River Trail Neighborhood

River Trail Neighborhood is located along the south bank of the Red Cedar River on Shaw Lane. The River Trail Neighborhood includes McDonel Hall, Shaw Hall, Owen Graduate Hall and Van Hoosen Apartments.

The River Trail Engagement Center is located in McDonel Hall. Here you will find the engagement center staff, student health clinic, math and other course tutoring, writing assistance, academic advisors, a computer lab with  printing services, individual and group study spaces,  the Residential Business Program, MRULE and much more! River Trail is located near the Business College Complex, the MSU College of Law, the College of Veterinary Medicine, IM East and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. The fitness center for River Trail is located in Shaw Hall and exercise classes are held in McDonel Hall.

Enjoy wonderful dining with views of the river at The Vista in Shaw or Riverwalk Market in Owen, or grab a snack or cup of hot tea at the Sparty’s Refresh in McDonel. The River Trail team is eager and ready to assist you!

River Trail Neighborhood Residence Halls:
McDonel Hall
Owen Hall
Shaw Hall
Van Hoosen Hall

Important Contacts for River Trail Neighborhood

Danielle Merrill, Community Director, McDonel Hall
517-353-1598
dmerrill@rhs.msu.edu

Nick Varner, Community Director, Owen and Van Hoosen Halls
517-355-4210
nvarner@rhs.msu.edu

Sara Bartles, Community Director, Shaw Hall
517-355-8989
bartless@rhs.msu.edu

Aaron Minnis, Facilities Manager
517-884-4414
minnisaa@rhs.msu.edu

Dave Brown, Dining Manager, Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall and The Vista at Shaw Hall
517-884-9514
brownd82@msu.edu

Charlie Thompson-Orsua
517-432-8328
thomp230@rhs.msu.edu