COVID-19 & Spring 2021 Updates
Update – 4/12/2021
Residence Hall Spring Closing & Summer Housing Information
The Residence Halls at MSU Billings will officially close at 5:00pm on Friday, April 23, 2021. Any student who needs to stay after this deadline (but not for the summer) should complete a Request for a Late Check-Out. This online form is due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Students who are interested in staying on campus during the summer can visit our Summer Housing webpage for information, applications, and rates.
Update – 12/7/2020
Move-In Information & Check-In Timeslots
Housing & Residence Life will officially open the residence halls for new students on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:00am. Students who have completed their housing application, paid the $125 application fee, and picked their room for the academic year received an email on Monday, December 7, 2020 with information on move-in and picking a timeslot to check-in to the residence halls.
Housing & Residence Life will have a staggered check-in process to minimize the number of individuals showing up at a particular time and to maximize physical distancing guidelines.
The residence halls will open for returning students on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:00am.
Update – 11/20/2020
Residence Hall Winter Closing & Winter Break Safety Information
The Residence Halls at MSU Billings will officially close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Any student who is interested in staying over the Winter Break needs to complete a Winter Break Contract as soon as possible. The residence halls will re-open for NEW students at 9:00am on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and for RETURNING students at 9:00am on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Winter Break Safety webpage, which provides safety information for MSUB students, staff, and faculty over the winter break. Topics include traveling, holiday gatherings, and recognizing high-risk behaviors.
If you have any questions over the break, please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at email@example.com or by phone at 406-657-2333. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Update – 7/13/2020
Move-In Information & Check-In Timeslots
Housing & Residence Life will officially open the residence halls on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Students who have completed their housing application, paid the $125 application fee, and picked their room for the academic year received an email on Thursday, July 9, 2020 with information on move-in and picking a timeslot to check-in to the residence halls.
Housing & Residence Life will have a 4-day staggered check-in process to minimize the number of individuals showing up at a particular time and to maximize social distancing guidelines.
Students who have completed their housing application and pick their room for the academic year this Wednesday, July 15, 2020 will receive the Check-In Timeslot email on Thursday, July 16, 2020. If you have not received the Check-In Timeslot email, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 406-657-2333.
Update – 7/8/2020
While on-campus housing room types and occupancy will remain the same, your residential experience will look different to support the health and well-being of our community. Updates have been made to the housing contract to ensure residents understand modifications that are in place to address COVID-19 in the residence halls. Please take a moment to view the Contract Addendum.
Students are encouraged to review the Contract Addendum before moving in. During check-in, students will review the Contract Addendum with a Housing & Residence life staff member.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete this CONTRACT TRACING WORKSHEET. This will to identify those individuals that students were in close contact with 14 days prior to arrival to the residence halls. This worksheet is for the student's personal records.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the updated Contract Addendum, please contact our office at 406-657-2333 or by email at email@example.com.
Update – 7/6/2020
Join Housing & Residence Life for a Live Webinar discussing Fall Housing - Monday, July 13, 2020
Housing & Residence Life will be hosting a live webinar on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00pm MST. Members of the Housing staff will be discussing fall housing, move-in information, and additional items for students and parents to learn more about. The webinar will offer a live question and answer portion at the end to help students and families in their preparations for moving into the residence halls.
Please click this REGISTRATION LINK to register for the webinar.
Update – 6/11/2020
Update regarding Housing Room Placements & Pricing Structure
Housing & Residence Life was provided new guidance on June 10, 2020, that does not allow us to provide the Double Rate for students staying in a single room.
Every student who has picked a single room for the fall 2020 semester has been emailed to notify them of the updated changes. Students are provided the following two options in regards to this new guidance.
Option 1 – Keep the fall 2020 current room as a single. Students who decide this option will see a $392 increase for the fall semester.
Option 2 – Students can revert their single room to a double room. With a double room, we will pair up confirmed roommates first. With this option, students may be moved from their selected room to ensure they are in a room with another student.
Update – 5/27/2020
Update regarding Fall 2020 Opening
MSU Billings recently announced that classes for the fall 2020 semester will start on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The Residence Halls will officially open on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9:00am. Students signed up to live on campus will be receiving more information regarding the check-in process throughout the summer.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 406-657-2333.
Update – 5/20/2020
Update regarding Personal Belongings Left in Rooms
All spring semester students that are out-of-state who left early due to the COVID-19 pandemic that left items in rooms were emailed on May 19, 2020 regarding options to store, collect, or dispose of their items.
If you have not received communication from Housing & Residence Life regarding your personal items, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 406-657-2333.
Housing & Residence Life and MSU Billings is working closely with health professionals, campus leaders, and the State Health Department to coordinate necessary response and preparation for COVID-19. We will work closely with local, state, and federal public health agencies to make informed decisions.
Please continue to check this page frequently for updates regarding Housing & Residence Life.
Students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should complete the "COVID-19 Symptoms Self-Report Form", which can be found at the top of this page. Students should also contact Student Health Services at 406-657-2153 to discuss next steps, which could include self-quarantining on campus. If symptoms occur after hours or over a weekend, students can contact Billings Clinic at 406-255-8400, St. Vincent's at 406-237-8775, or Riverstone Health at 406-651-6415.
Yes. Housing & Residence Life has set aside multiple apartments, houses, and rooms for any students who need to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.
Yes. Housing & Residence Life has provided furniture in these isolation/quarantine rooms for students. We will do our best to accommodate any furniture requests from students while in these spaces.
Students will be able to receive care via telehealth options (video/phone) by contacting Student Health Services Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm at 406-657-2153. If after hours or over a weekend, students can contact Billings Clinic at 406-255-8400, St. Vincent's at 406-237-8775, or Riverstone Health at 406-651-6415.
Any student who is on an MSU Billings meal plan will receive daily menus and food delivery. Housing & Residence Life and Dining Services will partner together to ensure students have access to every meal through the quarantine/isolation process.
Housing & Residence Life will confirm with the student that they have followed their healthcare provider's recommendations and that they are following CDC Guidelines.
Due to our no visitor or guest policy for the 2020-2021 academic year parents/guests/friends are unable to check-in to the residence halls. Items can be brought and left at the front desk of either building and the housing staff can help deliver the items to the room of the student.
Students who are isolating or quarantining will need to contact the Housing Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 406-657-2333 if they receive a package. Housing & Residence Life will deliver the package to the room.
Information will be provided to students at a later time for staying on campus during Summer Break.
Housing & Residence Life is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For any questions, please call us at 406-657-2333 or email us at email@example.com.