• Nickname: Frontier
  • Hashtag: #FrontierFam
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Superblock
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 735, co-ed, first-year
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Number of Floors: 4

Frontier Hall Amenities

  • Tutoring
  • UMN-TV Cable with HBO
  • Security
  • Outdoor Bicycle Racks
  • UMN-TV Internet Streaming
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi & Gigabit Wired Internet
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Computer Lab

    Computer Lab with Printing & Adobe Creative Suite

  • Dining Hall

    Connected To Building

  • Accessible

    (including elevator access and air conditioning). Learn more about accessibility in housing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Lounges
  • Ice Machine
  • Game Room
  • Free Laundry
  • 24/7 Information Desk

Frontier Hall Room Types


One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 187. A common bathroom is shared by approximately seven rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 273 doubles in Frontier.

2-Person Suite

Two rooms are occupied by two residents with a shared 3/4 bath including a shower and toilet separating the rooms and with sinks located in each room. The average square footage is 219. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 46 2-person suites in Frontier.

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Frontier Hall Room Furnishings

All rooms in Frontier Hall include the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • Semi-private baths (North Wing)
  • Window coverings
  • 1 telephone jack (phone & cord not provided)
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • 1 cable TV jack (TV & cord not provided)

Connect with Frontier Staff

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    Sean Smallwood
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Headshot of Noelle Martinez
    Noelle Martinez
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Silhouette of a person
    Ann Hawes
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • Headshot of Austin Quam
    Austin Quam
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live and learn with people that have similar academic and personal interests as you. Learn more about LLCs.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House

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