McDonel Hall exterior

McDonel Hall exterior

McDonel Suite Style Room

McDonel Suite Style Room

McDonel Suite Style Bedroom

McDonel Suite Style Bedroom

McDonel Designated Single Suite Style

McDonel Designated Single Suite Style

McDonel Designated Single Suite Style Bedroom

McDonel Designated Single Suite Style Bedroom

Community Kitchen in McDonel Hall

Community Kitchen in McDonel Hall

Music practice room in McDonel Hall.

McDonel Hall

McDonel Hall is located in the River Trail Neighborhood. It was opened in 1963 and named for Irma and Karl McDonel. Karl was secretary to the State Board of Agriculture (now the MSU Board of Trustees). McDonel Hall provides optimal housing for returning students, transfer students and those wanting a quiet, more mature atmosphere. It is also home of the living-learning community for the Residential Business Program.

Room Features:

  • Suite-style bathroooms
  • Single and double person rooms
  • All rooms furnished
  • Loftable beds
  • Cable TV and high-speed internet included
  • All utilities included
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Alcohol-free floors
  • Flexible housing floors
  • Co-ed floors

Building Features:

  • Home to the Eli Broad College of Business living/learning college
  • Community kitchen
  • Rivertrail Engagement Center, including academic advising and a health clinic
  • Card-acess security
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance service
  • Free laundry
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Classrooms
  • Bike storage room
  • Study rooms
  • Computer lab
  • Music practice room
  • Meditation/prayer room
  • Fitness room
  • Game room
  • TV lounge
  • Large community meeting space
  • Sparty's refresh
  • ATMs

Contact Information:
East McDonel Service Center: 517-353-1292
West McDonel Service Center: 517-353-1602
Community Director: Danielle Merrill, 517-354-6657, dmerrill@msu.edu
Facilities Manager: Tom Welburn, 517-884-4414, welburn@msu.edu

McDonel student groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail RTBookings@rhs.msu.edu
Other groups wishing to reserve meeting space, e-mail OHBookings@rhs.msu.edu