Shaw Hall

Shaw Hall

River Trail Neighborhood

Shaw Hall is known by Spartans for being conveniently located at the heart of campus and across the street from the CATA bus station. The hall is home to The Vista, a newly renovated residential dining facility.

Fun fact: Shaw Hall is named for Robert Sidey Shaw, MSU’s 11th president who led the University through the Great Depression.

Floor Plans

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

Virtual Tour

Building style: Midcentury modern 

Neighborhood: River Trail

Year built: 1950

Number of Floors: 4

East Shaw Service Center: 517-355-8987

West Shaw Service Center: 517-355-9255

Engagement Center: McDonel

Address: 591 N. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48825

Building Features

  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Single- to four-person-style rooms
  • Fully furnished
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Bike storage 
  • Game room 
  • TV lounge
  • Fitness room
  • Music practice room
  • Classrooms
  • Computer lab

Shaw Hall Location


Want to see more?

Explore other halls in River Trail Neighborhood.

McDonel Hall I Owen Hall I Van Hoosen Hall

East Shaw Service Center


West Shaw Service Center




Community Director 

Brooke Robinson

Jarrod Photo

Assistant Director of Residence Education

Jarrod Becht

Aaron Minnis

Facilities Manager

Aaron Minnis

Rachel Riebow

Neighborhood Administrative Coordinator 

Rachel Riebow


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