MSU Off-Campus Housing

    MSU Off-Campus Housing

    Rent College Pads works to help college students find the best off-campus housing options near campus. Find houses for rent or apartments near the university and around East Lansing. Rent College Pads is your number one resource for MSU off-campus housing. Rent College Pads is not affiliated with Michigan State University.

    $0 $2500+
    • Studio
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5+
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3+
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3+

    Beds:

    • Studio
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5+
    • Available Date

      < 2016 >
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    Prop ID:

    Walking Time

    1 Min 30+ Min

    Property Features

    Property Type

    Intended For

    Lease Length

  • 144 Highland

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-155.jpg] 144 Highland Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $363 - 542
  • 731 Burcham

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-159.jpg] 731 Burcham Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $455 - 954
  • 787 Burcham

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-162.jpg] 787 Burcham Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 3 Price: $541 - 695
  • Abbott Pointe

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-165.jpg] Abbott Pointe Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $380 - 915
  • Albert

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-167.jpg] Albert Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $441 - 1000
  • Americana

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-10/MSU-Apartment-Building-686.PNG] Americana Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $461 - 554
  • Arbor Glen

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-173.jpg] Arbor Glen Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $330 - 1215
  • Auburn Place

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-179.jpg] Auburn Place Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $435 - 970
  • Block 36

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-829.png] Block 36 Date Available: 08/19/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 4 Price: $423
  • Beechwood

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-182.jpg] Beechwood Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $436 - 767
  • Berrytree

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-12/MSU-Apartment-Building-187.jpg] Berrytree Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $518 - 921
  • Brookport

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-192.jpg] Brookport Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $618 - 748
  • Burcham Place

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-196.jpg] Burcham Place Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2 Price: $656 - 708
  • Burcham Woods

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-203.jpg] Burcham Woods Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $376 - 880
  • Burnt Tree

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-205.jpg] Burnt Tree Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $705 - 980
  • Cambria Townhomes

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-210.jpg] Cambria Townhomes Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $365 - 560
  • Campus Hill

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-359.png] Campus Hill Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $366 - 535
  • Campus View

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-213.jpg] Campus View Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $532 - 885
  • Capitol Villa

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-218.jpg] Capitol Villa Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $322 - 785
  • Carriage Hill East

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-03/MSU-Apartment-Building-773.jpg] Carriage Hill East Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $292 - 815
  • Cedar Greens

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-226.jpg] Cedar Greens Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $493 - 707
  • Cedar Street

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-229.jpg] Cedar Street Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $713 - 765
  • Cedar Village

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-233.jpg] Cedar Village Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $434 - 770
  • Oakbrook Manor

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-12/MSU-Apartment-Building-234.jpg] Oakbrook Manor Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $219 - 1285
  • Oakbrook Townhomes

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-12/MSU-Apartment-Building-239.jpg] Oakbrook Townhomes Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $347 - 1525
  • Collingwood

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-253.jpg] Collingwood Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $368 - 575
  • Countryway East

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-250.jpg] Countryway East Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $615 - 835
  • Courtyard Flatlets

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-255.jpg] Courtyard Flatlets Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $298 - 435
  • Studio House

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-260.jpg] Studio House Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $320 - 639
  • 217 Burcham

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-261.jpg] 217 Burcham Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 10 Bathroom: 4 Price: $691
  • DTN Houses MSU North

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-263.jpg] DTN Houses MSU North Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 - 5 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $634 - 700
  • DTN Houses MSU West

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-266.jpg] DTN Houses MSU West Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $555 - 657
  • East Knolls

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-269.jpg] East Knolls Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $302 - 805
  • Eastpoint Townlets

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-277.jpg] Eastpoint Townlets Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $334 - 910
  • Eastwind

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-279.jpg] Eastwind Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $293 - 775
  • Eden Roc

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-281.jpg] Eden Roc Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $499 - 722
  • Glenwood

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-287.jpg] Glenwood Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $360 - 634
  • Haslett Arms

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-10/MSU-Apartment-Building-681.PNG] Haslett Arms Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $435 - 600
  • Highland

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-291.jpg] Highland Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $315 - 325
  • Holiday Townhomes

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-295.jpg] Holiday Townhomes Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $875 - 1020
  • Knob Hill

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-297.jpg] Knob Hill Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $790 - 1320
  • North Pointe

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-304.jpg] North Pointe Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $303 - 744
  • College Towne East

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-12/MSU-Apartment-Building-305.jpg] College Towne East Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 2 - 3 Price: $340 - 565
  • College Towne West

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-12/MSU-Apartment-Building-313.jpg] College Towne West Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $335 - 1490
  • Oakhill Duplex

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-320.jpg] Oakhill Duplex Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $506 - 735
  • Oakridge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-322.jpg] Oakridge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $365 - 510
  • Okemos Village

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-331.jpg] Okemos Village Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $620 - 825
  • Old Canton

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-335.jpg] Old Canton Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $606 - 712
  • Olde Farm

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-337.jpg] Olde Farm Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $320 - 785
  • Olde Farm II

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-341.jpg] Olde Farm II Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $368 - 583
  • Park Place

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-345.jpg] Park Place Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2 Price: $590
  • Pine Lane Estates

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-10/MSU-Apartment-Building-674.PNG] Pine Lane Estates Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $970 - 1090
  • River Park

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-395.png] River Park Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $490 - 585
  • Riverwalk

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-360.png] Riverwalk Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2 Price: $609 - 675
  • Spartan Duplexes 1

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-10/MSU-Apartment-Building-668.PNG] Spartan Duplexes 1 Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1.5 - 2 Price: $556 - 680
  • Spartan Duplexes 2

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-352.jpg] Spartan Duplexes 2 Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $643
  • St. Anne Lofts

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-351.jpg] St. Anne Lofts Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $795 - 953
  • Stoneridge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-365.jpg] Stoneridge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $285 - 795
  • Studio House

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-369.jpg] Studio House Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $325 - 440
  • The Hamptons

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-326.jpg] The Hamptons Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2 Price: $560 - 646
  • The Linden

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-374.jpg] The Linden Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $453 - 675
  • The Lodges

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-377.jpg] The Lodges Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $610 - 910
  • The Oaks

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-380.jpg] The Oaks Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $454 - 710
  • The Pines

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-383.jpg] The Pines Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $342 - 498
  • Trowbridge Lofts

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/MSU-Apartment-Building-241.png] Trowbridge Lofts Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $493 - 823
  • University Terrace

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-391.jpg] University Terrace Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $415 - 853
  • University Villa

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-396.jpg] University Villa Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $462 - 834
  • Valley Forge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-400.jpg] Valley Forge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $263 - 700
  • Walden Woods

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-403.jpg] Walden Woods Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $268 - 715
  • Waterbury Place

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-410.jpg] Waterbury Place Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 2 - 4 Price: $654 - 738
  • Waters Edge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-10/MSU-Apartment-Building-665.PNG] Waters Edge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $450 - 560
  • West Village

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-411.jpg] West Village Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $460 - 875
  • Woodbrook Village

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-416.jpg] Woodbrook Village Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $740 - 995
  • Woodmere

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-417.jpg] Woodmere Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $365 - 812
  • Woodside North

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-422.jpg] Woodside North Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $334 - 372
  • Woodside South

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-425.jpg] Woodside South Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $334 - 372
  • 300 Grand

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-02/MSU-Apartment-Building-772.jpg] 300 Grand Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $867 - 1242
  • Americana B

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-10/14761954793_423328_2333281.jpg] Americana B Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $476 - 614
  • Beech Townhomes

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-10/1476196056Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.25.38 AM.png] Beech Townhomes Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2.5 Price: $565 - 955
  • Delta Arms

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-10/1476196399Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.32.54 AM.png] Delta Arms Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $445 - 860
  • 129 Burcham

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2015-09/MSU-Apartment-Building-149.jpg] 129 Burcham Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • DTN Management Offices

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-10/1476370802photo3.JPG] DTN Management Offices Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 10 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $0

Michigan State University Off-Campus Housing When to search

Hopefully, your move in August went as smooth as you hoped. To have even a smoother move in your off-campus housing near Michigan State next August, start planning ahead. In September and October the majority of apartments are preleased by students that know where they want to live and who they want to live with. So if you have a bunch of friends and you all want a big house for rent in East Lansing, start looking as fast as possible.



If you miss these two months, finding great houses or apartments near Michigan State's campus will be a bigger struggle than resisting the snooze button at 7 AM. Get the point?



Apartment Rental Rates In East Lansing

One great thing about living in East Lansing is the rental average for single bedrooms and studios. They're crazy low, especially compared to some other college towns around the country. Around campus, the student rental market is really driven by students who normally prefer larger bedroom units first. You have to be ahead of the rush to find these units but with the savings available with 3 or more bedroom units, being ambitious one time before finals arrive is worth it.



Here are the rental averages, per person, per bedroom:



Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR 5+ BR
$620.00 $645.00 $365.00 $290.00 $320.00 $260.00

Life in East Lansing, Michigan Where to Have Fun

Neighborhood Life Around MSU Apartments

Football and basketball needed to be highlighted first before anything else. Sports are a big deal for MSU. The football and basketball team's success draw chaos to East Lansing throughout the fall and spring. There is a lot of unapologetic pride centered around Michigan State University basketball and football. To properly prepare yourself for the greatest experience of MSU sports, you must master the fine art of tailgating.



Finding ways and people to spend your free time with is easy at a school this big. In this case, MSU has a box of over 700 student groups catering to all interests. Also on campus, many students enjoy attending various types of shows hosted at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.



Downtown East Lansing is the heart of the city and the place to be if you are looking to have fun. This exciting area has Art galleries, Amazing restaurants, exhilarating nightlife and a variety different shops to choose from. To find the perfect shop to spend your rent money on check out the East Lansing Business Directory.

Dining

In East Lansing Karaoke is pronounced Crunchy's on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays where shower signing headlines the main stage. On Spartan game days you cannot miss the game with TVs flushed along all of the walls at Crunchy's.



Second best to a bar with Spartan sports on is a bar with great craft brewed beers. Soup Spoon Cafe taps only Michigan brewed beers with great soups and appetizers to top the experience. Without doubt, you knew we had to mention the beer lover's hall of fame option Hop Cat. If your oblivious to why we're mentioning Hop Cat, first you need to understand how obnoxious 100 beer taps are and secondly you need to visit the place. With all of the bars and dining options, we're sure you'll find your scene but we do have a list of places to start with.



  • Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine
  • Georgio's Pizza
  • Maru Sushi & Grill
  • Red Cedar Spirits
  • Peanut Barrel
  • Beggar's Banquet


Sometimes mom and dad come to visit you with your annoying siblings that remind you why you moved out. If you're picking up the tab I would recommend homemade ramen noodles at your pad and at least clean the place up. If you don't have to pick up the tab take the opportunity to check out Swagath Indian Cuisine or Sansu For Sushi.



There are two things that you will have to endure while living around and attending Michigan State University. First, the cold weather brought during a long drawn out Michigan winter and long days of studying. One solution can help you cope with the cold, energize your mental focus and provide the good vibes you need all while smelling the fragrance of coffee roasting.



That's right, coffee shops are the solution and we have found a few that are worthy of stopping and sipping at Chapelure, Biggby Coffee, Espresso Royale, Strange Matter Coffee Co., Red Cedar Cafe, and Grand River Coffee Cafe. For an honorable mention serving the trending bubble tea, Bubble Island is another great place also serving coffee.

Outdoors

Running and biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors campus environment with the convenience of being next to your off-campus housing. Michigan State hosts several walking loop trails for a variety or scenery and distances. Mix and match the routes and working out might become a little easier for you. During the winter you can choose to run in boots and beanies or indoors. The Recreational Sports and Facilities Center has a spectacular gym for all of your needs and group classes to hold you accountable to your new year resolutions. After a stressful and tiring day of class there are numerous open grassy areas on campus to nap, picnic, and toss a frisbee.



East Lansing is also well known for the beautiful 485-acre Lake Lansing which is perfect for those who enjoy sailing and outdoor water sports. Lake Lansing Park South is the closest area to campus to enjoy the lake with an afternoon picnic or swim at the park. For a great trail to run and or bike you need to check out the Louis F. Aldo River Trail. Along the Trail, you can take a break and enjoy the river scenery at the Riverfront Park. To explore more outside of East Lansing you can join the most notable Michigan State University Outdoor Club.

OR