Niskanen Hall

Niskanen Hall is a Residence Hall that provides 175 non-first-year students with a fully furnished, apartment-style unit. Located directly east of the Fargodome, Niskanen Hall is walking distance to campus, but also offers an on-site bike share and bus stop for quick travel. The Hall Director and Resident Assistants develop one-on-one relationships with each resident and make sure they are supported in their academic and personal pursuits. The Niskanen Hall Staff will always strive to make your community your home and ensure that you always have someone to talk to, whether it be about your successes or challenges. No matter where you are in your college or life adventure, you are welcome at Niskanen Hall to be who you are and continuing growing into who you strive to be. 

Eligibility: Available to any non-first-year student
Meal plan: Not required
Housing Type: Residence Hall (Residence Halls are open during the academic year only, billing is per semester, and units are furnished.)


Middle: $2,420 Fall; $1,980 Spring; $4,400 Total
North and South: $2,695 Fall, $2,205 Spring; $4,900 Total
*Rates are for the 2022/2023 academic year. 


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, NDSU Spectrum newspaper service, community kitchen, wifi, secure keyless card entrances, and a hall office where individuals can check out various games/videos/entertainment/rec equipment. 

North and South: 
Two single bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, large storage closet, full kitchen with microwave, and window air-conditioning unit. North and South offer single/private rooms meaning each unit will have two residents vs four. Bedrooms are carpeted. Pots, pans, utensils and cleaning supplies are not provided; toilet paper is provided. 

  • Bed, linen and loft information
  • Niskanen South Room Numbers: 
    • First Floor: 67-74
    • Second Floor: 75-82
  • Niskanen North Room Numbers:
    • First Floor: 281-288
    • Second Floor: 289-296

North/South 360 Tour*

*North and South are identical buildings. The 360 tour is of Niskanen South, but represents both buildings.

Niskanen Middle: 
Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, full kitchen with dishwasher, and central air. Bedrooms are carpeted. Pots, pans, utensils and cleaning supplies are not provided; toilet paper provided. 

Middle 360 Tour

Mailing Information

Mailing address information:
South Building (Mail Box Numbers 67-82): 1787 University Drive North
North Building (Mail Box Numbers 281-296): 1815 University Drive North
Middle Building (Mail Box Numbers 297-326): 1805 University Drive North

Mailing Format:Example:
Student's NameJane Doe
Box Number Hall Name #68 Niskanen Hall
Street Address1787 University Drive North
Fargo, ND 58102Fargo ND 58102

Mail: Mail that can fit into a mailbox will be delivered to the hall.


  • UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc:
    • Pick-up Location: NDSU Bookstore
    • Notification: Students will get an email and/or a text alert when packages are available for pickup.
    • Address: Even though packages are picked-up by students at the NDSU Bookstore, please use their Residence Hall mailing address (above). Do NOT mail packages to the bookstore address.
  • USPS
    • Packages handled by USPS will be delivered to residents at their respective apartments. Residence Life is not involved in USPS package delivery. 
Hall Director

Dallas Lancenese
(701) 231-4390

What's up everyone? I am the Hall Director for Niskanen Hall. I grew up about 50 minutes southwest of Chicago in Joliet, Illinois. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and my Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. For fun, I like to play video games with friends, aimlessly drive around and listen to music, or just get outside and enjoy life. 

I enjoy being a Hall Director because I get to witness and assist with the development of students. I can never get enough of the random interactions I have or the new information I receive from my students who are in my building, from the teams I supervise, or just generally on campus. I couldn't see myself doing anything other than being a Hall Director.

Niskanen North and South: Renderings, Floor Plans, and  Photos


Niskanen Middle: Renderings, Floor Plans, and Photos

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