Welcome to Residence Life at Southwest Minnesota State University!

As part of our community, you will have many opportunities to influence your living environment. A residence hall is more than a place to live.  It is a place to learn and grow as individuals. We will make every effort to make you feel at home while you live in our halls.

Are you coming to SMSU in 2016?

Online Housing Application is available through the New and Prospective Residents link on the left side of this page. Click on the top link "Apply for Housing" and you will be taken to E-Services to step through the application process. Thank you, and we're looking forward to meeting you!

Current Residents: if you haven't done so already, please do this!


Go to the SMSU Web Services page and follow the directions to log into SouthwestNet.
Once logged in you will see a collection of Student Portal Apps much like this:
Image of Student Portal Apps icons from SMSU Southwest Net


We need you to fill out those apps marked by the red exclamation points,
(which may be all three under Campus Related on your personal page)
but ESPECIALLY fill out the Emergency Contact app

AND the Resident Responsibility Form listed under Residence Life.

 Thank you!

 Residence Life Office LocationMap to naoutha

The Residence Life Office is located in the Naoutha residence hall. This office provides longer hours of operation, a central location for all our administrative services and a more central location for residents. Residents can take care of administrative needs, pick up packages, check out equipment (cooking, sports, games, tools, WII and X-Box units), get change, etc.


Map of Campus Snow Removal Priority Routes

The Residence Life Office is open at the following times


 Academic year hours:
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturdays
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sundays



Please call the RA On Duty for help outside those times:

East End 507-828-3126
West End 507-828-3129

SMSU Alert powered by Blackboard Connect

SMSU Alert is the official emergency notification system for Southwest Minnesota State University. The system will notify you of important emergency, safety and weather announcements for the campus community. You are automatically enrolled in the system to receive email messages, but must log in to set up text message & voice notifications.

Please use the options below to set up your SMSU Alert Emergency Notification Account using the Blackboard Connect Portal.


 Did you know students ride the Marshall Community Transit bus free?
Find information about routes here

Department of Residence Life
Naoutha Residence Hall
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
ext. 6136

fax: 507-537-6596

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