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Newman House

A Home Away From Home At the University of North Dakota


Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 school year

Living in the Newman House is one of the most spiritual enriching decisions I have ever made. It’s having the ability to walk into the house and feel perfectly at home. It’s being loved, accepted, and supported by girls who come from all different backgrounds and places. It’s sharing laughs and tears with those girls, knowing they would never judge me. It’s learning more about my faith and connection with God. It’s embracing who I really am. That is what it’s like to live in the Newman House, and that is why I call this place my home.
— Madelynne Deshler, Senior, Communications

Our Mission


The Newman House is a Catholic living option for women attending the University of North Dakota. Through a charism of sisterhood, hospitality, and scholarship, we want to help you make your time at UND incredible and form friendships that will last a lifetime. 

By living out this charism, the residents at the Newman House are and are becoming ever stronger and more authentic witnesses to the Gospel within the house, as well as the Newman Center and UND communities. 



2620 University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58203


(701) 777-6858



The Space

The Newman House was originally built in  1925 as a Delta Delta Delta Sorority House. When the national organization decided to close their UND chapter in 2006, questions arose about what would happen to the house. The Newman Center was able to purchase the house, including all of its furnishings and spent a year remodeling and bringing the house up to code. The Newman House hosted its first residents during the 2008-2009 academic year and has been working to provide a unique Catholic living option to women at UND ever since. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact our Director at

Life at Newman House

The Newman House has provided me with the opportunity to grow in my faith alongside virtuous women who love and support me in many different ways. I absolutely love going home at night to be with the wonderful friends I live with.
— Cassidy Limke, Graduate Student, Physical Therapy

life at Newman House is about growing in our charism of sisterhood and hospitality, while also helping each other to succeed in academics. The social and communal life at the house make living here a unique opportunity to build strong and lasting friendships. Click below for more information about the different types of social events hosted at the Newman House, for residents and guests alike.

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The Staff

The Newman House Staff is here to make your year at the Newman House awesome! Click here to find out more about the Newman House staff.


Forms and FAQ

We would love to share more about the Newman House with you. If you would like to talk to a staff member or get more information please email or call us! We would be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule a visit or a time to talk with a current resident. If you would like to apply to live at the Newman House please fill out the application below and the Director will be in touch with you shortly.