Meyland Hall

Meyland HallMeyland-01.jpgUpon 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. It is made up of only four Houses instead of six, which creates opportunities for closer interaction and a sense of family. Meyland also houses USOTS resident athletes and visitors from around the world on third floor. 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.

Note: Due to the type of furniture in the Meyland Hall rooms, lofts are not permitted. Loft kits manufactured to fit the beds are available for rent

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.

Meyland Hall Staff

Resident DirectorCourtney Klauck

Courtney is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in Biology and Communication Arts. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs at Northern Michigan University.  In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, learning new things, drinking tea, and everything superhero related. She loves being a Resident Director at Northern Michigan University.  Call, email, or stop by her office anytime!

Office Hours
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Magers/Meyland Front Desk:  227-2078

Building and Grounds Attendant - Dennis Tryan

Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor      
Kathryn VanTimmeren The Tundra 4411
Isaac Frisbie The Boondocks 4409
Second Floor      
Constance Lightfoot The Back Country 4431
Kelsey Blackburn The Outback 4451


2015-2016 Meyland Hall Staff


Meyland Hall Traditions


Meyland Hall is named after Gunther Meyland, an NMU professor of English for 37 years.  It opened in 1966.


  • 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:

  • Meyland Hall shares space with the United States Olympic Training Site.
  • Olympic Speedskaters Apolo Anton Ohno and Shani Davis lived in Meyland.
  • Meyland is unique in that it's the only building with four RAs on staff.
  • As of October 15, 2007, Meyland Hall became one of the first residence halls in the Midwest to become LEED certified.

Summer 2009: Magers/Meyland Lobby Renovation Photos.