Spooner Hall

Spooner HallSpooner Hall is centrally located near most of NMU's facilities. Spooner is a relatively small residence hall that is unique because it specifically houses upperclassmen (junior status or higher), and students twenty-one years of age or older. Some long standing traditions in Spooner are the Meat-a-Palooza and Halloween Party.  As an interesting fact, current Michigan State University men's basketball coach Tom Izzo and former NFL football coach Steve Mariucci were roommates in Spooner Hall.  Spooner Hall features single rooms and double apartments with kitchenettes. Spooner Hall is all co-ed and is building number 51 on the campus map.

*The rooms in Spooner are different than the rooms in other residence halls. Click here to read more about the rooms in Spooner Hall.

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

Mission Statement

Spooner Hall creates a genuine, harmonious community that produces strong, authentic leaders who, by example, help enrich the student body through higher standards of responsibility and achievement gained through diverse, real-world life experiences.


Spooner Hall strives to utilize residents' individual strengths in an inclusive, enriching family environment to promote personal growth and maximize potential.

Spooner Hall Staff

Resident Director - Grant Langdon, 227-2570

Grant hails from Edgar, WI and graduated in August, 2012 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management from NMU.  Prior to being the RD in Spooner, Grant was the RD in Hunt Hall  and a Resident Adviser in Van Antwerp Hall. Grant enjoys playing video games, backpacking, and doing "geeky" things during his spare time.

Office Hours
Monday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - Noon

Spooner Hall Front Desk: 227-2460

Building and Grounds Attendant - Dennis Tryan

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Katrina Morris Tequila Sunrise 3309 katmorri@nmu.edu
Second Floor      
Alex Schantek Bourbon Street 3346 aschante@nmu.edu
Third Floor      
Casey Ross Margaritaville 3376 casross@nmu.edu 

2014-2015 Spooner Hall Staff

Spooner Hall Traditions


Spooner Hall, opened in 1955, is named after Charles C. Spooner, a long-time Head of NMU's mathematics department.


  • Meat-a-palooza
  • Halloween Party
  • Holiday Party
  • End of the Year Party

Interesting Facts:

  • Spooner Hall features a mix of single rooms and apartments.
  • Current Michigan State University men's basketball coach Tom Izzo and former NFL football coach Steve Mariucci were roommates in Gries Hall and Spooner Hall.
  • Each winter, hundreds of bikes are stored in the Spooner Hall basement until the spring thaw.