NDSU Upper Division Student Living

Residence Life is committed to students. The proof is in our student-friendly contracts that provide maximum flexibility for the planned and the unexpected. Want to move off campus for a dream internship? No problem. Want to live on campus until you study abroad? Sweet! Need a place to live until you graduate? We got you. 

NDSU Residence Life is dedicated to student success. If you need more proof, look at how most off-campus apartments and landlords dealt with covid-19. That's a big #fail. On the other hand, this is what we are doing for our students:

  • Residents can move out of their hall and receive a refund for the time they aren't there. 
  • Residents can choose to leave belongings in their room, come back later to move out, and still get a refund for not residing there.
  • Residents who need to stay in the residence hall, because it is where they call home, are welcome to stay.
  • Apartment residents who wanted to vacate early, could do so without penalty.
  • Apartment residents who wanted to check-out late, could do so without penalty.
  • Apartment residents received a rent freeze if their roommate vacated due to covid-19, so their portion of the rent didn't increase through May 31.
  • Apartment late fees were waived in April and May in recognition of financial hardships. 


Did you know living on campus is CHEAPER than Bridges, U32, T-Lofts, Stop 'N Go apartments and MORE. See the cost comparisons here


Apartments vs Residence Halls

There are five main differences between our halls and apartments, but both offer the same unbeatable benefits of on-campus convenience. 


Upperclassmen Meal Plans

NDSU Dining provides a variety of meal plans to meet your needs. NEW this year, upperclassmen students have even more meal plan options, plus the ability to use block plans in more locations. 

Current Room Re-selection

During upper-division housing sign-up week, anyone--in any hall--can re-select their current room for 2020-2021.

There are only two exceptions to this rule: 
1. Rooms in North Weible (North Weible will be undergoing a full bathroom renovation)
2. Rooms that are part of the Engineering Leadership Learning Community or the Health Professions Learning Community (reserved for incoming students)

If you are currently living in a double room--and have purchased it as a single occupancy room--you can re-select that room, BUT it will be a double occupancy room next year so you will have a roommate assigned to your space.

Doubles and Super Singles

Doubles in ANY Residence Hall: Returning students can select to live in any residence hall and are not limited to our three upper division halls (Cater, Niskanen, MLLC). 

Super Singles: Res Life is reserving Super Singles for upperclassmen students who want to live in Burgum, Stockbridge, Weible, and Reed/Johnson. Super Singles are double occupancy rooms that will be reserved as a single space.

Cater Hall

From modern architectural planning to innovative residence hall design, Cater provides a state-of-the-art living environment for NDSU students. Cater also offers two suite options, co-ed floors, central air, and tunnel access to the WDC.

Cater Hall 360 Degree Tour 

148,000 square feet of community: 8 community lounges, 10 conversation nooks, 10 study spaces with floor-to-ceiling views, and 10 tech’d out huddle rooms

Featuring: Multi-screen gaming area, theater screen, expansive community kitchen, double-sided fireplace lounge, and fully equipped rec room. A centralized coin-less laundry room is located on the main floor, and includes a study/social space, vending area, folding tables and more. 


• Two-bedroom, four-person suite: Two double bedrooms that share a foyer with a private bathroom, shower and vanity with two sinks. As shown below in room renderings, there are two floor plans associated with this option. 
• One-bedroom, two-person suite: One double bedroom that has a foyer with a private bath, shower and vanity with one sink. See below for room renderings.

Meal plan: Upper division students living in Cater are required to select one of three options: Five-day unlimited plan, seven-day unlimited plan, or 170 block plan. 

Cater Hall Webpage

Mathew Living Learning Centers (East and West)

The MLLCs offer on-campus luxury living with fully furnished, apartment-style units and are conveniently located next to the Wallman Wellness Center. The MLLCs also offer:

  • Single/private bedrooms in both the studio and four-bedroom units
  • Large closets and plenty of storage space
  • Central air; each apartment has its own thermostat
  • Kitchenette in studios; full kitchen in four-bedroom (both include stove, microwave and fridge). Pots, pans and utensils not included.
  • Coinless laundry rooms on each wing of every floor
  • Lounge areas with recreation equipment, such as ping pong and pool tables
  • Study lounges, with onsite printing

Meal plan: Not required

Mathew Living Learning Center East:
  • Studios are furnished with a bed, bookshelf, desk, desk chair, and additional soft single seat chair. All furniture is moveable. The closet is installed into the wall and is comprised of multiple shelves, drawers, and hanging area.
  • Four-bedroom units additionally have a standing, moveable wardrobe in each bedroom, rectangular kitchen table, four chairs, and storage closet. The living room is furnished with a soft single seat chair, end table, lamp, and one or two couches.
    • The bathrooms are comprised of a single sink, mirror, toilet, shower, shower curtain, recessed wall shelving, and under sink storage. 
  • Studios are furnished with a bed, bookshelf, desk, and trey chair. The wardrobe is an open wardrobe installed into the wall and is not moveable. The kitchen has an additional pantry area. The bathroom is comprised of a single sink, mirror, toilet, shower, shower curtain, under sink storage and recessed wall shelving.
  • Four-bedroom unit bedrooms come with an additional small, moveable dresser. Additionally, in the kitchen, they have a storage closet, round high top kitchen table, and four chairs. The living room is furnished with an end table, couch, soft single seat chair, and ottoman.
    • The bathroom is comprised of two sinks, two mirrors, and under sink storage and has a separate door to a single toilet, shower, shower curtain, and recessed wall shelving. 

Mathew Living Learning Centers

Niskanen Hall (North, Middle, South)

Niskanen Hall (North, South and Middle) provides non-first-year students a fully furnished, apartment-style experience. Located directly east of the Fargodome, Niskanen Hall is walking distance from classes, but also offers an on-site bike share and bus stop for quick and convenient travel. Niskanen is a great choice for students who want an apartment setting, but don't want to furnish one or live on campus during the summer.

Meal plan: Not required


North and South provide two single bedrooms per unit, meaning each unit houses two residents. Each unit includes: two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, window air-conditioning units, large storage closet and full kitchen.


Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, central air and kitchen with dishwasher and microwave

Niskanen Hall Webpage


Completed in the fall of 2018, Apartment 1701 is NDSU's newest apartment complex. Featuring large walk-in closets, beautiful open concept living/kitchen space, huge bathrooms and generous storage spaces, you can tell 1701 was designed with today's student in mind. 

1701 Webpage

Floor Plans/Rates: Studio ($590); one-bed/one-bath ($760); two-bed/two-bath ($1,030)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, security cameras, air conditioning, full kitchen, coin-operated laundry on every floor, elevators, walk-in closets, large storage closest, study/community rooms, recreational rooms, tub/shower and walk-in shower options, and bar-top islands.

All-inclusive rent: Internet, heat, water/sewer/garbage, electricity and cable

Bison Court

Bison Court offers apartment living, with an on-campus convenience that can't be beat. With exceptional parking, modern amenities and all inclusive rent, you get everything you want and more.

Bison Court Webpage

Floor plans/rates: Studio ($545); one-bedroom/one-bath ($700);  two-bedroom/one-bath ($930)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, security cameras, central air, kitchenette/kitchen, on-site coin-operated laundry, elevators and study and rec lounges

All-inclusive rent: Internet, heat, water/sewer/garbage, electricity and cable

Niskanen Expansion

Made up of three separate buildings, Niskanen Expansion offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom options. Highlights of these buildings include large walk-in closets, large bedrooms, beautiful lofted ceilings in third floor apartments, dishwashers, central air and bar-top islands (with stools included). 

Niskanen Expansion Webpage

Floor plans/rates: one-bed/one-bath ($760); two-bed/two-bath ($1,030); three-bed/two-bath ($1,221)

Other featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, air conditioning, full kitchen plus dishwasher, on-site coin-operated laundry, elevators, walk-in closets, study and rec lounges, lofted ceilings on third floor apartments, bar-top island (stools included)

All inclusive monthly rent: Internet, heat, water/sewer/ garbage, electricity and cable

University Village

University Village provides students the opportunity to pay for what they want, and nothing more. Are you are more of a Netflix or Hulu junky vs cable? UV doesn't include cable, so you don't have to pay for what you don't use. Hate paying for other people's overuse of central air? At UV, you can install A/C units and use them as needed, providing you another opportunity to control your expenses in your living environment. Overall, UV provides our most economical option, while still giving you more for your money than any off-campus option. 

University Village Webpage

Floor plans/rates: One-bedroom/one-bath ($530); two-bedroom/one-bath ($610)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, full kitchen, on-site coin-operated laundry and outdoor playground equipment

Rent includes:
High-speed internet, heat, water/sewer/garbage



Students can apply for apartments at ANY time. Eligibility for apartments is any NDSU student who is not required to live in a residence hall under the on-campus living requirement (typically, any non-first-year student). Students may apply prior to meeting these requirements, but must meet the requirements prior to moving in.

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