Students chat at the Holmes Hall Sparty's Refresh


Holmes Hall is located in the East Neighborhood and is the largest residence hall on campus. The hall opened in 1965 and is named for John C. Holmes, a Detroit horticulturalist. He was instrumental in the creation of a separate college of agriculture in Michigan. Holmes Hall is home to the classrooms, laboratories and faculty/administrative offices of Lyman Briggs College. The hall also offers a living-learning option for Lyman Briggs and Honors College students.


  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single and double rooms
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Lofted beds
  • Rooms include modular furniture 
  • Both coed and non-coed floors available
  • Third floor West Holmes is an Honors College floor
  • Quiet floors available
  • Home to Lyman Briggs College, a living-learning community
  • Newly renovated Sparty’s on the first floor
  • Holmes Dining Hall located on the second floor with elevator access available
  • A fitness room, weight room and music practice rooms are located within the hall
  • Outlet media lounge

Contact Information:
East Holmes Service Center: 517-353-7760
West Holmes Service Center: 517-353-6360
Community Director: Nick Ballard, 517-353-7769,
Facilities Manager: Chip Hornburg, 517-353-9771,

Holmes student groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail
Other groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail