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Graduate Students

The University is proud to offer affordable housing options to individual graduate students as well as students with families. There are units available for immediate occupancy. Also, some communities are also available to upper-division (junior and senior level) undergraduates.  

Housing Co-ops

Housing & Residential Life contracts with two student-owned cooperatives to provide housing for University of Minnesota students. Both properties are owned by the University but are independently managed as cooperatives.

Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative (CTC)

Located south of the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus, CTC is only a few blocks from the UMN bus line and has easy access to the freeway system.

Como Student Community Cooperative (CSCC)

CSCC is approximately halfway between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses and is located on the Metro Transit bus line.

West Bank Townhouses

These townhouses are located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities campus, close to downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. They can be shared with other students and require the same credit requirements as listed for on-campus housing. 

Off-Campus


There are also many options for privately-managed housing near campus. We encourage students to search available apartments, houses, and sublets and temporary housing using our Off-Campus Listing Service.