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Michigan State University

49 Abbot Road
Room 445

East Lansing, Michigan 48825

15000Largest Group
230Meeting Rooms
13750Overnight Guests
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  • Michigan State University's Beaumont TowerMichigan State University's Beaumont Tower

  • Meet "Sparty" at your next conference!Meet "Sparty" at your next conference!

  • Enjoy new experiences at summer camp!Enjoy new experiences at summer camp!

  • MSU's Sparty StatueMSU's Sparty Statue

  • MSU 4-H Children's GardenMSU 4-H Children's Garden

  • A fun visit to MSU!A fun visit to MSU!

  • Holden HallHolden Hall

  • Beaumont TowerBeaumont Tower

  • MSU CampusMSU Campus

  • Bridge to the MSU LibraryBridge to the MSU Library

  • MSU ChapelMSU Chapel

  • MSU CampusMSU Campus

  • MSU CampusMSU Campus

  • Have a reception overlooking the field at Spartan StadiumHave a reception overlooking the field at Spartan Stadium

  • A group making memories at the Breslin Center!A group making memories at the Breslin Center!

  • You are #1 at State!You are #1 at State!

  • Station dining at Brody SquareStation dining at Brody Square

  • End your meal with a treat from DolceEnd your meal with a treat from Dolce

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Michigan State University is the premier destination to host your next Michigan event! Whether it is a meeting for 20 or a conference for 16,000, experience all that a Big Ten University has to offer! Enjoy state of the art athletic/work out venues, award winning dining services, and cutting edge technology. Experience Michigan State University by biking on the banks of the Red Cedar River or cheering with "Sparty". Whether you want your group to get a taste of college life or spend a day exploring our gardens and park-like campus, come to Michigan State and have an outstanding Spartan experience! View the video below to see why people from around the globe choose Michigan State University as their Michigan event venue for meetings, conferences and more.
MSU REHS Conference Management Virtual Tour:


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Lansing - 2
Grand Rapids - 60
Detroit - 85
Chicago - 235
Indianapolis - 240
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Lansing Capital City - 10 min., Detroit Metro - 90 min., Flint Bishop - 50 min. / 10
On-campus accommodations for residential Michigan conferences are available mid-May through early-August. Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is available year-round.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
University Operated Hotel
Bath Type(s):
Community & Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
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Ethernet available in every room, WI-FI hot spots (available system-wide in August 2017), Tech. carts available in most classrooms and meeting space. Smart boards available in some locations.
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Food & Beverage:
Michigan State University has 11 nationally recognized restaurants within the residence halls. Each is capable of providing a wide range of services and menu options. Our staff is always ready to meet specific dietary needs. On-campus Culinary Services retail locations include: 19 Sparty’s coffee shops and convenience stores, two Starbucks Coffee Shops, Union Deli, Union Pizzeria and Serrano’s at the MSU Union, a food court, and fine-dining at The State Room Restaurant at the Kellogg Center.
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Special Rates and Packages:
Youth and adult rates available with complimentary access to most MSU recreational facilities. Extended stay rates, including housing and three meals daily, available for guests staying 4 weeks or longer.
Rental Policies:
On-campus accommodations in residence halls for residential conferences available mid-May through early-August.
Ideally Suited For:
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Destination State Meeting Spaces Destination State offers over 200 meeting spaces conveniently available within the residence halls. Academic space is also available throughout the campus and can be booked through your Destination State representative. For a truly MSU experience, we can facilitate utilizing other campus venues.

The Breslin Student Events Center Celebrating nearly 25 years of bringing quality entertainment to mid-Michigan, the Breslin Center is home to our champion Spartan Basketball teams. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, press room, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and a 16,000-seat arena. Top-of-the-line sound and lighting systems, including the arena electronic message and video display boards, meet a wide range of presentation needs. Breslin is a fully accessible facility, with platform seating for 165.

The Stadium Tower Hold your next event in the home of Spartan football and the Big Ten’s fifth largest stadium. Located on the fourth floor of the Stadium Tower, the Huntington Club includes 18,500 square feet with a sideline view, heating and air conditioning with plush furniture, flat-screen TVs, private restrooms and elevator service. From weddings to meetings and special events, this is prime Spartan real estate.

MSU Pavilion The pavilion arena seats 2,000 people, and is used to host a variety of both livestock and non-livestock shows.The auditorium has amphitheater-style seating for 364 people. It is used for livestock auctions and large meetings.

The Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Michigan State University Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest performing arts venue with four unique stages (the Cobb Great Hall, Pasant Theatre, MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre) and plenty of things to do and see all season. Wharton Center is proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies and an A-list of high profile performers to mid-Michigan. As the leading presenting venue among Big 10 institutions, Wharton has the largest programming schedule of any independent performing arts center affiliated with a university in the country.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center With certified meeting planners and event coordinators, Kellogg is the ideal backdrop for your next event, business conference or meeting. When the day is done, stay the night in one of our newly renovated rooms and enjoy casual fine-dining at The State Room Restaurant. Featuring 160 modern guest rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting space and secured, covered parking. To check out the meeting rooms and floor plans at the Kellogg Center, go to

MSU Union Traditional architecture and thoroughly modern facilities renovated in 2013 set the tone for your next meeting or conference. Enjoy Wi-Fi access throughout the building and let our experienced, professional staff do the work for you. The MSU Union has everything from classrooms to a beautiful ballroom. To check out the meeting rooms at the MSU Union, please go to


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Brody Neighborhood 800 1600 Residence Halls Communal no
East Neighborhood 1650 3600 Residence Halls Shared no
North Neighborhood Residence Halls Communal no
River Trail Neighborhood Residence Halls Shared no
Shaw Hall 450 900 Residence Halls Communal no
South Neighborhood Residence Halls Shared no
West Circle Neighborhood Residence Halls Communal no
University Village Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Spartan Signature Catering

    With MSU's self-operated Spartan Signature Catering you can count on getting only the highest quality food, unequaled service and unparalleled satisfaction.

    That's all thanks to our talented team of nationally recognized, award-winning executive chefs, and experienced catering event professionals.

    When you choose us, you'll be sure to have a memorable experience, customized to meet your needs. Be it a group of 12 guests or 500, we will exceed your expectations with a new level of service excellence.

    That's our promise to you.

    We're prepared to make your on-campus meeting, corporate event, wedding or other event perfect, and you can rest assured we put our signature on everything we do!


  • Case Hall Dining Room
    Residential Dining through Culinary Services
    Michigan State University has 14 nationally recognized restaurants within the residence halls, 19 Sparty’s coffee shops and convenience stores, Union Pizzeria and Serrano’s at the MSU Union, two food courts, and fine-dining at The State Room Restaurant at the Kellogg Center - MSU can satisfy any appetite. Visit to learn more.
  • Serving Station at The Gallery
    The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips Halls
    Experience the art of food at The Gallery, with venues for international cuisine, comfort food, grill items, salads, pizza and desserts. Located at Snyder/Phillips Residence Halls on Bogue Street. Individual meal tickets are available for purchase during the summer at each entrance.
  • Riverwalk Market
    Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall
    Take a break at Riverwalk Market and dine in on a hot, cooked-to-order meal, international cuisine, pizza, grill items, breakfast specials and more. Relax with a latte or smoothie from our coffee area in Owen’s comfortable Wi-Fi equipped lounge or grab a sandwich or salad to take with you. Riverwalk Market is located at the corner of Bogue Street and Shaw Lane.
  • Sparty's in Holmes Hall
    Sparty's Coffehouses & Cafes
    For a quick sandwich to Sparty's coffee and blended drinks, check out our coffeehouses located across campus at the Biomedical and Physical Sciences building, Clinical Center, Engineering building, Erickson, Cyber Café at the Library, College of Law, Veterinary Clinic, Administration Building, CATA Ramp, Communication Arts Building and at Crossroads Food Court in the International Center. Our Convenience Stores are open during the academic year and for summer conferences and are located at Hubbard, McDonel, Wilson and Wonders halls, these stores offer tasty snacks, beverages, frozen foods, and health and beauty items for your convenience Our hybrids offer both the leisure of a coffeehouse and a c-store as a one stop shop. Also open during the academic year and for summer conferences, they are located in Case, Holmes, Holden and Snyder/Philips halls. The Sparty’s at Brody will re-open in 2011.
  • Crossroads Food Court
    Crossroads Food Court at the International Center
    Take a break from sightseeing and stop in for a bite at one of our five eateries. Sparty’s is the place for great coffee and gourmet sandwiches, pastries and cookies. Panda Express offers delicious Asian combos. Villa Pizza serves pizza and pasta perfection. Woody’s Oasis is a healthy, Mediterranean alternative to fast food. Subway has the foot-long sandwiches you crave. Conveniently located in the center of campus on Shaw Lane, just west of Farm Lane in the International Center.
  • One Union Square Food Court
    One Union Square at the MSU Union
    Enjoy a variety of flavors at the MSU Union. Biggby Coffee has pick-me-ups for any time of the day. The MSU Dairy Store is the place for campus-made ice cream treats, McAlister’s Deli has a variety of custom-made sandwiches. Union Pizzeria offers whole pizzas and pizza by the slice for eat-in or carry-out. Serrano’s offers authentic tacos and burritos and great combo specials.
  • The State Room Restaurant
    The State Room
    Break away from the boredom of chain restaurants and delight the senses with the warm ambiance of our casual fine dining in the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. The State Room Restaurant features outstanding menus, in harmony with the different seasons, to offer just the right dining experience for everyday or any occasion. Our chefs will tempt you with delicious and expertly prepared foods and desserts. And for those on special diets, allow us to create a personal meal for you or your guests that exceeds your expectations.
  • Catering at Spartan Stadium
    Spartan Signature Catering
    Our MSU-operated on-campus catering experts, Spartan Signature Catering, can do the work for you, making your picnic, lunch buffet or awards banquet delicious and memorable. Allow our talented team of nationally recognized, award-winning executive chefs and experienced catering and event professionals to put their special signature on your event or meal.


Conference Coordination and Planning Our team can provide you with expert assistance in planning, coordinating and managing your meetings to ensure success. We offer audio/visual and technical staff support, state-of-the-art equipment, including built-in equipment at larger venues.

Forest Akers Golf Courses With 36 holes of championship golf, expert PGA-certified instruction and an all-weather, heated, covered outdoor driving range, Forest Akers provides your group access to a unique recreational and athletic experience. Rated as one of the top 10 best values in America by Zagat, you and your group can improve your game with classes and private lessons. Check out their facilities at

MSU Tennis Center With eight indoor tennis courts, seating for 1,200, certified teaching professionals and a complete pro shop, the MSU Tennis Center is a new and fun way to enhance your experience at MSU. Renew your love of the game with a variety of lessons and classes and even Cardio Tennis. Check out their facilities at

Spartan Lanes Bowling Alley and UCue Billiards Take a break and head to the MSU Union for a fun, team-building activity: group bowling or billiards! Relax and enjoy some friendly competition in a smoke-free environment. Check out their facilities at

Area Attractions

Skandalaris Football Center In August 2008, the Spartans moved into one of the nation's finest football facilities. The $15 million expansion and renovation project for the Duffy Daugherty Building began in June 2007. The face-lift started with construction of the 25,000-square-foot Skandalaris Football Center that features new team, staff and position meeting rooms, coaches' offices and The Demmer Family Hall of History.

McLane Baseball Stadium and Kobs Field The heart of Old College Field, John H. Kobs Field is Michigan State's most historic athletic site, with its unique atmosphere part of the rich tradition at MSU. Located on the banks of the Red Cedar River, Kobs is known as a hitter's park because of the excellent background supplied by the trees lining the river.

Abrams Planetarium The Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium, located on the beautiful Michigan State University campus, serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center for central Michigan. The planetarium is an outreach unit of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and as such, we support astronomy teaching on campus as well as offer a variety of planetarium shows to the public--preschool through senior citizens.


Jack Breslin Student Events Center The Breslin Center is a high profile, all-university, major events facility intended primarily as an educational and entertainment facility for students and the greater community of Michigan State University. It also serves as the home and showcase for the Spartan basketball teams.

Munn Ice Arena Built in 1974 strictly for hockey, the 6,470-seat Clarence L. "Biggie" Munn Ice Arena is recognized as one of the finest collegiate hockey facilities in the country. It is regularly upgraded and renovated with the latest additions being luxury boxes, club seating, and a new press box completed for the 1999-2000 season and all-new video boards and scoreboards for the 2001-2002 season.

Spartan Stadium A $64 million expansion project completed prior to the start of the 2005 football season features the addition of nearly 3,000 seats, including 24 suites and a 193-seat press box, bringing the current stadium capacity to 75,005. "The Spartan" statue has been relocated to the atrium of the new structure. The 200,000-square-foot addition also houses the MSU Alumni Association, University Development and other units. The MSU Board of Trustees approved the major addition and expansion project of Spartan Stadium in September 2003.

MSU Dairy Store The MSU Dairy Processing Area and The MSU Dairy Foods Complex offers an integrated food experience. Not only can you visit our famous Dairy Store for some of the best ice cream and cheese in existence, but while you are satisfying your hunger, you can take a self-guided tour of our dairy plant observation deck and learn the basics of milk, cheese and ice cream processing. The self-guided tour includes a new multimedia presentation for all ages.

Demmer Center The John and Marnie Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center is a 24,000 square foot multi-purpose facility supporting NCAA Shooting programs and team sports, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), and hunter safety and 4-H youth programs to name a few. It also houses MSU club shooting sports — including small bore, air rifle and archery — and academic programs in shooting sports, law enforcement and related curricula.


Kresge Art Museum Kresge Art Museum, founded in 1959, houses Michigan State University's collection of over 7,000 works of art. Portions of the collection are on continuous display, offering a rich diversity of style, technique and media. Objects on view span 5,000 years of human history and include representative examples of works of art from ancient Cycladic figures to contemporary mixed media installations.

MSU Museum The wonders of the natural world and world cultures are yours to discover at the MSU Museum, Michigan's largest public natural and cultural history museum. Three floors of exciting permanent exhibitions and changing special exhibits make for Michigans most popular natural and cultural history museum. Spectacular fully mounted dinosaur skeletons, delicate butterflies, a complete fur traders cabin and more are yours to explore. For upcoming events and more, visit the MSU Museum’s Web site at

MSU Bug House Do your kids go crazy for creepy, crawly critters? If so, come visit the Bug House, located on the MSU campus. The MSU Department of Entomology has expanded the Bug House to include programs for children of all ages. There are collections, displays, discussions and hands-on activities. Bring the whole family to enjoy the incredible world of insects. The Bug House showcases insects, some of earth's most numerous creatures. There are more kinds of beetles in Michigan than there are varieties of birds on earth. Bug House Insects range in size from moths as large as bats to springtails smaller than grains of sand. Their life spans can last from a week to over twenty years. They live in pools of petroleum and in the brine of the Great Salt Lake. They survive the heat of Death Valley and the cold of the Antarctic coast. They are the stars of the Bug House. Did you know that a cricket's ears are on its knees? That a fly has taste buds on its feet? Or, that an ant can lift 50 times its own body weight, the equivalent of a human lifting two small cars? Let the Department of Entomology's Bug House surprise and educate your group about the wonders of the insect world.

National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab If you are interested in nuclear science, you will want to take a tour of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) on the campus of MSU. Tours of the NSCL, available for groups of 5-50 people, must be arranged in advance. Visitors may watch a 25-minute videotape that describes the NSCL's two cyclotrons and their use in nuclear science research. You may also go into the cyclotron control room and the data room. For safety reasons, visitors entering the experimental areas must be older than 18 years or have written permission from a parent or guardian.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts The Wharton Center hosts nearly 1000 events per year ranging from Broadway shows to rock concerts, from classical music to student productions. Visiting groups will see two theaters, dressing rooms, a rehearsal studio and backstage areas. Within the Wharton Center, there is a Great Hall seating 2500 people. This venue hosts Broadway musicals, concerts, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and other events throughout the year.

Potter Park Zoo Visit more than 100 species of animals, including primates, lions, penguins, snow leopards, rhinoceroses, reptiles and birds.

Michigan State Capitol Enjoy a visit to Michigan’s magnificent state capitol. In 1992, the National Park Service designated the Capitol a National Historic Landmark, recognizing it as a national treasure and one of the most important historic buildings in the country.

Lansing Lugnuts Minor League Baseball Lansing’s own class “a” affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Come see them on their home turf at Oldsmobile Park.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110