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Holmes Hall

East Neighborhood

Holmes Hall is known by Spartans for housing all classrooms, laboratories and faculty/administrative offices for the Lyman Briggs College. Touted as the largest residence hall on campus with more than 1,250 residents, Holmes Hall is the perfect place to meet other students, make new friends and be fully immersed in your education. Holmes Hall offers Lyman Briggs and Honors College living-learning options. The hall is also home to the Holmes dining hall and a Sparty’s Refresh.

Fun fact: Holmes Hall is named after John C. Holmes, a Detroit horticulturalist.

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: Midcentury modern 

Neighborhood: East Neighborhood

Year built: 1965

Number of Floors: 6

East Holmes Service Center: 517-353-7760

West Holmes Service Center: 517-353-6360

Engagement Center: Hubbard

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

Building Features

  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single- and double-style rooms
  • Fully furnished
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Co-ed floors
  • Barrier-free housing floors
  • Bike storage 
  • Music practice room
  • TV lounge
  • Meeting space

Holmes Hall Location


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East Holmes Service Center


West Holmes Service Center


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Community Director 

Rachel Ko

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Assistant Director of Residence Education

Quran Green

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Facilities Manager

Mose Holmes

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Neighborhood Administrative Coordinator 

Jill Morrow


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