• 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

  • 2020-21 Rates

    • Single Room:
      Full Semester: $3,852
      Sep 5-Dec 23, 2020 or Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
      Shortened Semester: $2,872
      Sep 5-Nov 25, 2020
    • Double Room:
      Full Semester: $3,264
      Sep 5-Dec 23, 2020 or Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
      Shortened Semester: $2,433
      Sep 5-Nov 25, 2020
    • Two-Person Suite:
      Full Semester: $3,512
      Sep 5-Dec 23, 2020 or Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
      Shortened Semester: $2,618
      Sep 5-Nov 25, 2020
    • Two-Person Suite with adjoining bath:
      Full Semester: $3,432
      Sep 5-Dec 23, 2020 or Jan 16 - May 12, 2021
      Shortened Semester: $2,558
      Sep 5-Nov 25, 2020

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 (Residents are expected to clean their bathroom if it is private. Bathrooms shared between multiple rooms will be cleaned by staff.)
  • 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)
  • Head Shot of Vicky Bayerl
    Head Shot of Vicky Bayerl

    Vicky Bayerl

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    Administrative leadership and support for the residence hall, direction for processes with Information Desk, and the primary contact for housing and summer conferencing operations.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Residential Hall Logistics
    • Jobs for Office Assistants at Our Infomation Desk
    • Navigation of University Resources

    Educational Background

    University of Minnesota, B.A.
    Major: Multidisciplinary Studies with focus on Technical Writing, Arts & Humanities, and History & Social Sciences 
    Minor: Social Justice

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2007

    Previous Positions Held

    • Executive Admin, UMN Housing & Residential Life
    • Executive Admin, UMN College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Science
    • Health Insurance Sales Dept, MEDICA
    • Executive Admin, MINCEP Epilepsy Care
    • Office Manager, Volunteers of America, Senior Services

    Points of Pride

    • Women's Leadership Institute completion
    • Equity and Diversity Certificate completion
    • Dialogue Circles
    • AFSCME Union Steward

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    “Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy gardening, cooking & making homemade honey, bowling leagues, & buying books for local free library houses, but most of all - spending time with my children, grandson and family.

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

     

    Vicky Bayerl
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • headshot of demie joseph
    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)
  • Ryan Pederson - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC
    Ryan Pederson - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC

    Ryan Pedersen

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    If you have any computer lab/printer issues, please email me or submit a Connect It request.

    Or, you can come visit me in the computer lab during my office hours in Middlebrook Tech Lounge (rm 96):

    Monday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

     

     

    Ryan Pedersen
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • Paige Robinson - Middlebrook CCC
    Paige Robinson - Middlebrook CCC

    Paige Robinson

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours

    Location: Middlebrook Lab 193

    Tuesday: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

    Thursday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

    Friday 11:30 - 1:30PM

    Paige Robinson
    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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