Rather Hall

Rather Hall

Brody Neighborhood

Rather Hall was renovated in 2012 and is known by Spartans for its contemporary, vibrant design. 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.

Fun fact: Rather Hall is named after Howard C. Rather, an MSU alumnus and professor of farm crops. When the hall first opened, it was boasted to offer its residents the most modern conveniences in the country.

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

Living Learning Community: Charles Drew Science Scholars

Engagement Center: Brody

Address: 995 N. Brody Road
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Community-style bathrooms 
  • Double and triple rooms
  • 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 

Rather Hall Location



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Community Director 

Derrick Shaw

Allysa Johnson

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Allysa Johnson

Mike Gardner

Facilities Manager

Mike Gardner

Kendra Adams

Neighborhood Administrative Coordinator 

Kendra Adams



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