Rather Hall
Rather Room
Rather Room

Rather Hall

Brody Neighborhood

Located on the northwest corner of the Brody Neighborhood, Rather Hall opened in 1954 and is named after Howard C. Rather, a MSU alumnus and professor of farm crops.  When the hall first opened, it was boasted to offer the most modern conveniences for its residents in the country.  Today, Rather Hall is known for its contemporary, vibrant design.  Recently updated in 2012, the hall is home to the Charles Drew Science Enrichment 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.

Floor Plans

  • Double Room

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

    Brody double

Virtual Tour

Building Style: Mid Century Modern 

Neighborhood: Brody

Year Built: 1954

Number of Floors: 4

Service Center: (517) 355-4446

Schedule a Tour: MSU Tours 

Living Learning Community: Charles Drew Science Scholars 

Engagement Center: Brody Hall

Address: 995 N Brody Rd
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Community Bathrooms 
  • Single and double room options 
  • Co-ed floors by wing 
  • In room Wi-Fi
  • Barrier-free options 
  • Cable TV
  • Community kitchen 
  • Study rooms 
  • Cardio fitness room 
  • Air conditioning in public spaces 
  • LEED Certified 
  • Recently renovated

Rather Hall Location



Explore other halls in the Brody Neighborhood

Armstrong HallBailey Hall I Bryan Hall I Butterfield Hall I Emmons Hall

Armstrong Service Center

(517) 355-4446

Dr. Qiana Green

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Dr. Qiana Green


Akeem Croft

Community Director 

Akeem Croft


Mike Gardner

Facilities Manager

Mike Gardner


Don Donagrandi

Dining Manager

Don Donagrandi



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