McDonel Hall
McDonel Hall

McDonel Hall

River Trail Neighborhood

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, which is 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.

Floor Plans

  • Double Room

    Floor plan dimensions are approximate - room size and furniture dimensions can vary from room to room. 

    Mcdonel hall floor plan

Virtual Tour

Building style:

Neighborhood: River Trail

Year built: 1963

Number of Floors:

East McDonel Service Center: (517) 353-1292

West McDonel Service Center: (517) 353-1602

Schedule a Tour: MSU Tours 

Engagement Center: McDonel

Address: 817 E Shaw Ln.
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single and double person rooms
  • Quiet floors
  • Flexible housing floors
  • Barrier-free housing floors
  • Fully furnished
  • In room Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Co-ed floors
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Bike storage 
  • Music practice room
  • TV lounge
  • Meeting space

McDonel Hall Location

42.726894
-84.467748

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East McDonel Service Center

(517) 353-1292

West McDonel Service Center

(517) 353-1602

Charlie Thompson-Orsua

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Charlie Thompson-Orsua

517-432-8328
thomp230@rhs.msu.edu

Danielle Merrill

Community Director 

Danielle Merrill

517-353-1598
dmerrill@rhs.msu.edu

Sheena Ballbach

Facilities Manager

Shenna Ballbach

517-884-4414
marti764@rhs.msu.edu

Dave Brown

Dining Manager

Dave Brown

517-884-9514
brownd82@msu.edu

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