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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.

Get Involved

Meet your team

Each of our residence halls and apartment buildings has a dedicated team of full-time and student-peer staff ready to provide support or connect you with services and campus resources. You can learn more about the staff by reviewing the information in the tabs below, and you can contact your building's staff through your building's email or phone number.

Community Advisors (CAs)

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.

Residence Director (RD)

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 (ARD)

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.

All RDs and ARDs are available to meet either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. You can also contact them by using your building's email or phone number.

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Living Learning Communities
Connect with other students in one of over 30 programs.
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Get Involved
Expand your network, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on your building.
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Health & Safety
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy living environment for all.
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We are committed to promoting sustainable practices throughout our communities.
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Student Jobs
Housing & Residential Life is currently hiring part-time student positions with flexible schedules and more.
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Rules and Policies
We value the health and safety of all community members and expect residents to support Housing rules and University policies.