West Hall

West HallWest Hall is best described by a previous resident as, “…a good experience. It is like one big happy family here. Since we all live close to each other, everyone pretty much knows their neighbor and looks out for one another”. West Hall is up-campus, located adjacent to the University Center, and residents commonly eat at the Wildcat Den. Residents in West come from varied backgrounds, but come together to form a close-knit community. West holds an annual formal for its residents, deciding a new theme each year, as a long standing tradition. West is a great place to live, because it offers convenient access to different buildings on campus and feels like home away from home. West is all co-ed and is building number 62 on the campus map.

West Hall Staff

Resident Director – Christy Miller, 227-2821

Christy graduated from NMU with a bachelor of science degree in Electronic Journalism in May, 2012.  Since graduating, Christy has worked for Volkswagen Motors in Auburn Hills, MI.  While at NMU, Christy served as a resident adviser in Spooner Hall for two years and was very involved as an active student leader in Payne Hall.

Office Hours
Monday 10 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday Noon - 2 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 West Hall Front Desk:  227-2710

Building and Grounds Attendant - Chuck Levi

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Paul Flaminio The Reel House 5897 pflamini@nmu.edu 
Andrew Snika Classic House 5827 asnitka@nmu.edu
Second Floor      
Katelyn Raatz The Jungle 5809 kraatz@nmu.edu
Hannah Vallier Mt. Olympus 5738 vallier@nmu.edu
Third Floor      
Ashlyn Jendro The Habitat 5717 ajendro@nmu.edu 
Alejandrao Martinez The Studio 4952 alejmart@nmu.edu

2014-2015 West Hall Staff

West Hall Traditions


West Hall, opened in 1960, is named after Wilber D. West, the director of NMU’s Guidance and Counseling Center for a number of years and dean of students for a short time.


  • Welcome Weekend bonfire.

  • Ugly Sweater Christmas party.

  • Halloween party.

  • Super Bowl party.

  • Condom Carnival.

  • Alcohol-Free All-Nighter.

  • "Chuck Day".

  • West Hall Formal.

  • End of the Year BBQ

Interesting Facts:

  • West Hall is the only residence hall at NMU that has a view of Lake Superior.

  • West Hall is located where NMU’s football stadium once stood.

  • West Hall has placed in the top three in both the Stepping and Airband Competitions (Winterfest) in 2013.  They won the Stepping Contest in 2013 and the Airband Competion in 2015.

  • The Hall's colors are Christy Blue and Yellow.

  • West Hall's mascot is the Pterodactyl.