Dinan Hall

As the oldest female residence hall still in use on NDSU’s campus, Dinan Hall has a proud tradition on campus.  Centered around a lot of first year classes, Dinan is one of the most ideal places to live as it is centrally located.  Some of the best things residents really love about living in Dinan is the wardrobe space, updated bathrooms, and the ability for residents to open their door and have conversations with each other across the hall.  While small, it truly feels like a family within Dinan.

  • Located next to the Memorial Union and Ceres Hall
  • Traditional residence hall for first year women
  • Newly renovated community bathrooms with privatized bathroom stalls and showers on every floor; handicap accessible gender neutral bathrooms on every floor
  • Spacious double rooms with two desks, two chairs and built in closets
  • Rooms are carpeted
  • Large lounge on first floor with TV, full size kitchen, and vending machine 
  • Study lounges on the second and third floor  
  • Centralized, coinless laundry located on the lower level
  • Meal plan required for all residents
  • Home to 150 female students
  • 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
*Rates are for the 2021/2022 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 Dinan HallRoom Number Dinan Hall
PO Box 54551337 Administration Ave
Fargo, ND 58105-5455Fargo, ND 58102
Hall Director

Ryan Brinkman

Phone: (701) 231-3236 
Email: Ryan.Brinkman@ndsu.edu

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.

Renderings and Floor Plan


Room Photos
Fully Renovated Bathrooms


To relieve the pressure of additional housing on campus a new women's residence hall was built in 1954. The completed structure was a three-story building that housed 164 women in double room assignments. The first floor contained the room of the Head Resident, a lounge, two guest rooms, a kitchenette and pressing room, and resident rooms. The second and third floors contained the resident rooms as well as a kitchenette, a pressing room and a study room (NDAC Catalog 1956-1957, p. 41).

In 1957, the Women's Residence Hall was renamed Dinan Hall in honor of Pearl Dinan, Professor of English and Dean of Women. Dean Dinan came to the Agricultural College in 1910, after receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, and was appointed Instructor in English. In 1926, she received her master's degree from Columbia and was made Professor of English and appointed Dean of Women.

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