• Nickname: 17th
  • Hashtag: #Live17th
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 600, co-ed, first-year residents
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Number of Floors: 6

17th Avenue Amenities

  • Fully Furnished

    See Specific Room Furnishings Below

  • HBO GO
  • 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.

  • 24/7 Information Desk
  • UMN-TV Coax
  • UMN-TV Online

    Streaming TV with 70+ channels, HBO GO, and 140,000+ on-demand shows and movies: housing.umn.edu/resnet/tv

  • WiFi

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

  • Gigabit Ethernet Internet
  • Accessible

    If you have specific needs, we're here to help. Learn more about disability resources.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Security

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

  • Fresh Food Dining
  • 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
  • Bicycle Racks

    Indoor & Outdoor Bicycle Racks

  • Parking
  • Open During Breaks

17th Avenue Room Types

Double

One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 195. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 10-12 residents. The contract length is fall/spring. There are 289 doubles in 17th Avenue.

17th Avenue Rates

  • 2020-21 Rates

    • Double Room:
      Full Semester: $3,264
      Sep 5-Dec 23, 2020 or Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
      Shortened Semester: $2,433
      Sep 5-Nov 25, 2020
      Winter Break: $35 per day
      Any day(s) Dec 24, 2020-Jan 15, 2021

17th Avenue Room Furnishings

All rooms in 17th Avenue include the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • Window coverings
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • 1 cable TV jack (TV & cord not provided)
  • Telephone service is NOT included in 17th Ave Residence Hall

Connect with 17th Staff

  • Priscilla Umphress
    Priscilla Umphress

    Priscilla Umphress

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director (RD), my role is to help make 17th Avenue a successful living experience for students. I supervise a team of 15 Community Advisors (CA) and the Assistance Residence Director (ARD) for 17th Avenue Hall. I also work closely with the Business Operations Supervisor (BOS), Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS), and Dining Manager.

    How I Can Help

    • I can help bridge the relationship between students and their CAs
    • Connecting students to campus and community resources
    • Supporting first-generation students
    • Being an ally to marginalized groups on campus
    • Assisting in crisis situations on campus
    • Helping residents with housing questions or concerns
    • Finding the best Bubble Tea spot around campus

    Education

    • Bachelor's of Science in University Studies at Illinois State University (2015)
    • Student Affairs Administration Masters of Science in Education at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2017)

    Start at the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    • Hall Director at University of Minnesota, Mankato Greek Life Graduate Intern at University of Wisconsin
    • River Falls Graduate Hall Director at University of Wisconsin
    • River Falls Resident Assistant (RA) at Illinois State University
    • Founder and President of Zeta Theta Pi- Beta Chapter at Illinois State University
    • Lead Conference Assistant (LCA) at Illinois State University
    • Hostess- Dining Services at Illinois State University

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Points of Pride

    The campus is beautiful! Many things in the community are accessible via light rail, bus, biking or walking. It's been great engaging with students and professional staff members on issues of social justice, diversity, and equity. If you're looking to grow, this is the place for you. As a professional, it's been great being involved with the Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA). I have served as a board member as well as being on a committee for our annual fall conference.

    Personal Philosophy

    My personal philosophy: Chicago style pizza is the best pizza.

    Life Outside the U

    Outside of my role as RD, I'm usually annoying my partner, Alex. If I'm not doing that, I'm either goofing around with my dog, Zeus, or taking care of my 80+ plants. I also love going to concerts, excessively watching Netflix, crafting, drinking coffee, and eating pizza. I play a mean game of Uno and love exploring the city and metro area.

     

    Priscilla Umphress
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Liz Hwang, ARD for 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments
    Liz Hwang, ARD for 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments

    Liz Hwang

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
    Liz Hwang
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
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    Becky Mohn

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

     

    I oversee hall operations for 17th Ave. Residence Hall and Keeler Apartments. This includes: the 24 hour information desk, occupancy, assignments, room switches, building access, mail, tours, contract releases, and much more. In addition, I supervise the Office Assistants and Hospitality Specialists, run the summer conferences, and summer school housing. 

    Where I Can Help

    • Room availability
    • Move in
    • Move out
    • Active assignments
    • Room switches
    • Contracts 
    • Basic billing
    • Working as an Office Assistant
    • Mail + Packages
    • Keys + key charges
    • Building Access
    • Campus resource referrals 

    Education History

    B.A., Political Science - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    M.A., Leadership in Student Affairs - University of St. Thomas

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2009

    Previous Positions Held

    Program Assistant, University of St. Thomas Alumni Association

    Graduate Assistant, University of Minnesota LEAD-UP

    NODA Intern, California Lutheran University

    Points of Pride

    Leadership Minor graduate, University of Minnesota Greek Woman of the Year, and having the privilege to work and volunteer with the amazing students and staff at the U. 

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” -Aristotle

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with my pets, joining a group workout class, collecting new books, and listening to podcasts.

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Becky Mohn
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • headshot of Richard Jacobs
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    Richard Jacobs

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

    Submit A Fix It Request

    Richard Jacobs
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
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    Kurt Wiese

    General Mechanic

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    Kurt Wiese
    General Mechanic
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    Gayle Winters

    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Gayle Winters
    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)
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    Goldy

    Genet Hailu

    Building and Grounds (B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Genet Hailu
    Building and Grounds (B & G)
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    John Huebner

    Building and Grounds (B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    John Huebner
    Building and Grounds (B & G)
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    Michael Peterson

    Building and Grounds (B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Michael Peterson
    Building and Grounds (B & G)
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    Tim Sachs

    Building and Grounds (B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Tim Sachs
    Building and Grounds (B & G)

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Technology in 17th

Internet

Wired Internet (Ethernet) & WiFi are included. Learn More

Television

UMN-TV cable service with HBO Go, Cloud DVR, and online streaming is included. Learn More

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