Housing Management Division


The Housing Management Division supervises student dormitories and residence halls for faculty, staff and other MSU employees in accordance with approved rules and regulations. It also administers the established housing policies to the university-owned housing units. Under its supervision are nine student dormitories, four of which are for males and five for the females, two for the females. For the faculty, staff and other MSU employees, six units are also under its supervision: three for the females, two for the married and one for the males. All these units have their own respective managements that implement housing policies, rules and regulations for each particular unit.

University Dormitory

MSU at Marawi City has five (5) ladies and four (4)  men’s dormitories.  The ladies dormitories (Lakambini Hall, Princess Lawanen Hall, Princess Lawambae Hall, Potre Maamor Hall and Potre Linangbae) can accommodate a total of 1,200 residents while the men’s dormitories (Lakandula Hall Rajah Solaiman Hall, Rajah Dumduma Hall and Sharief Kabungsuan Hall), can house up to 1,000 residents.  Accomodation at the dorms is free to all scholars and grants in-aid recipients.  For paying students, the semestral fee per resident is P250.00 (subject to change anytime to cope with inflation), to be paid at the MSU Cashier’s Office.

Each room is assigned with 4 – 8 students and is provided with basic furnishings such as study tables and chairs, beds with mattress and lockers.   Bath and comfort rooms are common.

A. The Residence Halls Centralized Admission System


  • To ensure a socio-cultural integration in all University dormitories;
  • To ensure that scholars and other deserving students are prioritized and are accordingly awarded bed spaces;
  • To come up with an updated master-list of student residents in the Housing Management Division; and
  • To facilitate the admission of qualified students in all University dormitories.

General Policies and Guidelines

Accommodation in all University dormitories shall be in accordance with the following prioritizing scheme:

a) First Priority: (Scholars)

  • Science Scholars
  • Academic Scholars
  • State Scholars

b) Second Priority: Grants-in-Aid Recipients and Members of Performing Cultural Groups

  • Band and Combo Grantees, Darangan Members, Sining Kambayoka and Sining Pananadem Members
  • College Bound Program grantees (CBP)
  • Student Welfare Assistantship Program (SWAP) grantees

c) Third Priority: Tuition Privilege and Paying Students

  • Those who lost their scholarship
  • Those from far-flung provinces and cities
  • Those from nearby provinces and cities
  • Those from Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur

d) Fourth Priority: Faculty and Staff (female only and without families)

  • Accommodation in all University dormitories is a privilege, hence selective.  Moreover, contract for accommodation is to be renewed on semestral basis.
  • All residents are advised to vacate their room every summer and semestral break.  If they intend to love in the dorm in the following semester, they must apply for accommodation three weeks before the last day of classes.
  • Freshmen students shall be equally distributed to all dormitories.
  • Mini-restaurants inside dormitories are strictly prohibited.
  • No student – resident maybe allowed to stay in dormitories beyond a maximum of 5-year period.
  • There shall be an Accommodation Committee composed of the representatives from the DSA, Registrar, Admissions and the Housing Management Division who will regularly undertake the function of accommodation and distribution of students in the dormitories.
  • All accommodation papers shall be prepared in 4 copies distributed as follows; one for the students, one for the Housing Management Division, one for the Dormitory Management and one for the Division of Student Affairs.

B. Dormitory Rules and Regulations

1. Personal Conduct: The HMD expects dorm resident to comply with the rules and regulations so as to maintain an atmosphere contributory to the well-being of the other residents.  Any student who misbehaves to the prejudice of other resident maybe refused future accommodations in any of the residence halls.

2. Individual Responsibility: It is the responsibility of each resident both on his personal conduct and his attitude toward others, to contribute to an atmosphere conducive to study.

3. Sound Producing Appliances/Instruments: Radios, record players, CD players, tape recorders and other musical instruments must be operated with proper regard to the comfort of other residents and in observance of quiet hours.

4. Quiet Hours: Silence should be observed during siesta time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and evening study and sleeping hours from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM.  During the study period, sleeping and siesta hours, neighboring in other rooms are not allowed.

5. Study Hours: Residents should observe the study hours in the evening which is from 8:00 to 12:00.  Lights in the room must be switched off after 12:00 midnight except during the review and examination days.  When there is no one in the room, all lights should be turned off.

6. Violence: Violence against or property is an offense, hence, subject to disciplinary action.

7. Drugs, Liquor and other alcoholic beverages: Drinking liquor or any alcoholic drink is strictly prohibited inside the residence hall or in any of the University premises; creating disturbances while under the influence of alcohol is an unbecoming conduct which is a ground for disciplinary and eventual dismissal from the dormitory.

8. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the room except in the receiving halls.

9. Gambling: Gambling in all forms is forbidden.  Two offenses of this nature are ground for expulsion.

10. Firearms and other deadly weapons: Everyone should realize the dangers involved in possessing firearms and fireworks especially in a place where two or three hundred students live in close proximity.  Possession of firearms of any type is a ground for expulsion from the hall and from the University.

Possession or use of long knives, pellet, guns, firecrackers and other bladed weapons will also result in expulsion.

11. Receiving Visitors:  All visitors shall be entertained at the receiving hall of every dormitory.  Parents, friends and relatives may be allowed to visit dormitory resident(s) provided the door of the room remains open and such visit is made after prior approval of the Dormitory Management.  Ladies entertaining visitors must not be in their bedroom attire.  Wearing of ‘short shorts’ is prohibited.  Women are not allowed to enter inside the men’s dormitory except during the Open House or with Chaperon and with the permission of the Management.  The following are the approved visiting hours, to wit:

a. Men’s Dormitory                               

  • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM                        
  • 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

b. Ladies Dormitory

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

12. Maintenance: To maintain cleanliness in the dormitories and their facilities, student residents are held responsible for their proper use.  Willful damage or improper use of any of the University facilities will result in disciplinary action plus payment or replacement cost.

13. Grounds for immediate expulsion from the dorm: Any student resident caught in the possession of firearms and other deadly weapons (as mentioned in item 10), prohibited drugs (possession or use), caught in habitual drunkenness (three times or more) and found gambling twice should be immediately dismissed from the dormitory and refused admission in any other University residence hall.

14. Penalty Clause: Rules and regulation shall bind each resident effective upon his/her admission to any of the MSU owned dormitories.  Violation or infraction of any of these rules and regulations is punishable by either reprimanding the students, suspension or expulsion from the dormitories or suspension or expulsion from the University in addition to separation or replacement cost.

C. Norms of Conduct and Responsibility of Dorm Residents

  1. Respect the peace and privacy of their co-residents and observe proper decorum.  Silence shall be strictly observed from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
  2. Cooperate with the residence hall management in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the hall.  No residents shall be allowed to cook inside their room.
  3. Use bathroom and toilet properly.  The ladies should dispose their sanitary napkins properly.
  4. The resident shall be held liable for any damage done to the facilities issued to him/her and furnishing of the hall.
  5. The possession of firearms, deadly weapons, gambling device and pornographic materials is strictly prohibited in the residence hall. 
  6. Any resident using an electric fan, radio or radio-tape recorder which may need electric power, should first secure a permit from the Residence Head. An additional fee of P20.00 per month for each shall be charged thereof.
  7. The resident should cooperate with the Residence Hall Management in the adoption of measures to prevent fire, accident and theft.  The hall does not assume responsibility of any loss of personal items.
  8. Radios, phones and other musical instruments must be tuned at such volume so as not to disturb or cause inconvenience on the other residents.
  9. Study and visiting hours shall be observed at all times.  Residents must strictly observe curfew hours which begin 7:00 PM and end at 5:00 AM.
  10. The resident shall not be allowed to transfer from one room to another except if permitted by the Residence Head and duly approved by the HMD.
  11. Keeping pets in the Residence Hall, hanging wet clothes, leaving soiled foot wears and other wet materials in the hallway are prohibited.
  12. Loitering around, room neighboring, singing, serenading, shouting, running along the stairs and hallways, and other deliberate actions that attract attention or may disturb other residents during night time or any appointed hours strictly prohibited.
  13. No student is allowed to use paste and staple wires in posting notices on the bulletin board and walls.
  14. No student shall be allowed to use his/her room or any of the premises of the dormitory for any commercial activity.  The resident is prohibited to introduce alteration and/ or renovation of the premises.
  15. Dependent or unregistered person shall not be allowed to stay with the legitimate resident.  However, a transient may be accommodated on a case-to-case basis upon approval of the HMD Director.

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