Housing and Residential Life
Montana State University Billings provides on-campus living facilities for students who are pursuing higher education. The residence halls offer a convenient living environment for students who are seeking an education at MSU Billings. Participation in hall programs and group activities is part of the complete experience the residence hall provides.
Students living in the residence halls may select from a variety of living options. These options include the following: co-ed floors (women and men are housed on separate ends of the floor divided by a common lounge area); co-ed guaranteed singles floor (additional single room price added at registration) or single sex floor (females only). Living learning community floors: Wellness & Healthy Living in Rimrock Hall (preferred upper classman and non-traditional) and Experience Leadership Project in Petro Hall (freshman students preferred).
Students with disabilities are encouraged to make arrangements for any specific needs with the Office of Housing and Residential Life and Disability Support Services prior to moving on campus.
Once students have claimed their reservations by checking into the hall, they are obligated financially for the remainder of that semester or contract period. If a student is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also sign the contract.
Any student wishing to cancel a Housing Contract for an upcoming term must notify the Office of Housing and Residential Life in writing at least two weeks prior to the first day of classes in order to be eligible to receive a Room Deposit Refund. Additional charges may apply if canceling between semesters.
Room and board rates, programs, and rules and regulations governing the residence halls are subject to change without notice.
An optional installment plan is available for payment of room and board. Students may pay room and board in full at the beginning of each term or select the installment plan. This selection is made in conjunction with regular fee payments.
Montana State University-Billings dining service provides four separate locations on campus. Rimrock Cafe offers a variety of retail breakfast and lunch options, and all-you-care-to eat dinner buffet. Rimrock Cafe features Grill 155°, a Salad Bar, from-scratch Soups, Fresh Creations featuring made-to-order deli sandwiches and wraps, Ultimate Baja fresh-Mex, International Stir-Fry & Sauté, Home-style Entrees or Hot Sandwiches, and assorted beverages and desserts. Stingers coffee house, also located in the SUB, features lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, Italian sodas, assorted bottled beverages, and convenient Smart Market and Casual Bakery grab-n-go items. LA Express, located in the Liberal Arts Building, offers a variety of quick food items, snacks and beverages, and our coffee kiosk featuring Seattle's Best Espresso Beverages, Smart Market and Casual Bakery grab-n-go items. Our COT Cafe includes beverages, Smart Market and Casual Bakery grab-n-go products, continental breakfast including hot breakfast sandwiches, a daily grill, pizza, from-scratch soups, and a fresh salad bar.
Residence Hall students are required to purchase 1 of 4 different meal plans each semester for dining service use. Meal Plans consist of Dining Dollars and Block Meals. Block meals are used for an all-you-care-to-eat dinner in Rimrock Café, while Dining Dollars can be used in any of our dining venues including Rimrock Café, Stingers, LA Express, and COT Cafe. Faculty, staff and commuter students may purchase “U-Card” dollars that are placed on their ID card, and the ID card then serves as a “prepaid” debit card. “U-Card” dollars may be used to purchase snacks or meals in any of the dining operations. Additionally, faculty, staff and commuter students may purchase a small block of 6, 12 or 18 meals for a discounted rate from the door rate to use in Rimrock Cafe for all-you-care-to eat dinners. “U-Card" dollars and Block Meals can be purchased from the MSU Billings Business Operations Office located in the McMullen Hall or the Housing Office, SUB 221.
For more information, please contact the MSU Billings Business Operations Office (406) 657-2023 or Housing and Residential Life (406) 657-2333.