Close to academic buildings and the Memorial Union
- For men (first-year students only)
- Spacious rooms with high ceilings, sinks, desks and chests
- Double rooms/some triples/a few singles
- Meal plan required for all residents
- Medium loft beds
- Mailing address information
To see a rendering of a sample student room in Churchill, please click below:
A typical floor plan in Churchill.
Churchill Hall History
The construction of Churchill Hall (originally Men's Residence Hall) began in 1927 after its plans and funding were approved by the State Legislature. The hall was to house 192 male students and six resident instructors. It would contain approximately 100 rooms measuring 14 by 14 feet with hot and cold running water and two in-a-door beds. The entire structure would be a three-story structure with a basement for recreational purposes (The Spectrum May 27, 1927, p.1).
Students moved in before the start of school in 1930, but the building still had no name. This did not deter students who called the building a "real home" and thought it to be "well equipped" with the "most modern accommodations" (NDAC Catalog 1931-1932, p. 29 and College and State, October 30, 1930, p. 29).
The modern accommodations were increased in 1939 when the Bachelor Kitchens were added to the basement. The use of the kitchens saved the male students, who used them, $17,000 on regular school expenses (The Spectrum August 25, 1939, p. 1).
In 1957, the Men's Residence Hall changed its name to Churchill Hall in honor of Omar O. Churchill who was a member of the School of Agriculture staff from 1904 to 1950. He served as dean of the School of Agriculture for two years and assisted President Shepperd with organizing the North Dakota Experimental Union (Beacon Across the Prairie, pp. 40, 52, 201).
Over the years, Churchill Hall has undergone several changes. In 1961 mailboxes and a telephone buzzer system were installed. The buzzer system alerted students to incoming calls and the student would then pick up the phone located on his floor. In 1969-1970, $25,000 was appropriated to provide an additional twenty rooms, rest rooms and a recreational area.