• 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

  • 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 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.

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 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

  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Cole Medin - 17th CCC
    Cole Medin - 17th CCC

    Cole Medin

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - 17th Ave Lab 104

    Wednesday 4-6PM

    Thursday 6-9PM

    Friday 10AM-12PM

    Cole Medin
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)


Technology in 17th


Wired internet & 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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