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The Office of Residence Life & Housing

Our Housing Options

We offer various housing options to all students who are interested in residing on campus. Self-guided virtual tours with descriptions of our residence halls can be found by clicking the hall names below. Each residence hall has a main area, vending machine, washers/dryers (at a cost), and in most residence halls, Academic Enrichment labs that are available for all student's respective academic needs. The main university dining facility is located in the new Thurgood Marshall Hall. 

Altus Apartments

Baldwin Hall

Blount Towers

Cummings Hall

Harper Tubman House

HH Midtown (Off-Campus)

Legacy Hall

Marble Hall Gardens Apartment Complex (Off-Campus)

Morgan View Apartments (Must apply for housing through Morgan View)

O'Connell Hall

Rawlings Hall

Thurgood Marshall Hall

Towson Town Place (Off-Campus)

Residence Hall Staff

Who can residents turn to for help? The live-in residential staff consists of Resident Director, Assistant Resident Directors, Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants. They are committed to the ideals and missions of both the University and The Office of Residence Life & Housing. These individuals are your primary contacts if you have problems or concerns.

Community Standards

Living in the halls can be rewarding and fun, however, it can also be a challenge. The Residence Hall Community Standards Handbook has been established, in conjunction with the Office of Judicial Affairs and Inter-Residence Council, as fundamental guidelines for group living. These standards seek to balance individual freedoms with rights of the community, to establish communities that recognize and celebrate the dignity and self worth of all community members, and to hold residents accountable when they choose to violate these standards.

Special Housing Needs

The Office of Residence Life & Housing is committed to meeting the needs of students who request special accommodations to the best of its ability under the ADA guidelines.

If you are a student requesting a reasonable accommodation related to housing because of a diagnosed disability, please contact the Office of Student Disability Support Services (SDSS) to register with their office at 443-885-1719, email them at or  their website

Your request will be reviewed by SDSS in consultation with Health Services, the Counseling Center, and other appropriate college offices. The goal of this review is to provide an on-campus housing accommodation that best meets your need. SDSS will then make a recommendation to the Morgan State University Office of Residence Life & Housing regarding your request for special accommodation.

You are not guaranteed housing once registered with SDSS and must complete all necessary requirements of the Office of Residence Life & Housing. For priority consideration for the fall semester, applications must be completed by June 1st. Spring semester assignments are based on space availability.

Veterans of Military Service

The Office of Residence Life & Housing is committed to serving the housing needs of our student veterans. We recognize that veterans may enjoy a more mature setting than typical first-year housing. If you are considering residence hall housing and would like to be placed together with other veterans, transfer students, or non- first-year students, please email us at

Housing Options and Assistance for LGBT Students

Our office is committed to you as a prospective student concerned about living on campus? In our community, there is a rightful place for all. If you are a prospective or current student who is transitioning and has special considerations regarding your on-campus housing? The Office of Residence Life & Housing responds to prospective and current student housing needs on a case-by-case basis. Our office is committed to establishing a community of respect and civil responsibility.

Work With Us!

ORLH at MSU is a dynamic program that attracts outstanding students and professionals. We offer a variety of student and professional staff positions that support the residential students at MSU and enhance the academic mission of the University. Professional positions, when available, will be posted on the University’s Human Resources website. We invite all enthusiastic and conscientious undergraduate and graduate students to express their interest in working for The Office of Residence Life & Housing at any time of the year.