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Housing Options


There are many convenient places to live near the MSU campus. Check out maps of MSU and its surrounding communities that offer housing. Many participants used to choose Spartan Village, a university apartment complex just south of campus. However, Spartan Village will be demolished in 2025 due to a redevelopment plan. Our participants need to find off-campus housing in East Lansing, Okemos, or Haslett. Review this page to learn about the most popular housing choices for VIPP scholars and students.

Nearby Off-Campus Housing

The apartments listed below are off-campus housing, but are located very close to MSU. They are walking distance to campus and the lively East Lansing downtown area.


Located right on Grand River, these upscale apartments offer luxury accommodations and amenities. Landmark offers several different layouts from micro-living to two-bedroom apartments. The Landmark apartments are situated directly above East Lansing's very own small-format Target and places you and your family across the street from campus and right in the middle of downtown shopping. Visit their website for more information.

The Hub

One of East Lansing's newer luxury apartment complexes offers high-quality amenities and activities for residents. Best suited for individuals or small families, The Hub offers many different floorplans, community benefits, and on-site retail locations such as Georgios and 7-11. Visit their website for more information.


SkyVue has a convenient location in Lansing, Michigan near MSU, fun community events, and a large selection of spacious apartment floor plans to choose from. As well, SkyVue is in the Frandor Shopping Center and puts residents within walking distance of groceries, retail shopping, and entertainment. Check out their website for more information.

Newman Lofts

Just behind the Landmark apartments are Newman Lofts, another new addition to East Lansing's upscale living scene, and East Lansing's only 55+ active adult community. With similar features to Landmark, Newman Lofts is in a pedestrian-focused part of downtown East Lansing and is within walking distance of all the city's major landmarks and necessities. Many floor plan options are available, but these apartments are best suited to individuals, and are limited to individuals 55 years of age and over. Visit their website for more information.


Off-Campus Housing in Neighboring Communities

The apartments listed below are located in the neighboring city of Okemos, a short drive from MSU's campus. These apartments are ideal for families, as they are located in the highly regarded Okemos School District, and are farther away from the hustle and bustle of East Lansing and MSU.

Cedar Creek

Located at the corner of Okemos Road and Mt. Hope Road, Cedar Creek apartment complex offers 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom floor plans. Cedar Creek is close to shopping, golfing, and a variety of entertainment. There is bus commuting for scholars from Cedar Creek to MSU campus. The rent is relatively lower than other apartment complexes in the area. For more information about housing application, please visit their website.

Central Park Apartments

Central Park Apartment is located in Okemos, MI, 20 minutes away from MSU's campus by car. Central Park is close to everything you need - from shopping and restaurants to parks and recreation. They offer 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartment homes. You can choose from spacious floor plans with fireplaces, private balconies, walk-in closets and additional storage space. For more information please visit their website.

Knob Hill Apartments

Knob Hill apartments in Okemos, Michigan are just minutes from Michigan State University and offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent. Their apartments feature large balconies and spacious closets, as well as new kitchen appliances, new flooring and custom cabinetry in select homes. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, work-out at the fitness studio, enjoy a game of sand volleyball or take a stroll on their scenic hiking and biking trail. Knob Hill is in the coveted Okemos School District and close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment with easy I-96 highway access. Costs vary based on apartment size, amenities, etc. For more information please visit their website.

Club Meridian Apartments

Club Meridian Apartments in Okemos, Michigan offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans. They are close to shopping, golfing, and a variety of entertainment. Club Meridian is in the Okemos school district and is close to MSU. Every home comes with covered parking so no need to worry about scraping your car in the winter. Enjoy coming home to a picturesque setting, surrounded by nature preserves. For more information please visit their website.

Meridian Meadows Apartments

Meridian Meadows in Okemos, Michigan, offers convenient living in a truly unique park-like setting that boasts beautiful and mature landscape. You can choose from five spacious floor plans to suit your specific needs including loft and townhome styles and some with private entry and basements. Within biking or walking distance, our residents can enjoy great shopping, dining options, and entertainment, while still savoring the serenity of our neighborhood. Visit their website for more information.


With its distinctive design and an array of amenities, Elevation’s superior luxuries are found indoors and out. Whether you seek the excitement of the outdoors, nearby culinary delights or the comforts of home, you’ll find it all right here. Embrace the outdoors at nearby nature trails, parks, and community spaces in Okemos. Visit their website for more information.