• Nickname: Comstock
  • Hashtag: #BeUBeComstock
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 553, co-ed, first-year residents
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Number of Floors: 6

Comstock Hall Amenities

  • Fully Furnished

    See Specific Room Furnishings Below

  • HBO GO
  • 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 Coax
  • UMN-TV Online

    Streaming TV with 70+ channels, HBO GO, and 140,000+ on-demand shows and movies: housing.umn.edu/resnet/tv

  • 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

  • Dining Hall In Building
  • 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
  • Outdoor Bicycle Racks
  • Parking

Comstock Hall Room Types


One room is occupied by one resident. The average square footage is 128. Two single rooms are separated by a quarter-bath containing a sink, which is shared by two residents. A large bathroom is shared by approximately 7 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 199 singles in Comstock.


One room is occupied by two residents (unless used for expanded housing). The average square footage is 195. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 10 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 166 doubles in Comstock.


One room is occupied by three residents. The average square footage is 235. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 7 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately eight triples in Comstock.

Comstock Hall Rates

Please see the UMN Housing Selector for rates.

Comstock Hall Room Furnishings

All rooms in Comstock Hall include the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • Sink (individual or shared)
  • Window coverings
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • 1 cable TV jack (TV & cord not provided)
  • Telephone service is NOT included in Comstock Hall

Connect with Comstock Staff

  • Headshot of Rachael Mills
    Headshot of Rachael Mills

    Rachael Mills

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Comstock Hall Residence Director, I am responsible for supervising the team of Community Advisors who work directly with residents in the hall. We work collaboratively to create an inclusive, safe, and positive living and learning environment for all students. 

    Where I Can Help

    • General questions about Comstock
    • Managing and resolving conflicts
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions 
    • Identity development 
    • Resource referrals
    • Student engagement 

    Educational Background

    Master of Arts in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Hamline University

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice, Hamline University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Points of Pride

    All of the amazing staff in HRL!

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Desmond Tutu

    Gender Pronouns


    Rachael Mills
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Headshot of Michael Sanders
    Headshot of Michael Sanders

    Michael Sanders

    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

    Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology - University of Minnesota 2010
    A.A.S Business Administration - Minnesota School of Business 2006

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so" - Mark Twain

    Personal Gender Pronouns


    Michael Sanders
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • Headshot of Mike Allen
    Headshot of Mike Allen

    Mike Allen

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

    Submit A Fix It Request

    Mike Allen
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
  • Daniel Grinberg - Comstock CCC
    Daniel Grinberg - Comstock CCC

    Daniel Grinberg

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: Comstock Lab M120

    Thursday: 12:30-3:30PM

    Sunday: 12:30-4:30PM

    Daniel Grinberg
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Technology in Comstock


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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