We are extremely proud of our team, our values, our intentions, and our impact, but we always consider ourselves as a learning organization. Part of our culture is letting go of conventional wisdom when it no longer meets the needs of our students while being innovative throughout our initiatives.
Centered on Belonging, our learning outcome-driven residential curriculum that grounds the work we do and focuses on Community, Identity, and Empowerment & Support. Our team has the opportunity to impact not just their own residential community, but all 7000 students living on campus through powerful special assignments. This may include broad initiatives around professional staff training and development; residential life assessment strategies; social justice and diversity; student behavior and learning; student curriculum, student engagement; and student staffing.
At the University of Minnesota, Housing & Residential Life staff members have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the community and department. You have the ability to develop and empower a strong team, to help the students within your community thrive, and to help shape an entire department. We are focused on helping you be the best version of yourself and developing your skills as much as possible. We care about your success in impacting students at the University of Minnesota, your future success, and your overall well-being throughout the journey.
Search for open positions on the U of M career site, under the Auxilary Services administrative unit.
Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of Housing & Residential Life is to support and advance the mission of the University by providing outstanding on-campus housing facilities, programs, and services.
Our vision is to be the housing option of choice for students and summer conference guests.
Through caring, purposeful, and socially just connections, we help students embrace the joys and tensions brought on by community relationships, individual differences, and new discoveries. The vision for our residential life program is to enrich student learning through innovative connections.
Conflict, Engagement, Safety, Social Justice, and Well Being
Life in Minnesota
We love Minnesota. Minnesota is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S. and the flagship campus of the University of Minnesota is right in the heart of Minneapolis-St. Paul—the Twin Cities.
Whether it's the vibrant music and arts scene, culinary delights from around the globe, world class museums, or the rich natural areas, parks, and trails just steps from campus (and beyond), there is truly something for everyone here... including all four seasons!
Residence Directors & Assistant Residence Directors
Serving as an RD or ARD comes with a variety of perks and benefits! In addition to a 1-2 bedroom furnished apartment with storage access within the building, all utilities are covered including cable and access to HBO Max.
- Policies for partners and pets
- Limited meal plan
- Access to professional development funds
- Access to parking space near the campus apartment and access to an Official Vehicle Pass and Parking Card for on-campus business.
- Opportunity to teach academic courses
Also, there are a number of University perks, including the Regents Scholarship, which covers 75% of tuition costs.