Facilities and Hours

Campus buildings except Williams Library, the Barnett Center and Avera 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 accomodates 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 Clinicand the Round Room, which holds 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 and academic support services, including tutoring and advising; as well as the Dacotah Hall Intramural and Student Rec Center.

  • Math Center
  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Reading Center, Writing Center
  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 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 Aramark, which operates 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, International Programs, and the Center for Excellence in International Business.
  • 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 our College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Statewide E-learning.
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 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.

Avera Student Center

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

  • ​Academic Hours

    • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • ​Summer Hours
    • Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wolves' Den

  • Einstein's Coffee and Bagels/Caribou Coffee
  • 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.; closed June 21-July 22, 2021

Technology Center

The Tech Center, located in the Mewaldt-Jensen Building and lower level of the Tech Center, will soon accommodate Student Success offices and is home to technology support for Northern, featuring three computer labs, two smart classrooms, a fully equipped TV studio and a media center, a conference room with multimedia presentation capabilities, offices for Technology Services staff and Arts and Sciences faculty, and the Tech Support Desk, which provides free technical assistance to faculty, staff and students.

  • Tech Support Desk (MJ 303)
    • Academic Year - Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Summer - Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.