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

17th Avenue 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

    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


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.

Want to know more about 17th Avenue layouts? Check out our floorplans (log in required).

See Floorplans


17th Avenue Rates

  • 2017-2018 Rates

    • Double:

    2017-18 rates pending approval by Board of Regents in June 2017.

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)
  • 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 17th Staff

  • Headshot of Gilbert Valencia
    Headshot of Gilbert Valencia

    Gilbert Valencia

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the student experience in 17th Ave. I supervise Community Advisors, and serve as a member of the building management team ensuring we are taking a synergistic approach to our work addressing student needs. I work with partners around campus to ensure that our Living Learning Communities are thriving.

    Where I Can Help

    Connecting students to involvement and engagement opportunities in hall and across campus
    Crisis situations
    Enhancing Campus Climate
    Finding Educational Opportunities for students
    Transitioning to the Twin Cities

    Education History

    B.A. in Public Administration and Minor in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton
    M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Previous Positions Held

    Assistant Residence Director - University of Connecticut

    Points of Pride

    Vice Chair- Latino/a Faculty & Staff Association
    Working with dynamic student leaders across campus 

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall". - Nelson Mandela

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy running outdoors and biking around the Twin Cities. I have a sweet tooth and love to bake. 

    Gender Pronouns


    Gilbert Valencia
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Headshot of Rachael Mills
    Headshot of Rachael Mills

    Rachael Mills

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As an Assistant Residence Director, I supervise the wonderful 17th Avenue Community Advisor staff and spend time working with residents on community engagement. I also supervise the Peer Facilitators, who provide learning opportunities in the residence halls here at the U. 

    Where I Can Help

    Conflict resolution
    Answering questions about housing
    Conversations about identity development and social justice
    Groups advising
    Providing resources 

    Educational Background

    B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Social Justice from Hamline University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Points of Pride

    All of the amazing staff in HRL!

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Desmond Tutu


    Rachael Mills
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Headshot of Mari Maack Magnusson
    Headshot of Mari Maack Magnusson

    Mari Maack Magnusson

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Points of Pride

    Being a key player in building and maintaining a strong collaborative cohesive and effective Management Team and Student Staff Teams during the academic year and summer months.  

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
    -Author Unknown 

    Life Outside The U

    My daily practice is to cultivate an open heart and control my mind. I am continuously expanding my heart to have compassion for all beings.

    Mari Maack Magnusson
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • Headshot of Alex Mootz
    Headshot of Alex Mootz

    Alex Mootz

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - 17th Ave Lab 104

    Monday - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Tuesday - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Thursday - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Alex Mootz
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • headshot of Richard Jacobs
    headshot of Richard Jacobs

    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)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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

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