Living in East Lansing


City of East Lansing

Members of the Michigan State University community are a welcomed part of the East Lansing community. Regardless of your campus affiliation or your place of residence, you are invited and encouraged to participate in all that the East Lansing community has to offer, including a lively nightlife, large-scale events such as the East Lansing Arts Festival and Great Lakes Folk Festival, numerous shopping locales, brew houses/bars, restaurants, and even Pinball Pete’s.

Surrounding areas include Lansing and Old Town (a historic area north of downtown Lansing), replete with arts and unique shops. The Lansing area is close to Grand Rapids and Detroit.


Other Items of Interest




Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

  • Lansing Makers Network “exists to bring diverse people, experiences, and ideas together in a safe environment; to meld technology, art, and culture in new and exciting ways; to share skills, tools, and inspiration; and to marvel at what we make together.”
  • Impression 5 Science Center “is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science.”
  • Broad Art Museum focuses on contemporary art and was recently used as a futuristic location for the Batman vs. Superman movie.
  • Potter Park Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species.
  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts brings many high-quality events, performers, and musicians to the area.