Birch Hall

Birch 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.

Room Types


Shared Bedroom Suite

shared bedroom suite floor planinside the woods


Private Bedroom Suite

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Birch Hall Government

Mission Statement: In Birch Hall, we are committed to creating a small-town atmosphere and becoming a catalyst for growth. Our community thrives on interpersonal relationships and being positive influences around NMU's campus. When you walk through our doors, you’ll discover Birch hall is a place where your neighbors are not strangers. Your roots will be firmly planted here.


Vision Statement: Here at Birch Hall, we strive to cultivate a community filled with creative and adventurous residents who positively impact the world around them.

Birch Hall Staff

Resident Director - Megan Bisson

Originally from Sterling Heights, MI, Megan is a Michigan girl through and through. A proud Hope College graduate (fire up Dutch!) with a degree in Communications and Leadership, Megan was fortunate enough to be involved in Orientation, Volunteer Services, Dance Marathon, and even was able to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland during her undergraduate career. After Hope, Megan moved on to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where she worked for two years as a Hall Director and earned her Masters in Student Affairs. Megan's top five Strengths are WOO (winning others over), communication, positivity, connectedness, and adaptability, she is an ENFP on the Myer's Briggs test, and her Enneagram type is a 7 (the Enthusiast).  In her free time, Megan loves being outside, reading, practicing yoga, running, and listening to podcasts. Megan is a firm believer that everyone's story matters- she's excited to hear yours!


Resident Adviser Staff

Birch West

First Floor

Aurora House - Mallory Irelan

Second Floor

Atlantis House - Mikayla DuBois

Third Floor

The Upside Down - Eden Hackett

Fourth Floor

The Canopy House - Ethan Johnson

Birch East

First Floor

Reel House - Veleta Gage

Second Floor

Classic House - Nicholas Hughes

Third Floor

Jungle House - Anna Wallenfang

Fourth Floor

Mount Olympus - Matthew Schweikart