• 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


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

  • 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)
  • 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

  • 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)
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    Headshot of Pang Vang

    Pang Vang

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As an Assistant Residence Director, I supervise the Pioneer Hall Community Advisor staff and help students create safe, inclusive, and respectful communities in the residence halls.

    Where I Can Help

    Student Engagement
    Support and Encouragement for Students
    Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    Groups Advising
    Campus Resource Guidance

    Educational Background

    Bachelor's of Arts, Psychology, Augsburg College

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota


    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

    Personal Gender Pronouns



    Pang Vang
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
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    Default Headshot for Ann Hawes

    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 Matthew Jackson
    Headshot of Matthew Jackson

    Matthew Jackson

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - Frontier Lab 202

    Sunday 7:00-8:00 pm

    Monday 6:00-7:00 pm

    Tuesday 6:30-8:00 am

    Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm

    Friday 10:00-11:00 am



    Matthew Jackson
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • 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)

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


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

Learn more about technology on campus with ResNet