West Hall

West vectorWest HallWest Hall is best described by a previous resident as, “…a good experience. It is like one big happy family here. Since we all live close to each other, everyone pretty much knows their neighbor and looks out for one another”. West Hall is up-campus, located adjacent to the University Center, and residents commonly eat at the Wildcat Den. Residents in West come from varied backgrounds, but come together to form a close-knit community. West holds an annual formal for its residents, deciding a new theme each year, as a long standing tradition. West is a great place to live, because it offers convenient access to different buildings on campus and feels like home away from home. West is all co-ed and is building 62 on the campus map.
Note:  Due to the type of furniture in the West Hall rooms, lofts are not permitted.  Loft kits manufactured to fit the beds are available for rent.

West Hall Government

Vision Statement: Set apart from the rest, we are a proud family at West to encourage the best in academics, community, involvement and independence.
Mission Statement: The mission of West Hall is to provide a comfortable environment where students can feel safe and united. Residents create a fun-loving, family-like atmosphere that is unique to the campus community. Student involvement in West Hall is key to academic and social success.

West Hall Staff

Resident DirectorGrant Langdon

Grant hails from Edgar, WI, and graduated in August, 2010, with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management from NMU.  Prior to being the RD in Spooner, Grant was the RD in Hunt Hall and a Resident Adviser in Van Antwerp Hall. Grant enjoys playing video games, backpacking, and doing "geeky" things during his spare time.

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


Katie Raatz Office Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon

 West Hall Front Desk:  227-2710

Building and Grounds Attendant - Neal Collick

Resident Adviser Staff 

Senior Community Assistant Katie Raatz 4587 kraatz@nmu.edu
First Floor      
Tavin Swanberg The Reel House 5897 tswanber@nmu.edu
Cole Brooks Classic House 5827 cobrooks@nmu.edu
Second Floor      
Jackquelin Bristol The Jungle 5809 jbristol@nmu.edu
Alyssa Lambert Mt. Olympus 5738 allamber@nmu.edu
Third Floor      
Christina Bouwhuis The Habitat 5717 cbouwhui@nmu.edu
Brian Katasfiasz The Studio 4952 bkatafia@nmu.edu


2016 - 2017 West Hall Staff


West Hall Traditions


West Hall, opened in 1960, is named after Wilber D. West, the director of NMU’s Guidance and Counseling Center for a number of years and dean of students for a short time.


  • Welcome Weekend bonfire
  • Ugly Sweater Christmas party
  • Halloween party
  • Super Bowl party
  • Condom Carnival
  • Alcohol-Free All-Nighter
  • "Chuck Day"
  • West Hall Formal
  • End of the Year BBQ

Interesting Facts:

  • West Hall is the only residence hall at NMU that has a view of Lake Superior.
  • West Hall is located where NMU’s football stadium once stood.
  • West Hall has placed in the top three in both the Stepping and Airband Competitions (Winterfest) in 2013.  They won the Stepping Contest in 2013 and the Airband Competion in 2015.
  • The Hall's colors are Christy Blue and Yellow.
  • West Hall's mascot is the Pterodactyl.