Burgum Hall

Located on the corner of 12th Avenue North and University Drive, Burgum’s location provides quick access to the University library, and the Memorial Union which houses the Union Dining Center, the NDSU food court, the University Bookstore, Caribou Coffee, One-Stop student services and more. Burgum is also within a few minutes’ walk to the local Loaf N Jug gas station, Jimmy Johns, Herd and Horns, and Bison Nutrition.

When you walk through the doors at Burgum Hall for the first time, you are transformed into a Burgum Bella! Bellas are sisterly--they respect one another, support each other as they figure out life as a college student, and encourage each other to excel academically. Bellas, staff and residents, promote and maintain a harmonious, tight-knit community where each resident can be herself, and everyone feels included. Bella residents are all individual leaders within our building and become fully invested in experiencing all the hall has to offer during their time here. You can always find the Bellas at Burgum family dinners at 5 in the Union Dining Hall, vegging out together on the building’s beautiful lawns when it’s warm, or having pop up game and movie nights in the lounges. 

  • Traditional, low-rise residence hall for females
  • Super single, double and triple rooms available (qauds available for overflow)
  • Air conditioning controlled by thermostats located in every room
  • Coinless laundry on every floor
  • Large built-in closets and drawers, built-in lift top storage desks, built-in shelving, and vanity mirrors
  • Rooms on first floor are carpeted; rooms on the second and third floor are tiled.
  • Large lounge with a TV and grand piano on main floor; mini-lounges located on every floor; basement lounge includes vending machines, game table and kitchenette
  • Community bathrooms on each floor. Showers are built with additional front space that includes a built-in bench and a small footstool. 
  • Meal plan required for all residents
  • Bed and Linen Information

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Amenities and Features

Every hall has its own unique amenities and features, but all halls offer the following: printing stations, onsite mail, coinless laundry, cleaning supplies, cable and free video streaming services, rec lounges, study lounges, daily newspaper service, community kitchen, wifi, secure keyless card entrances, and a hall office where individuals can check out various games/videos/entertainment/rec equipment. 

Each hall also has a full-time hall director and student resident assistants (RAs) who support learning, facilitate community development, and are dedicated to students' security, safety and well-being. 


Doubles: Fall $2,255; Spring $1,845; TOTAL $4,100
Super Singles: Fall $2,640; Spring $2,160; TOTAL $4,800

*Rates are for the 2020/2021 academic year. 

Mailing Information

Mail: Mail that can fit into a mailbox will be delivered to the hall.

Packages: NDSU Bookstore inside the Memorial Union supports in-person package delivery. After a package is dropped off on campus, it will take a day to be sorted and delivered to the bookstore. Students will get an email and/or a text alert when packages are available for pickup. Even though packages are picked-up by students at the Bookstore, please use their Residence Hall mailing address (below).

USPS Mailing FormatShipping via UPS, FedEx, etc.
Student NameStudent Name
Room Number Burgum HallRoom Number Burgum Hall
PO Box 53481333 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58105-5348Fargo, ND 58102
Hall Director

Derisa Collymore
Phone: (701) 231-3231
Email: Derisa.Collymore@ndsu.edu 

Hi! I am Derisa Collymore, the Burgum Hall Director. I have lived my life in many places as I was born on the Caribbean island of Grenada, grew up in New York City, and also lived in Atlanta and Milwaukee before settling in Fargo. I attended Brenau University Women’s College in Gainesville, GA where I received a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. I received my Master of Science in Administrative Leadership for Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am currently working on Doctor of Education. 

What I love most about being a Hall Director at NDSU--and more specifically in Burgum--is that every year I meet, guide, support and cheer on a new group of women starting their journey towards higher education and learning. I get to have great conversation and connect with so many diverse women from all walks of life. I enjoy those proud moments when each and every resident finds her friends, own niche, special campus groups in which she can be involved, and her purpose in our hall and campus community. 

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Built in 1962, the new female dormitory opened on campus for 180 female students. The students could choose between double and triple rooms with built-in vanity desks. The residents faced strict rules as one mandated that all drapes be drawn by 7:00 pm. The new dormitory was dedicated as Jessamine Slaughter Burgum Hall in honor of Jessamine Slaughter the first female student at NDSU (then NDAC).

Jessamine Slaughter (Burgum) was the first woman to enroll at the North Dakota Agricultural College after receiving a scholarship from Burleigh County. Having the new women's dormitory named for her was the second time a building was to be named for Burgum. She nearly had Ceres Hall named for her in 1910, but members of the Board of Education and the NDAC Board of Trustees feared that students would refer to the building as "Slaughter House" rather than "Slaughter Hall."

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