• 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

  • 2019-2020 Rates

    • Single:
      $3,852 per semester
    • Double:
      $3,264 per semester
    • Triple:
      $3,091 per semester

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

  • Domingo Coto
    Domingo Coto

    Domingo Coto

    Residence Director (RD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director in Pioneer Hall, I am responsible for providing leadership, management and direction for a comprehensive residential education program to 756 students. I am also responsible for developing and maintaining an inclusive residential learning environment which is conducive to the overall development of students and in support of the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    Addressing the unique needs of first-generation college students
    Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    Helping students identify passion areas and connecting them to opportunities throughout campus
    Crisis/emergency response situations
    Willingness to address specialized needs
    Supervision of Assistant Residence Director (ARD) and Community Advisors (CA), who are also ready and available to assist with any questions or concerns.

    Educational Background

    Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2015

    Previous Positions Held

    Residence Hall Director, Augsburg College
    Dean of Students Graduate Assistant, University of St. Thomas
    Graduate Assistant for First & Second Year Programming, Hamline University
    Student Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Orientation Leader, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Points of Pride

    I am proud to be working with professional staff and students who are passionate about diversity, social justice, and inclusion work who can constructively challenge one another for the betterment of each other and the overall student experience. I am also proud to be working at the institution where I spent my undergraduate career, as I not only consider it home but also am excited to offer opportunities and experiences to students who are looking to continue growing and developing, as well as giving voice to students who may not find a place as quickly as others.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Live fast, have fun, and be a bit mischievous." - Louis Tomlinson

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with family and friends, whether that be productive conversations over coffee, partaking in game nights, dancing at concerts, or in general enjoying good company. Otherwise, I can be found playing video games, reading a book, or spending time with my chinchilla, Beylor.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Domingo Coto
    Residence Director (RD)
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    Cuong Nguyen

    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

    My Responsibilities

    As the Assistant Residence Director in Pioneer Hall, I help supervise the Community Advisor Staff, oversee Groups, and assist in student conduct.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Engagement
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Groups Advising
    • Campus Resource
    • Conflict Resolution

    Education History

    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Augsburg University
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Augsburg University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2018

    Previous Positions Held

    Student Orientation Coordinator, Augsburg University Orientation Leader, Augsburg University

    Life Outside the U

    I enjoy going out with my friends, trying out new restaurants and collecting watches.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Cuong Nguyen
    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)

    Need a repair in your room or building?

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    Jonathan Spitzer
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)
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    General Mechanic

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    Larry Van Grootheest
    General Mechanic
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    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)

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    Alex Dinsa
    Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)
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    Building and Grounds (B & G)

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    Sean Mulloy
    Building and Grounds (B & G)
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    Building and Grounds (B & G)

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    Christine Miller
    Building and Grounds (B & G)
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    Building and Grounds (B & G)

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