Participant's Resources                                                              

FRIB event entrance 

Wireless Network at FRIB

Walk to Vista dining at Shaw Hall

MSU dining locations


East Lansing ATMs

CATA - public transportation Map 

MSU Gardens Map 

MSU main campus map

Tentative Schedule

For selected participants we hope to provide partial support which may include lodging and meals. After applications have closed you will be contacted with the support we are able to provide. We will not provide support for transportation expenses.


Visa Information

Visa information

International travelers, please note: FRIB will not issue invitation letters as they are not considered in the approval process (see link below).  

If you need a visa for entry into the USA, you will need to provide information about the conference, including the event name, location, date, etc. 

The United States Department of State is the definitive source of requirements for entry into the USA. Their web site is

If you need a visa, we encourage you to apply for it at least 120 days prior to the conference.


Travel to East Lansing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers the most up-to-date information on domestic travel recommendations and international travel requirements, including proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Michigan State University Office for Global Health, Safety and Security website provides information of MSU's health and safety guidelines that all visitors to campus must follow.

East Lansing is serviced by several major airports:

Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport can be found at

  1. Taxi cabs are usually available upon arrival and there is a direct line inside the baggage claim to call for a taxi. It is about 10.5 miles from the airport to East Lansing.

Detroit Metro Airport can be found at

  1. Michigan Flyer is an economical way to travel the 90 miles from the airport. The fare for the Michigan Flyer is about $32 USD. Reservations for the Michigan Flyer can be made here:

Gerald R. Ford International Airport can be found at

  1. Taxi cabs are always available upon arrival. You can get a traditional taxi right outside the arrival terminals. Luxury sedan transportation can be schedule prior to your arrival by calling Metro Cab at +1 (616) 827-6500. It is about 65 miles from the airport to East Lansing.

Bishop International Airport can be found at

  1.  A taxi cab can be reserved prior to your arrival by calling International Cab at +1 (810) 691-6396. It is about 45 miles from the airport to East Lansing.

 Please be careful with all personal information.

MSU is a tobacco-free campus!



Please see the links below for maps:

MSU Campus Interactive Map

MSU Main Campus Map

Nearest lunch/dinner location is the dining hall at 
Shaw Hall



Parking and Transportation

There are many parking options on campus.  Complete parking information is available at

Parking close to the FRIB laboratory is available in ramp #1 (lot 51 - Shaw Lane Parking Ramp) directly across from the FRIB laboratory on a pay-by-plate basis

Pay by Plate Parking

“Pay by Plate” parking is now available at the following locations:

·         Shaw Lane Parking Ramp (Ramp #1 = Lot 51), lower level of ramp, no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-6pm, Monday – Friday.

·         Wharton Parking Ramp (Ramp #3 = Lot 19), no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-10pm, Monday – Friday.

·         Lot 39 (south of the International Center), no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-10pm, Monday – Friday.

·         Grand River Parking Ramp (Ramp #6 = Lot 103), lower level of ramp, no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-6pm, Monday – Friday.

You must park in a space designated as a “Pay by Plate” parking space. Signage has been installed in these areas. Parking spaces not marked as “Pay by Plate” may be reserved for permit parking. Parking in a space not designated as ”Pay by Plate” parking may result in a parking violation.  Immediately after parking, enter license plate number and payment into the lot’s pay station or via the MSU SPOTON app.  Pay stations accept cash payment or credit cards.  They do not give change back nor are refunds issued for time paid for but not used. Unused parking time in one lot may not be used in another lot.  Parking is only valid for the lot paid.  If you move to another lot, payment is required again in the lot that you move to.

How does it work?

The “multi-space” meter is pay station kiosk designed for quick, easy parking. The machine accepts multiple forms of payment, including cash, coins, and credit cards.

With “Pay by Plate” parking, you have an option to print a receipt after you pay. However, you do NOT need to return to your vehicle to display the receipt on your dashboard.

PLEASE NOTE: THE PAY STATION KIOSKS DO NOT PROVIDE CHANGE. If you are not paying with a credit card, or via the Spot On mobile payment app, please use exact change.

Mobile Payment App

A new payment alternative for “Pay by Plate” parking is available with the MSU Parking SPOT ON* app. The iOS and Android application (available as a web app for other mobile platforms) allows you to pay for a parking session fast and easy. For parking sessions initiated with the app, you can also extend your parking session if you need more time without returning to the parking lot. Check out the SPOT ON website for additional information.


Venue, Lodging and Area Information

Conference Venue
640 S. Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824


East Lansing Dining

Campus Dining Please note that only Shaw and Brody dining halls are open during the summer and have limited hours of operation.

Culinary Services map Please note that only Shaw and Brody dining halls are open during the summer and have limited hours of operation.

Restaurants on and around Michigan State University's Campus 

Restaurants map

Michigan State University Events

MSU Events

Breslin Center Tickets

MSU College of Music

MSU Dairy Store

MSU Department of Theatre

MSU Gardens Tour

MSU Pavilion

Rose Garden

Spartan Athletics

Summer Circle Theatre

W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

Wharton Center for Performing Arts