• Nickname: The Brook
  • Hashtag: #ThisIsMBH
  • Campus: Minneapolis West Bank
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 900, 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

  • 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 Cable with HBO
  • UMN-TV Internet Streaming
  • 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 telephone jack (phone & cord not provided)
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • 1 cable TV jack (TV & cord not provided)

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)
  • Dre Jefferson Headshot
    Dre Jefferson Headshot

    Dre Jefferson

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    My role is to facilitate the successful operation of Middlebrook Hall. It is our focus here in Middlebrook to ensure that every resident has a healthy and safe environment to make them feel at home while they indulge in the many wonderful aspects of the University of Minnesota.

    Where I Can Help

    • My staff and I can address any issue that arises in the residence hall
    • Our team will work diligently to answer all questions and provide a fun and safe residential life experience

    Education History

    University of Wisconsin-Stout: Business Administration

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    Previous Positions Held

    Mid-Large Enterprise Relationship Manager - CenturyLink Business
    Business Banking Specialist - Wells Fargo Bank

    Points of Pride

    It fills me with pride to be able to positively impact the lives of young people that will make a positive impact on our world. 

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Success is not owned; it is leased and rent it due every day"

    Life Outside The U

    In my free time, I love to be active and workout. I play basketball and football for recreation, while also coaching basketball and football at Hopkins High School. As a former student-athlete, I am aware of the wonderful lessons learn, along with lifelong relationship built in high school and college athletics. 

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Dre Jefferson
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
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    Demie Joseph

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

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    Demie Joseph
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
  • Landon Dinger - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC
    Landon Dinger - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC

    Landon Dinger

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - Middlebrook Tech Lounge 96

    Tuesday 8:30-10:30 AM

    Wednesday 8:30-10:30 AM

    Thursday 8:30-11:30 AM

    Landon Dinger
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • Albert Liu - Middlebrook CCC
    Albert Liu - Middlebrook CCC

    Albert Liu

    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

    Office Hours - Middlebrook Lab 193

    Monday 4:00-5:30PM

    Tuesday 6:30-8:00PM

    Wednesday 8:30-10:30AM

    Friday 8:30-10:30AM

    Albert Liu
    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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