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YOUR STORY LIVING, LEARNING AND DINING AT MSU MOORHEAD

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I lived on campus all four years because of the strong sense of community and because it was much easier to participate in activities and events. –Kaleen Krueger, Business Administration (Marketing), Casselton, North Dakota

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On-Campus VALUE As you begin this new chapter in your life, you will meet new people, establish different friendships and experience unique opportunities. It’s also a great way to ensure your academic and social success. That's why first-year students are required to live on campus.

▸ The relationships you form and the experiences you share will positively impact your college experience. ▸ You’ll embrace opportunities to grow intellectually and socially, get involved and make a positive difference. ▸ You may be invited to join National Residence Hall Honorary, an honor

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Private, Quiet Study Rooms (in Residence Halls)

Benefits of on-campus living ▸ You’re steps away from classes, study groups, social gatherings and athletic events.

Residence Halls

society recognizing the top 1% of students living in residence halls. ▸ All residence hall rooms come with the essentials—desk, chair, closet or wardrobe, dresser, Internet access and twin XL bed. From there, you can make your room feel like home! ▸ All residence halls include study areas, community and floor lounges, laundry rooms, kitchenettes, vending machines, Internet and cable TV.

clock 5-10 Minute Walk to Get Anywhere on Campus

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UTENSILS-ALT Types of Cuisine Served at Kise Commons

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Living on campus gives me easy access to programs and resources I can take advantage of if I need help.” – Nicholas Walters, Sophomore, Film Production

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Academic Organizations

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HAND-HOLDING-SEEDLING Number of Learning Communities

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Communities for SUCCESS Join a Learning Community to increase your academic success and connect with like-minded students. A Learning Community connects you with other students who share your academic interests, goals and passions. Together you’ll explore your academic major, assist each other in learning and develop close relationships with faculty members in your field of study.

Creative Connections

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▸ Learning Community members tend to get more involved in university programs and leadership opportunities.

Number of Residence Hall Area Councils

▸ You’ll take two to three fall and spring semester classes with fellow Learning Community students and live near each other on the same residence hall floor.

PERSON-DOLLY-EMPTY

45+

▸ You’ll have built-in study groups and study partners right next door.

Departments Employing Students

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Academic Success ▸ Research shows students living in a Learning Community earn better grades and persist toward graduation at a higher rate. ▸ Faculty mentors are an expert resource for academic guidance and career mentoring. ▸ Your undergraduate Dragon Mentor builds community by encouraging social gatherings and arranging career-specific activities.

mnstate.edu/learning-communities 2019-2020


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Celebrate a community that's the

RIGHT FIT FOR YOU

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Learning Community

Major(s) or Interest Areas

Residence Hall*

Art, Art Education, Graphic Communications & Graphic Design

Art, Art Education, Graphic Communications, Graphic Design

Dahl

Biosciences & Chemistry

Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health and Medical Sciences

East Snarr

Business

Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Business Administration emphases (International Business, Management, and Marketing)

South Snarr

Communication and Journalism

Communication Studies, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Photojournalism, Broadcast Journalism, Multi-Media Journalism, Advertising, Integrated Advertising- Public Relations

West Snarr

Economics, Law & Politics

Economics, Political Science, Paralegal; students of any major interested in law

Grantham

Education

Any Education major

East Snarr

Exploration

Undecided

Grantham

Film

Animation, Film Production, Film Studies

Dahl

Global Connections

Any major; those interested in study abroad, foreign languages or living with international students

Grantham

Health and Wellness

Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education

East Snarr

Honors

Students with any major admitted to the Honors Program

West Snarr

Leadership

Any major

Grantham

Music, Theatre & Entertainment Industry & Technology

Music, Theatre, Entertainment Industry and Technology

Dahl

Psychology

Psychology

Holmquist

Rainbow Dragon

Any major; LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies; open to new and upperclass students

South Snarr

Social Work

Social Work

Holmquist

Speech Language Hearing Sciences

Speech Language Hearing Sciences

Grantham

STEM

Computer Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Construction Management, Mathematics, Physics

South Snarr

HOUSING VIEWBOOK 2019-2020 * Learning Communities and building locations are subject to change. Visit mnstate.edu/learning-communities for the most current information.


Room Comparison Chart Hall

Approximate Room Dimensions

Option to Loft Bed

Laundry

Kitchenette

Room Types Available

Ballard

13’7”x12’3”

Yes; via rental

In basement

In basement

Double Single

Dahl

15’8”x11’8”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On every floor

In main lounge

Double

Grantham

16’9”x10’6”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On every floor

On every floor

Double Single

Holmquist

17’x10’8”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On every floor

On first floor

Double Single Suite

Nelson

16’3” x 7’6” to 12’1”

To be determined

On every floor

On every floor

Upperclass Single

East Snarr

17’x10’9”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On first floor

On every floor

Double

South Snarr

16’9”x10’8”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On every floor

On every floor

Double Single

West Snarr

17’2”x10’8”

Yes; loftable beds provided

On every floor

On every floor

Double

Room rates are available at mnstate.edu/housing/rates.

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Average GPA of 1st Year and Transfer LC Students (Fall 2018)

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Annual Learning Community Events

Large-Scale LC Service Project Hosted Annually

Per Semester Cost to Participate in an LC

375

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YOUR OPTIONS Dining and meal plans provide a variety of choices, from a quick bite to eat to sit-down meals in the dining center. Kise Commons has all of your dining needs covered. It’s conveniently located near your residence hall and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. You’ll find a variety of fresh food options that will satisfy any appetite.

Benefits of your dining options ▸ Meal stations include: taste of home comfort foods; pizza, pasta and taco bar; deli homemade soups and breads; fresh baked goods and desserts; Mongolian grill; hot sandwiches and sides; garden salads, fruit and vegan options; and simple servings foods prepared free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. ▸ You can enjoy an assortment of food, snacks and beverages at other locations on campus, including the Dragon Café, Jamba Juice, Caribou, Starbucks, SubConnections, Tres Habaneros, Wow Café and Simply to Go. ▸ Meal plans are required for residents living in all residence halls except John Neumaier. ▸ You can enjoy a variety of Unlimited Dining plans. ▸ You choose the plan that matches your appetite or eating schedule. For more information on dining plans, visit
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As part of the learning community it was really cool to meet others with the same passion. My Dragon Mentor organized events and we collaborated on films together. – Brandon Heim, English and Mass Communications, Aberdeen, South Dakota

Create YOUR PLAN

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Kise commons serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between with no dishes to wash afterwards! Unlimited dining plans allow residents to come and go as many times as they please throughout the day. All firstyear students are required to choose one of the unlimited dining plans.

Unlimited Dining Options

Campus Eateries

COFFEE Caribou and Starbucks

Unlimited Dining with $150 Dragon Dollars & 5 Guest Passes

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Unlimited Dining with $250 Dragon Dollars & 10 Guest Passes

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Unlimited Dining with $325 Dragon Dollars & 15 Guest Passes ▸ Dragon Dollars, also known as flex dollars, are as good as cash with extra benefits. Dragon Dollars turn your Dragon Card into a debit card for use at any campus dining service venue. ▸ Guest passes let you treat family and friends to dine with you in Kise Commons. ▸ Leftover Dragon Dollars and Guest Passes roll over from fall to spring, but must be used by May graduation. ▸ For more dining information and rates, visit msumdining.com.

Hours Weekly Food Options Available

utensil-spoon 35

Gallons of Chicken Tortilla Soup Made Each Week

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HALLS 90.5” wide x 39.5” tall Window

BALLARD HALL Amenities

Heater

Dresser

Dresser

Desk

Desk

▸ Located at the corner of
the campus mall, Ballard is at the hub of campus life and mere steps from the Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center, Kise Commons and most academic buildings.

Bed

Bed

75”x 39”

75”x 39”

13’7”

▸ Refreshed in 2014-2015 with new carpet, desks, dressers and lounge furniture, and brighter lighting in the hallways. ▸ Co-ed, with men’s and women’s wings separated by a lobby. ▸ Rooms are spacious and feature walk-in closets. ▸ Beds can be lofted via loft rental from College Services, Inc. and all furniture is moveable. Closet 4’0” x 3’2”

Closet 4’0” x 3’2”

Shelf & Rod

Shelf & Rod

12’3”

▸ Each floor features its own lounge, as well as a main level TV lounge. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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70.5” wide x 46.5” tall Window

DAHL HALL Amenities

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Dresser

Under Bed

Desk

Under Bed

Lofted Bed

Wardrobe

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Dresser

▸ A favorite winter activity is hanging out in the main lounge around the fireplace.

Under Bed

▸ Rooms are spacious and comfortable with quiet study rooms on each floor.

Desk

80” x 39”

15’8”

▸ Co-ed, separated by wings with a strong sense of camaraderie and community.

Under Bed

▸ Redesigned and renovated in 2011-2012 with new amenities and a fresh, updated interior décor.

Lofted Bed

▸ A campus favorite, Dahl is located near the Comstock Memorial Union, Kise Commons and is a short walk to any academic building.

80” x 39”

Heater

Wardrobe 11’8”


DAHL HALL Learning Communities ▸ Art, Art Education, Graphic Design & Graphic Communications: You will strengthen your passion for art, participate in artistic expression events, build critical analysis abilities and learn from our dedicated award-winning faculty. ▸ Film and Animation: You will take the foundational level film courses, video production, technical training, and history of film. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, these skills are developed through challenging handson projects, critical analysis and creative problem solving. ▸ Music, Theatre, and Entertainment Industry Technology: Join this community to foster your creativity, discover the importance of cross disciplinary collaboration and prepare for a fulfilling career.

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NELSON HALL Amenities

12’1”

Dresser Drawe

Under Bedr

16’3”

Wardrobe

Dresser Drawe

Under Bedr

Full Size B ed

▸ Twelve floors tall and boasting a unique cylindrical shape, Nelson is a campus landmark. ▸ The updated 12th floor lounge offers sweeping views of the campus and community. It can be used for meetings, floor programs and studying. ▸ Rooms are located around the building’s circular perimeter, which feature several community spaces, including a lounge, study rooms and kitchenettes with stoves on each floor. Laundry rooms are also on each floor.

Desk

▸ Co-ed by floor; Nelson is the only hall targeted specifically for upperclass and transfer students. ▸ Floors 6-10 are Upperclass Singles. Nelson was renovated in 2019 with new lighting, shades, carpet and furniture.

7’6”

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24” wide x 48” tall Window

HOLMQUIST HALL Amenities

Heater

Heater

Ceiling Height: 8’6”

80” x 39”

Lofted Bed

Under Bed

Dresser

Dresser

80” x 39”

Under Bed

Under Bed

Desk

Under Bed

▸ It’s located near Alex Nemzek Hall and campus athletic facilities, with ample parking nearby.

Lofted Bed

▸ The first floor features suites where two students share two bedrooms, a common area and a bathroom. This floor also includes a kitchen, computer lab with print station and pool table. Suites are also equipped with A/C!

Desk

▸ Described as a “family-like” residence hall, Holmquist is a tightly knit co-ed community.

▸ Refurbished in 2018 with new carpet, loftable beds, desks, dressers, wardrobe and lounge furniture, and upadated lighting.

17’0”

Wardrobe

Wardrobe

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HOLMQUIST HALL Learning Communities â–¸ Psychology: You will live with other students who have declared Psychology as a major, take classes with students who live on your floor, participate in organized study groups for Learning Community participants, and explore careers related to your field. â–¸ Social Work: First year and transfer Social Work students take classes with those in your major, learn about opportunities to become involved with the Social Work student organization, and participate in various service projects.

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GRANTHAM HALL Amenities

39.5” wide x 19” tall Window

Lofted Bed

Dresser

Under Bed

Desk

Under Bed

Dresser

Under Bed

16’9”

Desk

80” x 39”

▸ Co-ed with lounges, kitchenettes and laundry facilities on each floor.

Under Bed

▸ Modular beds can be adjusted 10 different ways by bunking or lofting them.

Lofted Bed

▸ Renovated in 2010, Grantham boasts comfortable rooms and fully moveable furniture, which allows you to configure the space to your (and your roommate’s) liking.

80” x 39”

Heater

▸ The first-floor lounge is the perfect place to relax and kick back with friends or enjoy a leisurely game of pool or Ping-Pong.

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Wardrobe

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GRANTHAM HALL Learning Communities ▸ Economics, Law, Politics, Pre-Law: Live with other students who are passionate about learning about economics, government processes, public processes, or interested in working in the field of law. You will connect with faculty and local leaders within the community to ensure your experience at MSUM is setting you up for success in the workplace or help you as you enter law school. ▸ Exploration: The goal of the Exploration LC is to align undecided students with a major that is offered at MSUM so you can declare a major and be on your way to earning your desired degree! This community will help you discover your strengths and passions, as well as gain knowledge and assistance to help select a major that best fits your talents and aspirations. ▸ Global Connections: In this diverse community you will gain cultural awareness by living with and taking classes with a large number of international students studying at MSUM. You can showcase American culture with international students who are experiencing the U.S. for the first time and also learn about MSUM’s study abroad options. ▸ Leadership: The Leadership Learning Community will provide you the opportunity to develop leadership skills through personal exploration and reflection as you work to define your leadership style. During the fall semester, LC students will learn about various ways to become involved on campus and during the spring semester students will participate in the Emerging Leaders program, an eight-week leadership seminar. ▸ Speech Language Hearing Sciences: This community provides Speech Language Hearing Science majors with opportunities to connect with faculty, interact with professionals in the field within the Fargo Moorhead Community, and be part of the activities of MSUM Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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EAST SNARR HALL Amenities

39” wide x 72” tall Window Heater

80” x 39”

Lofted Bed

Dresser Desk

Under Bed

17’0”

Wardrobe

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Dresser

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Wardrobe

▸ The East Snarr link includes a multi-purpose meeting room, lounge, computer lab with print station and laundry room.

Desk

▸ A computer lab and spacious TV lounge are located on the main floor, where residents gather to study, socialize or watch movies.

80” x 39”

▸ East Snarr is completely renovated and opened for students fall 2018.

Under Bed

▸ Rooms are comfortable and generously sized, with men’s and women’s wings separated by a common lounge and study rooms.

Lofted Bed

Under Bed

▸ East Snarr is three stories and is home to three Learning Communities.

10’9”


EAST SNARR HALL Learning Communities ▸ Biosciences & Chemistry: This community provides outstanding opportunities to learn and participate in handson labs with fellow students and faculty which will build a solid foundation for pursuing a science or health-related career. Students in this LC usually become involved with undergraduate research opportunities. ▸ Education: As a student majoring in any of the Education programs, join this community to take classes and engage in experiences with others who share your passion for becoming an effective teacher. Members of this community are typically involved in community activities, actively engaged in programming designed to connect students with faculty, and frequently are active leaders on campus. ▸ Health & Wellness: The Health and Wellness LC is designed for students interested in working in the healthcare industry. Students of any major can join this Learning Community as well as students who may be unsure of which area of healthcare they are interested in.

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SOUTH SNARR HALL Amenities

34” wide x 79” tall Window Heater

Lofted Bed

Dresser

Under Bed

Desk

Under Bed

16’9” 10’8”

Wardrobe

2019-2020

Dresser

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Desk

Wardrobe

▸ South Snarr’s 2016-2017 renovation included new bathrooms with private toilet and shower rooms that are shared by the floor, updated lounges, laundry rooms and kitchenettes.

Under Bed

▸ Rooms are spacious, with new, versatile furniture that can be moved around and beds that can be lofted.

80” x 39”

▸ South Snarr is co-ed, with men’s and women’s wings separated by centralized common spaces.

Lofted Bed

▸ South Snarr’s newly renovated common space is a great place for socializing with friends and fellow residents.

80” x 39”

▸ A few steps into South Snarr and you feel an immediate a sense of belonging fostered by two spacious lounges on the main level.


SOUTH SNARR HALL Learning Communities ▸ Business: Explore fascinating aspects of business, take Business 101 with other students in your Learning Community, and participate in tours of local companies to learn first-hand from leaders within the Fargo-Moorhead area. ▸ Rainbow Dragon: The Rainbow Dragon LC reflects the diverse world in which we live by providing students of any major at MSUM to meaningfully discuss gender and sexuality. You will live in a supportive environment and learn about the connections between diverse LGBT+ identities and social justice with LGBT+ and allied peers, faculty, and staff. ▸ STEM: In this community you will be exposed to career options within your area of study, and interact with faculty members who are dedicated to helping you achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond. Students will also tour technology companies within the area to begin networking with industry professionals. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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WEST SNARR HALL Amenities

59” wide x 46” tall Window Heater

80” x 39”

Lofted Bed

Under Bed

Dresser

Dresser

Under Bed

Under Bed

Desk

Under Bed

80” x 39”

▸ Renovation updates to the rooms included new, versatile furniture.

Lofted Bed

▸ Renovated in 2013-2014, the first floor has an open lounge with fireplace, multi-purpose room for studying and events, a kitchen, and hall desk with mail services for the entire Snarr complex.

Desk

▸ Located in the center of the Snarr complex, West Snarr is co-ed.

▸ Each floor has a renovated lounge, laundry room and bathrooms with private toilet and shower rooms.

17’2”

Wardrobe

Wardrobe

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WEST SNARR HALL Learning Communities â–¸ Communication and Journalism: Become exposed to career opportunities, participate in service learning projects to help you apply the knowledge and skills you learn in class, or join various organizations with focus areas related to communication and journalism. â–¸ Honors: Live with other students who have been accepted into the Honors program, have a Dragon Mentor dedicated to providing you with guidance and various academic and social programs, and have the opportunity to attend campus events for your Honors Encounters requirements.

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Apply TODAY! To apply for housing, dining and a Learning Community, visit us at

Housing contact information: housing@mnstate.edu | 218.477.2118

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Learning Community contact information: learningcommunities@mnstate.edu | 218.477.2498

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