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Burgum Hall

  • Located on the corner of 12th Avenue North and University Drive, Burgum’s location gives its residents quick access to the university library, and the Memorial Union which houses the Union Dining Center, several take out restaurants, the University Bookstore, and One-Stop student services. Burgum is also within a few minutes’ walk to the local Loaf N Jug gas station, Jimmy Johns, Herd and Horns, and Bison Nutrition.
  • Traditional residence hall for first year females
  • Single, double and triple rooms available (qauds available for overflow)
  • Air conditioning controlled by thermostats located in every room
  • Coinless laundry on every floor
  • Large built-in closets and drawers, built-in lift top storage desks, built-in shelving, and vanity mirrors
  • Large lounge with big screen TV and grand piano on main floor; mini-lounges located on every floor; basement lounge includes vending machines, game table and kitchenette
  • Community bathrooms on each floor. Showers are built with additional front space that includes a built-in bench and a small footstool. 
  • Meal plan required for all residents
  • Bed and Linen Information

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. 

Mailing Information

USPS Mailing FormatShipping via UPS, FedEx, etc.
Student NameStudent Name
Room Number Burgum HallRoom Number Burgum Hall
PO Box 53481333 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58105-5348Fargo, ND 58102

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Built in 1962, the new female dormitory opened on campus for 180 female students. The students could choose between double and triple rooms with built-in vanity desks. The residents faced strict rules as one mandated that all drapes be drawn by 7:00 pm. The new dormitory was dedicated as Jessamine Slaughter Burgum Hall in honor of Jessamine Slaughter the first female student at NDSU (then NDAC).

Jessamine Slaughter (Burgum) was the first woman to enroll at the North Dakota Agricultural College after receiving a scholarship from Burleigh County. Having the new women's dormitory named for her was the second time a building was to be named for Burgum. She nearly had Ceres Hall named for her in 1910, but members of the Board of Education and the NDAC Board of Trustees feared that students would refer to the building as "Slaughter House" rather than "Slaughter Hall."

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3430 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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