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Exterior photo of the Woods residence hall complex

The Woods

The Woods is a 1,200 bed facility that consists of three residence halls: Birch, Cedar and Maple. These three residence halls all have four floors with a central corridor connecting them to the Northern Lights Dining facility. The Woods also includes a classroom, the Student Success Center (an extension of All Campus Tutoring), study spaces, and a 24/7 front desk. The facility is also ADA accessible

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Exterior photo of the Quad residence hall complex

The Quad

The Quad or "Quad II" offers residents classic campus living options. Students frequently loft their beds in this complex and decorate their spaces to showcase their unique personalities. Attached to The Quad, students can enjoy the Fit Zone workout space and Northern Lights Dining. 

A Virtual Tour of NMU's Residence Halls

Northern Michigan University could be your home away from home. Whether you are a returning student or new to NMU, you will find that the experience of living in a residence hall community will add significantly to your college experience.

Explore our residence hall facilities through this virtual tour.

Residence Hall Amenities

  • 24/7 maintenance
  • Community kitchens, laundry rooms, TV rooms and study spaces
  • Recreation areas, including The Fit Zone, foosball, and more
  • Outdoor bike racks and winter bike storage
  • Academic tutoring within the facility (located in The Woods)
  • Included utilities, such as cable TV, local phone service, and WiFi
  • Mailboxes, vending machines, and friendly front desk services

About NMU's Residence Halls

Northern Michigan University has eight distinct residence hall communities. Each hall is comprised of smaller communities, called houses, of about 45 students each. These houses share the hall identity but have their own personalities, expectations, traditions, governments, and activities.

Most students living on campus live in a four-person suite with two rooms and a shared private bathroom. All freshmen and sophomores are able to choose their residence hall and roommate!

Vlog Tour of NMU's Residence Halls

Join NMU student Josie Hodges as she takes you on a tour of our residence hall complexes. See the variety of ways to configure your room and walk through the laundry, kitchen and study areas of NMU's halls. 

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Shared bedroom suite floor plan

The Woods Room Types

  • Shared Bedroom Suite: Four students (two per side of suite), two rooms connected by a shared bathroom.  With this option, each room has a half-wall aiding in providing privacy between roommates.  
  • Private Bedroom Suite: Four students (two per side of suite), four private rooms (two per side of suite) connected by a shared bathroom.  
  • Single Bedroom with Private Bathroom: One student, one bedroom, private bathroom.

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The Quad room floorplan

The Quad Room Types

  • Shared Bedroom Suite: Four students (two per side of suite), two rooms connected by a shared bathroom.
  • Single Shared Suite: Three students (two on one side, one on the other), two rooms connected by a shared bathroom. This room option is not typically provided at the beginning of the year, but may occur for a student if their roommate moves out. Additionally, both sets of furniture remain in the room.  
  • Shared Bedroom with Private Bathroom: Two students, one room, private bathroom.
  • Single Bedroom with Private Bathroom: One student, one bedroom, private bathroom.

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Two students eating at Northern Lights Dining

All halls on campus have easy access to Northern Lights Dining, a newly renovated facility that offers students a full dining experience with a wide variety of meal options at eight unique stations.


Steps to Apply for On-Campus Housing

  1. Login to MyNMU and enter the housing portal
  2. Complete the residence hall application and pay your $50 room reservation fee
  3. Complete the advance payment form with your $200 advance payment to confirm your attendance
  4. Select a roommate/suitemates -- or skip this step and go in "blind"!
  5. Participate in room selection (fall applicants only)
  • Ceiling height
    • 1st and 2nd floors - 8'
    • 3rd floor - 7' 9"
  • Size of room - 12' x 12'
  • Length of closet - 6'
  • Height of closet (to shelf) - 5' 9"
  • Length of hallway - 7'
  • Length of inside wall (corner to hallway) - 6' 9"
  • Length of outside wall (corner to window) - 5' 6"
  • Window dimensions - 4' W x 4' 7" H
  • Floor to window ledge - 2' 2"
  • Width of window ledge - 6"
  • Width of fin-tube (heater) cover - 4" - (located on outside wall)