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Life at NRC

NRC serves the mind, body and spirit of residents by offering accessible campus amenities and events that appeal to a range of interests and encourage personal, social and spiritual growth.

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Supporting the Whole Resident

From strengthening your faith and friendships to helping you stay active and physically well, NRC meets the comprehensive needs of each resident by offering a full array of campus amenities and supports.

  • Faith

    Supporting residents in their faith journeys

    Church Service

    NRC is a welcoming community to people of all faith backgrounds. Recognizing the importance of spiritual life, NRC provides services to support residents in their faith journeys. Engaging, on-site worship services are held in our Chapel, and pastoral care is offered through individual and small-group services, Bible studies and prayer sessions.

    NRC is also home to Pathways of Faith Park, a gathering space for our campus community and the entire Northfield community to relax, restore and spiritually renew.

    Sunday worship services in the Chapel are as follows:

    • 9:15 a.m. Roman Catholic Eucharist service
    • 10:30 a.m. Ecumenical Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Other prayer and worship services held in the Chapel:

    • 10:00 a.m. Rosary and 10:30 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass (1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month)
    • 3:30 p.m. Ecumenical Lenten Services (all Wednesdays during Lent)
    • 3:30 p.m. Ecumenical Holy Week Services (Holy Thursday & Good Friday)
    • Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service
    • Ecumenical Christmas Eve service
    • Memorial and Funeral services (Chaplain Kristine coordinates and presides)
  • Social Events

    Activities to serve your mind, body and spirit

    NRC residents have the opportunity to create new friendships through a host of regular activities and events that foster community, including:

    • Exercise classes
    • Guest speakers
    • Musical performances
    • Daily coffee hour
    • Wii bowling
    • Movies
    • Crafts, games and cards
    • Special events
  • Wellness

    Keeping you feeling your best

    Hula Hoop Exercise Class


    Staying physically fit is important, no matter what age you have attained, to keep you feeling your best. NRC’s Fountain Fitness Center offers a complete health regime with our own wellness coordinator. Exercise classes are offered regularly, and our LifeTrail system of exercise stations and groomed walking paths surround our campus. A wellness coordinator is available for fitness, workouts or just stretching. Residents also find peace and quiet walking along our Pathways of Faith Park. Plenty of indoor hallways are available for walking in inclement weather.

    Corner Clinic

    Our on-campus clinic offers a weekly wellness clinic where residents can get basic wellness services, such as lab draws, and have their health-related questions answered by a registered nurse. The Corner Clinic also provides massage therapy and nurse practitioner visits as well as dental, podiatry and audiology services.

    Innovative Partnership with Rice County Health Program

  • Accessible Amenities

    Convenient amenities to meet your needs
    Reading in the Library

    Northwoods Salon

    Our full-service professional, licensed hairstyling staff will learn how you like your hair done and pamper you from head to toe. We feature affordable, natural products and are open to the public. Our services include cuts, styles, perms and even pedicures.

    Nygaard Theater

    Enjoy the latest movies in our state-of- the-art theater. A large-screen television and movie projection screen, coupled with our surround sound system, makes every show come alive. The theater offers several motion pictures each week as well as educational classes. Personal listening devices are available.


    Our library offers plenty of new and classic reading material for a variety of tastes, plus computers that make access to email and the internet fast, reliable and private.

    Wireless (wi-fi) Internet

    Wireless (wi-fi) internet is available throughout campus for guests.

    Lounges and Sunrooms

    There are many locations throughout the campus where residents and visitors can relax and socialize. Large, small and cozy lounges, garden areas, sunrooms and patios offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor opportunities for reflection and refuge.

    NRC TV

    We offer an expansive choice of television channels plus our own five channels, featuring movies, spiritual events, entertainment events, daily dining menus, specials at our café, St. Olaf broadcasts and more.

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NRC offers a variety of living options on campus to meet your needs now and into the future.

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Woman In Garden
"We have cleaning and laundry services, wireless internet, the Corner Clinic, the salon, the café, great food, convenient transportation services and the bank, all right here."

- Northfield Manor Resident