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Community

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.

Get Involved

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.

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Living Learning Communities
Connect with other students in one of over 30 programs.
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Connecting with Roommates
Living with another Gopher can be a highlight of your campus experience. Be open and honest as you both learn how to live with someone new.
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Health & Safety
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy living environment for all.
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Sustainability
We are committed to promoting sustainable practices throughout our communities.
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Student Jobs
Find part-time student positions with flexible scheduling 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.

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.

Community Advisors

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

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.