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1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland, WI 54806
Residential Life and On–Campus Housing
At Northland, we believe that involvement in campus life is an essential part of a comprehensive education. We are dedicated to providing a healthy living environment where students can learn about themselves and one another. Living on campus allows students the opportunity to fully connect with the Northland community, both inside and outside of the classroom, and imparts a sense of place, stability and stewardship.
Currently, our on-campus residential communities house approximately 80% of the Northland student body. Each residence hall has a trained Residence Hall Director (RHD) and a team of Resident Assistants (RAs) who live in the halls and work to organize programming, serve as resources, and provide guidance to residents.
To learn more about our residential communities, including pricing and building descriptions, see below.
Residence Hall Pricing Structure for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:
- Traditional Double: $3,624
- Group Living Double Room: $4,849*
- Single Room: $4,964
*Group living spaces include the MELLC apartments and the townhouses.
Our Residential Communities:
- McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center (MELLC)
- Fenenga Hall
- McMillan Hall
- Mead Hall
- Memorial Hall
- Townhouse Apartments
- Theme Communities
- Shared Interest Communities
McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center (MELLC)
The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC) has been lauded nation-wide for its environmental design. Featuring sustainable architecture, a 120’ wind turbine, photovoltaic arrays, and a greenhouse, this co-educational residence hall is a campus favorite. It also overlooks the Mino Aki garden. The MELLC boasts a wide variety of room styles, including conventional double rooms, suites with a shared bath, and apartments, and is home to approximately 110 students yearly, many of whom are returning students. The residence hall provides ample social space with four kitchens, four lounges, and five study/meeting rooms.
Fenenga Hall is our largest residence hall, housing approximately 130 residents. This co-educational facility is located on the north edge of campus, right next to the Center for Science and the Environment and about one block from the Ponzio Campus Center. Fenenga houses a good mix of first-year students and returning students. Due to its size and number of occupants, Fenenga is a very active and lively building with lots of activities and energy present at all times. Its ravine-facing rooms are popular options for students who want a "naturescape" view.
McMillan Hall is a co-educational residence hall that houses approximately 115 students. McMillan's location, adjacent to the Kendrigan Gymnasium, Dexter Library, and Ponzio Campus Center appeals to many of its residents. Like Fenenga, McMillan maintains a high level of activity and energy in the building. McMillan Hall also contains the primary facilities for small game cleaning on campus to accommodate hunting and fishing enthusiasts.
Mead Hall is our smallest residence hall and houses approximately 30 residents. It is a single gender dorm and is available to women only. Mead is centrally located near the Ponzio Campus Center and overlooks the Academic Mall. It is home to a mix of both first year students and returning students. Due to its small size, Mead is a unique and close-knit residence hall community.
Built in 1926, Memorial Hall is our oldest residence hall. It is a co-educational facility that houses approximately 80 students. This three-story building is centrally located adjacent to both the Dexter Library and Wheeler Hall. Memorial Hall also overlooks the Mino Aki Production Garden. The building’s historic charm, fireplace lounge, and uniquely shaped rooms also contribute to its popularity.
The Townhouses provide an on-campus housing option for returning and nontraditional students who are looking for more space and independence. These two-bedroom, two-bath, fully-furnished apartments enhance an independent lifestyle and are conveniently located on campus. There are seven two-story apartments that each house four residents.
Shared Interest Communities
Build connections through specialized programming centered around a common theme through these Shared Interest Communities:
- The Outdoors
Hosted in both McMillan and Memorial Halls, this community is ideal for students who are academically interested in outdoor areas such as natural resources, forestry, and outdoor education and/or those students who love outdoor adventure.
Hosted in Fenenga Hall, this community is a good fit for students who are interested in the three legs of sustainability: environmental, social, and economical. Sustainable community development, agriculture and food, art, humanities, and business majors will fit right in.
Hosted in Fenenga Hall, this community is perfect for students who are interested in gardening, natural resources and forestry. The community plans to host events based on learning about types of gardens and determining which plants would brighten up a residence hall room.
- Art and Expression
Hosted in Fenenga Hall, this community is ideal for students who are interested in bringing out their artistic and creative side. This is a great community for students interested in art and music.
Hosted in McMillan Hall, this community is a good fit for students who are interested in a variety of game types, including outdoor games, board games and video games.
Hosted in Memorial Hall, this community is perfect for students who are interested in bonding over cooking and dining together. Share your enjoyment of cooking or the connections made over food on this floor.
Theme Communities are a long standing tradition at Northland. Each spring, groups of four or more students apply to live together under a central theme. Theme Communities are an enriching experience for those living together, and they also bring passion, knowledge and resources to the campus community as a whole. Each community works with a faculty/staff advisor and hosts a variety of theme-driven outreach and education events throughout the year. Residents of these communities work with the Group Living Director (GLD) and the Residential Life staff.
- ECCO Haus is centered around sustainable living and community. This group hosts a variety of skill building workshops each year. Campus favorites include Stone Soup, Eco-Spa Night, and clothes patching parties. Current Location: MELLC Apartment 1
- The Mosaique promotes and celebrates cultural diversity and inclusivity. They provide an opportunity to explore diverse films, books, poetry, music, and food and seek to create and maintain an open space for the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Current Location: MELLC Apartment 2
- The Sportsmen’s Lodge is comprised of students who are passionate about hunting, fishing, and natural resources. Annual events include a “Meat and Greet” in the fall and a “Freezer Cleaner Potluck” in the spring. Current Location: MELLC Apartment 3
- The Haus of the Rising Sun is all about music. Making it, listening to it, teaching it, and appreciating it. Their signature events are the No Shame Open Mic nights, which occur regularly throughout the year. Current Location: MELLC Apartment 4
- The Fan Club is comprised of students that are proud supporters of Northland College athletics. They aim to bring the Northland community together and encourage fandom in creative and unique ways. Current Location: Townhouse 5
- Gaia's Cradle celebrates gender and women’s issues. They host regular guest lecturers, movie nights, and knitting classes and strive to be a source of compassion and openness. The community welcomes all genders to all activities. Current Location: College-owned house.
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