Holmes Hall is located in the East Neighborhood and is the largest residence hall on campus. The hall opened in 1965 and is named for John C. Holmes, a Detroit horticulturalist. He was instrumental in the creation of a separate college of agriculture in Michigan. Holmes Hall is home to the classrooms, laboratories and faculty/administrative offices of Lyman Briggs College. The hall also offers a living-learning option for Lyman Briggs and Honors College students.


  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single and double rooms
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Lofted beds
  • Rooms include modular furniture 
  • Both coed and non-coed floors available
  • Third floor West Holmes is an Honors College floor
  • Quiet floors available
  • Home to Lyman Briggs College, a living-learning community
  • Newly renovated Sparty’s on the first floor
  • Holmes Dining Hall located on the second floor with elevator access available
  • A fitness room, weight room and music practice rooms are located within the hall
  • Outlet media lounge

Contact Information:
East Holmes Service Center: 517-353-7760
West Holmes Service Center: 517-353-6360
Community Director: Nick Ballard, 517-353-7769,  ballardn@rhs.msu.edu
Facilities Manager: Chip Hornburg, 517-353-9771, hornburg@rhs.msu.edu

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