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 within walking distance of 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 continue growing into who you strive to be. 

Niskanen Hall Guided Tour

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.)

2024/2025 Rates 

Middle: Fall: $2,613 | Spring: $2,137 | Total: $4,750 
North and South: Fall: $2,888 | Spring: $2,362 | Total: $5,250


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

Rachael Swift

(701) 231-4390

How’s is going, folks? My name’s Rachael (she/her & they/them pronouns) and I am the Hall Director for Niskanen Hall (Middle, North, and South)! I spent the first 15yrs of my life growing up on a river in the middle of the woods on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, then spent the next 15yrs in the heart of the City of Boston in Massachusetts when I attended university. I was an RA in one of Northeastern University’s (NU) upper-division halls throughout my undergrad degree and received my Bachelors in English there in 2019. From there, I kept working at NU in Student Center Operations and Events, then later worked client services through the emergency room at Angell Animal Medical Center. Now, my love for a good adventure has brought me to North Dakota and NDSU, and I’m excited to see what the next 15yrs bring (for synchronicity’s sake, if nothing more). When I’m not in my office, you can usually find me playing video games (if you ask me about RDR2 or the Witcher—I WILL ramble), cooking/baking, writing novels that will never be finished, or reading a good book. (If you can’t find me, I’m likely outside touching grass—possibly fishing, maybe buying more plants/books I don’t need).

I love being in Residence Life largely because I enjoy being part of a community and experiencing a good story—which people always have. My advice for anyone arriving to Niskanen—or upper division housing in general—is to get involved in the Hall! You have amazing RAs, talented Hall Government teams (which you can and should be part of), and all sorts of fun and curious neighbors sharing your home. And if you need anything, you can come find me; I’m always glad to see you and look forward to fostering a safe and connected community with you.

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


Niskanen Middle: Renderings, Floor Plans, and Photos

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