Local Information

Conference Location

The 2019 Global Digital Humanities Symposium will be held in the Green Room on the 4th floor, West side of the MSU Main Library. Space will be provided for a quiet room and nursing room. Specifics will be available at the registration table and in the registration packets.

MSU Main Library Address: 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824


Parking on Campus

Located south of the Red Cedar River, Lot 62w is very close to the MSU Main Library. The parking rate is $0.90 per half hour for visitors, higher than the rates in downtown East Lansing. This lot only accepts cash payment.

Located on West Circle Drive, Ramp 6 is somewhat close to the MSU Library – about a 3-5 minute walk. Visitors may park here using only available “Pay By Plate” spots. The machine accepts multiple forms of payment, including cash, coins, and credit cards, however it does not make change. You can also pay and extend your time using the Spot On app.

Parking in Downtown East Lansing

Across Grand River Ave., there are plenty of parking options including the Albert Ave. Lot, the Grove St. Garage, the Charles St. Garage, the Division St. Garage, and the Bailey St. Lot. These attended parking options run at the rate of $0.75 per half hour. More information can be found using the City of East Lansing’s Downtown Parking page.

Accommodation Options


The closest hotel to the Symposium is the East Lansing Marriott.

There are also hotels farther down Grand River Ave and Michigan Ave that offer complimentary shuttles. More information can be found on this list of local hotels generated by Michigan State University.


We are working to secure homestay options for those looking to meet a person local to the area. These options will provide free housing but have limited availability. If you are interested in a homestay, please fill out this form, and we will be in touch by February 22.


Michigan State dormitories have very limited availability for rooms at a rate of $48/night with a 3 night minimum stay. Please email dh@msu.edu if this is an option you are interested in.