About Meyland Hall

Upon entering Meyland Hall, guests and residents are welcomed by Hall and House banners, which are one of the many Hall traditions. Hall dinners, cookouts, and activities in the courtyard are other popular events which bring the residents closer.

Meyland is certainly a unique place to live, full of opportunities for closer interaction and a sense of family. Being a very competitive hall, Meylanders enjoy competitions between the Houses, other Halls, and are active participants in intramurals.

Renovated in 2006, Meyland is a L.E.E.D. certified, coed building and the residents are encouraged to live a green lifestyle.

Come and see why students say, "Meyland Hall is where diversity thrives and the only place closer is home." Meyland Hall is building 70 on the campus map.

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.  From the Outback to the Tundra, the Boondocks to the Back Country, to the USOTS from all around the world. Where 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.

Interesting Facts:

  • 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.


Simon Moesch, Meyland Hall Resident Director

Meyland Hall Resident Director

Hey hey hey, my name is Simon Moesch and I am originally from Shawano, Wisconsin. I graduated from NMU in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in political science and minors in business administration & citizenship studies. During my undergraduate time I lived in Halverson Hall, Birch Hall, and was a Resident Adviser for two years in Van Antwerp Hall, Concert House. I was also active in our student government on campus, ASNMU, and sat on multiple university committees. After graduation I went home and ran for a position in the Wisconsin State Assembly before withdrawing and accepting a Graduate Assistant position in Meyland Hall. I am going into my second year as a Resident Director and have previously worked in Meyland Hall and Spooner Hall. I am currently going for my master's degree in public administration. 

In my spare time I enjoy taking naps, eating at local restaurants, playing games with friends, listening to music, watching sunsets by the lake and traveling. Feel free to stop into my office or say hi to me in the hallway! If you're looking for an easy conversation starter with me, ask about my 2 week / 14 state road trip across the US! #GoCats

Pronouns: he/him/his

Contact Simon:

smoesch@nmu.edu  |  906-227-2815

Office Hours: 

Monday 10 am-12 pm
Tuesday 4 pm-6 pm
Wednesday 1 pm-3 pm
Thursday 10 am-11 am/12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Friday 11:15 am-1:15 pm


Meyland Hall Resident Advisers

Sam, The Tundra House Resident Adviser

Sam Brovont

The Tundra: Rooms 100-130

Abigayle, The Boondocks House Resident Adviser

Abigayle Bradfield

The Boondocks: Rooms 138-166

Zachary, The Back Country House Resident Adviser

Zachary Kahler

The Back Country: Rooms 200-230

Freya, Resident Adviser Meyland Hall

Freya Dufner

3rd floor