An Introduction to Residence Halls at NDSU
Residence Hall Living
The benefits of living on campus are endless. Here are some of the reasons our students love living in the residence halls:
Community: People, people, people. The people you meet and the community you build within your hall is the number one reason students say they love living in the halls. Overall, living in a residence hall provides endless opportunities to make friends and increases your connection to the university through involvement in academic, social and extracurricular activities.
Convenience: Convenience and the close proximity to most anything and everything you need is one of the best things about living on campus. It makes life easy.
Events: There is always something going on in your hall or on campus.
Security: Being away from home can be a little scary, but security is a top concern on campus. NDSU halls all have 24 hour keycard secure entrances, entrance security cameras and university police access and coverage.
Hall Staff: Each hall has onsite staff—full-time hall directors and student resident assistants—who are dedicated to your security, safety and overall well-being.
Living on campus is the way to go. You can sleep in, roll out of bed, and tumble to class in no time flat. My friends that live off campus have to get up so early, drive so far, and have to trek-it-in from T-lot … all while I’m still sleeping.
Being in the residence halls simply makes life easy. Close to friends, close to classes, connected to food and always within walking distance of something to do.
I loved living in Weible my first year, but wanted to try out apartment living. Then I realized I didn’t want to buy everything needed to furnish an apartment, and I wanted to live at home during the summers, so I chose Niskanen Hall. It gave me everything I wanted—it was a perfect fit for me!
NDSU currently has 12 residence halls that offer a variety of positive living environments. For a general description of the halls and their features, click on the name of the desired hall below.
|Low Rise Halls||High Rise Halls||Upper Division Halls*|
|Burgum Hall||Seim Hall||Niskanen Hall|
|Churchill Hall||Sevrinson Hall||Mathew Living Learning Center|
|Dinan Hall||Pavek Hall||Cater Hall - Opening Fall 2019|
|Reed/Johnson Halls||Thompson Hall|
*These halls are reserved for students who are at least 20 years of age, or those who have completed at least 2 semesters of college level coursework post high school.
Bed & Linen Information
Your hall's specific mattress size, lofting options, and custom linen information can be found here.
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, hall office with games/videos/entertainment options, and secure keyless card entrances.
Academic & Personal Success
Living on campus increases the chance that students will achieve academic and personal success. Several studies on the effects of residence hall living have been conducted throughout the United States which demonstrate the importance of living on campus. A summary of this research (Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005) points toward the following positive effects of living in the residence halls during one's college years:
- Enhanced effort and involvement in academic, social, and extracurricular activities
- Greater personal growth and development
- Increased openness to diversity
- More involvement with other students, faculty, and the institution as a whole
- Increased satisfaction with the college experience
- Increased likelihood to persist in college and graduate
- Higher GPA