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New options, exciting changes, and with more single rooms than ever before.

See below for all your new and need-to-know facts, including a few friendly tips:

  1. High Pressure Selling: Don't let off-campus options scare you into signing a long-term lease. Take your time, do your research, and decide what's best for you. 
  2. Educate Yourself: Did you know living on campus is CHEAPER than Bridges, U32, T-Lofts, Stop 'N Go apartments and MORE. See the cost comparisons here.  
  3. Upper Division Living: Res Life provides SO MANY OPTIONS for our upper division (non-first year) students. Suites, studios, super singles, quads, apartments... the list goes on and on. Keep reading below to find what's right for you.

Apartments vs Residence Halls
There are six main differences between our halls and apartments, but both offer the same unbeatable benefits of on-campus convenience.

Upperclassmen Meal Plans
NDSU Dining provides a variety of meal plans to meet your needs. NEW this year, upperclassmen students have even more meal plan options, plus the ability to use block plans in more locations. 

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Upper Division Living
Want the benefits of on-campus living? Here are your residence hall and apartment options.

Residence Halls

Doubles and Super Singles

Doubles in ANY Residence Hall: Returning students can select to live in any residence hall and are not limited to our three upper division halls (Cater, Niskanen, MLLC). 

Super Singles: Res Life is reserving Super Singles for upperclassmen students who want to live in Burgum, Stockbridge, Weible, and Reed/Johnson. 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.

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 gaming area, 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. 

Room renderings, floor plans with measurements, building renderings, building amenities and more can be found here.


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. 

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

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

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.

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

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


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). 

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

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

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. 

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

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

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 for NDSU Apartments! 

Residence Halls
Room sign-up for current NDSU students living on campus, wanting to remain on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, took place Jan. 27-31, 2020. Did you miss the boat and forget to sign up? No worries, you can still sign up to live in a residence hall today!

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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
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Friday, March 06, 2020 8:53:33 AM
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