As enrollment began to boom post-World War II, facilities at Michigan State University were expanding rapidly to accommodate the large number of incoming students. Built to withstand at least 100 years of students, housing construction was focused on durability and a long-standing tradition of preserving natural greenspace.

Moving into a time period marked by technological innovation and dynamic solutions for problems like climate change, MSU recognizes that this generation of Spartans is demanding change. By raising campus construction standards and modifying current buildings, MSU is working to build a sustainable environment fit for future leaders.

With fall semester quickly approaching, MSU Sustainability encourages students to take Spartan Green pride in these cost efficient and environmentally responsible on-campus living features.

A photo of Shaw Hall's dining renovations.
Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy