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. A circular floor plan 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.

All floors have been renovated and converted into Upperclass Singles, complete with full size bed!

Nelson Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 12
  • Occupancy Type(s): upperclass single occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): single gender per floor
  • Room Dimensions: 12'3" x 13'7" x 8'2"
  • Bathroom(s): single-gender community
  • Laundry: free; located on each floor
  • Kitchen: kitchenettes located on each floor
  • Flooring Type(s): carpet
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wi-fi in room & lounges
  • Cable TV Connection: digital cable
  • Mailbox Location: main level of Grantham Hall
  • Furniture Provided:
    • Bed: full
    • 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 2 single-drawers; can store under bed or be stacked (14.5”h x 26”w x 24”d each)
    • 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: N/A
  • Available to: Upperclass, transfer and graduate students
  • 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

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 Width: 26"
  • Drawer Height: 14.5"
  • Drawer Depth: 24"
  • Moveable; stackable
  • Can be stored under bed
  • Two per room

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 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 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 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