Ballard Hall

  • If you’re looking for convenient access to just about everything campus offers, check out Ballard Hall. Located at the corner of the campus mall, Ballard places you at the hub of campus life and mere steps from the Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center, Kise Commons and virtually all academic buildings.

    Ballard is coed, with men’s and women’s wings separated by a lobby. Rooms are spacious and feature walk-in closets, which are ideal for all those extra belongings you may have packed. Beds are loftable and all furniture is moveable, allowing you to make the most of your room’s square footage. Each of Ballard’s three floors features its own lounge. Or head down to the main level TV lounge to relax, catch a movie or hang out with friends.

    Ballard Hall features the following:

    • Floors: 3+ basement
    • Occupancy Type(s): single- and double-occupancy rooms
    • Room Configuration(s): west wing female; east wing male
    • Room Dimensions: 12'4" x 16'10" (double); 12'3" x 10'8" (single)
    • Bathroom(s): single-gender community
    • Laundry: free; located in the basement
    • Kitchen: located in the basement
    • Flooring Type(s): tile
    • Computer Network Connection(s): wired in room; wireless in lounge
    • Cable TV Connection: digital cable
    • Mailbox Location: main level
    • Furniture Provided:
      • Bed: twin xl; lofts can be rented through CSI Lofts
      • Closet: built-in closet, with interior rod and storage unit above, 4'0" x 3'2"
      • Dresser: moveable; 18"d x 32"w (drawer 1 height: 3"; drawers 2 & 3 height: 6")
      • Desk: moveable
      • Lighting: overhead; closet light
      • Window Covering: shades
      • Other Items: desk chair, wastebasket
       
    • Learning Community:  N/A
    • Additional Notes: lounge on each floor, main level TV lounge and computer lab; piano and pool/ping-pong tables in basement

  • Use the following address to send mail and packages to MSUM residents.

    There is one mailbox for each room. Mailboxes are located on the first floor of each building at the hall desk. Packages that do not fit in a mailbox are held at the hall desk until residents can pick them up.

    Mailing Address

    [Student Name]
    [Room Number & Residence Hall Name]
    Moorhead, MN 56563-[zip code extension]

    Building Zip Code Extension Numbers:

    • Ballard Hall - 1010
    • Dahl Hall - 1020
    • Nelson Hall - 1030
    • Grantham Hall - 1040
    • Holmquist Hall - 1050
    • East Snarr Hall - 1060
    • South Snarr Hall - 1070
    • West Snarr Hall - 1080
    • John Neumaier - 1090

    Digital Cable and DSL Internet Service is provided by MidCo Communications. Wireless internet is available in the common area floor and building lounges in each hall. Each room has a DSL router box or ethernet port wall jack. You will need to provide your own ethernet cord or wireless router. Rooms are equipped with digital cable (older TV styles will not work).

    If you have trouble connecting or would like to add DVR services (for a fee), MidCo answers the phone 24/7! Call 1-800-888-1300 from your room; when you hear prompts, press 1 for the Residential Customer Service care line. You will be asked for your address (use 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563). Please note: the call reps may not understand you are in a dorm room, not an off-campus apartment building.

    Visit midco.com for channel list, self-help guides, online chat support and troubleshooting tips.

    Reminder: only the common areas have wi-fi access; to provide residents with the fastest and most reliable internet, Midcontinent internet is accessible through ethernet connection. Residents are free to purchase their own wireless router if they prefer wi-fi connection within their room.

    Bed loft rental is available through CSI Lofts. Beds may be lofted in Nelson, Ballard, and Holmquist. To rent a loft, please visit CSI Lofts or call 218.233.5735 for more information. Homemade or purchased lofts are not permitted.

    If you are living in Dahl, Grantham or any Snarr Hall, your room is furnished with a bed with lofting capabilities built into it. You do not need to rent a separate loft kit.

    A limited number of MicroFridge (combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave) will be available for rental on a first come first serve basis. They are $75 per semester. Reserve a microfridge online. If you reserve prior to the official Move-In Day, your MicroFridge will be in your room when you move in.

    We strongly encourage our students to pursue renters insurance. You may arrange for renter's insurance through your own insurance company. MSUM does not insure personal belongings in student rooms. While we hope students will never need to file a renter's insurance claim, it is important to be prepared just in case.