi-Private (Double) Room $5,880 $3,528 $2,352
Private Room $6,395 $3,837 $2,558
SUNDANCE & SUNWATCHER APTS
Two Bedroom Unit $7,360 $4,416 $2,944
Four Bedroom Unit $6,740 $4,044 $2,696

 

Meal Plan Options

  • Platinum All Access - $1910
  • Gold 200 - $1715
  • Silver 150 - $1510
  • Bronze 75 (apartment residents only) - $810

Flex Dollars

All base plans include $100 in flex that can be used at any retail location or the Legacy Market. Additional flex can be added to plans at increments of $100. Students often choose to use flex dollars for grab-and-go items, treating a guest to a meal, or for additional retail options after a meal exchange is used.  Flex amounts carry over from the Fall to Spring semester.  Unused flex dollars are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. 

Additional Information Explaining How Your Meal Plan Works

  • All meal plans can be used at any dining location on campus.
  • The All-Access plan is considered the "best value" and allows students to enter the Mesquite Dining Hall and Maverick's Corner an unlimited number of times each day unless a meal exchange is utilized.
  • The Gold 200, Silver 150, and Bronze 75 plans are considered “block” plans. Students have the designated number of meals in their block to use each semester. 
  • Students may also use their plan for one meal exchange a day at a retail dining location (i.e. Einstein Brothers Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Grill Nation, etc.). If a student uses their plan at a retail dining location, they will only be able to use flex until the next meal period begins. Students on the All-Access plan must wait until the start of the next meal period to begin using their meal plan in Mesquite or Maverick’s Corner. 

Meal Plan Changes

  • The last day to change your meal plan before move-in is July 15, 2019. If you are required to have a meal plan but have not selected one, you will be assigned the Platinum Unlimited Plan.
  • The final changes for meal plans for the fall semester will be between August 17 - September 6.
  • All plans will be automatically assigned for spring semester unless you have notified our office in writing during the spring meal plan change period.

For more information about on-campus dining, please visit our Mustangs Dining page.

Maintenance Requests

Maintenance Technicians are assigned to each residential area and respond daily to work orders submitted by students and staff.  To report a problem with your room, log into you ResCenter Portal and click on the “Submit a Work Order” link on the left side of the page.

Laundry View

Laundry view is an Internet application that allows you to monitor the status of washers and dryers in connected laundry rooms.  Log on here to check the availability of washers and dryers in each building or to report a problem with a laundry machine.

 

ResNet Services (Internet & Cable)

Campus ResNet services are contracted through Apogee, a national leader in providing high-speed residential networks on college campuses.  As part of your housing fees, you may connect up to five devices on the network.  Base download speeds are 25 BPS with an upload speed of 3 BPS. 

Serious gamers may consider upgrading Internet service for $59.00 per semester.  Upgraded service allows students to connect up to 10 devices on the network.  Base download speeds are 30 BPS and upload speeds of 5 BPS. 

To register for your ResNet account, log into https://www.myresnet.com/

24-hour customer service is available by calling 1-855-813-7013 or via chat and email at   https://www.myresnet.com/

Find a copy of our updated cable listings, here.

RHA/Linens & Care Packages

What is RHA?

The Midwestern State University Residence Hall Association is a representative organization that empowers on-campus residents to play an active role in our housing facilities through service, programming, and leadership opportunities. Through these efforts RHA works to enhance the on-campus life experience of all residents. RHA provides a place to voice concerns about campus housing policy, procedure, and facilities. RHA also enacts change through legislation and advocates the issues and concerns of residents with the ultimate goal of making the housing facilities at Midwestern State University a more respectful and united community.

Goals:

  • To provide and organize social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs and opportunities for the general membership.
  • To provide a source of information for the residents in those matters concerning them.
  • To provide a means for residents to input to the Office of Residence Life & Housing concerning any policies affecting the residents.
  • To promote social responsibility through programming and community service opportunities.
  • To foster community development within the residence halls.
  • A few reasons to join:

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Positions Available
  • Experience for RA Candidates
  • Input towards Policies and Procedures
  • Connection with Campus
  • Social Interaction
  • Voice for Residents
  • Making a Difference
  • How does this effect you?

One of the best things about the residence halls at MSU is the fact that students are involved in almost every aspect of life within them. RHA will be working all year to turn your residence hall into a tight community, a place where you can build friendships and life skills while still having a place where you can call home. In order to strengthen the residential community, RHA plans many programs and activities throughout the year. The following are highlights of some popular programs that RHA does every year.

  • Family Day
  • Texas Rangers Game
  • Homecoming Competition
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Late Night Breakfast

And so much more!

Questions or Comments?
Contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at (940) 397-4217 or housing@msutexas.edu