Thompson Hall

During the year you can find students in Thompson hanging out in the lounges and grabbing meals together at the RDC or West. Between hall gov events, Casino Night, and the End of Year Bash, there is no shortage of things to do to help meet new people and make connections in Thompson!  

  • 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 study room, and the odd floor having another study room and a balcony that overlooks the lounge space. These houses are intentionally built to be one cohesive community.
  • Main activity lounge on first floor includes a brand new HDTV, lounge seating, ping pong table, foosball table, and pool table
  • Main study lounge on first floor with a moveable whiteboard and tables
  • Vending machines on first floor
  • Coin-less laundry on each floor
  • Kitchenette and lounge in basement
  • Tunnel access to the West Dining Center, a 24-hour computer cluster and printing station, and the ACE Tutoring Center 
  • Meal plan required for all residents 
  • Co-ed Living: Suites in Thompson Hall are single gender, but floors are mixed gender
  • Home to 285 students

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Amenities and Features

Every hall has its own unique amenities and features, but all halls offer the following: 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. 

2024/2025 Rates

Double Rooms: Fall: $2,668 | Spring: $2,182 | Total: $4,850
E (Single) Rooms: Fall: $2,778 | Spring: $2,272 | Total: $5,050

Health Professions Learning Community

Thompson Hall is home to the Health Professions Learning Community.

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 Thompson HallRoom Number Thompson Hall
PO Box 54971412 Albrecht Blvd
Fargo, ND 58105-5497Fargo, ND 58102

Hall Director

Katie Westlund 
(701) 231-3237

Hello! My name is Katie Westlund (she/her/hers) and I am the Hall Director for Thompson Hall. I grew up in Rosemount, MN before heading to South Dakota State University, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. In my free time, I love to go horseback riding, work on crafts, read and spend time in nature. I love animals and I have two dogs and a cat that live with me in Thompson Hall.  

I am very excited to connect with all my residents and build a wonderful community together. I want every student to have a great experience here at NDSU. Please feel free to stop by my office if you need help with anything or just want to chat! 

Renderings / Floor Plans



Room Photos (doubles)
Room Photos (E Rooms)

Thompson Hall was one of the two high-rises to be built on the NDSU campus in 1967 as part of the "Gemini Project." The "Gemini Project" was the construction of two identical high-rises (the other being Sevrinson Hall). The high-rise is a nine-story structure that houses 272 students.

In 1969, the high-rise was named Thompson Hall in honor of Matilda Thompson, Dean of Women from 1957 to 1963. Thompson earned a degree in teaching from Valley City Teachers College in 1915 and a bachelor's degree in chemistry and natural sciences from NDAC (SU) in 1921. In 1929, she earned a master's degree in mathematics and guidance from Columbia University.

After teaching high school for a six year period, with a two year interruption while attending NDAC, Thompson joined the NDAC faculty in 1923 as an instructor in mathematics and rose to the rank of full professor in 1958. In 1957, Thompson was made Dean of Women. She resigned in 1963 as Dean of Women and returned to teaching mathematics. Thompson retired in 1965.

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