Why live on campus?
Living on campus at SVSU is not required for students who enroll in classes. Each year, however, the housing facilities are assigned to their maximum occupancy! Freshmen and upperclass students agree that life on campus is a great living option.
In Fall 2012, SVSU opened with about 2,700 residential students. Approximately, 1,200 freshmen live in First Year Suites, Living Center North, Living Center South, and Living Center Southwest. The remaining 1500+ upperclass students reside in the Living Centers, University Village East, University Village West, and Pine Grove.
Students choose to live on campus for some of the following reasons:
- convenience to classes and academic resources
- the appeal of SVSU's unique and state of the art housing facilities
- access to involvement in student and residential life activities and programs
- quality of on-campus experience ... SVSU has a regionally recognized student governing body called Resident Hall Association along with other individually decorated student leaders!
History of SVSU Housing
- The first housing at SVSU was First Year Suites (originally named Great Lakes and Tranquil complexes), built in 1969 and 1971 respectively. These unique "suite-style" units provided a capacity of 486 resident students.
- Housing capacity at SVSU has grown over 500% since 1969, with the addition of Pine Grove, three Living Centers and University Village East and West.
- Living Center Southwest, our last housing addition, opened in Fall 2009.