- Located close to the academic buildings as well as the Memorial Union
- Newly renovated traditional residence hall for first year males
- Spacious double rooms with high ceilings, two desks and two chairs
- Laundry is centralized in the basement
- Meal plan required for all residents
- Bed and Linen Information
|USPS Mailing Format||Shipping via UPS, FedEx, etc.|
|Student Name||Student Name|
|Room Number Churchill Hall||Room Number Churchill Hall|
|PO Box 5077||1300 Centennial Blvd|
|Fargo, ND 58105-5077||Fargo, ND 58102|
The construction of Churchill Hall (originally Men's Residence Hall) began in 1927 after its plans and funding were approved by the State Legislature. The hall was to house 192 male students and six resident instructors. It would contain approximately 100 rooms measuring 14 by 14 feet with hot and cold running water and two in-a-door beds. The entire structure would be a three-story structure with a basement for recreational purposes (The Spectrum May 27, 1927, p.1).
Students moved in before the start of school in 1930, but the building still had no name. This did not deter students who called the building a "real home" and thought it to be "well equipped" with the "most modern accommodations" (NDAC Catalog 1931-1932, p. 29 and College and State, October 30, 1930, p. 29).
The modern accommodations were increased in 1939 when the Bachelor Kitchens were added to the basement. The use of the kitchens saved the male students, who used them, $17,000 on regular school expenses (The Spectrum August 25, 1939, p. 1).
In 1957, the Men's Residence Hall changed its name to Churchill Hall in honor of Omar O. Churchill who was a member of the School of Agriculture staff from 1904 to 1950. He served as dean of the School of Agriculture for two years and assisted President Shepperd with organizing the North Dakota Experimental Union (Beacon Across the Prairie, pp. 40, 52, 201).
In 2016/2017, Churchill underwent a complete renovation. The entire interior of the building was demolished and remodeled to provide: new building piping, fixtures, HVAC, heating and electrical systems; added ADA access; new egress windows to allow for lower-level living and community space; increased security features; privatized bathrooms; public kitchen; additional study rooms; and a large community space and recreational area.