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A place you’ll call home.

Living on campus is an important part of your time at North Central, 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 upperclass 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.


  • 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

Mariah Simonson

Learn more about Mariah


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, North Central University
  • Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development

Hobbies and interests:  Hiking and being outdoors, playing volleyball or other sports, weightlifting and fitness, playing board games and watching movies with friends, knitting.

Best thing about living at North Central: I love living in a supportive, Christ-centered community in the heart of an amazing city. It provides endless opportunities to be a light to our larger community!

Favorite NCU tradition: Chapel is such an amazing time to come together as a community each day and fix our eyes on Christ. We get to hear wisdom from different speakers each day and worship God together, which is not an opportunity all college students have.

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).


  • 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

Learn more about Chris


  • 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 Fridays 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).


  • 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

Asha Williams

Learn more about Asha


  • B.A in Intercultural Studies
  • M.A in Counseling Psychology

Hobbies and interests:Being outside in nature, reading, coffee, baking, trying new restaurants, listening to music and quality time with people I love.

Best thing about living at NCU: I appreciate the community NCU has to offer. It’s a place of support but also a safe space to challenge one another and grow into better versions of ourselves.

Favorite NCU tradition: I think my favorite NCU tradition is Praise Gathering. I remember going to it when I was in youth group and even more when I was a student. It’s a sacred time both personally but also communally.

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

Resident Director Luke Sutter.

Luke Sutter

Learn more about Luke


  • Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Studies, North Central University
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education, Geneva College (In Progress)

Hobbies and interests: I enjoy reading a good mix of fiction and non-fiction (C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces is a favorite!), hiking (it’s hard to beat the North Shore of Lake Superior), playing board games and card games including Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Desert, and Rummy, and I also biking around and getting to know my home Minneapolis more.

Best thing about living at North Central: I feel very blessed to be able to know all the world-changers that come through my Hall. Whether it is a student wanting to work overseas starting an orphanage, to start a business, to work hard at a regular “9-5” and be a blessing to their workplace, or students who are graduating and have no idea what they want to do, all have a call and influence. To be able to walk alongside students as they figure these things out is not something I take lightly!

Favorite NCU tradition: It is kind of hard to beat Battle of the Floors. Throughout the year, floors are combined into “Brother-Sister” floors. During the Spring semester these groups each put on a performance around a theme of something like a popular movie and band. There is always a lot of fun had in late night preparations and the skits themselves are hilarious. Staff, faculty, and students all enjoy this every year! Tied for first would have to be Friday prayer. After chapel on Fridays, students, faculty, and staff all try to take some time out of their day to pray for the school and God’s Kingdom come.

Apply for Housing

New students can apply for housing using these forms:

Current students apply for housing on Skyline.

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.
Phone: 612.343.4451
Fax: 612.343.3548