West Hall

West vectorWest Hall is best described by a previous resident as, “…a good experience. It is like one big happy family here. Since we all live close to each other, everyone pretty much knows their neighbor and looks out for one another”. West Hall is up-campus, located adjacent to the University Center, and residents commonly eat at the Wildcat Den. Residents in West come from varied backgrounds, but come together to form a close-knit community. West holds an annual formal for its residents, deciding a new theme each year, as a long standing tradition. West is a great place to live, because it offers convenient access to different buildings on campus and feels like home away from home. West is all co-ed and is building 62 on the campus map.


West Hall

West Hall Government

Vision Statement: Set apart from the rest, we are a proud family at West to encourage the best in academics, community, involvement and independence.

Mission Statement: The mission of West Hall is to provide a comfortable environment where students can feel safe and united. Residents create a fun-loving, family-like atmosphere that is unique to the campus community. Student involvement in West Hall is key to academic and social success.


West Hall Staff

Resident DirectorGrant Langdon

(906) 227-2821

Grant hails from Edgar, WI, and graduated in August, 2010, with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management from NMU.  Prior to being the RD in Spooner, Grant was the RD in Hunt Hall and a Resident Adviser in Van Antwerp Hall. Grant enjoys playing video games, backpacking, and doing "geeky" things during his spare time.

Grant's Office Hours
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

West Hall Front Desk:  (906) 227-2710

Building and Grounds Attendant - Andrea Hammond


Resident Adviser Staff

First Floor
Olivia Helka
The Reel House
(906) 227-5897
Cole Brooks
Classic House
(906) 227-5827
Second Floor
Anna Horn
The Jungle
(906) 227-5809
Matthew Schweikart
Mt. Olympus
(906) 227-5738
Third Floor
Kim Shuman-Kellar
The Habitat
(906) 227-5717
Andrew Brady
The Studio
(906) 227-4952


2017 - 2018 West Hall Staff


West Hall Traditions


West Hall, opened in 1960, is named after Wilber D. West, the director of NMU’s Guidance and Counseling Center for a number of years and dean of students for a short time.


  • Welcome Weekend bonfire
  • Ugly Sweater Christmas party
  • Halloween party
  • Super Bowl party
  • Condom Carnival
  • Alcohol-Free All-Nighter
  • "Chuck Day"
  • West Hall Formal
  • End of the Year BBQ

Interesting Facts:

  • West Hall is the only residence hall at NMU that has a view of Lake Superior.
  • West Hall is located where NMU’s football stadium once stood.
  • West Hall has placed in the top three in both the Stepping and Airband Competitions (Winterfest) in 2013.  They won the Stepping Contest in 2013 and the Airband Competion in 2015.
  • The Hall's colors are Christy Blue and Yellow.
  • West Hall's mascot is the Pterodactyl.