2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Campus Buildings


Offices of the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Vice President for Student Affairs, Center for Extended Learning, Business Office, Registrar’s Office, Academic and Institutional Projects, Financial Aid, University Communications, Enrollment Services, Red and Green (student newspaper)  Dakota College at Bottineau, and, Human Resources are housed here. Also included are three Interactive Video Network (IVN) studios located on the third floor.


This outdoor facility was built by students, alumni, and other university supporters. Located in the hills in the northern part of the campus, it provides a beautiful setting for summer theatre, musicals, and other productions.

Astronomical Observatory

Established in 1967 and relocated to north of the Amphitheater in 1988, the observatory houses a 16-inch diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope used primarily by astronomy students. It is open for viewing on specified evenings.

Cyril Moore Science Center

This building houses administrative offices for the life and physical sciences. A lecture-demonstration auditorium seating 233, and classrooms, laboratories, and research facilities for biology, chemistry, geoscience, physics, and science education are located here.


The administrative office of the Department of Athletics is housed in this building. This structure also provides facilities for a wide variety of activities such as handball, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, and indoor track with seating for over 10,000 people. The building also has lockers, showers, classrooms, and offices, plus other use areas.

Facilities Management

This building houses the central heating plant, carpenter and welding shop and the campus security office.

Hartnett Hall

The administrative offices of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Humanities are located in this building. There are classrooms and studios for art, broadcasting, communication arts, English, and foreign languages. A 200-seat theater for lectures, recitals, and theater productions and an art gallery displaying works of nationally recognized, contemporary American artists are also housed there. A computer lab is in this building.


The Gordon B. Olson Library houses basic library facilities and two computer-lab centers. Containing over 420,000 volumes in books, bound periodicals, and government documents, it also houses special collections of North Dakota materials, a children’s collection, media materials (over 14,000 video recordings, filmstrips, slides, and other non-print material) and microfilms. The library currently subscribes to over 600 periodicals and is a depository for United States Government and State of North Dakota publications. The library building provides study accommodations for 800 students.

Memorial Hall

In 1996, Memorial Hall was remodeled and expanded. It houses the Rural Crime and Justice Center, five academic departments, the Graduate School, and the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities. The five departments located in Memorial Hall are communication disorders; special education; criminal justice; nursing; and addiction studies/psychology/social work. A computer lab is in this building.

Model Hall

Completely renovated in 1990, this building houses administrative offices for mathematics and computer science. There are two instructional computer labs, four tiered multimedia classrooms, and numerous classrooms for lecture.

Old Main

This first building on campus underwent a $8.6 million remodel between 2001-2003. It provides classroom and office space for the College of Business, and the Divisions of Music and Social Science. It also houses the office of Information Technology, the Center for Engaged Teaching and learning (CETL), and the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy. Ann Nicole Nelson Hall provides facilities for the performing arts with a seating capacity for 950.

Residence Halls

Cook Hall

A five-story co-ed residence hall for 188 students, it was completed in 1965.

Crane Hall

A $4.4 million remodel of Crane Hall was completed in 2006. It is now an ultramodern co-ed residence hall with two-room suites for four students with private bathrooms. The hall accommodates 88 students.

Dakota Hall

Dakota Hall is a co-ed residence hall. It also houses the Veterans Office and the Residence Life/Housing Office.

Lura Manor

Lura Manor is a co-ed residence hall that houses 143 students in four-person suites. The Student Health and Development Center is located on the lower level.

McCulloch Hall

This co-ed residence hall for 145 students was completed in 1960.

Campus Apartments

Campus Heights Apartments

Completed in 1984, it houses 18 efficiency and 12 two-bedroom apartments. Open to all students. Families have preference for the two-bedroom units.

Pioneer Hall

A 40 unit apartment building. They are one bedroom apartments. 4 are handicap accessible, 6 are designated as single student apartments and the remaining 30 apartments are considered family apartments for married couples are single students/couples with a child.

Student Center (SC)

The Student Center is located at the heart of the Minot State University campus. A campus information center/post office/central receiving/parking office at the east end of the Student Center greets visitors to campus.

In 2007, a $1.1 million facelift of an antiquated ballroom in the Student Center created the new student activity center, called the Beaver Dam. The sumptuous lounge contains pool tables, an electronic shuffleboard, a 20-foot big-screen TV, plasma TVs, soft furniture and a fireplace.

Newly remodeled offices for the Student Government Association were located near the Beaver Dam during the project. The offices of the Student Center director, student activities coordinator, Career Center and POWER Center are also located nearby.

Other amenities in the Student Center include laptop computer stations, two convenience stores, a swimming pool and the MSU Bookstore, which is affiliated with Barnes & Noble. The residence dining center, Beaver Creek Cafe, is located on the second floor and Buckshot's, a snack bar open to the public, is located on the lower level.

The Student Center also houses the Multicultural Center, Native American Cultural Center, and the offices of International Programs, Advancement, Alumni and the contracted food service provider.

While the Student Center has been designed to serve students, it also houses a functional conference center on the third floor that is used for numerous campus and community events.

Swain Hall

Renovated and re-opened in 2010, it houses the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center houses activity courts for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and other activities. It also contains space for fitness classes, weight lifting, cardio equipment, spinning classes, intramurals, personal training, student dances, and other student activities.