The University of Jamestown residence life staff is here to serve you! It is our goal to make our students feel a part of their community. We strive for safety, security, and community while maintaining strong academics among our students.

The Student Life Office is located in the Nafus Student Center.


Gary Van Zinderen
Dean of Students

701-252-3467 ext. 5563

John Lynch
Director of Student Activities

701-252-3467 ext. 5800

Eric Thorson, M.Ed.
Director of Residence Life

701-252-3467 ext. 5453

Nick Goodman, M.S.E.
Seibold/Prentice Resident Director & Housing Administration Coordinator

701-252-3467 ext. 5034

Karson Pederson
Nierling/Wilson/Apts Resident Director & Conferences Coordinator

701-252-3467 ext. 4291

Katie Roehm
Staff Development & Resident Director for Kroeze and Watson Hall

701-252-3467 ext. 4107


Student Activities Chair

Campus Life Coordinator
Jayci McCrory

Music Coordinator
Josselyn Pacheco

Culture and Fine Arts Coordinator
Carissa Chavez

Marketing and PR

Novelty Events Coordinator
Chelsea Dionisio


University Apartments Assistant Director
Jim Young

Liechty Apartments Assistant Director
Devin Braaten
Wilson Hall Assistant Resident Director
Wilson Hall Resident Assistants
Nierling Hall Resident Assistant
Nierling Hall Resident Assistants
Seibold Hall Assistant Resident Director
Hannah Erickson
Seibold Hall Resident Assistants

Prentice Hall Assistant Resident Director
Hannah Erickson
Prentice Hall Resident Assistants
McKaela Larson

Dezmund Pettigrew

Kroeze Hall Assistant Resident Director
Kroeze Hall Resident Assistants
Ben O’Fallon

Watson Hall Assistant Resident Director
Alphonse Schoeneberger
Watson Hall Resident Assistants

Country Village Resident Assistant

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 36 states and 22 countries

Student to Faculty Ratio - 13:1