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Department of Residence Life records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-7.2

Scope and Contents

The records of the Department of Residence Life contain materials related to student housing including women’s housing, cooperative housing, faculty housing, married students and veteran housing. Also included are materials for training of residence hall staff, residence assistants and minority aides. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and slides of images of campus and the surrounding area. There are also hall policies which include procedures, committees, space use, floor plans as well as constitutions and information about residence hall student organizations. Organizations include hall government, clubs, and black caucus. The scrapbooks in the collection contain activity reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs from events.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

Dormitories for men and women were administered separately and respectively by the Dean of Students for Men and the Dean of Students for Women. Around 1946, the Student Housing office was created in the Dean of Students Department.

In 1963, the Division of Residence Hall Student Services was created within the Dean of Students Department and the Housing Assignment Office was disbanded. Additional offices were also created for off-campus housing. In 1964, the name changed to Division of Residence Hall Programs and off-campus housing was administered by the Division of Student Activities and Off Campus Housing. In 1978, the name changed to University Housing Programs. In 1993, the name changed to Residence Life.


1.8 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Department of Residence Life Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
October 2009
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US