About Cedar Hall

Cedar Hall was opened in August of 2017 and is located in the middle of the lively Woods complex. Cedar is working on developing traditions, including the annual Cheesefest which is a celebration of the culture, history, and, of course, tastiness of cheese, a month long Halloween celebration which includes fun, spooky themed activities throughout October, and Cedar's month of Love during February which celebrates how to love yourself and those around you. The residents of Cedar also enjoy other community-oriented events throughout the year. Cedar is home to eight unique houses with their own personalities and pride, including one academic house, The Attic, where academics are prioritised and residents are expected to maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.


Cedar is proud to have the largest resident population on NMU’s campus, which is brimming with a diversity of backgrounds and interests that allow everyone to feel welcome. The residents of Cedar are strongly attached to their communities and put that passion into working together to develop a prominent, adaptable hall identity. Though the residents change through the years, Cedar remains focused on being a place students are proud to call home.

Hall Events 2020-2021

  • Welcome Back Beach Walk
  • Cedar's Month of Halloween
  • Cedar Wellness Weekend
  • Cedar's Month of Love (February)
  • Bi-Weekly Virtual Game Nights
  • XC Ski Outing
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Blackout BINGO

Cedar Hall Resident Director

Hello!  My name is Caroline and I'm from Gaylord, Michigan. I graduated from NMU in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. During my undergrad I was an active resident of Spalding Hall and the first ever Resident Adviser in Birch West Hall, Atlantis House. I completed the Superior Edge program, was a member of EcoReps, and was awarded Paraprofessional of the Year (2018-2019). After graduating, I accepted a position in the Peace Corps. I was placed on the island St. Lucia, in the West Indies (Eastern Caribbean), where I was an Education Volunteer, focusing on literacy efforts in grades 3-6. I was also taking on initiatives in environmental sustainability, whether it was recycling education, clean-ups, or planting trees in mangroves.

In my free time, you can often find me by mother Superior or a waterfall. I enjoy listening to live music, trail running, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, camping, laughing, playing board games, & am a highly competitive Euchre player. I am stoked to be back at NMU and part of the Housing & Residence Life crew, be sure to stop by & say hi!

Contact Caroline: 

cadavis@nmu.edu | 906-227-3004

Office Hours: 

Monday: 12:30 P.M - 2:30 P.M.

Tuesday: 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. 

Thursday: 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. 

Zoom meetings are available upon request.

Cedar West Resident Advisers

RA Zora

Zora Binert

Halloweentown - 1st floor

zbinert@nmu.edu (906) 227-3061
Venture House RA JJ Henning

JJ Henning

Venture House - 2nd floor

jhenning@nmu.edu (906) 227-3062
RA Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Borealis House - 3rd floor

obailey@nmu.edu (906) 227-3063
RA Nathan Born

Nathan Born

Breakwater House - 4th floor

naborn@nmu.edu (906) 227-3064

Cedar East Resident Adviser

RA Olivia Lewis

Olivia Lewis

Habitat House - 1st floor

ollewis@nmu.edu (906) 227-3071
RA Daniel Vince

Daniel Vince

Studio House - 2nd floor

dvince@nmu.edu (906) 227-3072

Lava Springs - 3rd floor

RA Sydney Benson

Sydney Benson

The Attic - 4th floor

sybenson@nmu.edu (906) 227-3074