General Information

Most of our first-year and second-year students live on campus as part of a two-year residency. All unmarried first-year and second-year students under 21 live in one of our residence halls unless their primary residence is within 30 miles of campus. Housing and meal plan rates are available online.


Applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are available.

  • Current Students - Login with your MSOE credentials.
  • New Students - Create an account (include your MSOE ID found on your PURL page).

Residence Life has partnered with Housing Cloud to simplify the application, assignment, and roommate selection process. All on-campus living facilities are moving to a unified housing application.

Housing Cloud will allow returning residents to see all available housing options, regardless of building. Returning residents will select their assignment during the application process, providing real-time access to housing confirmations.

New and returning students benefit from an AI-powered roommate finder. Each resident will have a compatibility score based on their answers to roommate and housing preferences. They will also have profiles where they can share more about themselves and their desired roommate. They can even add social media accounts to connect!

Complex Information

  • Viets Tower (VT) is a traditional-style residence hall and accommodates up to 538 students. It is home to two co-ed Living Learning Communities (i.e., Carter Academy and Honors Living-Learning Community).
  • Regents Hall (RGN) is a suite-style residence hall accommodating up to 88 students.
  • Margaret Loock Hall (MLH) is a traditional-style residence hall that accommodates up to 427 students.
  • Grohmann Tower (GT) is an apartment-style residence hall that accommodates up to 350 residents (i.e., students, faculty, and staff). It is home to the co-ed Nursing Living-Learning Community.

Living-Learning Communities (LLC)

MSOE features three Living-Learning Communities (LLC) in the residence halls. LLCs allow students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and enable the university to continue fostering the growth of the MSOE Mindset. LLCs create comprehensive learning environments that heighten student engagement with faculty, peers, and their learning.

  • The Nursing Living-Learning Community is a two-year, co-ed program to support first- and second-year nursing students. The Nursing LLC launched in Fall 2023 and is housed in the Grohmann Tower. Join the Nursing Living-Learning Community!
  • The Carter Academy is a living-learning community that helps students transition successfully into MSOE by gaining confidence in their academic and personal abilities, building a supportive community, and gaining the resources for success. Ask your Admission Counselor if you are interested in the program. Eligible students will receive an invitation.
  • The MSOE Honors Program is a living-learning community to help students enhance their MSOE education with honors-level courses. In the Honors Program, students explore innovative ideas, build relationships with classmates and key Milwaukee community members, and complete projects that pair engineering skills with a healthy dose of creativity. Ask your Admission Counselor if you are interested in the program. Eligible students will receive an invitation.

Interest Communities (IC)

Check out MSOE's Interest Communities (IC) in the residence halls. Incorporate your extra-curricular interests into your residential experience by living with like-minded students.

  • Gaming. This community is intended to engage residents interested in board games, card games, Role-Playing Games (RPGs), computer/video games, and those who are into competitive video gaming. This floor connects students with MAGE, MSOE's sci-fi, gaming, and anime' club, and MSOE's E-Sports teams and coaches.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation. This community is intended to engage residents who are interested in social innovation and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. This floor connects students with the CREATE Institute and the Rader School of Business Innovent Center to help develop students' MSOE mindset, ideas, innovations, and business ventures.
  • Women in SITE (Science, Innovation, Technology, and Engineering). This community is for female students who want to develop their interest in science, innovation, technology, and engineering. This floor connects members with student organizations and campus partners, including the MSOE Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and MSOE Women in Technology.

There are no requirements to live in an IC other than wanting to live with others who share your interests. ICs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open to all residents. About half of each group will be first-year students, while the rest will be returning students. Be sure to indicate which IC you're interested in on your Housing Application.