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Cater Hall

From modern architectural planning to innovative residence hall design, Cater will provide a state-of-the-art living environment for NDSU’s second-year-students. Cater will also offer two suite options, co-ed floors, central air, and tunnel access to the WDC. 

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: Current rate for Cater is $4,500/year. 

Important Notes: Cater hall is available to second year students only. 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: The MLLCs are currently reserved for students 20 years-of-age or older, or those who have completed two semesters of college level course work post high school graduation. NEW next year, the MLLCs are reserved for students who are 20 years-of-age or older by Aug. 24, 2019.


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. 


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. 

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. 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: 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 conditioned, 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: 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: 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 conditioned, 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: 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. Students must be 20 years of age or have completed at least two semesters of post-high school college coursework to qualify for an apartment. 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 the 2019-2020 academic year took place Nov. 26 - Dec. 5, 2018. If you missed it, or weren't ready to make a decision, or no worries! Simply sign into Campus Connection/Self Service/On campus Housing and submit your application! Within that application you will let us know your preferred hall/space. If it is available, you will be immediately assigned. If your preferred hall is full, you will be added to a waiting list. Historically every person on our waiting list has received a space by fall semester!


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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: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:42:54 PM
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