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There are a ton of NEW and exciting options this year for non-first year students. More details will be released in the coming weeks. For now, here are your NEW and NEED-TO-KNOW facts:

  1. Housing Sign-up: Residence Hall sign-up will take place January 27 - 31, 2020. 

    1. Please do your homework regarding your housing options and take your time when making decisions that affect your living environment. Last year, many students shared that they thought they were "applying" to live in off-campus apartments, when really they were signing 12 month leases. 

  2. NDSU Apartments: Looking for apartment living? NDSU Apartments are available! You do not have to wait for residence hall sign-up; you can apply for apartments at any time. Apply NOW! 

  3. Current room reselection: NEW this year, anyone can reselect their current room for 2020-2021. Traditionally, we only provided certain halls for upper division students. So when housing signup rolled around, students had to select rooms in Cater, Niskanen Hall or the MLLCs. This year, if you are living in Churchill, and you want to remain in Churchill, you can! If you are living in Burgum or Weible or Thompson, and you want to reselect that room for the following year, you can! There are only two exceptions to this rule!

    1. If you are currently living in a double room--and have purchased it as a single occupancy room--you can reselect that room, BUT it will be a double occupancy room next year, so you will have a roommate assigned to your space. If you REALLY want a single, keep reading below!
    2. Due to special circumstances, rooms in these locations will also not be up for reselection:

      1. Any rooms in North Weible (It will be closed for renovation)
      2. Any rooms that are part of the Engineering Leadership Learning Community or the Health Professions Learning Community (These are only available to freshmen) 

  4. Super singles: NEW this year, we are reserving Super Singles for non-first year students on the third floors of Burgum, Stockbridge, Reed and Johnson. That means you will have the option to select a double room as a single room in those halls during room sign up. Prices for this option will be confirmed in March with State Board approval, but an estimation will be presented prior to housing signup. 

  5. Upper Division Only Housing: Even though all upper division students have the freedom to live anywhere on campus, Residence Life still reserves the following buildings for upper division students only: Niskanen Hall, Mathew Living Learning Centers, Niskanen Expansion, Bison Court, University Village and Apartment 1701. Cater Hall is reserved for upper division, but opened to first-year students if there is space available. All of these buildings are detailed below. 

Residence Halls

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. Take a 360 degree tour of the building now!

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 game room, 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.
• For bed, loft and linen information, click here. 

Rates: 2019/2020 rate for Cater is $4,500/year. 

Important Notes: Five- or Seven-day meal plan is required. 

Room renderings, floor plans with measurements, building renderings, building amenities and more can be found here. For the most up-to-date information on Cater Hall, please follow us on Facebook @CaterNDSU. 


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)
  • 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

Eligibility: Any non-first-year student. 


Studios are furnished with a chair, desk, desk chair, dresser and a bed (all furniture is moveable). Four-bedroom units additionally have a kitchen table with four chairs. Pots, pans and utensils are not provided. Bed and linen information can be found here.

Studio Rates: $4,800/year
Meal plan: Not required

4-bedroom Rates: $4,700/year
Meal plan: Not required


Studios are furnished with a desk, desk chair, dresser and a bed (all furniture is moveable). Four-bedrooms additionally have a kitchen table with 4 chairs. Pots, pans and utensils are not provided. Bed and linen information can be found here. 

Studio Rates: $4,800/year
Meal plan: Not required

4-bedroom Rates: $4,700/year
Meal plan: Not required

More information on the MLLCs, including building amenities, features, room/floor plans and layouts, click here.

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.


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.

Rates: Current rate for Niskanen is $4,650/year (2019/2020). 


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

Important Notes: Niskanen is available to all non-first-year students. Meal plans are not required, but available for purchase. 

Rates: Current rate for Niskanen is $4,300/year (2019/2020). 

More information about Niskanen Hall, including photos, floor plans, building amenities and more, click here.


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. 

Floor Plans/Rates (2019/2020): 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

For more photos, 360° virtual tours, room renderings, floor plans and more, click here here.

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.

Floor plans/rates (2019/2020): 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

Click here for more information, including photos, room renderings and floor plans, and 360° virtual tours.

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). 

Floor plans/rates (2019/2020): 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

Click here for more photos, floor plans, room renderings, 360° virtual tours, and more.  

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. 

Floor plans/rates (2019/2020): 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

For more photos, floor plans, 360° virtual tours and more, click here.

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. Click here to apply! 

Residence Halls
Room sign-up for current NDSU students living on campus, wanting to remain on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, will take place Jan. 27-31, 2020. Watch for details about this process in the coming weeks. 

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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
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Monday, October 14, 2019 1:29:49 PM
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