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.


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 the NMU campus. When you walk through our doors, you’ll discover that Birch hall is a place where your neighbors are not strangers. Your roots will be firmly planted here.


Birch West 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!


Megan's Office Hours
Monday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00-2:00 p.m.-4:00-6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Woods Front Desk: 906-227-3000

Resident Adviser Staff

Birch West

First Floor      
Victoria Bean Aurora House (906) 227-3041
Second Floor      
Mikayla DuBois Atlantis House (906) 227-3042
Third Floor      
Eden Hackett The Upside Down (906) 227-3043
Fourth Floor      
Ethan Johnson The Canopy House (906) 227-3044


Birch East

First Floor      
Veleta Gage Reel House (906) 227-3051
Second Floor      
Nicholas Hughes Classic House (906) 227-3052
Third Floor      
Anna Wallenfang Jungle House (906) 227-3053
Fourth Floor      
Matthew Scheikart Mount Olympus (906) 227-3054


Birch Hall Staff 2019-2020