Holmes Hall

Holmes Hall

East Neighborhood

Located in East Neighborhood, Holmes Hall opened in 1965 and is named after John C. Holmes, a Detroit horticulturalist. The hall houses all of the classrooms, laboratories and faculty/administrative offices of the Lyman Briggs College. Touted as the largest residence hall on campus with more than 1,250 residents, Holmes Hall is a perfect place to live and make new friends. Holmes Hall also offers a living-learning option for Lyman Briggs and Honors College students.

Floor Plans

  • Double Room 

    Floor plan dimensions are approximate — room size and furniture dimensions can vary from room to room. 

    Holmes floor plan

Virtual Tour

Building style:

Neighborhood: East Neighborhood

Year built: 1965

Number of Floors:

East Holmes Service Center: 517-353-7760

West Holmes Service Center: 517-353-6360

Schedule a Tour: MSU Tours 

Engagement Center: Hubbard

Address: 919 E. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Rooms with private baths available
  • Single- and double-style rooms
  • Alcohol-free floors
  • Flexible housing floors
  • Barrier-free housing floors
  • Fully furnished
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Co-ed floors
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Bike storage 
  • Quiet floors
  • Music practice room
  • TV lounge
  • Meeting space

Holmes Hall Location


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East Holmes Service Center


West Holmes Service Center


Vu Tran

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Dr. Vu Tran


Brittnie Daugherty

Community Director 

Brittnie Daugherty


Mike Hicks

Facilities Manager

Mike Hicks


Brenda Nelson

Dining Manager

Brenda Nelson



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