• Nickname: Sanford
  • Hashtag: #SanfordPride
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Dinkytown
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 502, co-ed, first-year & returning residents
  • Year Built: 1910 (expanded in 1964, renovated in 1970)
  • Number of Floors: Hall: 4; Tower: 9

Sanford Hall Amenities

  • Fully Furnished

    See Specific Room Furnishings Below

  • Utilities Included

    Unlimited Electricity, Heat, Water, Internet. It's all included.

  • Laundry Included

    Every building features a laundry facility. Unlimited laundry is included at no extra cost. View the status of your laundry room with LaundryView.

  • 24/7 Information Desk
  • UMN-TV Cable with HBO
  • UMN-TV Internet Streaming
  • WiFi

    WiFi is included in rooms, common areas, throughout the building, and throughout campus.

  • Gigabit Ethernet Internet
  • Accessible

    Accessible Building, Elevator, Air Conditioning Available​

  • Security

    Access-Controlled Entry, Security Cameras, 24/7 Staffing

  • Dining Hall In Building
  • C-Store

    Convenience store in building

  • Study Rooms
  • Common Area Lounges
  • Game Room
  • Meditation Room
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Tech Lab

    Tech Lab with Macs & PCs, Remote Printing & Adobe Creative Suite. Learn More About Labs

  • Building Kitchen
  • Vending Machines
  • Ice Machine
  • Bus
  • Outdoor Bicycle Racks
  • Parking

Sanford Hall Room Types


One room is occupied by one resident. The average square footage is 133.  A common bathroom is shared by approximately 12 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 80 singles in Sanford.


One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 187. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 12 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 167 doubles in Sanford.


One room is occupied by three residents. The average square footage is 244. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 15 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 34 triples in Sanford.

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Sanford Room Furnishings

All rooms in Sanford 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
  • 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 Sanford Staff

  • Silhouette of a person
    Jo Gruenewald
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Headshot of Alex Dyer
    Alex Dyer
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Headshot of Diane Branson
    Diane Branson
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • Headshot of Jackson Turner
    Jackson Turner
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • Headshot of Eli Latocki
    Eli Latocki
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • headshot of Hugh Mulloy
    Hugh Mulloy
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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

Casa Sol

German, Scandinavian & Dutch House

La Maison Française

La Casa de Español

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