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Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


If you are flying, you can fly in to either the Lansing Capital Region International Airport or the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Before booking a flight, check prices to the Lansing airport, as they are often unexpectedly similar in price to flights into the Detroit airport.

From the airport to campus

From the Lansing airport, take an Uber to Holmes Hall.

If you fly into the Detroit airport, take the Michigan Flyer to MSU.  Make your reservations on the Flyer ahead of time.  The trip is approximately 2 hours, and is $30 one way.  Shuttles will be picking up travelers at the Flyer drop off site on the MSU campus to take you across campus to Holmes Hall.  


Participants may choose to stay in the Owen Hall dormitory or a local hotel.  The workshop will be held in Holmes Hall on the MSU campus.  

Dorm Information
Owen Hall provides single rooms, with a shared bathroom at a cost of $45/night. Wi-fi is available in the rooms, and linens are provided. The linen packet includes a pillow, blanket and mattress pad, a bottom sheet, a top sheet, pillow case, hand towel and bath towel. Rooms are not air conditioned.  

Breakfast is included in the dorm room costs, and is served on Snyder-Phillips Hall between 7-9 am daily. Access to the Intramural Sports centers is free for those staying in the dorm, except for weight room use. IM East is located close to Holmes and Owen Halls. Swimming is available at West and Circle IM centers.  

Hotel Information
For those who wish to stay in a hotel, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Townplace Suites for $109/night. To receive the group rate for a hotel room you must book through this link: Book your Group rate for Making Meaning through Modeling: Problem solving in biology.

The last day to book a room at the group rate is June 22, 2017. 

Portion of map relevant to the workshop:

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Floor plan of an Owen Hall Room:









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Information on the surrounding area

Find more information on visiting Lansing [Click here]

Restaurants within walking distance of Michigan State University [Click here]

Visit the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum [Click here]

Visit a local farmer's market [Fresh Thyme] [MI Farmer's Market Association] [East Lansing Farmer's Market]