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The Nation's #1 Ranked On-Campus Housing

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With modern facilities, exceptional dining options, and vast recreational opportunities, it is no surprise that when compared to other public universities, SVSU is ranked #1 IN THE NATION for the best college dorms among public universities and #1 IN MICHIGAN for the best college campus!

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I honestly love the housing at SVSU! Living on campus helped me create connections, meet new friends, and be more outgoing.

— Indigo Dudley, Music & Communication
Saginaw, MI

Residence life at Saginaw Valley State University promotes the wellbeing of all students by fostering academic growth and personal success in a safe and inclusive living environment. It is our priority to elevate students living in on-campus housing to become responsible, empowered, and actively engaged members of our community.

Explore options for on-campus housing and get acquainted with residence life at SVSU, including dining to clubs and organizations. Learn more.

Living on Campus

SVSU is a diverse, energetic community of engaged individuals, and on-campus housing reflects this. Build connections and foster friendships in our traditional residence halls, two-bedroom suites, and apartments, as well as specific communities for transfer and returning students. Each year, over 1,300 upper-class students make the decision to stay on campus, supporting our Niche rank as one of the top schools for residence life. Explore all options for on-campus housing.

Getting ready to move in? Have questions about resources available to students? Resident Resources cover everything incoming and current students need to know, from conduct to accessing on-campus health and counseling services.

Dining on Campus

From dining halls to on-the-go restaurants, you have ample resources for grabbing a meal. Beyond these options, we consider your schedule of classes, activities, and internships and ensure on-campus dining is available whenever you are. Learn more about what we offer and how your meal plan works.

Discover Campus Life at SVSU

Your interests and goals have pointed you toward SVSU—but campus life extends far beyond the classroom. We value everything you bring and want you to pursue all opportunities to uncover what engages and challenges you. We seek to empower you and steward your success—cultivate your talents, lead teams to victory, and establish meaningful, long-lasting relationships along the way.

See how you can find your purpose and accomplish all that you’re meant to at SVSU:

Office of Student Life

How do you wish to get involved? SVSU’s Office of Student Life serves as our campus’s hub of personal growth. Persevere beyond the classroom through service, leading others, uplifting the surrounding community, and creating bonds with your fellow students. Learn more about what the Office of Student Life offers.

Clubs & Organizations

What stirs a spark in you? You’re driven by starting a rewarding, impactful career, find yourself dedicated to a particular cause or interest, or look to discover a group of students like yourself. Whether you’re exploring organizations associated with your major or are curious about Greek life, find where you belong among SVSU’s 100-plus student organizations.


SVSU champions diversity on campus by promoting inclusion and providing a safe, supportive environment for all students to explore their differences. Our Office of Diversity tirelessly spearheads this mission through engaging events, programming, and initiatives, including workshops, guest speakers, and other resources designed to expand your mindset. Learn more about diversity on campus.

Campus Recreation

We’re committed to building a stronger student body. Beyond academic programs and student organizations, we help you strive toward new goals and learn to collaborate with others through campus recreation activities. Sign up for intramural or club sports, learn more about on-campus fitness, or test your limits by participating in an off-campus wilderness adventure. Take a tour through all campus recreation resources.

Varsity Athletics

It’s never just a game—it’s an opportunity for Cardinals across campus to come together to cheer on our NCAA Division II teams to victory. Learn more about varsity athletics and our enthusiastic, proud culture.


Get acquainted with campus life, from orientation and welcome events through homecoming. Check out our full event listing, and RSVP today!


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Housing Operations
Curtiss 118
(989) 964-4255

Residential Life
Curtiss 114
(989) 964-4410

Dining Services
Curtiss Hall 122
(989) 964-4252