Frequently Asked Questions
Residence Hall Questions
All first-year students are required to live in a residence hall on campus for their first, full academic year or apply for an exemption.
First-year students are defined as undergraduate students who enroll full-time at
UND within one year of their high school graduation or equivalent and who have less
than 24 transferable, post-secondary, semester credit hours (Transferable credits earned while still in high school, including dual credit, AP,
etc. will not be counted toward the total.
Find out more about the first-year campus housing requirement.
For fall housing, the first round of room assignments are sent out by email by the first week in June, if you had your application submitted, application fee paid and confirmation deposit paid by May 1. After the first round, room assignments are processed throughout the summer.
Yes! This may be done during the application process. You can indicate a preferred roommate, name, hometown and state in Campus Connection>MyHousing when you accept the Housing Agreement. Roommate requests must be mutual. This means you and your roommate must both request each other.
Students have the opportunity to use the Advanced Roommate Search feature in Campus Connection>MyHousing. This feature allows students to search for roommates that match their requested criteria. Incoming students will be notified after they accept the Housing Agreement on how to use the Advanced Roommate Search.
First, hall assignment selections are made in the order of the date that we receive the your application and fee. The earlier you apply for housing and pay the application fee, the greater your chances for being able to choose a hall on your preference list. Room Change Requests are available during specific times of the year.
Each student has a unique set of circumstances that make a particular hall more appealing. However, most incoming students love the hall they live in not because of the layout or facilities, but rather the friendships and connections made.
A VERY limited number of designed single rooms are available. These are usually assigned to returning students. If you are interested in a designed single room, you must fill out a designed single room form. See your RA for details.
For fall semester, the residence halls open 8:00 am the Saturday before school starts. In order to participate in all the hall and campus activities that have been planned for you during fall Welcome Weekend, we suggest that you move into the halls on Saturday. A schedule of events will be posted in each residence hall at check-in. In spring semester, the residence halls open the Sunday prior to school starting.
If you need to arrive prior to the fall or spring semester check-in date, early-arrival housing is available for a charge. If you have questions about early-arrival housing, please call 701.777.4251.
Yes. The residence halls stay open during vacation breaks. Students are permitted to stay in their residence hall room during the breaks.
Room and meal plan payments are due at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. You will want to check Campus Connection for all charges. Payments may be made online through E-check or with a credit card. Any questions regarding payments, including installments should be directed to One-Stop Student Services.
Please see our complete list of what to bring.
There is a daily mail pick-up and delivery (except Sunday and holidays). You and your roommate will share a mailbox. The box opens up with your room key. Learn more about mail, including your mailing address.
Extended basic cable is available for an additional cost for all residence hall rooms. There is also an exclusive movie channel that allows for movie streaming in the residence halls. Cable TV is included in 560 Carleton Court.
Yes, washers and dryers are located in each hall. The cost of laundry is included in the room and meal plan rate, so no quarters are needed. Learn more about laundry in the residence halls.
A Building Service Technician (BST) will clean bathrooms. Cleaning schedules vary based on the hall. Visit our Bathroom Cleaning schedules for detailed information.
No storage of personal belongings is available to residents other than the residents' room.
Guest housing is offered during certain times of the year when space is available.
All faculty, staff, students, and visitors who choose to park daily on the University of North Dakota Campus are required to have a valid parking permit. Parking on campus is assigned to correspond to the multiple permit types. Residence hall lots correspond with particular halls. See UND Parking for details.
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a undergraduate student and housing employee who is assigned to each floor or wing in every residence hall on campus. These students live on the wing and have been hired through a competitive selection process and trained in communication, conflict resolution, and group facilitation. They are also involved with organizing group activities and programs in which everyone can be involved.
A Community Assistant (CA) is a undergraduate student and housing employee who is assigned to help and oversee a building area. They offer assistance to the resident director, resident assistants and students living in their building area. These students have been hired through a competitive selection process and trained in communication, conflict resolution, and group facilitation. These staff members can assist you with questions about the University, roommate and personal issues, as well as social and academic challenges.
Resident Directors (RD) are full-time housing staff that live in the residence hall spaces. RDs are responsible for their overall building area and have extensive housing experience and training in student affairs. These staff members take on more responsibility, yet still oversee staff in their building and can assist students with resolving issues. Our staff members are special people who work hard to build community within the residence hall system and to help our residents succeed at UND.
All first-year students living in the residence halls must have a meal plan.
Returning students may not be required to have a meal plan, however that option is only available if students live in select halls.
Incoming, first-year residents can choose from a variety of Meal Plans.
UND has open dining, meaning that residents can eat in any dining center, not just the one closest to their residence hall. Find out where you can Eat On Campus.
Dining Services staff members are trained to assist with special types of dietary needs. See special diet information.
Our remodeled private baths in community clusters give more privacy with shower/sink/toilet all in one room that may be locked. These individual bathrooms are located in one main area on each floor. In this main area, there are also several private toilets stalls, shower stalls, and sinks that are shared by same gender residents per floor.
The Wilkerson Service Center will provide you with a pass key that you may check out.
Yes, all halls have a study area. For location information ask your RA.
ResNet is an organization run by student staff under the supervision of the UND Housing Department. ResNet provides assistance with connecting to the campus network along with general computer support. Services are free to residents.
- Assist residence hall students with all network connections.
- Virus and spyware removal.
- Network log in support.
- General computer hardware and software questions.
- Ethernet adapter installation and troubleshooting.
- Maintain computer labs in: Walsh, Hancock, Johnstone/Fulton Halls, and University Place.
- Wireless network connections.
When you need assistance, check their web site at ResNet or give them a call first. Frequently asked questions and help topics are listed on their site or they may be able to help you over the phone.
Yes, all halls have wireless access and hard-wired access.
During the course of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities. There are social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs covering current events and social issues. Intramural sports, movies, dances, lectures, forums, and discussion groups are just a few of the activities provided to residence hall and students.
As residence hall students, you have an active voice in policy formation and activity planning in the halls through participation in hall government on a variety of levels. All residents are part of the Association of Residence Halls, and may choose to run for office at the floor, wing level or hall level. Good grades are important, but they are only part of the complete college experience. Residence hall activities offer opportunities to make friends and develop the social skills employers look for.
The U Card is your campus ID, meal plan card, and library card. You will receive your card during the summer orientation program. You must have this card or a finger scan on file to enter the dining centers.
You can email us at housing@UND.edu or call 701.777.4251. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.