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Shaw Hall

River Trail Neighborhood Michigan State University

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Shaw Hall MSU Reviews

3.2
11 reviews

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Shaw Hall, situated in an enviable location right on the river and central to campus, makes commute to classes a breeze. Its proximity to the bus station lends additional convenience. The dorm is equipped with a fitness room and an on-site dining hall, which serves decent breakfast and good food, albeit with early closure times, limited options compared to other halls, and rare openings on weekends. Rooms range in size from snug to sizable, with some offering the appeal of closets and options for a three-person occupancy. However, privacy may occasionally be compromised in rooms that jut out further. A recurring concern among residents is the state of the community bathrooms – unclean and sometimes even disgusting, they are marred with issues like mold, broken pipes causing unpleasant odors and flooding, toilet paper shortages, frigid water temperatures and low water pressure. Furthermore, the lack of decently equipped common study rooms and a frequently malfunctioning elevator are sources of inconvenience. Generally calm and quiet since it mainly houses second-year students, Shaw Hall is considered average in terms of overall living experience.

Great Location

Dirty Bathrooms

Small Rooms

Freshman

6

Sophomore

5

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12 months ago
Verified Student

Terrible dorm to live in not considering its location. The bathrooms were always trashed - which was more of a resident issue but we couldn’t do anything about it until maintenance came through the next day. We never had toilet paper or soap either. There are very few study rooms, and even those are...

Lived in a quad room
12 months ago
Verified Student

Nice location, average everything else. Not bad, not great. Food hall is good for breakfast but when I was there it was not many options compared to others

Lived in a double room
12 months ago

Locations the only good thing about this place everything else is old and gross. Avoid living here unless you have like all your classes in Broad

Lived in a triple room
1 year ago

Pros: great location most classes are nearby or less than a 10 minute walk, gym in the basement, dining hall inside shaw, second years so it’s quieter. Cons: nasty bathrooms they are never clean and showers have mold growing in them, there was a toilet paper shortage so we always kept extra rolls i...

Lived in a double room
1 year ago

Bathrooms were disgusting and our dining hall was not great food wise/times. It also always smelled like pee in the hallways from broken pipes. Water was freezing and had low water pressure. Single stalls flooded and none of them worked by the end of the year. Also the bathrooms never got cleaned. R...

Lived in a double room
1 year ago

Best location for short commutes to classes and to be in the center of campus. The room you get will either be massive or tiny. They have closets which is nice and option for three person rooms.

Lived in a double room
1 year ago
Verified Student

Centric location, was always close to classes. Room was okay but not great. No decent common rooms and study areas very sparse but the Law Library was right across the road. The dining hall is nice but gets really crowded during lunch. Everyone is a sophomore so not raucous and people keep to themse...

Lived in a double room
1 year ago
Verified Student

the dining hall closed really early but the food was pretty good. location is great and has a gym in the basement. rooms are very small and community bathrooms suck only specific showers have good water pressure

Lived in a double room
1 year ago

Pros: great location and dining hall. Cons: small rooms, dirty community bathrooms, great for second years, not first years.

Lived in a double room
1 year ago
Verified Student

pros: great location (right across from bus station and pretty central in campus), has a dining hall, small fitness room cons: dining hall barely open on weekends, dining hall closes at 7, no spartys, bathrooms are not always clean

Lived in a double room