Van Antwerp Hall

Van Antwerp vectorVan AntwerpVan Antwerp Hall includes one academic house where residents are expected to maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.  As a LEED certified building, Van Antwerp was fully renovated during the summer of 2007 and was LEED Certified Silver in April of 2008 by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Van Antwerp has a friendly atmosphere where students strongly identify with their communities and express a high level of Wildcat Spirit.  Some traditions students participate in are Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette and Relay for Life.  Van Antwerp has one all male house, one all female house and four co-ed houses, and is building 74 on the campus map.

Van Antwerp Hall Government

Vision Statement: Van Antwerp Hall strives to promote an inviting atmosphere that encourages a strong sense of community and academic excellence.
Mission Statement: We believe that in order to thrive, it is critical to have a place for everyone to call their own. VA provides safety, comfort, and support in everything we do. There is a special feeling you get that can only be experienced through VA.

Van Antwerp Hall Staff

Resident DirectorBrittany Porydzy
(906) 227-2396

Brittany is originally from Southington, CT.  She is a graduate of Champlain College located in Burlington, VT, where she was a Communication major.  While there, Brittany was an Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Student Activities Programmer and an active member of CHAMP, a group similar to NMU’s Prime Time Productions. As an undergrad she also studied abroad in Rome, Italy, where she was very lucky to travel parts of Europe. A goal of hers is to be able to do much more traveling throughout her lifetime. When Brittany is not being a Resident Director or traveling the world she enjoys viewing movies with a large popcorn, practicing yoga and spending quality time with close family and friends.

Office Hours
Monday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.

Hunt/Van Antwerp Front Desk: (906) 227-2397

Building and Grounds Attendant - Dan O'Neill

Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Ryan Grant Moose Lodge (906) 227-4218
Genna Rice Down Under (906) 227-4235
Second Floor      
  Aspen Haus (906) 227-4270  
Andrew Helland Mountain House (906) 227-4290
Third Floor      
Michael Donnermeyer American Graffiti (906) 227-4325
Molly Schaller Concert House (906) 227-4345


2016 - 2017 Van Antwerp Staff


Van Antwerp Hall Traditions


Van Antwerp Hall, opened in 1967, is named after Maude Van Antwerp who taught in NMU’s Education Department for 25 years.


  • Bucket List Competition
  • "Spooky Sundaes" Halloween decorating contest
  • Game Nights
  • RA/RD/BG Appreciation Week
  • Study Snacks in the lobby during finals week
  • Museum 
  • House Camping Trip

Interesting Facts:

  • Every year, Van Antwerp residents volunteer for the campus and local community.
  • Van Antwerp Hall was renovated in the summer of 2007 with the goal of being LEED certified and is currently being evaluated by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Summer 2009: Hunt/VA Lobby Renovation Photos