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Bessey Hall – Renovate Third Floor

Project phase: Archived

Bessey Hall was built in 1961 and is considered a core instructional building located near the heart of campus. The building houses 28 instructional spaces ranging in capacity from 24 to 338 seats. It provides instructional space for a wide range of disciplines, and has the potential to serve more than 10,000 students every day. Renewed investment in this instructional resource was necessary to provide the facilities and technology that support our teaching and learning, and contribute to the success of our students.

As part of this investment, MSU has created the REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning). This initiative adopts innovative classroom designs and technology-rich environments to facilitate engaged and active learning. The designs utilize a range of furniture options, room layouts and technology that support student-centered and collaborative teaching and learning. REAL aims to create high-impact educational environments that engage students in active learning, aiding in improved student engagement and outcomes. REAL also provides opportunities for research, leadership in instructional methods and innovation through a technology-rich environment. 

Bessey Hall is located at the southwest corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium Road in the North Academic District.


  • Construction for this project was completed in August 2014.

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