Hello and welcome to UND! Your student has made a great decision by choosing to live on campus!
Our residence halls provide students with a convenient location close to classes, libraries and labs, a wide variety of healthy and well prepared meals at the dining centers and retail outlets, an easy connection to new friends, and a supportive system to achieve academic success.
Current residents cite convenience as the major reason for living in the residence halls. Our programs and services are designed to supplement your student’s academic experience and help them reach their goals. Students who make connections and participate in campus activities develop skills to succeed and persist to graduation. UND and national research show that students who live in the residence halls have higher GPAs from freshman through senior years than those choosing other living options.
This website is a guide for you and your student and will help you to prepare for move-in day.
Family members, it's challenging to start letting go and allow your student to make their own decisions. Give them the tools and lots of encouragement. Your student has already made one great decision – to live on campus. Have a successful year!
Tips for Families
We suggest you work as partners with your student, but let the student begin to take responsibility and be the primary contact for issues that may arise.
Deadlines are important for housing and for academics. Check websites and encourage your student to stay organized.
Ask your student how they are getting involved in activities. Valuable “out of class” learning opportunities can be found all over UND and they allow your student to meet peers as well as make connections with faculty, staff and administrators.
Care Packages/Welcome Kits
The UND Family Association offers theme care packages for UND students who live on or off campus. Packages come in fun themes such as Thinking of You, Movie Night, and Winter Warm Up. Order any time of the year! See the Family Association for details.
During the academic year, the Housing Office sends a bi-monthly informational email to residents. Family members can subscribe to receive this email also. If you would like to receive the email, submit your name and email address below.
There is daily mail pick-up and delivery at each service center (except Sundays and holidays). Students will share a mailbox with his/her roommate and the box opens with their room key. The Post Office has requested all capital letters and no punctuation when addressing. List the room number first, without the word “Room”, use only the number and/or letter. More mailing/package details. See example below:
JOE STUDENT 204B WEST HALL GRAND FORKS ND 58202
Dining Services gladly will make your student’s birthday a day to remember with an individual size birthday cake and short personalized message. Parents, family members or friends may order a cake for any student on a meal plan (one cake per student). Please order at least one week in advance with the online birthday cake order form. The cake will be available for pick up at the student’s dining center.
While we understand you may want this cake to be a surprise, Dining Services staff would appreciate you telling your student that they can expect a cake at their dining center.