Grizzly House Sign on Building

Hey Grizzlies!

Are you interested in living on campus for the Fall 2023 semester and Spring 2024 semester? If so, you can apply today!

To apply, you may follow the steps below:
1. Log into your My Grizzly Den account.
2. On the right side of the page, click the “Apply for Housing” link.
3. Click the blue link at the top of the page to begin your housing application.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at: 417-255-8020, or email us at WpResHall@MissouriState.edu.

Campus Life

Moving to a new place can be intimidating, but living where you study will help with your transition. Our residence hall will help you build relationships while also providing comfortable places to study and relax.

Student Activities

From Welcome Week and back-to-school picnics to homecoming activities and Grizzly Athletics games, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience the exhilarating lifestyle of a college student.

Student Recreation Center

Students can play a pick-up game of basketball, volleyball or racquetball in this 10,000-square-foot multipurpose building. The $2.2 million facility is located next to the Grizzly House. The center also serves as an emergency storm shelter for the campus. In addition, it can be used to host a variety of student-related activities and events.


The student Housing Contract is for the entire academic year. Contracts for the 2023-2024 academic year are now available. To complete a Housing Contract, include a $100 deposit and a meningitis vaccination record.

Grizzly Housing Cost

For the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023 and spring 2024), students will be assigned their housing by the University. Student assigned to locations other than the Grizzly House will be $3500 per semester; Grizzly House residents will be $3,313, both include utilities and 19 meals per week at the Putnam Student Center.

For more information, contact:

Office of Residence Life
128 Garfield Ave.
West Plains, MO 65775


2023-2024 Housing Contracts Now Available!

Grizzly House is located in the heart of campus.


Housing Policy

All* single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 27 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation and live farther than 100 miles from campus are required to live in university housing. All such students must have on file a completed Student Housing Contract and deposit or an approved Request for Exception to the University Housing Policy form before enrolling in classes at Missouri State-West Plains.

* Housing Policy suspended for the 2023-2024 academic year.

General Exception Form (PDF 60 KB)

Commuter Exception Form (PDF 58 KB)

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