Reed / Johnson Hall

Reed Johnson has always been comprised of outstanding (and fun) gentlemen. These great groups of students have put on amazing events, like our annual Super Bowl party, March Madness Party, and ongoing game nights. Along with having a large amount of residents living in the hall, RJ also has a large Resident Assistant staff. Our RAs always make sure to keep residents up-to-date on the happenings around RJ and NDSU, as well as making sure to help any residents who are in need.

Not only are the people who reside in RJ great, but all the spaces the hall has to offer are pretty sweet, too. If you are looking for a Rec Room, look no further than the Reed Basement. If you need a large space for a group project, the Johnson Basement is the place for you. If you need to cool off or have a place to play some games (RJ has plenty of both board games and video games), make your way to the NEWLY renovated RJ lounge. Lastly, let’s not forget about the wonderful places right outside the hall! If you fancy a game of basketball or volleyball, you can find courts right outside of Reed. If you’d like to just enjoy the outdoors a bit, look no further than brand NEW RJ/Weible Courtyard, just south of Johnson. Here are a few other things to note about our halls: 

  • Traditional residence hall for first year men
  • Double rooms, some that contain study areas as well as several triple rooms 
  • All rooms on all floors of Reed & Johnson are carpeted.
  • Big screen TV located on main floor lounge; mini-lounges located on every floor
  • Rec room located in the basement of Reed with ping pong table, pool table and carpet ball
  • Large study area located  in the basement of Johnson
  • Kitchen area located in each basement
  • Onsite coin-less laundry facilities located on every floor
  • Fully renovated, large community bathrooms on each floor with privatized bathroom stalls and showers; two handicap accessible gender neutral bathrooms on each floor
  • Enclosed walkway to the Residence Dining Center (open 5 days a week)
  • Meal plan required for all residents
  • Home to 430 students

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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

Doubles: Fall: $2,503 | Spring: $2,047 | Total: $4,550
Singles: Fall: $2,888 | Spring: $2,362 | Total: $5,250

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).

Shipping via FedEx, UPS, etc.
Reed Hall Example: Johnson Hall Example:
Student NameStudent Name
Room Number Reed HallRoom Number Johnson Hall
1431 Albrecht Blvd 1421 Albrecht Blvd
Fargo, ND 58102  Fargo, ND 58102



Hall Director

Samuel Elinson
Phone: (701) 231-3235

USPS Mailing Format
Reed Example: Johnson Hall Example:
Student NameStudent Name
Room Number Reed HallRoom Number Johnson Hall
PO Box  5457   PO Box 5457
Fargo, ND 58105-5457   Fargo, ND 58105-5457
Double Room Rendering (11'7" x 15) 


Triple Room Rendering



Double Room Photos
Triple Room Photos

In 1959 the State legislature made appropriations for a new men's residence hall. The new residence hall was completed and ready for occupancy in the fall of 1962. It possessed the capacity for 250 residents in double rooms. The residence hall was dedicated as Robert B. Reed Hall in honor of Robert Reed, the first graduate of the North Dakota Agricultural College (Hunter, p.201; , August 19, 1962).

Robert Reed was originally from Sharon, Connecticut and moved to North Dakota with his family at age twelve. He was among the first students to enroll in the North Dakota Agricultural College when the school opened in 1891. Reed became the first graduate in 1895 when he received a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending NDAC, he was very active in campus life and was a member of the first football team that twice defeated the University of North Dakota in the AC's inaugural season--1894. (, June 7, 1990, p. 2-3).

In 1963 a new men's residence hall opened south of Reed Hall. It possessed a capacity for 230 thirty students in double rooms. The new residence hall shared its office and lounge space with Reed Hall. In 1963, the building was dedicated Roy Johnson Hall in honor of the late Casselton resident, Roy Johnson. Johnson served on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education for 16 years--appointed to the Board of Higher Education in 1938, he remained a member until 1954, serving two terms as board president.

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