Cedar West Hall

Cedar 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.


Cedar Staff

Resident Director - Lexi Wieringa

Lexi's office can be found on the first floor of Cedar West, near the elevator.


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
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor
Michael Tyll 117 (906) 227-3061 mtyll@nmu.edu
Second Floor
Alex Kruithof 217 (906) 227-3062 akruitho@nmu.edu
Third Floor
Susan Arnold 317 (906) 227-3063 suarnold@nmu.edu
Fourth Floor
Madison Russell 417 (906) 227-3064 madrusse@nmu.edu


Cedar West Residents

Meet some of the first residents of Cedar Hall!

Easton Arsineau

I am a junior in the nursing program. I am from Menominee, Michigan. I am most excited to live in The Woods because not only do I get to have my own room, but I get to be the first of something on campus. I'm also excited to bring some great ideas to the hall to make the first year its most memorable. 


Audree Stephens

I am from Big Rapids, MI. I am a sophomore majoring in Theatre. I love living on campus because you are living around so many other students that are just like you. It's cool to connect and grow closer in your house and hall. I chose to live in The Woods because I wanted to have the experience of living in the new dorms first. They are super nice and different from the others which I think will attract some really cool people! I look forward to getting involved in my house and hall as well as meeting new people!