• 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

  • Fully Furnished

    See Specific Room Furnishings Below

  • 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 Cable with HBO
  • UMN-TV Internet Streaming
  • 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

    Connected To 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

Frontier Hall Room Types

Double

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 are occupied by two residents with a 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.

Want to know more about Frontier Hall layouts? Check out our floorplans (log in required).

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Frontier Hall Rates

  • 2018-2019 Rates

    • Double:
      $2,961 per semester
    • 2-Person Suite with Bath:
      $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

    2017

    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

    She/Her/Hers

     

    Dominique Gant
    Residence Director (RD)
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    Mick Castro Headshot

    Mick Castro

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    I collaborate with a team of professional staff at Frontier Hall to help contribute to the university life and experience of our residents. My role is to assist and guide students in creating meaningful communities and building connections with one another. Some of my responsibilities is to help build and maintain safe and inclusive communities by supervising an amazing team of Community Advisers, advising GROUPS within our halls, acting as a hearing officer, and being an overall resource to our residents. 

    Where I Can Help

    Connecting students to their resources
    Conversations and dialogue about identity, and social justice
    Empowering and helping students to make ideas become reality
    Conflict Resolution
    GROUPS advising
    Being a person to chat with about just about anything  

    Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology & East Asian Culture Studies from University of California Santa Barbara

    Previous Positions Held

    Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity Student Staff Member - University of California Santa Barbara
    Office of Student Life Intern- University of California Santa Barbara
    Communication Collab Intern - University of California Santa Barbara

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Take a moment remind yourself, to take a moment and find yourself" 

    Life Outside The U

    As a human outside of work, I enjoy many things from spending a night indoors watching cartoons, reading comics, or listening to podcasts, to spending my weekends outdoors hiking and exploring, or checking out the city. When I'm not doing that you'll probably find me with a notebook doodling or writing with a cup of coffee somewhere within my reach. 

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Mick Castro
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
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    Ann Hawes

    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

     

    Ann Hawes
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • headshot of Jonathan Spitzer
    headshot of Jonathan Spitzer

    Jonathan Spitzer

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

    Submit A Fix It Request

    Jonathan Spitzer
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
  • Charles Chadwick - Frontier CCC
    Charles Chadwick - Frontier CCC

    Charles Chadwick

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - Frontier Lab 202

    Tuesday 6-9PM

    Wednesday 10:30Am-12:30PM

    Thursday 4-7PM

     

     

    Charles Chadwick
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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

Biology House

CSE Taylor House

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House

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Technology in Frontier

Internet

Wired internet & WiFi are included. Learn More

Television

UMN-TV cable service with HBO Go, Cloud DVR, and online streaming is included. Learn More

Telephone

Landline telephone service is not included in Frontier.

Learn more about technology on campus with ResNet