RHS Updates on COVID-19


MSU is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Campus leaders are meeting daily to manage the university's response. A toll-free hotline has been set up at 888-353-1294 to answer questions from the campus community.

Visit 2019 Novel Coronavirus for more information from the university. 

Cleaning Practices

While students have been encouraged to return their permanent place of residence, we understand that not all students can do so. We believe it is important to brief you on the cleaning practices used within our facilities and detail our plans in keeping campus healthy and safe. Read more here.

Resources for Our Spartan Community

All of us in the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services are going through a number of unexpected changes during the COVID-19 outbreak. With that in mind, we hope these resources will be of value to you. Click here for the list of resources. 

Team Members Go Above and Beyond Amidst Crisis

Nearly 2,000 students were still living on campus in residence halls and university apartments as of late March, making staff in custodial, maintenance, and dining areas critical to keeping campus healthy and safe. More on MSU Today.

When Michigan State University encouraged students to return to their permanent place of residence and Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, the division quickly realized it had a surplus of food items, particularly perishable goods. And so, RHS contacted the MSU Student Food Bank.

RHS team members Dan Marlatt and Eric Samson have found a way to do exactly that by using their hobby and extra time at home to create 3D-printed masks for medical facilities. Read their story here.

Residence Education and Housing Services 

On March 23, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order. Team members are working on what this means for the planned move-out in April, updating the website, and sending updates via student emails when they are ready. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these changes.

Residence Eduation and Housing Services has been in constant contact with on-campus residents. Visit liveon.msu.edu/coronavirus for housing-specific updates. 

Culinary Services

Culinary Services is taking precautions to ensure guests are safe while they dine on campus. We continue to assess the needs of our Spartan community and adjust operations to ensure that quality service is provided at all open locations. Please refer to the Eat at State website for the most up-to-date information. We will continue to do our best to react swiftly and be prompt and transparent in our communication with you. 

Spartan Hospitality Group

As of April 2, the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is providing support for health care workers and first responders through discounted rooms. Read the release on MSU Today.

The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, State Room Restuarant, MSU Tennnis Center, Forest Akers Golf Courses, and Breslin Student Events Center are closed to the public until at least April 13, 2020.