Pavek Hall

*Pavek Hall will undergo a full renovation next year and will be offline for the 2023/2024 academic year. 
Pavek Hall is a community that works to welcome authenticity and growth. Pavek’s community is not just about trying new things, but about failing, getting back up, and eagerly trying again because our grit and determination help us to keep moving forward. Our staff and students work hard and play harder always excited to say “Yes” to leadership opportunities within Hall Government, to fixing obstacles affecting the community, and to making late-night milkshake runs.  

  • Located near 15th Avenue North and Albrecht Boulevard
  • Nine-story, high-rise residence hall 
  • Two double rooms share a common foyer with shower and toilet facilities (foyer cleaned regularly by custodial staff)
  • Rooms and foyers are polished tile
  • Limited number of single rooms
  • Every two floors constitute a house, with the even floor having a lounge and laundry room, and the odd floor having a study room and a balcony that overlooks the lounge space. These houses are intentionally built to be one cohesive community.
  • Vending machines in basement
  • Coinless laundry on floors 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Study rooms on floors 3, 5, 7, 9
  • Connected by tunnel to the West Dining Center, a 24-hour computer cluster, and the ACE Tutoring Center
  • Air-conditioning throughout building
  • Meal plan required for all residents 
  • Co-ed Living: Suites in Pavek Hall are single gender, but floors are mixed gender
  • Home to 300 students
  • Bed, Loft 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, 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. 


Double Rooms: $2,475 (Fall); $2,025 (Spring); $4,500 (Total)
E Rooms: $2,585 (Fall); $2,115 (Spring); $4,700 (Total)
*Rates are for the 2022/2023 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 FedEx, UPS, etc
Student NameStudent Name
Room Number Pavek HallRoom Number Pavek Hall
PO Box 54751420 Bolley Dr
Fargo, ND 58105-5475Fargo, ND 58102
Hall Director

Samuel Elinson 

Hello everyone! My name is Samuel Elinson and I am the Hall Director for Pavek Hall! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration. Before coming to NDSU, I taught English in Nantan, Japan and worked as a Student Conduct Officer at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I am passionate about learning about people, cultures, and languages. In my spare time you can find me in the kitchen trying new recipes or in town trying out one of the great Fargo restaurants!

What I enjoy most about being a Hall Director is the opportunity to be a resource for students as they take their first steps in their NDSU adventure! My advice for students is to be brave and try something new, meet people, and make connections. Being a college student gives you the opportunity to learn about yourself, others, and determine what kind of person you want to be, and there is no greater place to do that than at NDSU! Go Bison!

Renderings / Floor Plans




Room Photos (Double)
Room Photos (E Rooms)

The last of the four high rises was completed in 1987. It is located in the southwest corner of the quadrangle of the high-rise residence halls. In October of 1990, the newest high rise was renamed Pavek Hall in recognition of F. Leslie Pavek, Vice President of Student Affairs.

Pavek was born on May 27, 1929 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Pavek later received a masters (1960) and doctorate (1968) in education from the University of North Dakota (UND). In 1967 Pavek came to NDSU to work in the Counseling Center. In 1968, Pavek was appointed Dean of Students. In 1974, he was named Vice President for Student Affairs. Pavek retired in 1990 after twenty-three years of service to NDSU (It's Happening at State October 10, 1990, p.3).

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