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Holmes Hall

Welcome to the largest residence hall on campus, with more than 1,250 residents

Built in 1965 and located in East Neighborhood, Holmes Hall is home to Lyman Briggs College (LBC), one of MSU’s three degree-granting residential colleges. Lyman Briggs is a community of like-minded students pursuing degrees in science-focused areas of study who are interested in biology, chemistry, physics, math, writing and research, and the history, philosophy and sociology of science. The LBC curriculum prepares students to tackle issues locally and globally, with multidisciplinary courses that help students understand theories and practices of scientific reasoning, evidence and knowledge. Students in Lyman Briggs learn from top researchers and innovative teaching faculty. 

LBC students have the option to pursue nearly 40 majors in mathematics and the biological, physical, environmental and computational sciences. For students interested in connecting natural and social sciences, LBC also offers a major and minor in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. Three other minors in bioethics; entrepreneurship and innovation; and science, technology, environment and public policy are also available. With a post-grad placement rate of 95%, LBC students can be found in public, private or governmental careers, or pursuing post-graduate degrees across the globe.    

Holmes Hall has classrooms, labs and faculty offices located in the basement and on the first floor. There is a dining hall located right inside the building for students to enjoy, as well as a Sparty’s Café location.   

Interested students should list their major of interest as Lyman Briggs when filling out their application.

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Additional features include a music practice room, TV lounge and meeting spaces.

Exterior of Holmes Hall entrance beneath a cloudy blue sky.