• 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


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

Please see the UMN Housing Selector for rates.

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

  • Rebecca Lehman Headshot
    Rebecca Lehman Headshot

    Rebecca Lehman

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As Residence Director of 17th Ave Hall & Keeler Apartments, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student and professional staff members in our efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within our halls. I am responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction for continually demonstrating our values of conflict, engagement, safety, social justice, and well-being as well as supporting the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    • General questions about 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments
    • Engaging effectively in conflict and roommate issues
    • Diversity and Social Justice dialogue and action
    • Crisis/emergency response situations
    • Health and well-being check-ins
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions
    • Willingness to address specialized needs
    • Getting involved in Groups
    • Concerns about students' overall safety
    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities

    Educational Background

    M.S. Community Health Promotion & Education, University of Cincinnati, 2008
    B.A. English Literature, Honors Scholar, University of Cincinnati, 2002

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Previous Positions Held

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017
    Program Coordinator of the Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati, 2008-2014
    Assistant Residence Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, 2006-2008, 2002-2004
    School Manager of Aston English School, Jinan city, China, 2004-2006
    Level II Facilitator of Kingian Nonviolence training, earned 2014

    As a student:
    Facilitator & Intern, Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati 2007-2008
    Peer Educator, Student Wellness Center, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2002
    Multiple internships regarding sexuality & sexual health: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Social Health Education, Columnist with The News Record, Guest Presenter with MTVu
    Resident Advisor, 1999-2000
    Student worker in Graduate & Family Housing, 2000


    Gender Pronouns


    Rebecca Lehman
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Headshot of Alex Abraha
    Headshot of Alex Abraha

    Alex Abraha

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As Assistant Residence Director, I have the privilege to supervise the amazing 17th Avenue and 17th Avenue Community Advisor staff, oversee student engagement, and assist in student conduct.  

    Where I Can Help

    • Conflict Resolution/ Dialogue
    • Dialoguing about social justice and identity development
    • Groups advising
    • Providing community resources
    • Student Engagement 

    Education History

    B.A. in Social Justice and a minor in Non-Profit Management, Hamline University 

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Points of Pride

    The awesome people I get to work with!

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"- MLK Jr.​

    Gender Pronouns


    Alex Abraha
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Becky Mohn Headshot
    Becky Mohn Headshot

    Becky Mohn

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee the Office Assistants at the Information Desk, work with student requests regarding room switches, and serve as a resource for questions regarding 17th Avenue Hall.

    Where I Can Help

    • Room Switches
    • Tours
    • Any questions about 17th Avenue Hall

    Education History

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Minnesota

    Twin Cities Master of Arts, Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    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

    University of Minnesota Greek Woman of the Year, Leadership Minor graduate, being part of the student-focused community here at the U.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "...for they all half believed they had wings - and they got some bad falls that way. Anderson never fell, never slipped back, never flew." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with my pets, Rory, a red and white corgi, and Toby an orange tabby, listening to interesting podcasts, and binge-watching television. I'm a beverage fanatic and love trying new coffees, juices, and teas. I love a good book, too!

    Gender Pronouns


    Becky Mohn
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • 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)
  • Aidan Maloney - Keeler/17th CCC
    Aidan Maloney - Keeler/17th CCC

    Aidan Maloney

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: 17th Ave Lab 104

    Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 PM

    Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00-4:30PM

    Aidan Maloney
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)


Technology in 17th


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


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

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