• Nickname: Frontier
  • Hashtag: #FrontierFam
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Superblock
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 735, co-ed, first-year residents
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Number of Floors: 4

Frontier Hall Amenities

  • Dining Hall

    NEW - Located in neighboring Pioneer Hall

  • 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

  • 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

Frontier Hall Room Types


One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 187. A common bathroom is shared by approximately seven rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 273 doubles in Frontier.

2-Person Suite

Two rooms occupied by two residents in each room with one shared 3/4 bath including a shower and toilet separating the rooms and with sinks located in each room. The average square footage is 219. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 46 2-person suites in Frontier.

Frontier Hall Rates

  • 2019-2020 Rates

    • Double:
      $3,139 per semester
      $2,961 per semester
    • 2-Person Suite with Bath:
      $3,432 per semester
      $3,230 per semester

Frontier Hall Room Furnishings

All rooms in Frontier Hall include the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • Semi-private baths (North Wing)
  • 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 Frontier Hall

Connect with Frontier Staff

  • Photo of Dominique Gant
    Photo of Dominique Gant

    Dominique Gant

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student staff and professional staff members in their efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within the residence hall.

    Where I Can Help

    General questions about Frontier Hall
    Adjusting to the first year of college
    Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice
    Conflict / crisis management
    Student Conduct and Policy questions
    Support mental / emotional well-being
    Facilitate campus connections

    Educational Background

    M. Ed. in Higher Education, Iowa State University
    B. A. in Spanish, Vanderbilt University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu

    Gender Pronouns



    Dominique Gant
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Kou Kevin Hang

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    More information coming soon!

    Kou Kevin Hang
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Photo of Michelle Grannes
    Photo of Michelle Grannes

    Michelle Grannes

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Business Operations Supervisor I oversee the Information Desk and work with the hall staff to answer any questions and to ensure all residents have a positive experience while staying with us.

    How I Can Help

    • Room Contracts and Switches
    • Mail
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Any questions about Frontier Hall


    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: Religious Studies

    Start Date at the University of Minnesota


    Previous Positions Held

    Project Manager - Bolster

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She - Her - Hers

    My Favorite Quote

    "Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." - Beyoncé Knowles

    Life Outside the U

    In my spare time I enjoy being active outside, be that hiking, biking, or trying to cross country ski, learning to garden, and perfecting the perfect pizza crust. 

    Michelle Grannes
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • James Fitzgerald, FOS at Frontier Hall
    James Fitzgerald, FOS at Frontier Hall

    James Fitzgerald

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

    Submit A Fix It Request

    James Fitzgerald
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
  • Paul Lamb

    General Mechanic

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Paul Lamb
    General Mechanic
  • Gemechu Kedrio

    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Gemechu Kedrio
    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)
  • Shelby Juno - Frontier CCC
    Shelby Juno - Frontier CCC

    Shelby Juno

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: Frontier Lab 202

    Monday & Friday: 5:00-7:00PM

    Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00-6:00PM


    Shelby Juno
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live and learn with people who have similar academic and personal interests as you. Learn more about LLCs.

Biology House

CSE Taylor House


Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

View Other LLCs


Technology in Frontier


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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