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.

Van Antwerp Hall Resident Director

Lucas Dushack, Assistant Director of Residence Life (Interim Resident Director)


 ldushack@nmu.edu | 906-227-2396

Office Hours: 

Monday 4 pm-5 pm
Tuesday *
Wednesday 1 pm-2 pm
Thursday *
Friday 10 am-12 pm


Van Antwerp Hall Resident Advisers

Olivia Reed

Moose Lodge: Rooms 100-130

Zoe - Resident Adviser of Down Under House

Zoe Fess

Down Under: Rooms 138-166

Monica - Resident Adviser of Aspen Haus

Monica Arredondo

Aspen Haus: Rooms 200-230

Dylan - Resident Adviser of Mountain House

Dylan Mastrodonato

Mountain House: Rooms 234-266

Quinn - Resident Adviser of American Graffiti House

Quinn Sargent

American Graffiti: Rooms 300-330

Sal - Resident Adviser of Concert House

Sal Wiertella

Concert House: Rooms 334-366