Payne Hall

Payne HallResidents of Payne Hall continue their learning outside of the classroom.  Payne Hall provides residents with an academically focused atmosphere in all of its houses.  Also included in Payne Hall is an academic house where residents are expected to maintain at least a 2.75 GPA throughout the academic year.  Payne Hall provides a safe, friendly environment that promotes education, fellowship, and community.  Volunteering in the Marquette community is a focus for Payne Hall residents and is apparent in their dedication to the Superior Edge Program at NMU.  Payne Hall is made up of one all male house, one all female house, and four co-ed housess. Payne Hall is building number 68 on the campus map.

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

Payne Hall Staff

Resident Director – Elizabeth Sommer, 227-2516

Elizabeth joined the NMU team after graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.  While there, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in History and served as a community adviser for a year and an assistant to the hall director for two years.  She also has experience with summer conferences.

Office Hours
Monday 10 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Payne/Halverson Front Desk: 227-2477

Building and Grounds Attendant - Neal Collick

Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor      
Lucas Dushack Springfield 3735 ldushack@nmu.edu
Courtney McLive Playground 3762 cmclive@nmu.edu
Second Floor      
Michael Kremhelmer Smokehouse 3787 mkremhel@nmu.edu
Cameron Duncan Ice House 3816 cduncan@nmu.edu
Third Floor      
Nicole Bowers Breakwater 3841 nibowers@nmu.edu
Ben Greenwald Tarawa 3870 begreenwa@nmu.edu
2014-2015 Payne Hall Staff

Payne Hall Traditions

History:

Payne Hall was opened in 1965 and is named after Lucille Payne, who taught English and speech at the J.D. Pierce School and later was an instructor in NMU’s English department.

Traditions:

  • Payne Hall is a strong supporter of Relay for Life.

Interesting Facts:

  • Payne Hall’s first floor has a brother/sister house: Playground and Springfield.
  • A quiet hall, Payne is home to the first- and second-year NMU Wildcat hockey players.
  • Payne Hall is the only all-academic hall on campus.
  • In 1971 Payne Hall was the first to go co-ed on campus.