Spalding Hall

Spalding Vector

Competition, pride, and identity are three ways to describe Spalding Hall. Spalding residents are known for both their Wildcat Spirit and Spalding Spirit.  Residents proudly wear their blue and orange colors of Spalding to represent their pride during hall events. Spalding also houses many student athletes who are very involved in their community and are strongly supported by the hall.  Spalding’s competitive nature is prevalent in hall competitions and intramural sports. Spalding Hall’s goal is to build a family oriented community for residents that promotes social development and student involvement.  Spalding Hall houses one all female house and five co-ed house, with one designated as a “study house”. Spalding is building 66 on the campus map.


Spalding Hall

Spalding Hall Government

Vision Statement: We’re a welcoming community full of fun, loving energetic people working together to improve our community, project a positive image, and keep alive Spalding tradition.

Mission Statement: Spalding Hall is a healthy balance of everything. The open-minded atmosphere allows the wide variety of individuals to be themselves. While the Spalding Squirrels enjoy having their fun, they also know how to be respectful, responsible members in a community. With all of its options and opportunities, Spalding is a hall that can be whatever you wish to make of it. Spalding isn’t just a hall… It’s a family.


Spalding Hall Staff

Resident DirectorSarah Hart
(906) 227-2320

Sarah is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in public relations and marketing. While attending EMU, Sarah was actively involved on campus; she spent four years as a resident advisor working in residence halls and university apartments. Sarah also was a member of NRHH and served as the president for one academic year. Sarah is currently pursuing her masters in Higher Education- Student Affairs at NMU. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, and coloring. Sarah also has a fascination of sharks (her favorite is the thresher shark) and tiny houses! Feel free to stop by Sarah’s office anytime!

Sarah's Office Hours
Monday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gant/Spalding Front Desk: (906) 227-2015

Building and Grounds Attendant - Derek Thompson

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Jillian Russ Hogwarts (906) 227-3595
Cody Kuster Safariy (906) 227-3621
Second Floor      
Raegan Schuhmacher The Gallery (906) 227-3647
Logan Sprinkle House of Wonders (906) 227-3675
Third Floor      
Jessica Resst Malibu House (906) 227-3701
Claire Wisner The Breakfast Club (906) 227-3729


2017 - 2018 Spalding Hall Staff


Spalding Hall Traditions


Opened in 1965, Spalding Hall was named after Grace Spalding who was Head of NMU’s Art Department for many years.

Spalding Hall


  • Marshmallow Assassination
  • Spalding Soiree
  • Open Mic Nights each year
  • Super Bowl Party
  • Christmas Party
  • UP 200 Volunteering
  • Make a Difference Day Volunteering

Interesting Facts:

  • Spalding Hall was the last all-female hall.  In 1994, it became a co-ed residence hall.
  • Spalding Hall won the 2006 Spirit Competition at the All-Student Rally.  It was also the residence hall Homecoming champion.
  • Spalding Hall has a formal every winter semester.
  • Spalding Hall is the only residence hall on-campus with their own colors (blue and orange).
  • Spalding Hall has it's own mascot; the Spalding Squirrel (no, it does not live in the hall).
  • In 2004-2005, Breakfast Club received the highly-competitive House of the Year Award from Housing and Residence Life. House of Wonders won for the following 2005-2006 year.