Avera Student Center Hours


Fall & Spring Hours

Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-11 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed weekends


Post Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. year-round


Wolf Shoppe Hours

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.



The Avera Student Center is at the heart of Northern's student life: a place to eat, work, shop, socialize and meet. Consisting of more than 110,000 square feet, the facilities provide space for campus and community events ranging from six to 600 participants, as well as offices for student organizations and university departments, a variety of food service options, and much more.



  • Dining and ballroom facilities
  • Five fireplaces for gathering with friends and faculty, studying and relaxing
  • Online gaming room and pool tables
  • The NSU Wolf Shoppe sells clothing, gifts, supplies, and more; in the lower level
  • ATM
  • Dining options featuring multi-station food court with all-you-care-to-eat dining option and Einstein Bros. Bagels/Caribou Coffee for morning, lunch and late-night dining and coffee
  • Dividable conference /ballroom that can seat up to 450 for a meal or 600 theater-style
  • A variety of meeting spaces
  • Offices, workrooms and meeting spaces for student organizations and university departments
  • United States Postal Service station and NSU Post Office - a full-service post office with mailboxes, selling stamps and other postage and offering most other services available through the USPS - located in the lower level
  • Admissions, Student Affairs and many more offices 

Host Your Event at the Avera Student Center

For information about reserving space for your next event in the Avera Student Center, call 605-626-3007 or email studentcenter@northern.edu.