IM Circle

IM Circle.front517-355-4710
308 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

IM Circle is a shared facility with the Department of Kinesiology, across the Red Cedar River from the IM West.

  • IM Circle Facility Reservation Procedure


    People who use the Recreational Sports services at the IM Sports Circle should be aware of the following guidelines concerning the reservation system:


    What space can an individual reserve?

    Dance Studio (Rm. 218)

    Who can make reservations?

    Only currently enrolled MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are allowed admittance into the IM Circle facility (and all other Rec Sports facilities) therefore only current MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are allowed to make reservations.  Please note a membership fee is paid by everyone.  Most students pay it through their tuition.  Faculty/staff/alumni must purchase memberships on our website.

    When can they be made?

    Free, 1-hour reservations in the Dance Studio (Rm. 218) may be made by calling the Equipment Issue Room (Rm. 122) either the day you want the space or the day before.  The desk opens M-F begin at 9:30am, Sat/Sun at noon.

                    Where and how can they be made?

    Reservations can be made at IM Circle by calling (517) 355-4710 or in person at Room 122. 

                    When must reservations be honored?

    Once the supervisor has written in the reserved time on the weekly calendar, the court or area designated may be used for the period of time recorded.

                     How many reservations can you have?

    One person or group can only make one reservation for the same type of facility area per day.

                     What happens if a reservation is not picked up?

    The area returns to a “first come, first served” basis. 


    Any violations of these use guidelines will result in loss of the reservation.  Violations should be reported to Room 122.  Participants who monopolize space, do not honor reservations or stack reservations will lose the opportunity to make reservations. 



    Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are allowed to make reservations within IM Circle as long as they submit an Event Request through the Involve@State portal through the Office of Spartan Experiences.  This space is reserved through the IM Circle administrative staff. We advise contacting them prior to submitting the Event Request to secure date/time before moving forward with your request.  Available space and rental procedures at IM Circle are as follows:

    DANCE STUDIO (Rm. 218) and UPPER GYM (Rm. 216)

    • Sunday – Thursday may be reserved for 1, two hour block free of charge (only certain time spots available)

    LOWER GYM (Rm. 127) – This gym is generally reserved for IM Sports and Open Recreation

    • Limited availability – contact IM Circle administrative staff to explore potential available dates/times

    General notes:

    • For the Fall Semester RSO’s may begin requesting space on, or after, August 1
    • For the Spring Semester RSO’s may begin requesting space during Fall Finals Week
    • Activity requests cannot conflict with other previously scheduled events, or interfere with normal operation of IM Circle
    • At least two weeks advance notice is preferred to host an event at IM Circle
    • One time only reservations are charged a facility rental fee, as they further eliminate open recreation opportunities for other MSU students, fees vary depending on length and time of day
    • Additional fees for furnishings (tables, chairs, staging, etc.), sound reinforcement, security, custodial and HVAC may apply and will be determined during the request/planning phase. These charges are determined by IPF and Department of Police and Public Safety
    • All cancellations must occur in writing by 5 pm four days before the day of the event. Any cancellation after will incur fees between $50 - $250. 



  • 2 Indoor Gym Areas
  • 2 Dance Studios
  • Badminton Courts
  • Indoor Pool
  • Full Locker Rooms
  • Individual Lockers w/ Key
  • Equipment Rental Office
  • new changing room
  • Private changing areas are now available.

Location - map

IM Sports Circle is located on Circle Drive just northeast of the Spartan Statue, and west of the MSU Library.