Residence halls are not included in the list below.

Campus buildings except Williams Library, the Barnett Center and Student Center are locked by 5 p.m. in the summer unless otherwise listed. 


Barnett Center

The Barnett Center is the home of NSU athletics, featuring the 8,000-seat Wachs Arena, pool, indoor track, volleyball and handball/racquetball/squash courts, as well as a variety of classrooms, offices and athletic rooms. An additional feature is the 10,000 square-foot Strength and Conditioning Center.

Beckman Building

The Beckman Building accommodates the NSU Foundation.

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beulah Williams Library

Williams Library includes a variety of books for reference and leisure reading, as well as private and group study spaces; computer lab; smart classroom; creation lab featuring a 3-D printer; a DDN room; NSU Archives and Special Collections; the NSU Reading Clinic; Testing Center; and the Round Room, which hosts literary lectures and other events. The library subscribes to nearly 80 electronic databases, and provides on- and off-campus services to students, staff, faculty and community residents.

Dacotah Hall

Dacotah Hall is the location of the NSU Registrar's Office, the Financial Aid Office, the Dacotah Hall Intramural and Student Rec Center, and NSU Art Department studios, classrooms and offices.

  • Financial Aid/Registrar, Room 103
    • Academic Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dacotah Hall Wellness Center
    • Monday-Thursday :1-10 p.m.
    • Friday: 1-7 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gerber Building

Northern was founded as a teaching school, and that legacy continues in the H.P. Gerber Building, home of the Millicent Atkins School of Education.
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Graham Hall

Graham Hall includes the Communications and Marketing Department; offices for NSU Dining Services; and the Missouri River Room, location of a variety of meetings and other events.

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jewett Regional Science Education Center

The NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center is home for Northern's biology and chemistry programs. 

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Johnson Fine Arts Center

The center for NSU's music and performing arts, the Johnson Fine Arts Center (JFAC) annually hosts more than 65 concerts, theater performances and campus and community events. It includes the 1,000-seat Jewett Theater, Black Box Theater, and Berggren Recital Hall; a lecture auditorium, band and choir rehearsal halls, theatrical scene shop, dressing and costume rooms, plus music and theatre faculty offices and classrooms.

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday, Holidays: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.?

Krikac Administration Building

Krikac is the primary administration building at NSU. Krikac Auditorium hosts fine arts performances, classes and numerous other campus events.
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lincoln Hall

Historic Lincoln Hall accommodates NSU's School of Business and International Programs.
  • ?Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Lincoln Gallery, Room 115
    • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Mewaldt-Jensen Building houses the Center for Statewide E-learning, accelerated nursing classrooms, Student Success Center offices, and Technology Services offices, including the Tech Support Desk, which provides free technical assistance to Northern staff, faculty and students.
  • Building hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Tech Support Desk (MJ 303)
    • Academic Year - Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Summer - Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Spafford Hall

Spafford Hall encompasses Northern's fine arts studios, music offices and practice rooms, meeting rooms and administrative offices.

  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Student Center

The Student Center is comprised of NSU dining, the NSU Wolf Shoppe (NSU clothing and giftware, office and art supplies, and snacks), Einstein Bros. Bagels, the Admissions Office, NSU Post Office, Health Services and Counseling Services and much more. The center also provides settings for a variety of public events and is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • ?Academic Year Hours
    • Monday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • ?Summer Hours
    • ?Monday- Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Wolves' Den
  • Einstein's Bros. Bagels
  • Post Office
    • Academic Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Wolf Shoppe
    • Academic Hours: 
      • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Health Services, Room 254
    • Academic Hours
      • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
      • Staff on duty from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Admissions Office
    • Academic Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Counseling Center
    • Academic Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Summer Hours: Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Technology Center

The Tech Center features two computer labs, two smart classrooms, a complete TV studio, and a conference room with multimedia presentation capabilities. The Tech Center hosts the Student Success Center as well as arts and sciences and technology services offices.