Shaw Hall
The Vista at Shaw

Shaw Hall

River Trail Neighborhood

Shaw Hall is part of River Trail Neighborhood and is conveniently located in the center of campus, across the street from the CATA Station. Shaw Hall was built in 1950 and is named for Robert Sidney Shaw, MSU’s 11th president who led the University through the Great Depression. Shaw Hall houses The Vista at Shaw, a newly renovated residential dining facility.

Floor Plans

  • Double Room

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

    Shaw Floor Plan

Virtual Tour

Building style:

Neighborhood: River Trail

Year built: 1950

Number of Floors: four

East Shaw Service Center: 517-355-8987

West Shaw Service Center: 517-355-9255

Schedule a Tour: MSU Tours 

Engagement Center: McDonel

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

Building Features

  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Single- to four-person-style rooms
  • Barrier-free housing
  • 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 

Sara Bartles



Assistant Director of Residence Education

Eddie Nguyen-Koelzer



Sheena Ballbach

Facilities Manager

Shenna Ballbach


Michelle Keller

Dining Manager

Michelle Keller



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