Owen Hall

Owen Hall

River Trail Neighborhood

Owen Hall is known by Spartans as the ideal spot for graduate students, professional students and undergraduate upperclassmen who desire a living environment conducive to study. All rooms in Owen Hall are single rooms. The hall is home to a Sparty’s Refresh and the allergen-free Thrive dining hall. Students living in Owen Hall have the option to choose a dining plan, but this is not required.

Residents can choose from two different term options: traditional OR extended term. The traditional term aligns with the MSU semester calendar and runs August 30 - December 18 and January 10 - May 7. The extended term is an option for students who need to stay outside of the traditional term dates. The extended term runs August 15 - May 14. Any student that will need to arrive before August 25, stay during winter break or stay past May 1 has to select the extended term housing contract.

Fun fact: 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.

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: Midcentury modern 

Neighborhood: River Trail

Year built: 1960

Number of Floors: 7

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

42.726771
-84.470522

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Explore other halls in River Trail Neighborhood.

Van Hoosen Hall I Shaw Hall | McDonel Hall

Owen Hall Service Center

517-355-5068

Nick Varner

Community Director 

Nick Varner

517-355-4210
nvarner@msu.edu 

Eddie Nguyen-Koelzer

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Eddie Nguyen-Koelzer

517-432-8328
nguye761@msu.edu

Sheena Ballbach

Facilities Manager

Sheena Ballbach

517-884-4414
marti764@msu.edu

Michelle Keller

Dining Manager

Michelle Keller

517-355-0487
kellerm@msu.edu

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