Housing Applications for 2024-25 are available.

To successfully apply to the Department of Residential Living you will need to complete the following:

  1. Complete your college application
  2. Complete the Housing Application online through E-Services.
  • Log in with your StarID & Password. (If you don’t remember your StarID and/or password, you can recover it at www.starid.minnstate.edu (select “Reset my Password.
  • Select the “Housing & Dining” tab on the left side to launch the housing application portal.
  • Select the Academic Year you are applying for. (NOTE: The application for the fall semester opens up each year on December 1st the year prior).
  • Follow the instructions on the page. NOTE: You may have to wait a few minutes while your account is being created before accessing the housing module.

3. Submit $250 deposit which will be available to pay 2-3 business days after application completion. (online Payment Here)

  • Residence Life staff will send an email confirmation for received contracts/deposits
  • In mid-July, housing staff will make room assignments and send out housing placement letters
  • Move in dates are August 24th and 25th, more information will be provided in students placement letters.

This 12-unit town-home facility (built in 2017) is located on the north side of campus a very short walk from the Natural Science Building. Each town-home comes with four to six furnished bedrooms housing eight to ten students across multiple levels. The main floor of each unit houses a common area with a full kitchen and furnished gathering space, each unit also has two large bathrooms. There are 16 single bedrooms available in Timber Ridge. Timber Ridge Town-Homes have four ADA accessible apartments.

·       $2,600 per semester plus meal plan

·       16 singles are available for an additional $800 per semester

This 24-apartment housing facility is attached to the College Center building where you will also find the office of Residence-Life, Gameroom and Fireside Lounge. Six students share these three-bedroom units which include a full kitchen, furnished living room, two bathrooms, storage closet and an outdoor tobacco-free deck/patio, each furnished bedroom houses two students. There are three floors on the East and West wing of this facility, the main floor lobby area contains the following: Lounge area, Pool Tables, Ping Pong table, Resident Advisor office, Mailboxes, Laundry room, Change machine, Vending machines and Men’s & Women’s bathrooms. Vermilion Hall has one ADA accessible apartment

  • $2,400 per semester plus meal plan

This 8 apartment two-story housing facility is located just a short walk from the Vermilion Theater and Classroom buildings. These two bedroom apartment style units house two students per furnished bedroom, students share a furnished common living room, dining room, and full kitchen. The apartment also comes with a full bathroom and hallway storage closet.

  • $2,400 per semester plus meal plan

Off-campus housing is also available for students that are interested in living in Ely or the surround communities. As an off campus student, a student is responsible for providing and maintaining all of their own living arrangements. These students are still eligible to purchase a meal plan from our food services department. While as a college we recognize there are several in town renters that enjoy working with our students, we do not maintain, evaluate, or recommend any off campus housing. However, we do maintain a list of renters who have contacted Vermilion with off-campus housing options.

24-25 Contract details

2024-25 Housing and Meal Plan Costs

  • Vermilion Hall $2400/semester double occupancy
  • College Apartments $2400/semester double occupancy
  • Timber Ridge $2600/semester double occupancy
  • Single Bedroom Option: $800 additional/semester (in addition to regular housing rate)

Meal Plan Option A: 2 meal plan, Monday-Friday. Any two meals selected daily. Meals served each day regular classes are in session and final exams.  $1080/semester

Meal Plan Option B: 3 meal plan, Monday-Friday. Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Meals served each day regular classes are in session and final exam days.  $1215/semester.

Contact Information

Residence Life Office1900 E. Camp St.Ely, MN 55731

Housing Director

(218) 235-2123