About Spalding Hall

Spalding Hall is a unique residence hall option for students who are looking for greater independence while staying connected to the campus community. Students who qualify to live in the on-campus apartments are eligible to apply for a room in Spalding (see “Who can live here?” below for specifics).

Residents in Spalding Hall are able to choose between two styles of rooms: a single room with a shared bathroom or a single suite, which offer privacy and space. Additionally, while all students in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan, residents of Spalding Hall have the additional option to choose the Spalding Plan as their meal plan.

The hall also features three community kitchens, laundry rooms on each floor, and a large game room in the basement. For students 21 and older, alcohol is allowed.

Single Room Shared Bathroom

This option guarantees a single room and will have a bathroom that will be shared with a suitemate who will also have a single room. Each room will include:

  • One microwave
  • One mini refrigerator
  • One XL twin bed
  • One desk
  • Four drawer dresser space
  • A closet


Single Private Suite

This option will offer students the ability to have an entire suite (two rooms joined together by a bathroom) at an affordable price. One side of the suite will include an apartment-sized refrigerator, microwave, small kitchen table with two chairs, a piece of soft seating, a closet and an end table. The other side of the suite will include an XL twin bed, a desk, a closet and a four drawer dresser. This option allows students the ability to have more space along with privacy. 

Who can live here?

Northern Michigan University provides Spalding Single Suites/Singles for;  

  • Single students who are at least 21 years old, have lived in a university or college residence hall for at least 4 semesters, or have earned at least 56 credit hours or
  • Single graduate students who are enrolled in at least 4 credits per semester or
  • Very limited Faculty and/or staff spaces


Ashley - NMU Coordinator of Apartment Services

Apartment Coordinator

Hello! My name is Ashley Shaffer and I oversee the Norwood, Center, Lincoln Apartments, as well as Woodland Park and Spalding Hall. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Educational Studies. While at Kearney, I discovered my passion for working with students during my time as a resident assistant. I went on to get my Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Central Missouri. In my free time, I enjoy playing tabletop games like Magic, video games, reading, writing, and traveling to new places. Feel free to stop by my office to say hi and chat!

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact Ashley:

ashshaff@nmu.edu | 906-227-2459

Office Hours: 

Monday 10 am-12 pm
Tuesday *
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday 1 pm - 3 pm


Spalding Hall Directory

Ryan Czech

Community Adviser | First floor

Bella Sargent-Graham

Community Adviser | Second floor

Greta Cusick

Community Adviser | Third floor