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 the 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. 

2024/2025 Rates

Fall: $2,503 | Spring: $2,047 | Total: $4,550

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

Wendi Wheeler

(701)- 231-3236

Hello everyone! My name is Wendi Wheeler. I am the Hall Director for Churchill and Dinan halls. I was an undergraduate student at NDSU many years ago, but I returned to school after many years away to earn my BA in Communication Studies and Women’s Studies from Augsburg University in Minneapolis. I am currently a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NDSU. In my free time, I love hanging out with my nieces and nephews, reading, writing, sewing, and cooking. I’m a birthmother and grandmother (I prefer the term “Dee Dee” to grandma!).

I am excited to be part of the Residence Life team and to connect with residents personally. I believe my college and life experiences will be an asset to my role and will help me make a difference for students who are working to balance their responsibilities and to achieve their goals.

Renderings and Floor Plan


Room Photos

Other frequently requested dimensions:

Desk dimensions:
Study Portion (Left Side): Height:30 in, Width: 30 in, Depth: 24 in
Pedestal Portion (Right Side): Height: 30 in, Width: 18 in, Depth: 24 in
Mattresses: Twin XL, Bed Length: 85.5 in

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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