Nelson Hall

  • You can’t miss Nelson Hall. Twelve floors tall and boasting a unique cylindrical shape, it’s a campus landmark. Check out the 12th floor lounge, which is used for TV watching, meetings, floor programs and studying, and offers sweeping views of campus, downtown Moorhead, the Red River, Fargo and the vast plains beyond.

    In keeping with Nelson’s unique design, rooms are pie-shaped and located around the building’s perimeter. Nelson Hall is coed by floor. Beds can be lofted to make the most of available space. A circular floorplan provides for several community spaces, including a social lounge, study rooms and kitchenettes with stoves on each floor. And there’s no need to haul your laundry to the basement; laundry rooms are conveniently located on each floor.

    Nelson Hall features the following:

    • Floors: 12
    • Occupancy Type(s): single-, super-single- and double-occupancy rooms
    • Room Configuration(s): single gender per floor
    • Room Dimensions: 12'3" x 13'7" x 8'2" (double room)
    • Bathroom(s): single-gender community
    • Laundry: free; located on each floor
    • Kitchen: kitchenettes located on each floor
    • Flooring Type(s): most rooms are tile
    • Computer Network Connection(s): wired in room; wireless in lounge
    • Cable TV Connection: digital cable
    • Mailbox Location: main level of Grantham Hall
    • Furniture Provided:
      • Bed: twin; twin xl; lofts can be rented through CSI Lofts
      • Wardrobe: built-in, with shelf and rod; 78”x x 40.5”w x 22”d; includes toothbrush/soap holder
      • Dresser: built-in; mirror/vanity area; 4 drawers (30”h x 14.75”w x 20.5”d)
      • Desk: built-in; connected to wardrobe
      • Lighting: overhead
      • Window Covering: blinds
      • Other Items: desk chair, wastebasket
    • Learning Community: Global Connections
    • Additional Notes: lounge, study room, laundry and kitchenette on each floor; 12th floor tv lounge; computer lab with printer located in Grantham; additional lounge, piano and game tables located in Grantham

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

    Residence Hall Desk Phone

    Use the following phone numbers to reach the residence hall main desk.

    • Ballard Hall | 218.477.2755
    • Dahl Hall | 218.477.2180
    • Grantham Hall | 218.477.2210
    • Holmquist Hall | 218.477.5723
    • John Neumaier | 218.477.5017
    • Nelson Hall | 218.477.2210
    • Snarr Hall | 218.477.2145

    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 1-800-571-5463 from your room. You can also try online chat at for customer support. Please note: the call reps may not understand you are in a dorm room, not an off-campus apartment building; please stress you live in a university residence hall.

    Visit 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, MidCo internet is accessible through ethernet connection. Residents are free to purchase their own wireless router if they prefer wi-fi connection within their room.

    If you are living in Dahl, Grantham, Holmquist 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.

    If you live in Ballard or Nelson Hall, you are able to rent a bed loft through College Services. To rent a loft, please visit College Services or call 218.354.2107 for more information. Homemade or purchased lofts are not permitted.

    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.