• 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

  • 2020-21 Rates

    • Double Room:
      Spring Term: $3,139
      Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
    • Two-Person Suite with adjoining bath:
      Spring Term: $3,432
      Jan 16 - May 12, 2021

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

  • Domingo Coto
    Domingo Coto

    Domingo Coto

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director, I am responsible for providing leadership, management and direction for a comprehensive residential education program to hundreds of students. I am also responsible for developing and maintaining an inclusive residential learning environment which is conducive to the overall development of students and in support of the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    Addressing the unique needs of first-generation college students
    Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    Helping students identify passion areas and connecting them to opportunities throughout campus
    Crisis/emergency response situations
    Willingness to address specialized needs
    Supervision of Assistant Residence Director (ARD) and Community Advisors (CA), who are also ready and available to assist with any questions or concerns.

    Educational Background

    Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    Previous Positions Held

    Residence Hall Director, Augsburg College
    Dean of Students Graduate Assistant, University of St. Thomas
    Graduate Assistant for First & Second Year Programming, Hamline University
    Student Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Orientation Leader, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Points of Pride

    I am proud to be working with professional staff and students who are passionate about diversity, social justice, and inclusion work who can constructively challenge one another for the betterment of each other and the overall student experience. I am also proud to be working at the institution where I spent my undergraduate career, as I not only consider it home but also am excited to offer opportunities and experiences to students who are looking to continue growing and developing, as well as giving voice to students who may not find a place as quickly as others.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Live fast, have fun, and be a bit mischievous." - Louis Tomlinson

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with family and friends, whether that be productive conversations over coffee, partaking in game nights, dancing at concerts, or in general enjoying good company. Otherwise, I can be found playing video games, reading a book, or spending time with my chinchilla, Beylor.

    Gender Pronouns


    Domingo Coto
    Residence Director (RD)
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    Meg Brennan

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Assistant Residence Director, I co-supervise the Community Advisor staff alongside the Residence Director. I also directly oversee student engagement in the hall in the form of Groups, serve on the Building Management Team, and assist with student conduct.

    Where I Can Help

    • Groups Advising
    • Student Engagement
    • Community Behavioral Standards
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Campus Resources

    Education History

    Bachelor of the Arts in English Literature, Assumption University

    Arrival to the University


    Previous Positions Held

    Campus Life Intern, Office of Student Affairs, Assumption University
    Head Resident Assistant, Assumption University
    Resident Assistant, Assumption University
    Parent & Family Program Chairperson, Assumption University
    Orientation Leader, Assumption University

    Favorite Quote / Motto / Personal Philosophy

    "Nevertheless, she persisted"

    Life Outside the U

    I enjoy reading, writing, listening to podcasts and drinking coffee! I also like to do various crafty things, from teaching myself hand-lettering/calligraphy or working on embroidery projects. My family and friends mean a lot to me so I can also be found spending time with them (mostly virtually these days since a majority of them are on the east coast!).

    Gender Pronouns


    Meg Brennan
    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)
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    Paul Lamb

    General Mechanic

    More Information Coming Soon!

    Paul Lamb
    General Mechanic
  • Goldy

    Gemechu Kedrio

    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)

    More Information Coming Soon!

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

    Joey VanDeurzen

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    If you have any computer lab/printer issues, please email me or submit a Connect It request.

    Or, you can come visit me in the computer lab during my office hours:

    Monday: 3 - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday: 4 - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday: 6 - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 5 - 6 p.m.
    Friday: 2 - 3 p.m.



    Joey VanDeurzen
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

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Technology in Frontier


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