Spalding Hall

Spalding HallSpalding-01_0.jpgCompetition, 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.

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

Spalding Hall Government

Vision Statement: We are a diverse involved group of 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 atmostphere allows the wide variety of individuals to be themselves. While Spaldites enjoy having their fun, they also know how to be respetful, 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 Hall Staff

Resident DirectorBrent Larsen
BLarsen15_tlarge.jpgBrent is from Green Bay, WI, and graduated from NMU with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Communication Studies. Before coming to NMU, he studied at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he earned an Associates degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement with a certificate in Psychology.

While attending NMU, Brent was a resident of Spooner Hall and a resident adviser in Van Antwerp Hall.  In his free time, he enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time outside, utilizing all that Marquette has to offer.  While being the resident director of Spalding Hall, Brent hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs.

Office Hours
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday By Appointment

Gant/Spalding Front Desk: 227-2015

Building and Grounds Attendant - Mitch O'Neill

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Jessie Robertson Hogwarts 3595
Colin Richter Safariy 3621
Second Floor      
Javonte Thompson The Gallery 3647
Danielle LaCount House of Wonders 3675
Third Floor      
Alexis Wieringa Malibu House 3701
Mary Malaske The Breakfast Club 3729
2015-2016 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
  • Gant/Spalding BBQ
  • 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.