Magers Hall

Magers HallMagers-01_0.jpgMagers Hall isn’t just a place to live; it is a place where responsible leaders are shaped.  Magers Hall provides students with a relaxed atmosphere that promotes individuality and “small group” identity.  Students have a great balance between academics, social events, and community involvement. Magers Hall was completely renovated during the summer of 2005 and students were given the opportunity to create a theme and house names for the building. Students agree that Magers Hall is friendly, comfortable, generally quiet, and “homey”.  Magers Hall consists of six co-ed houses.  It is building 25 on the campus map.

Magers Hall Government

Vision Statement: A fun-loving, supportive community that prides itself on crating new traditions and lasting relationships.
Mission Statement: This is not just a place to live. Magers Hall is a place where responsible leaders are shaped. Our relaxed atmosphere offers a balance between social and academic success. We have pride in individuality while still thriving as a connected community. Come to a residence hall where you will build relationships that will last the rest of your life.

Magers Hall Staff

Resident DirectorJustine Gerns
(906) 227-2813

JGerns15_tlarge.jpgJustine hails from Burlington, Vermont.  She is a graduate of Champlain College located in Burlington, VT, where she was a Creative Media major concentrating in A/V Production, Visual Art & Design, and Creative Writing.  While there, Justine was a Resident Assistant, transitions Program Coordinator, and had the pleasure of studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. There she was able to travel across Europe while also holding a Resident Assistant position for her program. She plans to one-day travel around the world to places in India, Australia, Korea, and to eventually live in Japan. When Justine is not being a Resident Director or dreaming of traveling the world she enjoys practicing acro yoga, knitting and crocheting various baubles, reading, watching Survivor, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.



Office Hours
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Magers/Meyland Front Desk:  (906) 227-2078

Building and Grounds Attendant - Mike Mattson

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
McKensey Gariepy Odyssey (906) 227-4572
Alex Negro Inferno (906) 227-4604
Second Floor      
John Yezbak Neverland (906) 227-4661
Amy Abel Sleepy Hollow (906) 227-4687
Third Floor      
Kyanne Root Treasure Island (906) 227-4767
Trevor Pianga Narnia (906) 227-4791


2016 - 2017 Magers Hall Staff


Magers Hall Traditions


Magers Hall opened in 1966 and is named after Mildred Magers, an NMU French professor who was known for her love of teaching and helping students.


  • Campus-wide Halloween Party

Interesting Facts:

  • Magers was the first hall to be renovated in a housing renovation project that began in 2005.
  • The houses in Magers are named after literary works.
  • In fall 2006, a bull moose ran into the window of the first floor laundry room, breaking two panes of glass before running into the woods.
  • Magers Hall was the last hall to have a “House Mother,” Mrs. Marion MacLean.  Her son is currently on the NMU alumni board.
  • The women of Magers Hall in the 1970’s were the “Winfester” champions in broomball and snow sculptures.

Summer 2009: Magers/Meyland Hall Lobby Renovation photos.