Living Northern

Discover how you can get involved with student life!

Make your home and build your community at Northern with all the opportunities our campus has to offer. Find your people and build your skill set with student leadership, a diverse assortment of clubs and organizations, service learning and intramural sports. Be a part of an authentic, close-knit community and make Northern your home away from home with our safe, comfortable and fully furnished residential halls. You'll be able to live, learn and have fund on a campus where you're supported by people who want you to succeed.

Getting Involved

Build your skills and your community with NSU's on-campus organizations and leadership and learning opportunities. Explore your passions and connect with other classmates who share your interests. 

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Residence Life

Enjoy all the comforts of both home and community with Northern's clean, safe and comfortable residence halls. NSU's modern residence halls are fully furnished, have high-speed Internet and feature shared areas like laundry rooms, kitchen spaces, loung spaces and study rooms.

Meet other members of your Wolf Pack in communal spaces to watch the big game, hold a study session or share a meal. As an NSU resident, you'll be able to live and learn with your friends and make lasting memories. 


Dining Services

NSU offers a variety of healthy and delicious food options as well as different dining plans to choose from. Get a meal with friends at the Wolves Den dining hall or grab a quic bite from Einstein Bros. Bagels or the Grid convenience store.

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Campus Safety

At Northern, safety is our top priority, which is why this University's campus is one of the safest in the Midwest. Surrounded by the small town of Aberdeen, Northern ensures a secure community for students with its location and through safety policies and procedures. Campus security officers are also available 24/7.

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Preview Move-In Day

See what your first day on campus will be like at Northern State University! You'll be welcomed by the NSU community, and your residential advisors will help you settle in and feel at home.

“There are lots of opportunities for personal growth and success in the NSU community, which makes Northern a great place to live and learn!"


Lily Tobin, Aberdeen

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Student Support

Northern State University is committed to your academic and personal well-being. NSU offers resources and services to ensure you feel your best, including on-campus health services, counseling services, state-of-the-art recreational facilities and fitness activities.

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