• Location

    Great Lakes THATCamp will be held on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University on April 30th and May 1st in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities.

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    Michigan State University

    Michigan State University founded in 1855 as the pioneer Land grant institution is internationally known as a major public university in the United States, with a global reach. With over 45,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff, we have advanced knowledge and transformed lives through innovative research, academics, and outreach for over 150 years. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and land-grant Colleges, and the Big Ten athletic Conference. Michigan State University is committed to intellectual leadership and excellence in both developing new knowledge and conveying that knowledge to its students and to the local, national and global community.

    MSU campus maps and driving directions can be found here.

    Residential College of Arts & Humanities

    The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University, where Great Lakes THATCamp will be held, is a unique undergraduate degree program for students interested in literature, history, ethics, the visual and performing arts, and the study of languages and cultures. RCAH students chart their own paths within a flexible program that encourages individual expression, exploration, and achievement. They meet and learn from some of the world’s leading writers, artists, and performers. They live and learn together in Snyder-Phillips Hall, a historic building at the heart of the MSU campus. And they dance, sing, play music, act, create art, and write in their own classrooms, theatre, art studio, gallery, media center, and music practice rooms.


    Local lodging options include the following.  Unfortunately, none are offering a special conference rate for Great Lakes THATCampers.

    Conference Travel

    East Lansing is located in mid-Michigan, within driving distance of several major cities, including Detroit (~1.5 hours), Chicago (~4 hours), Cleveland (~3.5 hours), and Toronto (~5 hours).

    Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN) is the closest airport with connections through Detroit, Chicago, Cincinatti, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. However, there are a number of airports that you can fly into to reach the East Lansing area, including:

    • Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI – 6 miles/20 minute drive to Snyder-Phillips Hall/Residential College of Arts & Humanities (directions)
    • Detroit Metro International Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI – 88.4 miles/1 hour 24 minute drive to Snyder-Phillips Hall/Residential College of Arts & Humanities (directions). The Michigan Flyer provides bus service between the Detroit Metro International Airport and East Lansing. It drops off and picks up directly at the East Lansing Marriott.
    • Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI – 44.6 miles/48 minute drive to Snyder-Phillips Hall/Residential College of Arts & Humanities (directions)
    • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI – 65 miles/1 hour 8 minute drive to Snyder-Phillips Hall/Residential College of Arts & Humanities (directions)

    Alternatively, Amtrak’s trains and the Greyhound Bus Line service the East Lansing Train Station daily – 1.7 miles/6 minute drive (directions).