About Birch Hall

If you’re looking to be surrounded by laid-back individuals who enjoy being involved in their community, we would love to have you become a part of Birch Hall! We tend to be outgoing and active, whether it’s playing hangman in the laundry room with a new face, participating in a movie night, or going on group hikes. Our Resident Director, Megan Bisson, is at the heart of our community.  Her door is always open for advice, a joke, candy, or whatever else you may need!

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Birch Hall Government

Mission Statement:

In Birch Hall, we are committed to creating a small-town atmosphere and becoming a catalyst for growth. Our community thrives on interpersonal relationships and being positive influences around NMU's campus. When you walk through our doors, you’ll discover Birch hall is a place where your neighbors are not strangers. Your roots will be firmly planted here.

Vision Statement:

Here at Birch Hall, we strive to cultivate a community filled with creative and adventurous residents who positively impact the world around them.


Birch Hall Resident Director

Birch Hall Resident Director

Megan Bisson is Birch Hall's Resident Director. As a proud Hope College graduate (fire up Dutch!) with a degree in Communications and Leadership, Megan was fortunate enough to be involved in Orientation, Volunteer Services, Dance Marathon, and even was able to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland during her undergraduate career. After Hope, Megan moved on to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where she worked for two years as a Hall Director and earned her Masters in Student Affairs.

Megan's top five Strengths are WOO (winning others over), communication, positivity, connectedness, and adaptability, she is an ENFP on the Myer's Briggs test, and her Enneagram type is a 7 (the Enthusiast). In her free time, Megan loves being outside, reading, practicing yoga, running, and listening to podcasts. Megan is a firm believer that everyone's story matters- she's excited to hear yours!

Contact Megan:

mbisson@nmu.edu  |  906-227-3001

Office Hours: 

Monday: 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. 

Tuesday: 1:00 P.M .- 4:00 P.M. 

Wednesday: 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. 

Thursday: 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. 

Schedule a meeting with Megan here!

Birch West Resident Advisers

Mallory Irelan

Aurora House - 1st floor

mairelan@nmu.edu (906) 227-3041
RA Mikayla

Mikayla DuBois

Atlantis House - 2nd floor

midubois@nmu.edu (906) 227-3042
RA Eden Hackett

Eden Hackett

Th Cabin - 3rd floor

ehackett@nmu.edu (906) 227-3043
RA Ethan Johnson

Ethan Johnson

The Canopy House - 4th floor

etjohnso@nmu.edu (906) 227-3044

Birch East Resident Advisers

RA Veleta Gage

Veleta Gage

Reel House - 1st floor

vgage@nmu.edu (906) 227-3051
RA Nicholas Hughes

Nicholas Hughes

Classic House - 2nd floor

nihughes@nmu.edu (906) 227-3052
RA Anna Wallenfang

Anna Wallenfang

Jungle House - 3rd floor

awallenf@nmu.edu (906) 227-3053
RA Matthew Schweikart

Matthew Schweikart

Mount Olympus - 4th floor

maschwei@nmu.edu (906) 227-3054