• Nickname: Pio
  • Hashtag: #PioPride #PioPics
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Superblock
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 756, co-ed, first-year & returning residents
  • Year Built: South Side: 1930; North Side: 1934; Renovated: 2019
  • Number of Floors: 5

Pioneer 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 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.

  • Ethernet Internet
  • 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
  • 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

Pioneer Hall Room Types

Single

One room is occupied by one resident. The average square footage is 168. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 5 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 22 singles in Pioneer.

Double

One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 200. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 5 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 358 doubles in Pioneer.

Triple

One room is occupied by three residents. The average square footage is 320. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 5 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are 11 triples in Pioneer.

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

Pioneer Hall Room Furnishings

All rooms in Pioneer Hall include the following:

  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Recycling containers
  • Window coverings
  • 1 gigabit Ethernet internet jack per resident (cord not provided)
  • Telephone service is NOT included in Pioneer Hall

Technology in Pioneer

Internet

Wired internet & WiFi are included. Learn More

Television

UMN-TV online streaming with HBO Go, & Cloud DVR is included. Coax TV is not included. Learn More

Learn more about technology on campus with ResNet

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Connect with Pioneer Staff

  • María Rivero, Residence Director of Pioneer Hall
    María Rivero, Residence Director of Pioneer Hall

    María Rivero

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director (RD) for Pioneer Hall, my role is to create a safe and inclusive living experience for students. I supervise a team of 18 Community Advisors (CA) and the Assistance Residence Director (ARD). I also work closely with the Business Operations Supervisor (BOS), Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS), and Dining Manager to provide a seamless experience for students in the building.
     

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community for all residents living on campus
    • Answering general questions about Pioneer Hall
    • Mediating conflicts and roommate concerns
    • Providing opportunities for student growth around Social Justice and Inclusion
    • Providing extra support for the unique needs of first generation, BPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized students
    • Response to crisis/emergency situations
    • Checking in with students regarding their health and well-being
    • Meeting with students who are going through the conduct process
    • Ensuring that students are supported while at the U
       

    Education History

    Ed.M in College Student Affairs, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    B.A in Communication Studies  (Rhetorical and Cultural Analysis), Minors in International Studies and Spanish, Rowan University
     

    Arrival at the University of Minnesota (year)

    2020
     

    Previous Positions Held

    Graduate Hall Director at Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Graduate Intern at TRiO Student Support Services at Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Assistant Resident Director at Rowan University
    Undergraduate Coordinator for the Dr. Harley E. Flack Peer Mentoring Program at Rowan University
     

    My Favorite Quote

    "Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away."
    - Frida Kahlo
     

    Life Outside the U

    If I am not in the office, you'll see me in gym clothes. I love teaching Group Fitness classes. I am certified to teach Lesmills BodyPump, Bodycombat, and CXWORX. Additionally, I live with a sassy orange tabby cat named Rubia.
     

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Ella
     

    María Rivero
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Destyn Land, Territorial Hall ARD
    Destyn Land, Territorial Hall ARD

    Destyn Land

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As Assistant Residence Director, I have the privilege of co-supervising the amazing Territorial Hall Community Advisors (CAs), overseeing student engagement in the form of Groups, and assisting with student conduct.

    Where I Can Help

    • GROUPS Advising or Questions
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Campus Resources
    • Conflict Resolution/Dialogue
    • Student Engagement

    Education History

    Bachelor of Arts in English (Concentrations in Literature, Language and Theory), Augsburg University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    My Favorite Quote

    “I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” - Malcolm X

    Life Outside the U

    Outside of work, I spent a lot of time practicing the piano (which I have been for over 11 years). When I'm not doing something music related, I can be found reading books, drinking coffee (light roast), trying out new restaurants, shopping online, or writing a spoken word piece. My favorite books are Native Son by Richard Wright, and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Destyn Land
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
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    Ann Hawes

    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

    My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    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

     

    Ann Hawes
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
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    Jonathan Spitzer

    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

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    Jonathan Spitzer
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
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