Apartments

Apartments

Perfect for students searching for a little more independence while staying connected to the perks of living on campus

The on-campus apartments at University Village and the newly developed apartments and townhouses at 1855 Place are steps away from the action of campus life while offering numerous on-site amenities. Both are university-operated apartment complexes that give residents a safe living environment, close proximity to campus and fully furnished spaces.

These apartments are the perfect fit for students looking for an off-campus experience but who love the benefits of on-campus living. 1855 Place also provides family housing for students looking for a home for their loved ones while attending school at MSU. Nearby you can find the Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena, Spartan Stadium, Wells Hall, and Brody and South Neighborhoods.

Sparty’s Market and Starbucks at 1855 Place

Steps away from University Village and 1855 Place apartments, Sparty’s Market is a grocery store with made-to-order hot and cold food options, packaged snacks, frozen foods, produce and more. Adjacent to the market is a Starbucks café with handcrafted beverage options and bakery items.

A brightly lit Sparty's market with rows of shelves of food and a Sparty's Grill station.

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East Neighborhood

East Neighborhood

Located on the northeast side of campus, East offers a great introduction to Spartan life.

East Neighborhood is located on the northeast side of campus near the intersection of Hagadorn and Shaw roads. It has an eclectic vibe and is home to many first-year students. Akers, Holmes and Hubbard Halls make up the Neighborhood and each has its own unique characteristics that make students happy to call East Neighborhood home. Akers Hall has quad-style rooms featuring two-bedroom suites, a separate living/study area and a bathroom shared only by the students living in the suite.

Holmes Hall is home to Lyman Briggs College, one of three residential colleges on campus, and has suite-style living with a bathroom separating the two double rooms. Hubbard Hall is also a suite-style hall and is the tallest building in East Lansing, with twelve floors overlooking main campus. Nearby you will find IM Sports East, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and the Business College Complex and Minskoff Pavilion.

Holmes Hall

Holmes Hall is home to Lyman Briggs College, a science-focused residential college at MSU. The hall also has a unique Grab & Go operation that is nut-conscious and a spacious Sparty’s mini-market location with cozy seating.

The exterior of Holmes Hall, a tall brown building, against a dark blue sky.

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River Trail Neighborhood

River Trail Neighborhood

Located in the heart of campus, with beautiful views of the Red Cedar River and close proximity to academic buildings

River Trail Neighborhood is located along the south bank of the Red Cedar River on Shaw Lane. River Trail Neighborhood includes McDonel Hall, Owen Hall, Shaw Hall and Van Hoosen Hall. McDonel Hall is known by students for its quiet atmosphere and housing the Residential Business Program for first-year business students. Thrive dining hall, MSU’s allergen-conscious dining facility in Owen Hall, is free from the Big 8 allergens (milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) and gluten and is also sesame conscious. Owen Hall is an ideal spot for graduate students, professional students and undergraduate upperclassmen who desire a living environment conducive to study.

Shaw Hall is in the center of main campus, making it the perfect hall for new and returning students looking to fully immerse themselves in Spartan life. Van Hoosen Hall is an apartment-style residence hall for women of sophomore status or above who meet certain GPA criteria. The apartment-style living is perfect for students who do not want to purchase a meal plan when living on campus. Nearby you will find the Business College Complex and Minskoff Pavilion, MSU College of Law, the College of Veterinary Medicine, IM Sports East and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

The Vista at Shaw

The Vista, Shaw’s dining hall, features captivating views of the Red Cedar River, hearth-baked pizzas, Kosher cuisine and more!

Students sit and eat at a row of booths and tables in a brightly lit and colorful dining hall.

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North Neighborhood

North Neighborhood

Filled with classic ivy-covered halls, beautiful woodwork and plentiful storage space

North Neighborhood combines what were formerly known as Red Cedar and West Circle Complexes, stretching just north of the Red Cedar River and alongside Michigan and Grand River avenues on what was MSU’s original campus boundary.

The North Neighborhood halls (Abbot, Campbell, Gilchrist, Landon, Mason, Mayo, Phillips, Snyder, Williams and Yakeley) are the oldest residence halls on campus and feature traditional collegiate-style architecture and community-style bathrooms. Yakeley Hall is one of two female-only residence halls on campus. Mason-Abbott offers an Honors College living-learning option, and Snyder-Phillips Hall is home to the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), one of MSU’s three degree-granting residential colleges.

Close proximity to the MSU Auditorium, Broad College of Business, Kresge Art Center, College of Music and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum make this the perfect neighborhood for a short walk to the MSU Library or class for many areas of study. Just steps away from the halls surrounding West Circle, the MSU Union serves as the engagement center for the neighborhood, housing a writing center, academic advising, a food court, student clubs and so much more. Sculpture and art are also tucked away in surprising locations throughout the neighborhood.

West Circle North Neighborhood

The West Circle part of North Neighborhood is home to six residence halls and is located near the MSU Union, which includes a food court with three distinct venues, as well as a Sparty’s convenience store.

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Brody Neighborhood

Brody Neighborhood

Located on the west side, with the largest student rooms and dining facility on campus

Brody Neighborhood is comprised of six residence halls that surround Brody Hall, where many of the neighborhood’s common services, including Brody Square dining hall, are located. Armstrong, Bailey, Bryan, Butterfield, Emmons and Rather all feature community-style bathrooms, and all halls are coed by wing.

Renovated in the early 2010s, the halls feature the largest student rooms on campus and parking just outside of the buildings. Nearby, you can find IM Circle, IM Sports West and the Breslin Student Events Center. Brody Hall, the center of the neighborhood, is home to the Brody Neighborhood Engagement Center, which includes a health clinic, academic advising, Sparty’s Cafe, Brody Square dining hall and more. Most of the halls have fitness centers, and basketball and volleyball courts can be found throughout the neighborhood.

Home to two living-learning residential communities, Charles Drew Scholars in Rather Hall and RISE (Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment) in Bailey, students can live and learn with other students studying the same topics. Bailey Hall is also home to the Bailey GREENhouse and Urban Farm, where students can grow certified organic produce among other projects.

Brody Square

Brody Square is the largest dining hall on campus, occupying most of the second floor of the building. There is also a Sparty’s mini-market on the main floor that serves hot food options.

People select food from different buffet stations and food counters in Brody Square.

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South Neighborhood

South Neighborhood

Close to all your favorite sporting events and home to James Madison College and the engineering CoRe Experience

South Neighborhood is located southwest of Spartan Stadium between West Shaw Lane and Trowbridge Road. It is near the Breslin Center, Munn Ice Arena, IM Sports West and outdoor tennis facilities. South Neighborhood is made up of four residence halls (Case, Holden, Wilson and Wonders halls), which all feature coed floors and suite-style rooms. Close proximity to the Engineering Building, Anthony Hall, the Communication Arts and Sciences building, and Wells Hall make South Neighborhood the perfect location for a variety of areas of study. Students have a variety of dining options available, including two Sparty’s mini-markets and a spacious dining hall in Case. Additionally, Holden features a unique Grab & Go location with hot and cold selections.

James Madison College, a residential college housed in Case Hall, is an amazing option for students interested in studying public policy, political theory, social relations and more. South Neighborhood also has the CoRE Experience, an inclusive living-learning community for first-year engineering students.

Case Hall

Case Hall was renovated in 2011 and is known by Spartans for its high-tech, interactive design and being the perfect on-campus spot to grab a bite with friends. The hall houses the James Madison College and offers an Honors College living-learning option, too.

A wide sidewalk leads up to Case Hall, a brown building surrounded by green trees and bushes.

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Residence Halls and Neighborhoods

Residence Halls and Neighborhoods

With exceptional residence halls, dining facilities, apartments and living-learning communities, each Spartan can find the perfect fit for their new home on campus.

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Apartments

Brody Neighborhood

East Neighborhood

North Neighborhood

River Trail Neighborhood

South Neighborhood