Artful Living at Varnado Hall

Varnado Hall is home to NSU’s first residential college for the creative and performing arts. This hub of creative energy houses 198 students from various disciplines within the Creating and Performing Arts Program.
Our vibrant community allows students interested in the creative and performing arts to merge their academic experience with student life. Varnado Hall features music practice rooms, recording studios and art studios. Live-on faculty provides students with an enriched learning experience and additional opportunities for academic and future career growth.


Live as an artist, surrounded by other artists and creative faculty, in a controlled access, monitored community


Recording and art studio, 24-hour studio spaces, events ballroom, and special opportunities for students in the arts


Inclusive, creative atmosphere with unique events and digital programming


Lounging and gaming space, free wifi throughout, 24-hour computer lab, 24-hour laundry center, free cable, bike racks, utilities included

Rooms and Pricing

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village address

541 University Parkway

Natchitoches, LA, 71457

Northwestern State University, United States

your college experience goes beyond your classroom, campus or even your country!

Located next to the Creative and Performing Arts Annex at Northwestern State University, Varnado Hall is designed to support your artistry - no matter what your discipline. Our fully furnished double-occupancy apartments are perfect for quiet study, while abundant studio, recording, rehearsal, and creative spaces help you immerse in your art. It's the perfect place to balance your academic experience and professional aspirations as you live, learn, and grow.