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Shaw University

  • 118 E. South St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Founded in 1865 as the Raleigh Institute by former Union chaplain Dr. Henry Martin Tupper to educate freedmen and renamed in 1870 to honor benefactor Elijah Shaw, it is now the oldest historically black university in the South. Historically significant buildings include Estey Hall and the Leonard Hall/Medical Building. Notable faculty and graduates include Calvin Lightner, Dr. Edward Johnson, Dr. M.T. Pope and James Young. Today the Baptist-related, four-year liberal arts institution offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and five nationally-accredited graduate programs.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
Shaw University Meeting Facility
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Any Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • Band Allowed:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Banquet Room X                   300         No  
Meeting Room X               50             No  
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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