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Center for Language Education and Research Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
B-135 Wells Hall

East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-2286


Summer Workshops Accommodation Options

This information is current for summer 2014.

In the past, most workshop participants have chosen to stay at MSU's Owen Graduate Center. All housing arrangements for Owen must be made through the CLEAR office. Other participants may prefer to make their own arrangements and stay at other accommodations near MSU's campus.

Owen Graduate Center (on MSU campus)

This is a student residence hall. Reservations for workshop participants must be made through the CLEAR office by sending an email to or calling 517.432.2286 no later than June 27, 2014.

  • Daily rate (per person) single occupancy: $35 per night (plus 6% sales tax)
  • Check in: 3:00pm, Check out: 11:00am
  • Participants will pay Owen Graduate Center directly (not CLEAR).
  • Payment by credit card is preferred upon check-in at Owen.
  • Please inform Owen Graduate Center of any dietary restrictions or medical needs when checking in
  • Lodging rates do not include a meal allowance. A la carte meals are available at the Riverwalk Market Cafe in Owen Graduate Center (open 7:30am-6:30pm during the summer) or at the Gallery at Snyder-Phillips Hall (open 7:00am-10:00pm during summer). Meal prices at the Gallery are: $5.50 for breakfast, $8.75 for lunch, and $8.75 for dinner, plus tax. Meal prices at Owen equate to approximately the same amount as the Gallery. Snyder-Phillips is located a short distance from Owen, on the North side of the river on Bogue Street. Dining facilities are also available in the International Center next to Wells Hall, in the Student Union, and on Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing.

Basic Facts for Owen Rooms

  • Room Sizeapproximately 11'9 x 8'6, single occupancy; double occupancy is double the size
  • Furnituretwin bed, desk, chair, and dresser
  • Bathroomssuites, two rooms connected by a shared bathroom
  • Linenssheets and towels, pillow and blanket are provided
  • Air ConditioningNOT provided (may want to bring a fan if possible)
  • Phonesfree local calls in rooms (phone line activated, bring your own phone)
  • Ethernet Connectionsavailable via the campus system (bring your own cable)
  • Wi- fiavailable in lobbies, lounges and dining area
  • Smoke-FreeAll rooms are smoke-free.
  • Barrier-FreeBarrier-free upon request.
  • Onsite Facilitieslaundry room, game and TV room, ATM
For more information on Residential and Hospitality Services at MSU check

Other Accommodations

Some hotels offer an MSU rate. When making your reservations, be sure to ask for any MSU applicable discounts. The prices listed above are subject to change depending on weekdays vs. weekends, special events, etc.

Harrison Road on MSU's campus
55 South Harrison Road
Phone: 517.355.5090
Fax: (517) 353-1872
$129/night + tax (includes parking) depending on availability (right now, $112 for July 14)
(approximately a 20 minute walk to Wells Hall)
3615 Dunckel Road, Lansing
Phone: 517.332.2575
Fax: (517) 332-1459
$69.99/night + tax (Sun-Thurs), $69.00/night + tax (Fri-Sat)
Rates are subject to change without notice. Groups of 10 or more should speak with the groups department at 800.874.9000 Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM EST.
(approximately 5 miles south of campus on CATA bus route #20)
3545 Forest Road, East Lansing
Phone: 517.351.8181 / 1-888-CANDLEWOOD
Fax: (517) 351-8101
Discount Rate:
  • $95 + tax for 1 to 6 nights
  • $85/night for 7-14 days
  • $75/night for 15-29 days
1 Bedroom Suite: $114/night + tax (Regularly $124 per night).
(approximately 3 miles south of campus. Free parking. Shuttle is available for less than 6 people at a time.)
2187 University Park Drive, Okemos
Phone: 517.347.6690
Fax: (517) 381-7301
Weekdays: $79.96 to $95.96/night;
Weekends: $87/night

Ask for the MSU rate or use the link on MSU's website to receive 20% off when making your reservation.

300 M.A.C. Avenue (downtown East Lansing)
Phone: 517.337.4440
Fax: (517)-337-5001
Weekdays: $159+/night + tax (MSU or Big 10 discount rate) + parking.
(No MSU rate on weekends.)
(approximately a 10 minute walk to Wells Hall)
1600 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing
Phone: 517.332.7711
Fax: (517)-333-9399
Regular Rate: $99/night + tax (studio); $139/night + tax (penthouse)
MSU Rate: $89/night + tax (studio); $119/night + tax (penthouse)
Ask for the MSU rate when making reservations
(approximately one block east of campus. 25 minute walk from Wells Hall)
2209 University Park Drive, Okemos
Phone: 517.349.8700
Fax: (517) 381-7301
$89/night + tax Be sure to mention the MSU rate!
111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing
Phone: 517.482.0188 or (888) 201-1718 for reservations
Fax: (517) 487-6646
$189.95/night + tax(Sun-Thurs), $149.95/night + tax(Fri-Sat)
(Four miles west of campus, on direct public bus route to campus)
2710 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing
Phone: 517.482.0500
Fax: (517) 482-0557
July 14: $159/night + tax (based on demand)
July 22: $179/night + tax
July 23: $189/night + tax
* rates vary from weekday to weekend
(approximately 5 miles north of campus)

CLEAR encourages all workshop participants to make their reservations early due to special events.