Pillsbury Court is the transitional housing facility designed for faculty/staff members and their family to live in during their transition to the Twin Cities area. This is ideal for faculty/staff members who wish to take their time when looking for a home or other permanent residence. Pillsbury Court is a wonderful family townhouse complex within walking distance at the Minneapolis East Bank campus. Housing & Residential Life is pleased to offer this safe, family-oriented housing facility to transitional faculty and staff who are new to the University of Minnesota.
New faculty and staff interested in renting in the Twin Cities area can use the Off-Campus Housing Listing Service to search for apartments, houses, and other rentals around the Minneapolis and St. Paul campus areas. Many resources for new renters are available through the Off-Campus Housing website as well.
The Relocation Assistance Program offers information regarding the University and surrounding areas for different types of housing, rentals, commuting, and more.
The University of Minnesota’s Real Estate Office provides real estate services including, but not limited to leasing, licensing, purchasing, sale of real estate, and permits for University property.
University Grove consists of 103 single-family homes owned by University faculty and staff situated on University-owned land. University Grove home ownership is open to all University faculty and administrative staff eligible for the faculty retirement plan or a federal retirement plan, current civil service and union-represented University staff whose employment is at least 75% time (excluding probationary and temporary employees), and retired employees eligible for continued coverage under the retiree provisions of the University’s health and dental benefits program.
1666 is an active University community for independent living designed specifically for people who have worked at the University at some time during their careers. It is a 93-unit condominium facility with a seven-member Board of Directors. The Palladian-style building with well-planned apartments is on 6.5 acres of land leased from the University of Minnesota. It is surrounded by protected natural areas: woods, private garden plots, wildflower gardens, Grove Park, the University Golf Course and Driving Range, and the U of M agricultural fields.