Make yourself at home
The University of Minnesota would be nothing without a thriving and engaged student community, and the same goes for the University’s on-campus housing. No matter what campus building you live in, it should be a place where you feel welcome, respected, and safe.
Housing & Residential Life offers several ways for you to build a strong peer community while making a positive impact in your residence hall or apartment. In addition, your residence director and community advisors are available to provide support and guidance, whenever you might need it.
Meet your community
Expand your network and find your voice by getting involved within your building. Along with regular house meetings, you can create your own housing group, volunteer in sustainability and health advocacy, attend a social justice retreat, and join student boards. There are also paid positions for students who want to be part of the Housing team, ranging from technical support to dining services.
Meet your team
Each of our residence halls and apartment buildings has a dedicated team of professional and student-peer staff ready to provide support or connect you with services and campus resources. Learn more via the tabs below, and contact staff via your building's email or phone number.
CAs are live-in upper-division student leaders on each floor. They will help you settle into campus life, host House/Floor meetings, and check-in with their residents 1:1. Look to them as a key contact to help you solve problems or find resources.
Your RD is a full-time professional staff member who works and lives in your building. RDs coordinate all residence programs and services and oversee community advisors. RDs meet with students who may be struggling with aspects of their college experience or those involved in behavioral incidents. Don't hesitate to reach out to them with questions or concerns.
Assistant Residence Director
Some buildings also have an ARD, a full-time professional staff member who works closely with student engagement and also meets directly with residents. Centennial, Frontier, Middlebrook, Pioneer, 17th Ave, Territorial, and Sanford/Wilkins all have ARDs.
Contact them via your building's email or phone number.
Business Operations Supervisor
The BOS is a full-time professional staff member responsible for the Information Desk and building business office. They oversee all student desk staff and occupancy-related services such as check-in/out, room keys, reservations, packages, etc. If you're not sure who to contact, your Information Desk staff can connect you with the right staff member.
Check the status of many of these functions using your virtual InfoDesk!
Facility Operations Supervisor
The FOS oversees building grounds, custodial work, and maintenance staff. Their teams are made up of dedicated professionals and student workers ready to address concerns with your room or common areas in and around the building.
Submit a FixIt request anytime you need help.
Other Housing Staff
Helpful student tech staff can be found in your building's Tech Lounge. You may also notice Security Monitors who report to the University police department, perform rounds, provide and other emergency response support.
Central Housing staff are located in Comstock Hall-East, and are also available to answer general questions via [email protected]
These student volunteers are appointed as a health resource in their residence hall or apartment in partnership with Boynton Health. Ask them for help with health questions and concerns, get connected to campus resources, or ask for health items like cough drops or condoms.
This volunteer role calls on students to promote, inform, and educate peers on zero waste and sustainable practices within their building in partnership with the University of Minnesota Recycling Program, Office of Sustainability, and Housing.