Gant Hall

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In Gant Hall students are accepted for who they are individually. Students are encouraged to be involved within their community and build lasting relationships by trying new hobbies, developing new lifestyles, and learning about their peers’ backgrounds. Gant residents identify their communities as involved, spontaneous, and close-knit. Living in the Gant Hall community provides students with an active yet relaxed college experience that is represented with long lasting friendships and pride. Gant Hall is made up of four co-ed houses and one all-male house. Gant Hall is building 65 on the campus map.



Gant Hall Government

Vision Statement: We are not a residence hall; we are a residence home. Safe, understanding, kindhearted, and fun; we are the strongest when we are together as one.

Mission Statement: Gant Hall is a place for you to find friends who accept you for who you are. Gant is a place where you are encouraged to get to know people with different hobbies, lifestyles, and backgrounds. People who live in Gant say, "I can't imagine living anywhere else."


Gant Hall Staff

Resident Director - Justine Defever
(906) 227-2804

Justine is originally from Alma, Michigan. She is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she was a Professional and Technical Writing major with minors in Communication and Psychology. While attending Saginaw Valley, Justine was a Resident Assistant, Front Desk Worker, and Orientation Leader. Justine is pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs at Northern Michigan University. In her free time, Justine likes to write, draw, bake cupcakes, watch mystery television shows, meet new people, and explore Marquette.

Justine's Office Hours
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Gant/Spalding Front Desk: (906) 227-2015



Building and Grounds Attendant – Tony Jacobetti



Resident Adviser Staff

Second Floor
Ken Schlesser
Happy House
(906) 227-3475
Alex Roggow
(906) 227-3504


2017 Gant Hall Staff

Gant Hall Traditions


Gant Hall is named after Luther Gant, who was a teacher, registrar and director of admissions at NMU for 42 years. The hall opened in 1965.


  • Luther O. Gant (L.O.G.) Games

  • Gantstock Open Mic Night

  • Gant's Earth Day Celebration

Interesting Facts:

  • Gant Hall is connected to NMU's main dining facility, the Marketplace, and shares a lobby with Spalding Hall.

  • Gant is right on the bike trails that lead to Lake Superior and the downtown area.

  • Each year, Gant Hall residents strive to "Make Luther Proud," referring to the hall's namesake, Luther O. Gant.