Dahl Hall

A campus favorite, Dahl Hall is ideally located near Comstock Memorial Union, Kise Commons and just a short walk to any on-campus building. This coed hall fosters a strong sense of camaraderie and community. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and drawers are ideal for storage. Each of Dahl’s three floors features a centrally located lounge that doubles as the floor’s social hub.

Academics are an important part of the Dahl experience. Study rooms on each floor offer a quiet, comfortable place to review the morning’s lecture notes, outline that term paper or study for an upcoming midterm.

Dahl was redesigned and renovated in 2011-2012, with new amenities and a fresh, updated interior décor.

Dahl Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 3+ basement
  • Occupancy Type(s): double-occupancy and super single rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): wings separated by gender;  2nd and 3rd floor building centers are co-ed
  • Room Dimensions: 11'7" x 15'2" (double)
  • Bathroom(s): single-gender community
  • Laundry: free; located on each floor
  • Kitchen: located in the main lounge
  • Flooring Type(s): carpet
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wi-fi in room & lounges
  • Cable TV Connection: digital cable
  • Mailbox Location: main level
  • Furniture Provided:
    • Bed: twin xl; lofts included; futon under 80" will fit under the lofted bed
    • Wardrobe: moveable; closet portion has interior rod and door hook (45.5”h x 34”w x 20”d); 2 drawers (each drawer is 8.5”h x 32”w x 18.75” d)
    • 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
    • Window Covering: shades
    • Other Items: desk chair, wastebasket
  • Learning Community: Art & Design; Communication & Journalism; FAME (Film, Animation, Music/Music Ed, APEM)
  • Additional Notes: lounge on each floor, main level TV lounge and computer lab; fireplace located in the main lounge; first floor common spaces are air conditioned; piano and pool/ping-pong tables in basement

Wardrobe Dimensions

  • Closet Height: 45.5"
  • Closet Width: 34"
  • Closet Depth: 20"
  • Drawer Height: 8.5"
  • Drawer Width: 32"
  • Drawer Depth: 18.75"

Dresser Dimensions

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

How do I call the Residence Hall Main Desk?

Residence Hall Main Desk Phone Numbers

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

  • 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

How do I send my student mail and packages while they are living in the MSUM Residence Halls?

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:

  • 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

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 www.midco.com/contact/live-chat 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 midco.com 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 support@mnstate.edu 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 John Neumaier 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.

All MicroFridges are booked for Fall. Please email housing@mnstate.edu if you would like to be put on the wait list.

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