Planning a trip to Michigan State University in East Lansing? We compiled all the necessary resources to make planning your trip to East Lansing a breeze including restaurants and hotels, must-see attractions and more. MSU offers so many attractions you just might find you won't even need to leave campus!

Did you know these fun facts about Michigan State University? 

  • MSU became the first agricultural college in the United States in 1855 
  • The college went through five names changes before it was called Michigan State University
  • Sparty is a three-time national top collegiate mascot 

View the entire list of facts here. 

Parking is now a breeze!

You can now get real-time parking availability in East Lansing—perfect for those busy football Saturdays!

Where to eat

East Lansing is a vibrant, eclectic college town full of great dining options. From the fan-inspired Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe, to fool-proof options like Fieldhouse, East Lansing has options to suit not just every taste, but every budget—find a comprehensive list here. If you're a self-proclaimed "Foodie" then check out the For Foodies page that we created specifically for you.

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Must-See Attractions 

MSU is more than just a Big Ten university. From the exquisite gardens of the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens to the awe-inspiring modern art of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum...well, like we said earlier there is plenty to keep you busy right on campus.

Don't Miss Events

For Spartan fans of all all ages, these are the events not to miss during the year. 

meet the spartans

Meet the Spartans

Ever year MSU fans of all ages are invited to meet and receive autographs from head coach Mark Dantonio and members of the football team.

midnight madness

Midnight Madness

Help kick-off the start of a new season! The men's and women's basketball will be signing autographs and there will be promotional giveaways and performances.


Spartan Spectacular

Featuring performances by the MSU wind symphony, Spartan marching band, drumline and faculty artists.

Places to Stay in East Lansing

Finding accomodations can be a challenge for any trip. We've taken the headache out of the trip planning and compiled a list of places to stay during your MSU trip. Scroll through the list to view the full list of the available hotels in East Lansing.