Owen Hall
Owen Room

Owen Hall

River Trail Neighborhood

Owen Hall was built in 1960 and is part of River Trail Neighborhood. The hall is ideal for graduate students, professional students and undergraduate upperclassmen who desire a living environment conducive to study and 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.

New Fall 2019!

All rooms in Owen Hall are now single rooms, students living in Owen have the option to pick a dining plan but are not required. Owen Hall residents can now choose from two different term options, traditional or extended-term. The traditional term aligns with the MSU semester calendar and runs August 25 - December 13 and January 5 -  May 1. The extended-term is an option for students who need to stay outside of the traditional term dates. The extended-term runs August 8 - May 8. Any student that will need to arrive before Aug 25, stay during winter break or stay past May 1 will need to opt for the Extended term.

Floor Plans

  • Double Room

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

    owen floor plan

Virtual Tour

Building style:

Neighborhood: River Trail

Year built: 1960

Number of Floors:

Owen Service Center: 517-355-5068

Schedule a Tour: MSU Tours 

Engagement Center: McDonel

Address: 735 E. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single-style rooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Fully furnished
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Co-ed floors
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Bike storage 
  • Classrooms
  • Music practice room
  • TV lounge
  • Meeting space

Owen Hall Location


Want to see more?

Explore other halls in River Trail Neighborhood.

Van Hoosen Hall I Shaw Hall | McDonel Hall |

Owen Hall Service Center



Community Director 

Nick Varner




Assistant Director of Residence Education

Eddie Nguyen-Koelzer


Sheena Ballbach

Facilities Manager

Sheena Ballbach



Dining Manager

Michelle Keller



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