Van Antwerp Hall

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Van 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

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 DirectorSophie Fridstrom
(906) 227-2396

Sophie graduated from Northern in 2015 with a BA in German Studies and minored in Accounting. While attending Northern, Sophie was an RA in Hollywood House - Gant Hall for over two years. In 2014, Sophie participated in Northern’s Faculty Led Study Abroad to Vienna, Austria. After graduating, Sophie moved to Seattle, Washington for a short amount of time before receiving a Fulbright English Teaching Grant which sent her to Germany. While there, Sophie assisted in teaching English to German elementary aged students during the week and traveled as often as possible on the weekends. During Sophie’s free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Josh, visiting the shores of Lake Superior, traveling, reading, crafting of any kind, and being active. Sophie considers herself to be a collector of hobbies and is more than willing to try anything new!

Sophie's Office Hours
Monday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Building and Grounds Attendant - Dan O'Neill


Resident Adviser Staff 

First Floor      
Dan Burkhardt Moose Lodge (906) 227-4218
Stephanie Lane Down Under (906) 227-4235
Second Floor      
Hattie Kinnisten Aspen Haus (906) 227-4270
Maguire Smith Mountain House (906) 227-4290
Third Floor      
Wyatt Porter American Graffiti (906) 227-4325
Simon Moesch Concert House (906) 227-4345


2019-2020 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.