Last updated December 16, 2019
Residence Life Office
Olsen Student Center, Lower-Level
3609 Peters Ave.
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 www.morningside.edu.
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 Hall, Dimmitt 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.
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
Professional Staff Contact Information
Karmen Ten Napel
Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life
Student Activities Coordinator
Student Development Coordinator
The Plex, Lags Hall, Garrettson Houses, Poppen Hall, Waitt Hall