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Shaw University

  • 118 E. South St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Shaw University, founded in 1865, is the first historically black university in the South. Located in downtown Raleigh, Shaw is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and has five nationally-accredited programs in social work, kinesiotherapy, athletic training, divinity and teacher education. Notable graduates include Ella Baker, Angie Brooks, Willie E. Gary and Shirley Caesar. In 2015, the university celebrated its 150th anniversary.


  • 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