Spooner Hall

Spooner Vector

Spooner Hall is centrally located near most of NMU's facilities. Spooner is a relatively small residence hall that is unique because it specifically houses upperclassmen (junior status or higher), and students twenty-one years of age or older. Some long standing traditions in Spooner are the Meat-a-Palooza and Halloween Party.  As an interesting fact, current Michigan State University men's basketball coach Tom Izzo and former NFL football coach Steve Mariucci were roommates in Spooner Hall.  Spooner Hall features single rooms and double apartments with kitchenettes. Spooner Hall is all co-ed and is building 51 on the campus map.


Spooner Hall Government

Vision Statement: Spooner Hall strives to utilize residents' individual strengths in an inclusive, enriching family environment to promote personal growth and maximize potential.

Mission Statement: Spooner Hall creates a genuine, harmonious community that produces strong, authentic leaders who, by example, help enrich the student body through higher standards of responsibility and achievement gained through diverse, real-world life experiences.


Spooner Hall Staff

Resident Director Spooner Hall - Andrew Snitka
(906) 227-2570
Andrew is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but has lived all over the United States growing up. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Earth Science in 2016. While attending NMU, Andrew was a Resident Advisor of Classic House in West Hall for two years. In his free time he likes to play video games, work out, and watch movies.
Andrew's Office Hours
8:30-11:00 a.m. Housing Office; 2-3 p.m. West Side Laundry Room
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spooner Hall
Wednesday 8-9 a.m. HRL Office 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Woodland Park
Thursday 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Woodland Park
Friday 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Spooner

Spooner Hall Front Desk: (906) 227-2460

Woodland Park Office: (906) 227-2459

Housing and Residence Life Office: (906) 227-2620

Glenda Ross Building and Grounds Attendant - Glenda Ross


Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Emilyn Staat Tequila Sunrise (906) 227-3309 estaat@nmu.edu
Second Floor      
Matt Swiec Bourbon Street (906) 227-3346 mswiec@nmu.edu
Third Floor      
Courtney Stone
(906) 227-3376


2019-2020 Spooner Hall Staff


Spooner Hall Traditions


Spooner Hall, opened in 1955, is named after Charles C. Spooner, a long-time Head of NMU's Mathematics Department.


  • Meat-a-palooza
  • Halloween Party
  • Weekly Hikes
  • Holiday Party
  • End of the Year Party

Interesting Facts:

  • Spooner Hall features a mix of single rooms and apartments.
  • Current Michigan State University men's basketball coach Tom Izzo and former NFL football coach Steve Mariucci were roommates in Gries Hall and Spooner Hall.
  • Each winter, hundreds of bikes are stored in the Spooner Hall basement until the spring thaw.