NDSU Upper Division Student Living

From modern apartments to traditional residence halls and everything in between, find the housing experience you want next year. We offer student-friendly housing contracts that provide maximum flexibility for the planned and the unexpected and a variety of unbeatable student housing options. 

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. 

Residence HallsApartments
BillingPer semesterMonthly
ContractsFull academic year4- to 12-month options, or longer
FurnitureFurnishedNot furnished
RoommatesSelf-select or assigned by Residence LifeSelf-selected
On-site staff    Hall directors and resident assistantsComplex managers
Upperclassmen Meal Plans

Upperclassmen students have more meal plan options than first-year students! View your options and find the meal plan that meets your needs. 

Current Room Re-Selection

Upper-division housing sign-up week begins in January 2023. As part of that process students can re-select their current residence hall room* for 2023-2024.

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.

*Pavek Hall and rooms that are part of the Engineering Leadership Learning Community or the Health Professions Learning Community cannot be re-selected. 

Super Singles and Doubles

Doubles in ANY Residence Hall: Returning students can select to live in any residence hall. 

Super Singles: Upperclassmen students will have access to super singles in limited halls. 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.

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 laundry room free for residents to use 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. 
• One-bedroom, two-person suite: One double bedroom that has a foyer with a private bath, shower and vanity with one sink. 

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. 

View room renderings and more!

 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 student 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.
  • Laundry rooms on each wing of every floor free for residents to use
  • Lounge areas with recreation equipment, such as ping pong and pool tables
  • Study lounges, with onsite printing

Meal plan: Not required


  • 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
  • Walking distance from classes
  • On-site bike share and bus stop for quick and convenient travel.
  • On-site laundry rooms free for residents to use
  • 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 ($605); one-bed/one-bath ($775); two-bed/two-bath ($1,050)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, security cameras, air conditioning, full kitchen, mobile-pay 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 ($560); one-bedroom/one-bath ($715);  two-bedroom/one-bath ($950)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, security cameras, central air, kitchenette/kitchen, on-site mobile-pay 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 ($775); two-bed/two-bath ($1,050); three-bed/two-bath ($1,242)

Other featured amenities: High-speed internet, 24-hour keycard secure entrances, air conditioning, full kitchen plus dishwasher, on-site mobile-pay 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 ($560); two-bedroom/one-bath ($655)

Featured amenities: High-speed internet, full kitchen, on-site mobile-pay 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.

Apply for an Apartment

Residence Halls

NDSU students who are currently living on campus can select a space for next year, add themselves to a waitlist, or both!

Housing Renewal



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