Local Information

Conference Locations

The 2017 Global Digital Humanities Symposium will be held in the Lake Huron Room on the third floor of the MSU Union. Lunch on Friday will be at one of MSU’s newest dining halls, Heritage Commons at Landon. MSU Dining Services will typically publish the menu at Landon Hall about a week before the desired date.

MSU Union Address: MSU Union 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Landon Hall Address: 632 W Circle Dr. East Lansing, MI 48825

The MSU HUB at Wells Hall: 619 Red Cedar Rd D101 Wells Hall East Lansing, MI 48823


For directions to the MSU Union from the Lansing Airport, Detroit, Grand Rapids, or Flint, visit the MSU Union directions page.

A Note on Accessibility

A barrier-free entrance to the MSU Union is located on the west side of the building off of Abbot Road. There is a circular driveway for drop-offs at this entrance. To the right of the doors, a ramp will take you into a room with an elevator on your left. An additional elevator can be found next to the Postal Service Center on the first floor.

Rooms for Nursing Mothers

When entering the Union from the West Circle Drive entrance, the woman’s restroom is located through the lounge on your right. Right before you enter the restroom, there are two Mother’s Rooms available for those who need it.

Gender Neutral Restroom

There is a gender neutral restroom available on the ground floor of the Union.



Parking on Campus

Metered parking is available outside of the MSU Union for a limited number of hours. Be sure to pay attention to the time limit and rates for your specific meter.

Located on West Circle Drive, Ramp 6 is conveniently close to the MSU Union. Visitors may park here using only available “Pay By Plate” spots. The machine accepts multiple forms of payment, including cash, coins, and credit cards, however it does not make change. You can also pay and extend your time using the Spot On app.

Located south of the Red Cedar River, Lot 62w is only ten minutes away from the MSU Union and nearby the MSU Main Library. The parking rate is $0.90 per half hour for visitors, higher than the rates in downtown East Lansing.

Parking in Downtown East Lansing

Across Grand River Ave., there are plenty of parking options including the Albert Ave. Lot, the Grove St. Garage, the Charles St. Garage, the Division St. Garage, and the Bailey St. Lot. These attended parking options run at the rate of $0.75 per half hour. More information can be found using the City of East Lansing’s Downtown Parking Guide.



The conference hotel is now fully booked. Other affordable options in the area (that require transportation to the symposium site) are the Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Lansing and the Towneplace Suites East Lansing. If these suggestions don’t have available rooms, there are a number of additional hotels in the area to check out.

The Symposium has arranged for a group rate at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place at the rate of $156/night. The group information is as follows:

MSU Global Digital Humanities

Start date: 3/15/17
End date: 3/19/17
Last day to book: 2/20/17

Book your group rate for MSU Global Digital Humanities

If the rate doesn’t seem to be available via the link, give the hotel a call – they can increase the number of rooms available in the group block as needed. The phone number is 517-337-4440. If you have any trouble or questions, let us know (dh@msu.edu). (Remember, the rate is only available for bookings made by Feb 20.)

Due to a number of events in the area on the weekend of the symposium, the East Lansing Marriott at University Place no longer has any available rooms on Friday, March 17th.