Aerial view of the west bank campus, including Middlebrook hall

Housing Contract

Confirm your space

Think of your housing contract like a lease agreement. It is a legally-binding document, so you are financially responsible for room and board for the contracted period once you accept the housing contract. You are also responsible for following Housing & Residential Life policies. 

Read the terms and conditions to understand your rights and requirements before you sign. Completing the online contract process and Housing Guarantee payment confirms your spot in on-campus housing.

Contract Periods

There is no fall-only contract. Residence Hall contracts generally run from September–December and January–May. Apartment contracts generally run from August–May or July (Keeler only). See the contract terms for specific dates.

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Our residence halls and apartments offer quality facilities and experiences at a considerable value for University of Minnesota students. Along with tuition, Housing & Residential Life contract charges are billed directly to your student account each semester. Our rates include room, furnishings, utilities, internet/tv, laundry, maintenance/repairs, dining (for those with meal plans), custodial services for common spaces, and 24/7 staff support. 

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approves on-campus housing and dining rates each year in June, and you can find specific room rates on each building page.

2023-2024 Rates

Billing & Payments

There are two types of payments applicants must pay to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Application payments and Guarantee/confirmation payments. The admissions and housing processes are separate at the University of Minnesota, so students who want to live on campus must pay a total of our payments to 1) apply/confirm enrollment in the university and 2) to apply/confirm on-campus housing.

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Change or Cancel
Requests to cancel or change housing assignments must be made in advance.
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Current Residents
Your guide to your building's resources, services, and support.
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Summer Housing
Summer options are available—choose the dates your stay from mid-May into early August.