• Nickname: The Brook
  • Hashtag: #ThisIsMBH
  • Campus: Minneapolis West Bank
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 910, co-ed, first-year residents
  • Year Built: Tower: 1969; East Wing: 2001
  • Number of Floors: East Wing: 4; Tower: 12

Middlebrook Hall Amenities

  • 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

  • Dining Hall In Building
  • C-Store

    Convenience store in 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
  • Open During Breaks

Middlebrook Hall Room Types

Single

One room is occupied by one resident with a semi-private bathroom. The average square footage is 118. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 30 singles in Middlebrook.

Double

One room is occupied by two residents with a semi-private bathroom. The average square footage is 179. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 333 doubles in Middlebrook.

2-Person Suite

Two rooms are occupied by two residents with a 3/4 bath (Tower suites include a full bath). The average square footage is 216. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 88 2-person suites in Middlebrook.

3-Person Suite

One room is occupied by three residents with a 3/4 bath. The average square footage is 256. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 11 3-person suites in Middlebrook.

Middlebrook Hall Rates

Please see the UMN Housing Selector for rates.

Middlebrook Hall Room Furnishings

All rooms in Middlebrook 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
  • 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 Middlebrook Hall

Connect with Middlebrook Staff

  • Photo of Jie Zhao
    Photo of Jie Zhao

    Jie Zhao

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee general day to day operations and student development in Middlebrook Hall. I supervise the Assistant Hall Director and 26 Community Advisors. With the support from the rest of our team, we strive to create an active and safe community for our residents.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities
    • Social justice and identity conversations/concerns
    • Academic resources referral
    • Interpersonal conflict
    • Residence hall safety and security
    • Crisis management
    • Mental health resources

    Education History

    M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University
    B.S. in General Management from Appalachian State University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Graduate Hall Director - Bowling Green State University

    Points of Pride

    Be able to work with students and see them develop into strong, independent scholars and people.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

    Life Outside The U

    Travel, food, movies, and books.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Jie Zhao
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Mick Castro

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    I collaborate with a team of professional staff at Frontier Hall to help contribute to the university life and experience of our residents. My role is to assist and guide students in creating meaningful communities and building connections with one another. Some of my responsibilities is to help build and maintain safe and inclusive communities by supervising an amazing team of Community Advisers, advising GROUPS within our halls, acting as a hearing officer, and being an overall resource to our residents. 

    Where I Can Help

    • Connecting students to their resources
    • Conversations and dialogue about identity, and social justice
    • Empowering and helping students to make ideas become reality
    • Conflict Resolution
    • GROUPS advising
    • Being a person to chat with about just about anything  

    Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology & East Asian Culture Studies from University of California Santa Barbara

    Previous Positions Held

    Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity Student Staff Member - University of California Santa Barbara
    Office of Student Life Intern- University of California Santa Barbara
    Communication Collab Intern - University of California Santa Barbara

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Take a moment remind yourself, to take a moment and find yourself" 

    Life Outside The U

    As a human outside of work, I enjoy many things from spending a night indoors watching cartoons, reading comics, or listening to podcasts, to spending my weekends outdoors hiking and exploring, or checking out the city. When I'm not doing that you'll probably find me with a notebook doodling or writing with a cup of coffee somewhere within my reach. 

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Mick Castro
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Headshot of Isaac Johnson
    Headshot of Isaac Johnson

    Isaac Johnson

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Business Operations Supervisor at Middlebrook Hall I serve as a resource to the residents in the hall community. I work with the Information Desk and the hall staff to answer any questions a resident may have, and provide services including mail, residence hall tours, equipment checkout.

    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

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Education

    B.A. Business - Emphasis in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Bethel University, Saint Paul

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    The name Isaac means laughter, I want to put a smile on as many faces as possible.

    Life Outside The U

    I like to spend my free time with friends and family, playing board games, cooking, baking, singing, dancing, and traveling. I like to be outdoors, working on the family farm, hiking, or relaxing in my hammock.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Isaac Johnson
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
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    headshot of demie joseph

    Demie Joseph

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

    Submit A Fix It Request

    Demie Joseph
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
  • Tiina Otala - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC
    Tiina Otala - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC

    Tiina Otala

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: Middlebrook Tech Lounge 96

    Sunday: 9:00-11:00AM

    Monday: 9:00-11:30AM

    Wednesday: 9:00-11:30AM

    Tiina Otala
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • Max Silvernagel - Middlebrook CCC
    Max Silvernagel - Middlebrook CCC

    Max Silvernagel

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: Middlebrook Lab 193

    Tuesday: 5:00-6:30PM

    Wednesday: 3:00-6:00PM

    Thursday: 10:00-12:30PM

    Max Silvernagel
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Technology in Middlebrook

Internet

Wired internet & WiFi are included. Learn More

Television

UMN-TV cable service with HBO Go, Cloud DVR, and online streaming is included. Learn More

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