Community Spaces in the Residence Halls

While at MSU, your residence hall is your home away from home. Our residence halls are grouped into five neighborhoods that share resources and common spaces. Below you will find a description of the shared community spaces available in the residence halls and neighborhoods. 

Bike Rooms

Bike Rooms are locked spaces where residents can store their bikes inside. These spaces are helpful in the snowy Michigan winter or rainy spring. Students should use personal locks to secure their bikes in the bike room. MSU is not responsible for stolen items. 

Bike Rooms can be found in:

  • East Neighborhood - Akers, Hubbard, Holmes
  • River Trail Neighborhood - McDonel and Shaw 
  • South Neighborhood - Case, Holden, Wilson, Wonders 
  • North Neighborhood - Abbot, Campbell, Gilchrist, Yakeley, Snyder, Phillips, Mason

The halls in Brody Neighborhood do not have bike rooms. 

Community Kitchens 

Community Kitchens offer students the opportunity to hone their culinary craft while cooking their own meals. Each kitchen comes with a communal refrigerator, oven, stove, counter top space and cooking supplies. Students are welcome to bring their own cooking items if they so choose. Each neighborhood has at least one community kitchen for residents in that neighborhood to utilize. 

Community Kitchens can be found in Abbot Hall, Holden Hall, Hubbard Hall, McDonel Hall, Owen Hall, Armstrong Hall, Bailey Hall, Bryan Hall, Butterfield Hall, Emmons Hall, Rather Hall and Williams Hall. 


Each residence hall has floor and hall lounges for residents to use for everything from studying to catching the big game. You will find the large hall lounges on the main floor of the building. These spaces often have TVs and tables for group study. Floor lounges are smaller spaces where students who live on that floor can gather. 

Music Practice and Telehealth Rooms

Music Practice Rooms allow students to practice their instruments outside of their rooms or classrooms. Found across campus, music practice rooms are open to all students in the residence halls. Students can also use these spaces for telehealth appointments when they need a private space away from their room. 

Music Practice Rooms can be found in Brody Hall, Holmes Hall, McDonel Hall, Owen Hall, Shaw Hall, and across North Neighborhood. Visit the hall's Service Center to request access.

Reflection Rooms

Reflection Rooms provide residents with a quiet space for reflection, contemplation, mindfulness, meditation or prayer. These spaces are to be used for individual reflection and not to be used for studying, sleeping or scheduled events.

Reflection Rooms can be found in Butterfield Hall, Owen Hall, Case Hall and Holmes Hall. Visit the hall's Service Center to request access.




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