Graduate students at the University of Minnesota have a variety of off-campus housing options. If you have any questions regarding the following housing options, please contact Housing & Residential Life at 612-624-2994.
Housing & Residential Life does not provide guaranteed on-campus housing for graduate students. Students may apply for housing and their application will be placed on the waiting list.
To apply for on-campus housing, please visit our Housing Sign-Up page and follow the instructions for first-time applicants.
Housing & Residential Life contracts with two separate student-owned cooperatives to provide housing for University of Minnesota students. Each cooperative manages and maintains the University housing complexes. Single graduate students and students with families can apply to live in these co-ops.
Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative (CTC) is located south of the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus and west of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. CTC is only a few blocks from the inter-campus bus line and has easy access to the freeway system.
Como Student Community Cooperative (CSCC) is located between Hennepin and Como Avenues and between southeast 27th and 29th Avenues. CSCC is approximately halfway between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses and is located on the city bus line.
West Bank Townhouses
The West Bank Townhouses are located near the West Bank campus. They can be shared with other students and require the same credit requirements as listed for on-campus housing.
Privately-Managed Housing Near Campus
Housing & Residential Life maintains an online database of available apartments, houses, and condos near campus. Students may search for housing by neighborhood, rent range, number of bedrooms, pet policy, and more.
Visit www.housing.umn.edu/offcampus to start your search.
Any questions regarding apartment pricing and availability should be directed to the landlord listed.