Rather Hall is located in the northwest corner of the Brody Neighborhood. The hall is named for Howard C. Rather (class of 1917) and boasted the most modern conveniences for its residents in the country when it opened. An addition to Rather Hall was constructed in 1962. 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). Rather Hall is renovated, is now a LEED certified building, and includes a fitness center, community kitchen and game room.


  • Single, double and quad rooms
  • Community bathrooms
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Lofted beds
  • Outlet media lounge
  • 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