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Welcome to Ordal Hall!

If you're looking for a vibrant community where learning goes beyond the classroom, Ordal is the place to be!

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April 2, 2024

Learning Communities at Ordal

One of the highlights of living in Ordal is the opportunity to be part of the Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS) Communities. These communities are more than just places to live – they’re hubs of connection, growth, and support.

Here is a glimpse into each of the DJS communities and what they offer:

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First in the Family

The First in the Family wing is a space tailored to support students who are the first in their families to attend college, offering resources and mentorship to help them navigate the university experience with confidence.

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Students of Color

The Students of Color wings foster a sense of belonging and empowerment for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds through dialogue, advocacy, and celebration of cultural heritage.

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Environmental & Social Justice

The Environmental & Social Justice wings dive deep into discussions and initiatives about sustainability, equity, and social justice, contributing to a more inclusive and environmentally conscious campus.

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Lavender Community

The Lavender Community provides a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ+ students and allies, promoting acceptance, understanding, and celebration of all identities.

Location, Location, Location

Ordal Hall offers a comfortable living environment and convenient access to key university facilities. Just a short walk from Ingram Hall (the home of Communication, Media & Design Arts), Ordal residents can access academic resources easily. Plus, the proximity to the Hauge Administration building (another building where many classes take place) and Mary Baker Russell Music Center means you’re always close to where the action is.

Living on campus isn’t just about having a place to sleep – it’s about immersing yourself in a community that fosters personal and academic growth. At Ordal Hall, you’ll find a supportive environment where you can thrive, connect with peers who share your passions, and make lifelong memories.

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