The campus of Mari State University consists of 7 university buildings and 8 dormitories (student hostels). All the buildings and dormitories are situated in the city center. It takes max. 10-15 minutes on foot to get from one of the university buildings to the dormitories.
For international students and staff MarSU arranges housing at the dormitory. Students are accommodated in double/triple rooms equipped with beds, chairs, lamps, bookshelves. There is a shared kitchen, toilet, shower-room on the floor. The kitchens are equipped with comfortable cooking facilities. Paid laundry is available in almost every dormitory.
International staff members are located in single/double rooms.
Every university building has a dining room or buffet, where students and staff can have a dinner. There are cooking facilities in every dormitory.
The university has a big library. The collection of the library of Mari State University comprises more than 1,1 million books and it is continuously expanding. There are 7 reading rooms with more than 529 seats. The electronic catalog of the library contains more than 200 thousand units and 17 databases.
For sports activities there are 6 gyms, an aerobics room, two sports fields, a gym and a ski base. The university has various sports sections, as football, volleyball, badminton, shooting and other sports. Students have discounts in the city swimming pools and gyms.