• Nickname: Sanford
  • Hashtag: #SanfordPride
  • Campus: Minneapolis East Bank, Dinkytown
  • Hall Type: Residence Hall
  • Population: 502, co-ed, first-year & returning residents
  • Year Built: 1910 (expanded in 1964, renovated in 1970)
  • Number of Floors: Hall: 4; Tower: 9

Sanford 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. View the status of your laundry room with LaundryView.

  • 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.

  • 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

Sanford Hall Room Types


One room is occupied by one resident. The average square footage is 133.  A common bathroom is shared by approximately 12 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 80 singles in Sanford.


One room is occupied by two residents. The average square footage is 187. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 12 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 167 doubles in Sanford.


One room is occupied by three residents. The average square footage is 244. A common bathroom is shared by approximately 15 rooms. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 34 triples in Sanford.

Want to know more about Sanford Hall layouts? Check out our floorplans (log in required).

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Sanford Hall Rates

  • Single Room: $3,129
    Double Room: $2,635
    Triple Room: $2,491

    Per Semester, Per Person. We don’t expect the rate increase for 2017-2018 to exceed 6%.

Sanford Room Furnishings

All rooms in Sanford Hall include the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Extra long twin bed (36 inches x 80 inches)
  • Mattress pad
  • Recycling 3-part containers
  • 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 Sanford Staff

  • Silhouette of a person
    Jo Gruenewald
    Residence Director (RD)
  • Silhouette of a person
    Mick Castro
    Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
  • Headshot of Diane Branson
    Diane Branson
    Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)
  • Headshot of Jackson Turner
    Jackson Turner
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • Headshot of Eli Latocki
    Eli Latocki
    Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)
  • headshot of Hugh Mulloy
    Hugh Mulloy
    Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

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