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A place you’ll call home.

Living on campus is an important part of your time at North Central University, and it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.

Most of our students live in one of our four living areas, all located within blocks of North Central in downtown Minneapolis. Living with and around other North Central students will help you build a strong community that offers personal, spiritual, and academic support. Plus, our unique urban setting will give you a chance to experience the vibrancy and opportunities of big-city living.

What’s the best part about living at North Central? You get to live with all of your best friends!

Spiritual Growth

At North Central, we place a special emphasis on growing as passionate, spirit-empowered Christ-followers. To help you in the process of finding your calling and fortifying your faith, each floor has weekly discipleship meetings called LifeCore.

LifeCore is a weekly event put on by the Discipleship Leaders (DLs) of each Residence Hall floor. These Discipleship Leaders are student volunteers who live on the floor and help build community as well as help students grow together spiritually. LifeCore is designed to be spiritually focused, but this can happen in many creative and meaningful ways. In the past, floors have incorporated Bible studies, worship nights, art, reflection, testimonies, and many other different ideas to encourage growth in one another. Both returning and new students engage in LifeCore, and it’s one of the main platforms by which floors grow together and seek Christ in a way that impacts all of their lives.

We also agree to live according to certain biblical principles. By living this way, we’re able to honor each other, support each other in our walks with Christ, and glorify God in everything we do. Learn more about the responsibilities of student conduct at North Central.

Living Areas

Each living area has a full-time Resident Director (RD). Resident Directors offer mentorship, prayer, and support, in addition to supervision. Each residence hall floor and apartment area has a Resident Advisor (RA). These are upper class students who will help you get connected to North Central, build community, and continue to grow.

Wondering what you should bring with you when you move to North Central? Here’s a Checklist .

Apartment Communities

1500 Building.

1500 Building

Purchased in 2007, this is North Central’s most recently acquired living area. This building is 10,000 square feet, featuring 12 spacious apartments with large windows to let in light. The building is located across from Carlson Hall on the corner of 15th Street and 10th Ave. This building is reserved for married students.

901 Building.

901 Building

Purchased in 2004, with 6,000 square feet. Like the 1500 Building, the 901 Building is located across from Carlson Hall but on the corner of 15th Street and Elliot Ave and contains 9 apartments.  This building is designated for non-traditional students and North Central staff.

Orfield Apartments.

Orfield Apartments

The Orfield Apartments make-up the majority of the Apartment Community with 70 units. Apartments are available for 1-person, 2-person or 3-person occupancy. Students must be at least 19 years old with 80 accumulated credits, 20 years old with 60 accumulated credits, 21 years old, or married to qualify to live here. Rent includes laundry, water, trash/sewer, heat, and phone/internet. Electricity needs to be set up through Xcel Energy.

Furnishings:

  • Air conditioning
  • Internet ready computer network connections
  • Kitchen space with refrigerator, stove, sink, and cupboards
  • Private bathroom
  • Closet space for each student

Meet your RD

Judah Sitcler
jdsitcle@zqnaifen.com

Learn more about Judah

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies, North Central University (minor in Church Leadership)

Hobbies and interests: Reading, hiking, volleyball, podcasts, board games

Best thing about living at North Central: Deep and authentic relationships with students, staff, and faculty. It is so easy to find people that genuinely care and make life that much better!

Favorite NCU tradition: Chapel! Being able to connect with God every day of the week in an environment where past generations of NCU men and women have done the same thing is so special!

Carlson Hall

Carlson Hall

Carlson Hall is home to over 200 male students. Featuring common lounges, prayer rooms, and a laundry facility on the third floor, this traditional hall offers rooms for single, double and multiple (3 or 4 student) occupancy. The university cafeteria is on the first floor, so you’ll never have far to go for dinner! View the move-in guidelines for Carlson Hall (pdf).

Furnishings:

  • Internet (wireless and wired)
  • Bed (with extra-long twin mattress)
  • Dresser
  • Desk/Chair
  • Closet space
  • Window blinds
  • A bed lofting kit is also available upon request

Meet Your RD

Resident Director Chris Woelfle.

Chris Woelfle
cwwoelfl@zqnaifen.com
612.343.4189

Learn more about Chris

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies, North Central University
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education, Geneva College

Hobbies and interests: Music, running, biking, reading, reclaiming/repurposing old things, being outside, spending time with family and friends.

Best thing about living at North Central: Living in a dynamic, educational, Christ-centered community of amazing men. Living in a large, old building with so many stories to tell.

Favorite NCU tradition: Prayer and fasting on Wednesdays after Chapel, Community Outreach Day, The annual Carlson Hall Devotion Jump.

Miller Hall

Miller Hall

Miller Hall was purchased in 1937 and is North Central’s first building. The first 2 floors house numerous offices on campus, as well as classrooms and a computer lab. The top 3 floors are home to 200 female students. Featuring common lounges and prayer rooms, this traditional hall offers rooms for single, double and multiple (3 or 4 student) occupancy. The residence hall portion of Miller Hall is wheelchair accessible. View the move-in guidelines for Miller Hall (pdf).

Furnishings:

  • Internet (wireless and wired)
  • Bed (with extra-long twin mattress)
  • Dresser
  • Desk/Chair
  • Closet space
  • Window blinds
  • A bed lofting kit is also available upon request

Meet your RD

Karina Kornbaum
kikornba@zqnaifen.com

Learn more about Karina

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies, North Central University

Hobbies and interests: Crocheting, yoga, card games, traveling

Best thing about living at North Central: Having a spiritual community always near

Favorite NCU tradition: Annual snowball fight!

Phillipps Hall

Phillipps Hall.

Phillipps Hall offers suites made up of 2, 3, or 4 double occupancy rooms, a furnished common area, and 1 or 2 bathrooms. This co-ed residence hall features a laundry facility and a large common area with a gas fireplace on the first floor for studying and socializing. Phillipps Hall is wheelchair accessible. Take a look at the Move-in Guidelines (pdf) for more information about Phillipps Hall.

Furnishings include:

  • Internet (wireless and wired)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed with extra-long twin mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk/chair
  • Book shelf
  • Closet space for each student
  • Window blinds
  • Suite furniture

Meet your RD

lacey simmons headshot

Lacey Simmons
lcsimmon@zqnaifen.com 
612.343.4168

Learn more about Lacey

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, North Central University (minors in Business, Spanish, and Bible)
  • Certified to administer and coach the DISC, Driving Forces, and Enneagram personality assessments

Hobbies and interests: Life coaching, dancing, reading, game nights, being on the water, and traveling

Best thing about living at North Central: Being on teams with students and staff that genuinely care about the people around them and consistently seek growth. Also, skyways that make it possible to avoid going out into the freezing cold!

Favorite NCU tradition: Bro/Sis Retreat. It’s a chance to create memories that will bring smile to your face for years to come!

Apply for Housing

Both new and returning students can apply for housing here.

Contact Us

We want your living experience here to be great! Contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Location: Our office is located in Student Development on the first floor of Miller Hall.
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Email: housing@zqnaifen.com
Phone: 612.343.4451
Fax: 612.343.3548