Cater Hall

From modern architectural planning to innovative residence hall design, Cater provides a state-of-the-art living environment for almost 450 students. Cater also offers two suite options, co-ed floors, central air, and tunnel access to the WDC. 

Cater Hall strives to be a hall where students get to choose what their experience looks like. The goal of our staff is to build relationships with our students so we can offer them the specific and individualized experience they are looking for. Every year in Cater is a new year to #BeTheFirst because students can cater their experience to whatever they're hoping to gain from their college adventure. If you have suggestions about something you want to experience in Cater Hall, let us know!

Room and Building Virtual Tour

148,000 square feet of community: 8 community lounges, 10 conversation nooks, 10 study spaces with floor-to-ceiling views, and 10 tech’d out huddle rooms

Featuring: Multi-screen game room, theater screen, expansive community kitchen, double-sided fireplace lounge, and fully equipped rec room. A centralized coin-less laundry room is located on the main floor, and includes a study/social space, vending area, folding tables and more. 

Room/Suite Information
  • Two-bedroom, four-person suite: Two double bedrooms that share a foyer with a private bathroom, shower and vanity with two sinks. As shown below in room renderings, there are two floor plans associated with this option. 
  • One-bedroom, two-person suite: One double bedroom that has a foyer with a private bath, shower and vanity with one sink. See below for room renderings.
  • All bedrooms are carpeted. 
  • Bed, loft and linen information

Fall $2,585; Spring $2,115; Total $4,700
*Rates are for the 2022/2023 academic year. 

Amenities and Features

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

Co-ed Living: Suites in Cater Hall are single gender, but floors are mixed gender. 

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.

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 Cater HallRoom Number Cater Hall
PO Box 59041650 15th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58105-5904Fargo, ND 58102
Hall Director

Emma Marshall
Phone: (701) 231-3151

Hi Friends! My name is Emma Marshall and I am the Catherine Cater Hall Director. I've been at NDSU for 4 years, but I'm originally from Okeechobee, Florida. I received my Bachelor's degree from Florida State University in 2015 and then my Master's degree from Bowling Green State University in 2017. I am a Pottermore Certified Slytherin and a Cat Mom of a handsome little boy. I love being a Hall Director because this position allows me to closely connect with student staff members, hall gov representatives, and general residents; I get so much joy out of the relationships I get to build with these amazing students.  

Room Renderings
Room Dimensions
Catherine Cater

Professor emeritus of English

Catherine Cater was a much-beloved and inspiring mentor and teacher to generations of NDSU students. Cater was widely known for her enthusiasm, curiosity, compassion and gentle humor; and she lived her life with a grace few can match. 

She exuded an inner strength and displayed an incredible sense of humor and joy of life, and had a wonderful way of making you feel like a better person for being around her. 
- NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani 

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