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!

360 Degree Tour Guided 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
Rates

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


Paul Frost

Phone: (701) 231-3151
Email: Paul.Frost@ndsu.edu 

Hello Everyone! My name is Paul Frost and I use he/him/his pronouns. I am the Catherine Cater Hall Director, and this is my first year at NDSU! I'm originally from a small town in north central Kansas. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Emporia State University (Stingers Up) in 2020 and a Master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University in 2022. I am 100% a Swiftie and will always have time to chat about THE Taylor Alison Swift. I am a Cat Dad of two adorable babies: Pippin and Blanche Devereaux. In my spare time I like to go on coffee runs, try new places to eat, go shopping, and explore the Fargo area with my partner.

I am absolutely thrilled to be in the Hall Director role as it gives me a chance to work directly with students, student staff, and student leaders. I am committed to the work that I do, and my goal is to create a safe space for all students as we work together to foster your sense of belonging at NDSU. I look forward to our journey together this year in Cater Hall!

Faculty in Residence (FIR)


Amanda Cordova, PhD

Phone: (701) 231-9772
Email: Amanda.J.Cordova@ndsu.edu 

Amanda is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education focusing on educational inequalities at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, culture and socio-economic status. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Amanda worked as a clinical social worker and K-12 teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and attending live music performances. Learn more about the Faculty in Residence program and the mission of Amanda's work in Cater Hall.
 

Room Renderings
Room Dimensions
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Catherine Cater

Professor emeritus of English
(1917-2015)

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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