Grizzly Lofts

Students at the Grizzly Lofts

The Grizzly Lofts, Missouri State-West Plains' new residential community, gives students who want to live in University housing a whole different perspective of campus life. Located just a few blocks from campus in the renovated International Shoe Company building, the facility features on-site dining and is a great place to enjoy the total college living experience.

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Shoe Factory Lofts, a private student housing facility, became the Grizzly Lofts, and Missouri State-West Plains assumed management of the facility.

Students study in one of the Grizzly Lofts labs.

Grizzly Lofts Amenities

  • Private and group study rooms
  • Free cable TV and Internet
  • On-site dining
  • Club House complete with TV, video games and ping pong
  • Fitness center
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry facility
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Adjacent to city walking park
  • Newly renovated in 2012
  • Security cameras and limited access entries

Grizzly Lofts Layouts

About the Suites

  • Four-person suites
  • Full bathroom
  • Desk and chair
  • Three-drawer bureau
  • Extra-long bed

Students in a Grizzly Lofts room.


For the 2017 spring semester, the cost is $2,800, which includes utilities and 16 meals per week with on-site dining. Beginning with the 2017 fall semester, the cost will include utilities and 20 meals per week.

The student Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to apply early. Contracts for the 2016-2017 academic year are available. Contracts for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available January 22, 2017.

Costs for the 2017-2018 school year should be announced during the 2017 spring semester.


Missouri State University-West Plains
Office of Student Life and Development
128 Garfield, West Plains, MO 65775