Churchill Hall

Anyone who comes into Churchill is instantly part of a brotherhood. As the oldest residence hall on campus, Churchill has a long, rich history on NDSU’s campus. Built in 1931, Churchill Hall has gone through many changes in the years. With the renovation of Churchill in 2017, residents can be seen in the lounges, playing ping-pong, watching movies, playing video games, or simply hanging out. Students love the ability to leave their room and hang out in one of the many common spaces.

  • Located close to the academic buildings, as well as the Memorial Union
  • Newly renovated traditional residence hall for first year males, completed in Fall 2017
  • Spacious double rooms with high ceilings, two desks and two chairs. Rooms are carpeted.
  • Shared bathrooms with privatized bathroom stalls and showers on each wing of each floor; handicap accessible gender neutral bathrooms on each wing of each floor
  • Central air conditioning; ability to control your own heat in the winter
  • Full size lounges on the lower level, second and third floors
  • Huddle rooms (study spaces) on second and third floors, both with technology capabilities
  • Vending machines and full size kitchen located on lower level
  • Centralized coin-less laundry on the lower level
  • Meal plan required for all residents
  • Home to 200 male students
  • Bed and Linen Information

Churchill 360 Degree Tour

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 $2,310; Spring $1,890; $4,200 Total
*Rates are for the 2022/2023 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 Churchill HallRoom Number Churchill Hall
PO Box 50771300 Centennial Blvd
Fargo, ND 58105-5077Fargo, ND 58102
Hall Director

Ryan Brinkman
Phone: (701) 231-3236 

Hey Everyone!  My name is Ryan Brinkman and I’m the hall director for Churchill/Dinan Hall!  I’ve been a Hall Director at NDSU since January 2015.  I graduated from Truman State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Public Communication Concentration and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014.  In my spare time, I love to run and cycle, so you may find me running around the Fargo-Moorhead area, training for a race.  I’m also a certified Group Cycling Instructor, so every week you can find me down at the YMCA teaching a cycling class!  I also love hockey and, being from St. Louis, my team is none other than the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues!

What I love most about a Hall Director are my residents.  I thoroughly enjoying getting the opportunity to work with them and see all the amazing things they do.  There is never a day that is the same and I truly believe it is because of the residents I have had over the years.  Churchill/Dinan is truly a wonderful place and I hope are able to make it your home just as much I have.

Rendering and Floor Plan
Room Photos
Fully Renovated Bathrooms
Community Spaces

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).

In 2016/2017, Churchill underwent a complete renovation. The entire interior of the building was demolished and remodeled to provide: new building piping, fixtures, HVAC, heating and electrical systems; added ADA access; new egress windows to allow for lower-level living and community space; increased security features; privatized bathrooms; public kitchen; additional study rooms; and a large community space and recreational area. 

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