Gant Hall

In Gant Hall students are accepted for who they are individually. Students are encouraged to be involved within their community and build lasting relationships by trying new hobbies, developing new lifestyles, and learning about their peers’ backgrounds. Gant residents identify their communities as involved, spontaneous, and close-knit. Living in the Gant Hall community provides students with an active yet relaxed college experience that is represented with long lasting friendships and pride. Gant Hall is made up of five co-ed houses and one all male house. Gant Hall is building #65 on the campus map.

Note:  Due to the type of furniture in the Gant Hall rooms, lofts are not permitted.  Loft kits manufactured to fit the beds are available for rent.

Gant Hall Staff

Resident Director - Justine Defever

Justine is originally from Alma, Michigan. She is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she was a Professional and Technical Writing major with minors in Communication and Psychology.  While attending Saginaw Valley, Justine was a Resident Assistant, Front Desk Worker, and Orientation Leader. She also used her writing and design education to create technical documents for various departments and promotional materials for local businesses. In her free time, Justine likes to write, draw, bake cupcakes, watch mystery television shows, meet new people, and explore Marquette.


Office Hours
Monday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Gant/Spalding Front Desk:  227-2015

Building and Grounds Attendant - Brett Nelson

Resident Adviser Staff

2014-2015 Gant Hall Staff


First Floor      
Toni Wood Hero House 3423
Matt Ferneau Brule 3450 
Second Floor      
Kelsey Adams Happy House 3475
Sophie Pytlowany Hollywood 3504
Third Floor      
Stephanie Tew The Strip 3529
Keny Jolgren Paradise 3558 
2013-2014 Gant Hall Staff


Gant Hall Traditions


Gant Hall is named after Luther Gant, who was a teacher, registrar and director of admissions at NMU for a record 42 years.  The hall opened in 1965.


  • Luther O. Gant (L.O.G.) Games
  • "Make Luther Proud" campaign
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Mobster's Ball
  • Halloween Party

Interesting Facts:

  • Gant Hall is connected to NMU's main dining facility, the Marketplace, and shares a lobby with Spalding Hall.
  • Gant is right on the bike trails that lead to Lake Superior and the downtown area.
  • Each year, Gant Hall residents strive to "Make Luther Proud," referring to the hall's namesake, Luther O. Gant.