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Residence Life

Last updated August 07, 2020

Residence Life Office

Olsen Student Center, Lower-Level
3609 Peters Ave.
(712) 274-5161
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The Office of Residence Life, in support of the Morningside College mission, seeks to enhance student learning and development through programs and curriculum, while providing a safe, comfortable, and inclusive living environment for all students. Learn more about Residence Life at


Over 90% of Morningside's full-time Freshmen live on campus.
70% of Morningside's full-time students live on campus. 

Why should you live on-campus?

Morningside College Students choose to live on campus because:

  • Resident students live close to classes.

  • Resident students make lots of friends.

  • Resident students get the full college experience.

  • Resident students are more involved in the Morningside Community

  • Resident students are more likely to succeed academically. 

  • The cafeteria is a short walk from every residence hall.

  • There are always activities in the residence halls.

Students have a variety of housing options available to them in Morningside's six residence halls and two houses.  Residence halls vary in size from 30 students to 380 students.  Each residence hall has its own character and spirit, and its own distinct advantages.

Traditional Residence Halls

Each of Morningside's three traditional halls are are split in to smaller floors/wings.  Morningside's traditional residence halls offer amenities such as kitchens, game rooms, TV lounges, study lounges, laundry rooms and vending.  Morningside's three traditional residence halls are Roadman HallDimmitt Hall, and the Residence Complex (The "Plex").

Apartment Style Residence Halls

Morningside College offers three apartment style residence halls for upper-class students.  Each apartment offers a kitchenette, bathroom facilities, and private living room.  Each complex offers free laundry and study areas.  Poppen Hall and Waitt Hall opened in 2003.  Lags Hall, opened in 2007, is the only hall on campus that offers single bedrooms.

Garretson Houses

In 2009, Morningside College opened 2 houses adjacent to campus for juniors and seniors.  Each house provides a living room, storage space, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and houses 8 students. Garretson Houses (page coming soon)

Themed Housing Options

Freshman Floors  


Front Desks   Programming & Activities


Professional Staff Contact Information

Karmen Ten Napel
Dean of Students
(712) 274-5191
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Sheri Hineman
Director of Residence Life
(712) 274-5335
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Caroline Black
Area Coordinator 
Student Activities Coordinator
Dimmitt Hall
(712) 274-5337
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Dani Fennessy
Area Coordinator
Student Development Coordinator
Roadman Hall, Lags Hall, Garretson Houses, Poppen Hall, Waitt Hall
(712) 274-5339
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Macie Moore
Student Hall Director
The Plex
(712) 274-5161
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