Exterior of Rather Hall

Exterior of Rather Hall

Designated Single in Rather Hall

Designated Single in Rather Hall

Double Room in Rather Hall

Double Room in Rather Hall

Double Room in Rather Hall

Double Room in Rather Hall

RATHER HALL

Rather Hall is part of Brody Neighborhood. The hall is named for Howard C. Rather, a MSU alumnus who eventually returned to the university as a professor of farm crops and dean of basic college. Rather Hall boasted the most modern conveniences for its residents in the country when it opened. The hall is home to the Charles Drew Science Environment Laboratory program's living-learning community, which provides academic and social support for high achieving students pursuing science and math degrees, including individuals interested in professional health and science careers (medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, research, pharmacology, optometry, physical therapy and public health). 

Room Features:

  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Single and double person rooms
  • Loftable beds
  • Cable TV and high-speed internet
  • All utilities included
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Co-ed floors

Building Features:

  • Community kitchen
  • Card-access security
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance service 
  • Free laundry
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Bike storage room
  • Study rooms
  • Meditation/prayer room
  • Fitness room
  • TV lounge
  • Large community meeting space
  • LEED certified
  • Home to the Charles Drew Science Enrichment Laboratory Program, a living-learning community

Contact Information:
Rather Service Center: 517-355-4446
Community Director: Matea Caluk, 517-355-1509, caluk@msu.edu
Facilities Manager: Mike Hicks, 517-355-4542, hicksmi@msu.edu

Rather student groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail BrodyBookings@rhs.msu.edu

Other groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail OHBookings@rhs.msu.edu