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Welcome to Residence Life at SMSU!

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.

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#LiveLifeOn You'll make new friends quickly when you live in one of SMSU's Residence Halls. Resident Assistants connect students to all kinds of events and programming to help you make the most of your campus life. You have your whole life to live off-campus. Live close to everything. Live engaged in academics, activities, and community. Live supported by other students. Live connected to the campus community. Prepare for a life-changing experience. Live on campus and live your best life. #LiveLifeOn

Housing Options

Sweetland hall

Traditional Residence Halls

Offering traditional residence hall style living designed to enhance your learning environment.

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foundation apartments

Foundation Residence Apartments

The Foundation Residence Apartments include over 30 two, three and four bedroom apartments for SMSU students.

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clapper hall

Living & Learning Communities

Our Living & Learning Communities enhance the overall resident experience by grouping students with similar interests in the same house.

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Are you coming to SMSU?

Our Online Housing Application is available through E-Services where you are taken through the application process. We're looking forward to meeting you!

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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.

Snow Removal Route Map

Marshall Community Transit

Did you know students ride the Marshall Community Transit bus free?

Service hours along with Red and Blue Route


Jefferson Bus Lines

Check out the Jefferson Bus Lines website for destinations and fees.

Jefferson Bus Website

Residence Life Office

The Residence Life Office is located in the Naoutha residence hall. This office provides long hours of operation and a central location for all our administrative services. Residents can take care of administrative needs, pick up packages, and speak to our staff, all in one place.

Academic year hours:

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturdays
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays

Summer Hours:

8:00a.m. - Monday - Friday
The office is closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily

Note: Holiday hours will be posted


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

1-800-642-0684 ext. 6136


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