Northwestern College students hang out in a dorm room in Fern Smith Hall.

Fern Smith Hall

Built in 1968, Fern Smith Hall—called “Fern”—houses 200 women. Fern is connected to the campus cafeteria, enabling residents to go to breakfast in their jammies if they want. Traditions include all-hall pajama bowling.

"The love, support and friendship I've received from the girls on my wing made me realize how genuine the community at Northwestern really is." Michaela Van Riesen, Fern Smith Hall

Lindsay Hubbell , resident director

  • 3 floors/100 rooms
  • 2 students/room, shared bathrooms
  • 11x15 rooms with cinder block walls and carpeted floor
  • Stackable beds, dressers, desks and shelves that allow for creative and original room design
  • Coin-operated laundry and community kitchen (students required to have a cafeteria meal plan)
  • Computer, study and socializing lounges
  • TV lounge with cable, game room