On east edge of campus along University Drive
- For men (first-year students only)
- Spacious double rooms; some with studies
- Study desks, oak bunk beds and built-in dressers
- Large air-conditioned TV lounge
- Meal plan required for all residents
- Junior loft beds
- Mailing address information
To see a rendering of a sample two-student room in Stockbridge please click below:
Floor plan for Stockbridge double room.
Stockbridge Hall History
In 1955 the State Legislature and the State Bank of North Dakota approved a $600,000 loan to the University for the construction of a new men's residence building. The building was completed in March 1957 and was ready for students the following year. The new residence hall housed 250 men--two men per room. Each room was furnished with two single beds, a chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe as well as providing both occupants with their own study area (Fargo Forum December 16, 1955; NDAC Alumni Review, March 1957, p. 3).
The new building was a three-story structure measuring 410 feet by 60 feet. The first floor was, perhaps, the most attractive as it contained a furnished lounge with a television viewing area. It also housed the residence hall office and a private room for conferences or parental visits. A completely furnished guest room with a bathroom was also located on the first floor. The manager's apartment complete with a dinette, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom was located on the first floor. The basement contained a large recreation room and a large storage room for the students' luggage. The remaining floors were reserved for student rooms.
The new men's residence was named Stockbridge Hall in honor of the University's first president, Horace E. Stockbridge. Stockbridge was born in 1857 in Hadley, Massachusetts. He attended the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Goettingen University in Germany. He returned to the United States as an associate professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Agricultural College before leaving to accept a position at the Imperial College of Agriculture and Engineering in Japan. Stockbridge left Japan in 1889 and came to the North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 to serve as its first president, at the age of thirty-three. He resigned in 1893 and went to Florida State University where he was a professor of agriculture until 1906. Dr. Stockbridge died in 1930.