2016-2017 Catalog

Housing and Dining

(Housing and Dining Services)

The mission of the Housing and Dining Services department is to enhance the University experience by providing exceptional housing and dining services and programs.  As a campus community, we believe these programs set the foundation for student success at UND. Students learn and reinforce skills which foster citizenship, generate a sense of belonging, and build community.


525 Stanford Road, Stop 9029
(701) 777-4251

Student living facilities at the University of North Dakota include residence halls, apartment style housing, and apartments for single students and families.

Residence Halls

All first-year undergraduate students who have less than 24 transferable, post-secondary, semester credit hours and who enroll full-time at UND within one year of their high school graduation or equivalent, are required to live in a residence hall on campus for their first full academic year. Exemptions to the live-on requirement may be considered. Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. For more information visit the website at http://und.edu/student-life/housing/residence-halls/on-campus-living-requirement.cfm.

UND has 13 traditional residence halls which are conveniently located throughout campus. All halls have laundry facilities, kitchenettes, and study areas. Individual rooms have desks, single beds with loft, dressers, chairs, bookshelves, wireless internet access, and cable TV service.

University Place offers apartment style housing and is an option for upper-class students looking for a more independent lifestyle, personal space, and amenities. Students must have achieved sophomore status (completed 30 post high school credits) to be eligible to live in this building. Students living in University Place are not required to purchase a meal plan. Each unit is furnished and includes a shared living room and kitchen area complete with a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, and microwave. The building features air conditioning, wireless access, a coffee shop, convenience store, meeting rooms, and lounge spaces.

For more information and 360 Tours visit the website at http://und.edu/student-life/housing.

Living and Learning Communities

Residence hall students may choose to be part of a housing community where students who share similar interests live together, enroll for similar courses, and learn together. Living Learning communities provide unique opportunities for students to participate in activities intended to provide interaction with faculty and extend learning beyond the classroom. Visit the website at http://und.edu/student-life/housing/residence-halls/living-learning.cfm  for more information about available Living Learning Communities.


Students admitted to UND will be able to complete an online application for housing.  Log-in through Campus Connection (instructions are available at http://und.edu/student-life/housing). A non-refundable application fee must be paid during the online application process. Room assignments are made in accordance with the established priority system which is determined by the date of the receipt of the non-refundable application fee. Early application is encouraged.

Room and Meal Plan Agreement and Rates

Residence hall room and meal plan agreements are for the entire academic year (fall and spring semester) or summer session. Students will receive a copy of the agreement through the online application process. The agreement will provide information regarding important dates and refund policies for the year in which students are applying. Room and meal plan rates and agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Releases from the Room and Meal Plan Agreement must receive approval from the Housing Office.  Students may be assessed fees for early release from the agreement. For room and meal plan rates and agreement visit the website at http://und.edu/student-life/housing.


The University manages more than 850 apartments (furnished and unfurnished) for single students and families. Eligible students must meet one of the following criteria: have completed 60 or more credits, be 21 years of age or older, be legally married or in a domestic partnership, or be a parent/guardian. Residents enjoy a variety of social and cultural events at the University Apartment Community Center.  In most cases, the rent includes heat, water, garbage removal, basic cable TV, and internet access (electricity and phone not included). Applications and information about the specific types of apartments and current rates are available on the web at http://und.edu/student-life/housing/apartments or contact the Housing Office, University of North Dakota, 525 Stanford Road, Stop 9029, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9029, (701) 777-4251. Early application is encouraged. Assignments are made in accordance with the established priority system which is determined by the date of receipt of the application fee.

Faculty Housing

Faculty/staff housing is a service provided by the University of North Dakota to ease the transition for new employees to the University and the Grand Forks community. To qualify for a faculty assignment, applicants must contact the Dean of their college for one of that college’s annual faculty housing allocations. For more information and current rates visit the website at http://und.edu/student-life/housing/apartments/faculty-apartments.cfm.

Dining Services

3625 Campus Road, Stop 9033
(701) 777-3823

UND’s Dining Services proudly serves the campus community with retail and residential dining options throughout campus. Three dining centers are open to students, faculty, and staff and are located in Wilkerson Commons, Squires Hall, and the Memorial Union (Terrace). The wide variety of daily meals include two or more main entrées, vegetarian entrée, soups, salad bars, and specialty food bars such as Mexican, Asian, Deli, and Pasta. Residence hall students are required to choose an unlimited access or unlimited access plus meal plan. Returning students can purchase a block meal plan. Off-campus students, faculty, and staff may pay cash or purchase special meal plans. Dining Services offers resources to help students make good menu choices. UND has partnered with Guiding Stars to offer students a food rating system. The more nutritional value a food has, the more Guiding Stars it receives. Foods are marked with easy-to-follow tags indicating 1, 2, or 3 stars. Nutritional value of the daily menu served in the dining centers is available online at: www.nutrition.und.edu/foodpro/. Students with special dietary needs or food allergies need to self-report those needs to Dining Services staff or may meet with a UND Dining Dietitian.

Many retail locations across campus offer a wide selection of affordable dining options. Old Main Marketplace in the Memorial Union features A&W Express, Marco's Pizza, and Dakota Deli (soups, sandwiches and wraps featuring North Dakota products). Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop in the Memorial Union and University Place serves coffee, espresso, specialty coffee drinks and features fresh baked items from the UND Bakery. Find hot entrees and grab n’ go breakfast and lunch items at the campus snack bars located in the Medical School and in the UND Administrative Aerospace Center, Airport.

Convenience stores are located in Wilkerson Commons, Walsh Hall, University Place, and the Memorial Union, and snack and juice vending machines are available at several locations on campus.

Campus Catering provides full-service catering for students, faculty, and staff and for University-affiliated or sponsored functions on campus. Contact Campus Catering whether your event is a breakfast meeting for six or a buffet for 700. For more information call (701) 777-2256.

Complete information regarding Dining Services may be found on the website at: http://www.und.edu/student-life/dining or by calling the administration office at (701) 777-3823.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382