Johnstone Center

Residence Life


Johnstone Center is composed of three wings: Pryor, Colter, and Mullan.

An energetic and social wing of Johnstone Center, Mullan is a place for traditional-age students. Mullan provides a smaller, more intimate living environment where close friendships develop early. Mullan is a co-ed wing, separate gender by floor.

Pryor and Colter wings of Johnstone Center are co-ed wings with separate genders by floor. It is the only living option exclusive to students over the age of 21 and or Sophomore and Above class standing. This is a popular living option where students return year after year because they feel comfortable and at home. Also, many international students reside here, creating a fun and diverse community. Pryor and Colter wings offer single and double rooms with ample closet space, sinks, a lounge chair and carpet.

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Room Options (Mullan Wing):

  • Double (with roommate)
  • Single (limited availability)
  • Double-as-single (limited availability)

Room Options (Pryor and Colter Wings):

  • Double (with roommate)
  • Large Single
  • Small Single

Special Living Options (Pryor, Colter and Mullan Wings):

  • All female floors
  • All male floors


  • Weight room
  • Weapon storage
  • Laundry in the basement of Pryor & Colter
  • Kitchen
  • Piano in the lobby
  • Vending machines in the lobby
  • Big screen TV in the lobby
  • Solarium
  • Game room with pool table, foosball, and ping pong
  • Computer room
  • Sinks in Pryor and Colter rooms (except for Colter basement)
  • Free cable TV
  • Direct and wireless internet access
  • Harrison Dining Hall is located in Johnstone Center

Johnstone Center Residence Hall Association (RHA):

Johnstone Center offers a variety of events tailored to the needs of its residents. Some of their major events include the Johnstone Center Masquerade Ball, social activities on Saturday nights including raft trips, karaoke and open mic nights. There are many opportunities to get involved and participate in activities in-hall, on-campus and around the local Bozeman community.

Student Mailing Address:

Student Name
100 Mullan, Room ____
Bozeman, MT 59715-5000

Student Name
100 Johnstone Center, Room ____
Bozeman, MT 59715-5076

Johnstone Center Front Desk:


Resident Director

John Atkinson

Resident Director
Office Phone: 406-994-3481

John is new to both Montana State University and to the state of Montana. Growing up in Oregon, John attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Accounting in 2014. This past year, John worked back east for Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, were he was a Graduate Resident Director and Interim Area Coordinator.

John is wicked excited to begin here at Montana State University working for Residence Life as the Resident Director for Johnstone Hall. This will be John’s 4th year in Student Affairs, with experience in both Residence Life, Student Engagement, and Student Involvement.  John is looking forward to meeting all of his Johnstone residents and working with them to make sure that they get the most out of their time here at MSU.

In his free time, John loves to enjoy the outdoor activities that are presented here in the awesome state of Montana. Don’t be surprised to find him hiking one of the many trails in the area. Also don’t be surprised to find him playing basketball in the gym or watching college football on a Saturday in the fall. Also, come talk to him about Orange Is The New Black and listen to him complain about how Yoga Jones is not depicted the same in the book as she is in the show.   

Hall Staff

Johnstone Center Staff
Names are listed in alphabetical order

Name Major Hometown
John Atkinson Resident Director Estacada, OR
Travis Ball Chemical Engineering Helena, MT
Sean Bengochea Business Nashua, MT
Rebecca Brown Technology Education Conrad, MT
Olivia Effertz Health and Human Performance Helena, MT
Nelson Goldsworth Art Mission Viejo, CA
Brooke Gowins Chemical Engineering Murfreesboro, TN
Brent Hansen University Studies Dixon, CA
Annelise Prat Industrial/Management Systems Engineering Missoula, MT
Preston Stevens English Quartz Hill, CA
Sammuel Vankirk History Bellingham, WA
Cara Vihinen Cell Biology and Neuroscience Billings, MT



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