Owen Hall

Owen Hall was built in 1960 and is part of the River Trail Neighborhood. The hall is ideal for graduate and professional students and undergraduate upperclassmen who desire a living environment conducive to study, along with the privacy of a single room. Owen Hall is named after Floyd Owen (class of 1902), who provided part of the funding to build the hall. It was the first co-ed hall with male and female students living in their respective wings.


Residents of Owen Hall have four dining plan choices. Residents can choose the DineOn Owen plan which includes:

  • $300 to be spent at Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall, Sparty's, MSU Union Food Court or any residential dining hall.
  • 75 meal accesses to be used at residential dining halls OR as Combo-X-Change at Sparty's, Union Pizzeria, Union Deli, Serrano's and Riverwalk Market, more than once a day.

Or, residents can get unlimited dining access in all residential dining halls and Combo-X-Change at all Culinary Services retail locations, including Riverwalk Market (once per day, Monday - Friday) when selecting: DineOn Platinum*, DineOn Gold* or DineOn Silver. For more information, see Residential Dining Plans.

*Includes Spartan Cash



  • Complimentary weekly bathroom cleaning
  • Open year-round
  • Single and double rooms
  • Quiet rooms available
  • Coed floors
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Suite-style hall
  • Barrier-free rooms
  • Community kitchen
  • New beds as of summer 2010
  • Active landline for phones in resident rooms with caller ID and voicemail

Contact Information:
Owen Service Center: 517-355-5068
Community Director: Christie Anglade, 517-355-4210, angladec@msu.edu
Facilities Manager: Tom Welburn, 517-884-4414, welburn@msu.edu
Visiting Scholar room inquries should be directed to Conference Services at 517-353-9300 or deststconf@rhs.msu.edu

Owen 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