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The SMSU Opt-On Advantage

Lock-in your second year now to enjoy exclusive benefits!

The Opt-On Advantage is an opportunity for incoming students to receive exclusive perks for opting into a two-year agreement to live in the SMSU Residence halls. Students who join the Opt-On Advantage will continue to receive these benefits for as long as they live on campus.

You can save up to $4,500!

#LiveLifeOn your first year AND agree upfront to a second year to access all the perks of this new program. You must opt-on by August 1, 2024 to access all the perks in your second year! 

(Foundation Residence Apartments are not included in the discount.)

Program Perks

#LiveLifeOn as a First-Year Student and commit to Year Two for access to all these perks:
  • $4,500 Housing Award begins your second year ($1,500 per year)
  • Exclusive Opt-On Meal Plan with Special Bonuses–details to come!
  • Use of complimentary Microwave or Refrigerator.
  • Free storage space for your stuff over the summer. (Some limits apply!)
  • Reduced Summer Housing rates in Traditional halls
  • Graduation Cap and Gown voucher for students who Opt-On four years

Students who live on-campus maintain better grades and are more likely to graduate in four years!


Wondering why you should Opt-On?

We have 10 Great Reasons to #LiveLifeOn-Campus!

  1. Living on campus makes it much easier to meet people and get involved.
  2. No monthly rent or utility payments.
  3. Built-in support staff including RAs, tutoring, counseling, and student success.
  4. More sleep! No drive time, shoveling, or warming cars.
  5. No cooking or mowing! Our maintenance staff handles any repairs! With a meal plan, Chartwells cooks for you.
  6. Easy access to clubs, activities, events, and study groups! Students can enjoy intramurals, speakers, library access, athletic events, concerts, plays, movies and so much more! Walk through the connected buildings to everything the campus has to offer!
  7. Fitness facilities are close by and easy to access with a student ID.
  8. Living and Learning Communities are available to enhance learning outside the classroom!*
  9. Students who live on campus have higher GPAs and are more involved leading to a more positive experience.
  10. Residence Life and Public Safety staff make our campus a safe place to live and learn! SMSU was named the safest campus in the state. Helping you focus on learning.

*Current living and learning communities: Access Opportunity Success House, Fine Arts House, Agriculture House, Culinology House, and Exercise Science House.

Interested in living with others who share common interests or involvement? Contact Residence Life, we’ll work with you, your team, your club, your academic area, or your major!

To reclaim your room: 

  1. Go to E-Services
  2. Log in with your StarID and password
  3. On the left hand side click on Housing and Dining
  4. Log in again with your StarID and password
  5. Complete housing application, make deposit, select meal plan, and reclaim your room. 

2024 Housing Reclaim Dates: 

  • February 20-22: reclaim your room
  • February 26: Seniors claim your room
  • February 27: Juniors claim your room
  • February 28: Sophomores claim your room
  • February 29: First-Years claim your room

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