MSU Student Housing Cooperative

The MSU Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC) is a non-profit, autonomous organization providing an affordable off-campus housing option to students and the Greater Lansing community. There are more than 240 members in our 17 houses. Houses vary from 5 to 29 members, each with their own character and history. Our name honors our historical affiliation with Michigan State University, where we remain a registered student organization. However, we operate independently from the university with additional requirements and guidelines for membership.

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Toad Lane

Members: 5 (1 single, 2 non-singles)
Approx. cost: Single-$540/mo Non-single-$403/mo
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Mealplan: No
Refrigerators: 1
Laundry: 1 washer, 1 dryer
Common Areas: Living room, kitchen, dining room
Highlights: Large front porch, hardwood floors
Bus Line: #1 CATA
Nearby Locations: Berkey Hall, Espresso Royale, The Peanut Barrel (bar), MSUFCU
Blocks from campus: 2

Toad Lane is quaint, quiet, and all about community.  We’re a studious and mellow bunch who all bring unique identities and experiences to the table and our house reflects that.  We value cooperation and respect, but above all we see ourselves as a safe haven to relax and have fun together. We love cooking in our updated kitchen, saving the planet by recycling and being proactive about sustainability, taking care of the many plants around the house, and hammocking or slacklining on our perfectly placed trees outside.  We truly strive to make our house feel like a home and a comforting place for housemates to be themselves!

Interested? Apply to the SHC first by clicking here. Then contact Lauren at


This house was bought by SHC in 1980 through the HUD loan, and was part of New Community Co-op for several years. Eventually, SHC began renting out the house, often to former co-op members. In 1995, the house re-opened as a cozy five-member co-op.Because it is so small, all of the members generally take officer positions as well as performing house labor. This builds strong community in the SHC's smallest house!