CSCC buildings in autumn


The Como neighborhood of southeast Minneapolis is located about one mile north of Dinkytown and two miles west of the St. Paul campus. Featuring a mix of houses, apartments, small businesses, and a family-friendly park, the area has a tight-knit, residential vibe.

Map showing the location of our Como neighborhood northeast of Dinkytown and east-northeast of the UMN campus in Saint Paul

The Como neighborhood is located northeast of Dinkytown and east-northeast of the UMN campus in Saint Paul.

Home to everyone from college kids to senior citizens, new immigrants to longtime Minnesotans, Como is a great place to live, work, and play. Students who live here are a quick bike, bus, or car trip away from the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campuses.

If you have a green thumb, Como has several community gardens of all types and sizes. Among them is FairShare Farm, a shared space without individual plots. Here, gardeners of all skill levels grow organic vegetables communally and split the harvest with area elders.

For these reasons and more, the neighborhood is an ideal location for the Como Student Community Cooperative, where amenities include on-site parking, a fitness center, a tool lending library, and several other housing perks.

Campus Highlights

Como community picnic

After a long day of lectures, work, or a long night of studying, students in Como have many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Van Cleve Park is a favorite hangout year-round, with a playground and picnic areas, a wading pool, basketball and tennis courts, athletic fields, and an ice skating rink. Como residents gather at the park for several annual events, including a bike festival and a neighborhood cookout with free food and live music.

Also within walking distance is the University’s ReUse Program warehouse, where you’ll find super good deals on everything from used beakers and retro computers to charmingly dated furniture, bikes, and more.

Como Student Community Cooperative
Como Student Community Cooperative
CSCC is approximately halfway between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses and is located on the Metro Transit bus line.
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