Birch West Hall

Birch West Hall opened in August of 2017. The students who live in this building will have the opportunity to help name the houses, start traditions, and establish brand new communities. As students make an impact on the communities, this page will evolve to feature information about the government, traditions, and activities.


Birch West Staff

Resident Director - Lexi Wieringa

Lexi's office can be found by the elevator in Cedar West.


Lexi Wieringa will be the first Resident Director in The Woods. Lexi is from Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from NMU with a degree in Marketing. During her undergrad, Lexi was a Student Ambassador, an Orientation Leader, a Resident Advisor in Spalding, and Community Advisor in the on-campus apartments. This year, she looks forward to helping build a strong community and hall identity. She is also excited to take part in the start of traditions that will last for years to come.

Lexi's Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Until The Woods complex is finished, the Gant/Spalding Desk will serve the students residing in Birch Hall. (906) 227-2015


Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor      
Andrew Zuniga 117 (906) 227-3041
Second Floor      
Caroline Davis 217 (906) 227-3042
Third Floor      
Jack Webster 317 (906) 227-3043
Fourth Floor      
Kaitie Sodergren 417 (906) 227-3044



Birch West Residents

Meet some of the first residents of Birch West Hall!

Simon Moesch

I am from Shawano, Wisconsin, and I am a sophomore studying Political Science at NMU. Some of my favorite things about living on campus are the location and the communities that are built in each hall. Being able to take a five minute drive out to get to Sugar Loaf Mountain or take a few block walk down to the beach is absolutely amazing. Each hall has a few hundred residents in them and while living on campus you start to develop a sense of friends and family in the hall you live in, but also with the others around campus. Coming from Halverson Hall I realized I along with my fellow residents would be able to create a life long legacy and start different traditions that will last for decades to come. 

Ravyn Rooney

My hometown is Spring Hill, Florida. I am a sophomore studying Social Work with a minor in human behavior. One thing that I love most about living on campus is being surrounded by my closest friends and always having someone to do something with whether that be to go eat, to go explore or to go talk and waste time. I chose to live in The Woods because I wanted a different pace of living and I wanted to live in the best dorms possible. I am also eager to create a "real" name for The Woods and what better way to do so then be apart of the brand new dorms.