About Meyland Hall
Meyland is an eccentric place to live, full of opportunities for closer interaction and a sense of
family. Driven in nature, Meylanders enjoy competitions between the houses & other halls and
are active participants in intramurals. Meyland hosts a beautiful courtyard, where students can be
found hammocking and playing yard games. Students here work hard to make their space
positive and fun.
● Valentine's Day Spaghetti Dinner
● Move-In Weekend Block Party
Meyland Hall Government
Vision Statement: Meyland Hall, welcome home.
Mission Statement: Meyland Hall welcomes you into your small family atmosphere. We value the traditions that we have and the uniqueness that is our hall where we build on the old and develop the new. In Meyland, great ideas become a reality every day. This land is your land, this land is Meyland. We value individuality and embrace change.
History: Meyland Hall is named after Gunther Meyland, an NMU professor of English for 37 years. It opened in 1966.
More about Meyland Hall
- Meyland/Magers Wars
- Valentine's Day Spaghetti Dinner
- Meyland Hall Diversity banner - This banner is signed by a large number of Meyland residents (past and present,) and is displayed where everyone can see as they enter the hall. The students really take pride in it, and Meyland tries to host events each year that center around diversity awareness for the hall.
- Monthly “all-hall” discussions in the lobby draw a large number of residents. Meyland residents talk about current events and what students would like to do to become proactive in the residence hall community.
- Olympic Speedskaters Apolo Anton Ohno and Shani Davis lived in Meyland.
- As of October 15, 2007, Meyland Hall became one of the first residence halls in the Midwest to become LEED certified.
Meyland Hall Resident Director
Amber R. Essenmacher
Hello! My name is Amber Essenmacher and I am from Bad Axe, Michigan. I graduated from NMU with an Associate’s Degree in General Arts in 2021 and then a Bachelor’s Degree in English-Writing in 2023. I minored in Art & Design, primarily working with ceramics, photography, and graphic design. While an undergraduate student, I was an active member of Hunt Hall’s government and a Resident Adviser in Magers Hall’s Odyssey House. I was super invested in leadership experiences and completed both the Superior Edge & the Student Leader Fellowship Program while working at the Center for Student Enrichment. Additionally, I participated in PrimeTime Productions, Pride Rock, Platform Personalities, Passages North (NMU’s literary magazine), and much more. I would love to chat with you about student organizations and getting involved on campus. After graduation, I decided to come back here and spend even more time with student leaders!
Outside of the job, I spend plenty of time in the gym and playing video games. I love music, farming, plants, board games, Euchre, thrifting, dogs, and more. Make sure to stop by my office; I can’t wait to get to know Meyland’s residents!
Meyland Hall Resident Advisers
The Tundra: Rooms 100-130
The Boondocks: Rooms 138-166
The Back Country: Rooms 200-230
The Outback: Rooms 238-266