Niskanen Hall

Want an apartment, but don't want to buy all the furniture or live on-campus during the summer? Niskanen Hall provides non-first-year students a fully furnished, apartment style experience during the academic year. Located directly east of the Fargodome, Niskanen is walking distance to campus, but also offers an on-site bike share and bus stop for quick travel.

Niskanen Hall is home every year to a diverse group of students from every major, personality, and background. 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 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 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


Middle: $2,365 Fall; $1,935 Spring; $4,300 Total
North and South: $2,640 Fall, $2,160 Spring; $4,800 Total

*Rates are for the 2020/2021 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 double bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, large storage closet, full kitchen, 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

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. Bed, linen and loft information

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 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

Giovanni Escalera
Niskanen Phone: (701) 231-4390

Hi, My name is Giovanni Escalera, I am the Stockbridge & Niskanen Hall Director at North Dakota State University. I am a California native born and raised. I went to California State University, San Bernardino where I received my Bachelors in Political Science and a Minor in Spanish. I went on to receive my Master's degree at The University of Central Missouri in College Student Personnel.  

 I enjoy being a Hall Director because I get to work with amazing students and get to see them transform into adults. I remember the first time I lived on campus and all the emotions I had knowing that I was moving away from home. I hope that we will be able to make the transition smooth for you with the help of the RA's that will be living in your community.  

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


Niskanen Middle: Renderings, Floor Plans, and Photos

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