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Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Arrival Information

Detroit Airport (Michigan Flyer)

If you are flying into the Detroit airport and taking the Michigan Flyer to MSU, please be sure to make reservations on the Flyer, and inform us of your travel plans on this form: https://goo.gl/forms/6t0AxqTXIQdkcb4c2. The Michigan Flyer drop-off is on the opposite side of campus from Holmes Hall; if you do not inform us of your arrival time, our shuttle will not be able to pick you up!

Lansing Airport

If you are flying into the Lansing airport, take a taxi or Uber to Holmes Hall West (workshop activities), Owen Hall (dorm), or the hotel. Addresses are listed below, along with the telephone numbers of two suggested taxi services. 


  • Holmes Hall West: 919 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing
  • Owen Hall: 735 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing
  • Towneplace Suites: 2855 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing

Suggested Taxi Services: 

  • L-Town Cab: 517-706-7992
  • Spartan Yellow Taxi: 517-482-1444


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 West.

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 West.  


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

Campus Fitness Center Information

  • 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.
  • Summer hours for the IM facilities can be found here
  • Jogging routes around campus are listed here

Hotel Information
For those who wish to stay in a hotel, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Towneplace 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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Click to view driving directions to MSU:

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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]