Aerial view of the Mississippi River, East Bank campus, and downtown Minneapolis skyline.


Find your fit.

The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus feels a lot like a city within a city, complete with its own distinct communities. Each one has a unique feel, pace, and proximity to campus amenities such as libraries, fitness centers, restaurants and dining halls, and much more. 

Some students prefer to live in a quiet neighborhood, while others want to stay at the center of the action. Whatever your tastes and style might be, there’s a community where you’ll feel right at home. And no matter where you live on campus, you won’t be far from nature, with parks, trails, and waterways just a walk, bike ride, or transit stop away.

Student biking on a tree lined path on the West Bank

West Bank

With an eclectic mix of cuisine, arts, and cultural offerings, the West Bank is among the most vibrant neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. 

Students take the steps behind Coffman Student Union down toward the Mississippi River

East River

Steps from just about everything, you'll enjoy easy access to quintessential campus landmarks, classes, and more.

Students outside on the Essex Corridor plaza


A lively area representing the largest concentration of first-year students on campus. Find plenty of options to study, unwind, and venture out.

View through a campus garden of students walking in the Dinkytown business area.


The most widespread neighborhood on the East Bank, surrounding a vibrant collection of retail, restaurants, music venues, and sporting events.

Two students walk through St. Paul campus' Display and Trial Garden

St. Paul

With its picturesque lawn and gardens, farm fields, and two museums, the St. Paul campus offers a peaceful retreat and a breath of fresh air.

CSCC buildings in autumn


Conveniently located about one mile north of Dinkytown and two miles west of the St. Paul campus, this neighborhood offers recreation, community gardens, and family-friendly events.

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