Living on campus lets you connect in a deeper way with the Northland community and imparts a sense of place, stability, and stewardship. Our on-campus residential communities house approximately eighty percent of the Northland student body.

There are two professional staff members, area coordinators (AC), that oversee the student staff on campus; they live in McMillan and Fenenga Hall.  Each residence hall has trained student staff: one head resident assistant (HRA) and a team of resident assistants (RAs) who live in the halls and work to organize programming, serve as resources, and provide guidance to residents.

To be a successful part of the Northland community, it’s important that you’re familiar with the policies, both residential living and resident behavior.

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Residence Hall Pricing for 2017-18

Pricing for 2017-18 academic year.

  • Traditional Double: $4,069
  • Group Living Double Room: $5,135*
  • Single Room: $5,219**

*Group living spaces include the MELLC apartments and the townhouses.

**Single rooms are available only in Memorial Hall, Mead Hall, and in the MELLC apartments. Spaces are limited.

See your Living Options

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC)McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center
The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC) has been lauded nation-wide for its environmental design. Featuring sustainable architecture, a 120’ wind turbine, photovoltaic arrays, and a greenhouse, this co-educational residence hall is a campus favorite. It also overlooks the Mino Aki garden. The MELLC boasts a wide variety of room styles, including conventional double rooms, suites with a shared bath, and apartments, and is home to approximately 110 students yearly, many of whom are returning students. The residence hall provides ample social space with four kitchens, four lounges, and five study/meeting rooms.

Fenenga HallFenenga Hall
Fenenga Hall is our largest residence hall, housing approximately 130 residents. This co-educational facility is located on the north edge of campus, right next to the Center for Science and the Environment and about one block from the Ponzio Campus Center. Fenenga houses a good mix of first-year students and returning students. Due to its size and number of occupants, Fenenga is a very active and lively building with lots of activities and energy present at all times. Its ravine-facing rooms are popular options for students who want a “naturescape” view.

McMillan Hall

McMillan Hall
McMillan Hall is a co-educational residence hall that houses approximately 115 students. McMillan’s location, adjacent to the Kendrigan Center, Dexter Library, and Ponzio Campus Center appeals to many of its residents. Like Fenenga, McMillan maintains a high level of activity and energy in the building. McMillan Hall also contains the primary facilities for small game cleaning on campus to accommodate hunting and fishing enthusiasts.

Mead Hall

Mead Hall
Mead Hall is our smallest residence hall and houses approximately 30 residents. It is a single gender dorm and is available to women only. Mead is centrally located near the Ponzio Campus Center and overlooks the Academic Mall. It is home to a mix of both first-year students and returning students. Due to its small size, Mead is a unique and close-knit residence hall community.

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall
Built in 1926, Memorial Hall is our oldest residence hall. It is a co-educational facility that houses approximately 80 students. This three-story building is centrally located adjacent to both the Dexter Library and Wheeler Hall. Memorial Hall also overlooks the Mino Aki Production Garden. The building’s historic charm, fireplace lounge, and uniquely shaped rooms also contribute to its popularity.

Northland TownhousesTownhouse Apartments
The Townhouses provide an on-campus housing option for returning and nontraditional students who are looking for more space and independence. These two-bedroom, two-bath, fully-furnished apartments enhance an independent lifestyle and are conveniently located on campus. There are seven two-story apartments that each house four residents.

Live with Intent in Theme Communities

Theme Communities are a long standing tradition at Northland. Each spring, groups of four or more students apply to live together under a central theme. Theme Communities are an enriching experience for those living together, and they also bring passion, knowledge, and resources to the campus community as a whole. Living in a Theme Community is available for returning students only; first-year students can be a part of them for their sophomore year and beyond.

Each community works with a faculty or staff advisor and hosts a variety of theme-driven outreach and education events throughout the year. Residents of these communities work with the the Residential Life staff on programming and community development.

CARPhouse: Apartment 2

The Crafting a Responsible Planet (CARP) house resides in the MELLC. We have a wide variety of interests from hunting and fishing to cooking and crafting to even criptids and conspiracy theories. Whatever you’re into, we hope our house can be a place to gather and build community in a healthy, sustainable way.

Craft House: Townhouse 8

Our community’s intended theme is an arts and craft house. This theme is unique to Northland College because there currently isn’t an open, welcoming space for students to express themselves through arts and crafts related outlets. The Northland College community will benefit from our theme house because it will open up opportunities for people to explore new creative outlets, meet new people, and learn new ways to de-stress, and expand their horizons.

DICE Haus: Townhouse 7

DICE Haus is dedicated to interactive community exchange. We strive to provide game-based programming on campus, whether it be board games, video games, RPGs, or our monthly one-shot LARP “Haunted Mansion.” We are open to events and collaborations brought forward by students. If there’s something you’d like to see, or see more of, regarding gaming on campus, find us Facebook.

ECCO Haus:Apartment 1

The Environmentally Conscious Community Organized (ECCO) Haus focuses on the topics of sustainability and environmentalism in order to encourage a more beneficial lifestyle for the Northland College Community and the biological world around us. Radical environmental and social ideals will be encouraged and discussed, giving way for transformation among students towards more sustainable lifestyles.

Fan Haus: Townhouse 4

Our goal as a theme house is to boost attendance and school spirit at any Northland athletic event hosted on campus or in the area. We plan on hosting get together before games, such as cookouts and sign-making, in order to give likeminded individuals a chance to gather early in order to boost spirit for the game. We openly invite anyone who is interested in planning an event, outside of our own, to get in-touch with us to show support for our teams. Keep your eyes open for flyers posted around campus prior to events for information! Hope to see you out supporting our Northland Jacks and Jills!

Food Haus: Townhouse 6

Welcome to Food Haus! Indulge your senses and fill your stomachs and minds with us! This year we will be hosting programs about health, putting on pot lucks, and mostly cookin’ up good foods with our fellow Northlanders. We believe cooking (and eating) is a great way to connect people, and being informed about the food industry is a vital part of understanding the world. Throw your apron on and come join us!

Gaia’s Cradle

Gaia’s Cradle is Northland’s Gender and Women’s Studies Theme Haus. We work to provide education about various sociological subjects including issues of consent, racism, gender equity, and much more. Gaia’s Cradle is also a safe space where anyone and everyone can feel included. We offer year round events such as skirt Thursday potlucks, movie nights, teacher panels, abortion education, and more, all of which can be found on our Facebook page.

Holiday House: Apartment 4

Hey y’all! We’re Holiday House! Our goal is to create a safe, substance free environment that is open to all Northland College students and staff to celebrate a number of holidays and cultural celebrations throughout the year. Our plan is to celebrate a few of the popular holidays such as Christmas and Halloween, but also to celebrate many of the smaller, cultural holidays that do not receive as much attention. We are going to be working with NASA and Multicultural Club in attempt to avoid cultural appropriation and provide a more welcoming and authentic atmosphere. If you have any ideas or suggestions for upcoming holidays and celebrations, please contact any of us through our Facebook page or visit us at our apartment!

The Finer Things: Apartment 3

Titled the Finer Things, we live by the motto “in tempore gustum” (season to taste). We are aficionados and connoisseurs of the finer things in life. We delve into great literary works, tastefully appreciate fine artwork, listen intently to eclectic music, and relish gourmet cuisine. To complement Northland’s ardent love for the outdoors, when we embrace our wild side, we hope to inculcate campus with a classier, more cultured lifestyle. While our programs carry a sophisticated and ritzy atmosphere, our most sought after goal is to have fun, and we hope to provide programs that appeal to everyone. All our welcome at our elegant establishment so please stop by for custom artwork, a spot of tea, and polite conversation.