• Nickname: Frontier
  • Hashtag: #FrontierFam
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Superblock
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 735, co-ed, first-year
  • 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. View the status of your laundry room with LaundryView.

  • 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


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).

See Floorplans


Frontier Hall Rates

  • 2017-2018 Rates

    • Double:
    • 2-Person Suite with Bath:

    2017-18 rates pending approval by Board of Regents in June 2017.

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)
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • Semi-private baths (North Wing)
  • Window coverings
  • 1 telephone jack (phone & cord not provided)
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • 1 cable TV jack (TV & cord not provided)

Connect with Frontier Staff

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    Sean Smallwood

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    I am responsible for providing leadership, management and direction for the building's residential education program. This means supporting student success through creating an inclusive learning environment in Frontier Hall.

    Where I Can Help

    Provide access to campus resources
    Mediate conflict
    Support mental/emotional well-being
    Engaging student leaders
    Facilitate campus connections

    Education History

    University of Vermont, Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
    University of North Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Previous Positions Held

    Assistant Residence Director - University of Vermont
    Assessment Intern for the Dean of Students Office - University of Vermont
    Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor - University of Vermont
    Campus Programs Intern - University of Vermont

    Points of Pride

    I love having the opportunity to connect students to resources or programs that allow them to be the best versions of themselves. 

    Gender Pronouns


    Sean Smallwood
    Residence Director (RD)
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    Noelle Martinez

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    I work collaboratively with our building management team to make Frontier a great experience for everyone who lives here. I'm here to help students create connections with each other through Groups, build meaningful and respectful communities in my hearing officer role and set students up for success here at the U through training and supervision of our great Community Advisors. I also coordinate the Peer Facilitator program in res halls all across campus!

    Where I Can Help

    • Conversations to build your own self-awareness and confidence
    • Guided reflection to identify resources on campus to support you
    • Making your innovative ideas for your community into a reality
    • Understanding policies and accountability in Frontier
    • Integrating your feedback to build better communities

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    All we are doing in life is learning to be. ​

    Noelle Martinez
    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)
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    Evan Grove

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - Frontier Lab 202

    Tuesday - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Wednesday - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Friday - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sunday - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Evan Grove
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
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    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)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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

Biology House

STEM Diversity House

CSE Taylor House

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House

View Other LLCs