About Van Antwerp Hall

Van Antwerp Hall includes one academic house where residents are expected to maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.  As a LEED certified building, Van Antwerp was fully renovated during the summer of 2007 and was LEED Certified Silver in April of 2008 by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Van Antwerp has a friendly atmosphere where students strongly identify with their communities and express a high level of Wildcat Spirit.  Some traditions students participate in are Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette and Relay for Life.  Van Antwerp has one all male house, one all female house and four co-ed houses, and is building 74 on the campus map.

Van Antwerp Hall Government

Vision Statement: Van Antwerp Hall strives to promote an inviting atmosphere that encourages a strong sense of community and academic excellence.

Mission Statement: We believe that in order to thrive, it is critical to have a place for everyone to call their own. VA provides safety, comfort, and support in everything we do. There is a special feeling you get that can only be experienced through VA.

History: Van Antwerp Hall, opened in 1967, is named after Maude Van Antwerp who taught in NMU’s Education Department for 25 years.

More about Van Antwerp Hall


  • Bucket List Competition
  • "Spooky Sundaes" Halloween decorating contest
  • Game Nights
  • RA/RD/BG Appreciation Week
  • Study Snacks in the lobby during finals week
  • Museum 
  • House Camping Trip

Interesting Facts:

  • Every year, Van Antwerp residents volunteer for the campus and local community.
  • Van Antwerp Hall was renovated in the summer of 2007 with the goal of being LEED certified and is currently being evaluated by the U.S. Green Building Council.


RD Ashley Shaffer

Van Antwerp Hall Resident Director

Hello!  I graduated from the University of Nebraska Kearney with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Educational Studies. While at Kearney, I discovered my passion for community building and student development through my work 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, video games, reading, writing, and travelling to new places. Feel free to stop by my office to say hi and chat!

Contact Ashley:

ashshaff@nmu.edu | 906-227-2396

Office Hours: 

Monday: 1:00 P.M - 3:00 P.M

Tuesday: 1:00 P.M - 3:00 P.M

Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M

Thursday: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Friday: 1:00 P.M - 3:00 P.M

Van Antwerp Hall Resident Advisers

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Jaden Young

Moose Lodge: Rooms 100-130

jadyoung@nmu.edu (906) 227-4218
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Roman Menhart

Down Under: Rooms 138-166

rmenhart@nmu.edu (906) 227-4235
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Monica Arredondo

Aspen Haus: Rooms 200-230

marredon@nmu.edu (906) 227-4270
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Dylan Mastrodonato

Mountain House: Rooms 234-266

dmastrod@nmu.edu (906) 227-4290
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Quinn Sargent

American Graffiti: Rooms 300-330

qsargent@nmu.edu (906) 227-4325
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Annika Enders

Concert House: Rooms 334-366

aenders@nmu.edu (906) 227-4345