Meyland Hall

Meyland HallUpon entering Meyland, guests and residents are welcomed by Hall and House banners, which are one of the many Hall traditions. Hall dinners, cookouts, and activities in the courtyard are other popular events which bring the residents closer.

Meyland is certainly a unique place to live. It is made up of only four Houses instead of six, which creates opportunities for closer interaction and a sense of family. Meyland also houses USOEC resident athletes and visitors from around the world on third floor. Being a very competitive hall, Meylanders enjoy competitions between the Houses, other Halls, and are active participants in intramurals. Recently renovated in 2006, Meyland is a L.E.E.D. certified, coed building and the residents are encouraged to live a green lifestyle.

Come and see why students say, "Meyland Hall is where diversity thrives and the only place closer is home." Meyland Hall is building number 70 on the campus map.

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

Summer 2009: Magers/Meyland Lobby Renovation Photos.


Meyland Hall Staff

Alexandra MarshallResident Director – Alexandra Marshall, 227-2815
Alexandra Marshall is originally from Allendale, MI. She graduated from NMU with a Bachelor of Science in English in 2009. As an undergraduate, she spent three years as a Resident Adviser in West Hall. She participated in the Student Leader Fellowship Program and Superior Edge. In May of 2014 she graduated with a Master of Arts in English Literature from NMU. Alexandra is starting another graduate program – this time in Higher Education Student Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys reading and the outdoors.

Office Hours
Monday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. 12 noon
Thursday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Magers/Meyland Front Desk:  227-2078

Building and Grounds Attendant - Dan O'Neill

Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor      
Kathryn VanTimmeren The Tundra 4411
Gary Brown The Boondocks 4409
Second Floor      
Joel Kaskinen The Back Country 4431
Sam Morey The Outback 4451

2014-2015 Meyland Hall Staff

2014-2015 Meyland Hall Staff

Meyland Hall Traditions


Meyland Hall is named after Gunther Meyland, a professor of English for 37 years.  It opened in 1966.


  • Meyland/Magers Wars
  • Valentine's Day Spaghetti Dinner
  • Meyland Hall Diversity banner- This banner is signed by a large number of Meyland residents (past and present,) and is displayed  where everyone can see as they enter the hall. The students really take pride in it, and Meyland tries to host events each year that center around diversity awareness for the hall.
  • Monthly “all-hall” discussions in the lobby draw a large number of residents. Meyland residents talk about current events and what students would like to do to become proactive in the residence hall community

Interesting Facts:

  • Meyland Hall shares space with the United States Olympic Education Center.
  • Olympic Speedskaters Apolo Anton Ohno and Shani Davis lived in Meyland.
  • Meyland is unique in that it's the only building with four RAs on staff.
  • As of October 15, 2007 Meyland Hall became one of the first residence halls in the Midwest to become LEEDs certified.