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): wi-fi in room and lounge spaces
  • Cable TV Connection: digital cable
  • Mailbox Location: main level
  • Furniture Provided:
    • Bed: twin xl; lofts can be rented through College Services
    • 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; 44"w x 24"d x 29" h (12" wide slide-out table space)
    • 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

Closet Dimensions

  • Height to Shelf: 72"
  • Towel Bar with Shelf
  • Closet Rod
  • Hooks
  • Shelf: 12"d x 39"w

Dresser Dimensions

  • Drawer Depth: 18"
  • Drawer Width: 32"
  • Drawer 1 Height: 3"
  • Drawrs 2-3 Height: 6"
  • One per Resident

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 for Residence Halls

[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 Numbers

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 is provided by MidCo Communications. Rooms are equipped with digital cable (older TV styles will not work). You will need to provide your own co-axial cable. 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.

Wireless internet is available in your room, common areas/lounges in each hall. Wi-Fi is connected via StarID and password. For wireless internet support, email with your building, room number and issue.

If you are living in Dahl, Grantham, Holmquist or Snarr Complex, 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 Nelson Hall, you are equipped with a full size bed (non-loftable).

Homemade or purchased lofts are not permitted.

If you live in Ballard Hall, you are able to rent a bed loft through College Loft Services. To rent a loft, please visit College Loft 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.

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.

Residents can submit a work request for their room via their myHousing portal. Log in and click the Maintenance tab. This is also where residents may view comments from Maintenance staff regarding the work. To submit work orders for public spaces in your hall, such as the bathroom, contact your RA or Hall Desk.

Submit your Work Request