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University of Minnesota -Twin Cities

Basics

·         Split into three campuses

o   East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul

o   Campus is located on both sides of the Mississippi River

o   St. Paul Campus is just 4 miles away

·         Click here for campus map

·         East Bank

o   Main Portion of Campus

o   Located nearby

-  Dinkytown a commercial and eating establishment on east bank

-  Williams (basketball) and Mariucci (hockey) arenas

-  University Hospital/Health Sciences Complex

-  New Sports Pavilion

-  University Recreational Center

-  Natatorium (swimming) And Stadium Village

o   Campus Home to

-  East BankMathematics

-  Engineering

-  Science

-  Women's studies

-  Psychology

-  Architecture

-  Language studies

·         Buildings easily accessible by foot

·         West Bank

o   Downtown Minneapolis

o   Located Nearby

-  Hubert H. Humphrey Metro dome €“ home of the Minnesota Vikings

-  Various theatres

-  Music clubs

-  Coffee shops

-  Co-ops

-  Historic buildings

-  Ethnic and vegetarian restaurants

o   Campus home to

-  School of Music

-  Theatre Arts Department

-  Studio Arts Department

-  Carlson School of Management

-  Law School

-  Social Science Departments

-  Hubert H. Humphrey Institute

·         St. Paul's

o   Small Private campus setting within U of M

o   Located in St. Paul

o   Located Nearby

-  Rock Bottom

-  Minnesota State Fairgrounds

o   Campus home to

-  College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

-  College of Veterinary Medicine

-  College of Biological Sciences

-  College of Design's department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

·         Student Comments

o   The dorms provide a wonderful environment to introduce students to other students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, some of whom probably know a lot about the city and can show you where to find what you want. Living on campus as a freshman is an especially excellent idea. Many friends are made in dorms, and the transition from living at home with parents, to moving out on your own, is made easier with a sort of 'support group' found in the dorms. Each dorm has a computer lab, video games, a pool, a kitchenette on each floor, and study and relaxation areas, which are great amenities enabling a student not to feel cooped up in the small rooms (College Prowler).

o   The dorms, overall, are reliable places to live for the first year or two. A plus to living on campus, besides meeting a lot of people, is that the dorms are actually nice and well-kept. They are roomy, and plenty of dorm supplies for students, so they do not have to go out and buy new furniture or other expensive things (College Prowler).

o   A number of students eagerly recommend becoming part of the Living Learning Community (LLC). LLC gives students the opportunity to live in a "house" with residents who share similar academic interests (ehow.com).

o   If you know you want to attend this university, it is best to apply early to secure the best dorm for your needs and interests. (ehow.com)

ComstockHallEast Bank Residence Halls

·         Comstock Hall

o   Basics

-  Built in 1940

-  6 story halls

-  Houses 561 students

-  Popular for returning students

o   Room Types

-  Single

·         1 resident 

·         Quarter-bath

·         Sink shared by 2 single rooms

·         Large bathroom shared by 7 rooms

·         Average 128 sq. feet

·         199 available

-  ComstockHallDouble

·         2 residents

·         Large bathroom shared by 10 rooms

·         Average 195 sq. feet

·         166 available

-  Triple

·         3 residents

·         Common bath shared by 7 rooms

·         Average 235 sq. feet

·         8 available

-  Click here for video tour

o   Living and Learning Communities

-  Second Year Experience

-  American Indian Cultural House

-  Global Studies House

-  Comstock Hall Dining Lavender House

-  Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House)

o   Located Nearby

-  Coffman Memorial Union

-  Weisman Art Museum

-  Central campus area

o   Comstock Hall Dining Center

-  All you can eat Buffet

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o   Additional/Exclusive Amenities

-  Accessible to students with disabilities

-  Air conditioning

o   Student Comments

-  Living on campus at the University of Minnesota is definitely the way to go. The dorms are relatively nice with decent dorm linens - well, mine is anyways! (Comstock Hall) It's definitely nice to be able to be right down there on campus and not have to commute from home or elsewhere. Although it may be costly, I feel the benefits far outweigh the consequences. Also, living on campus introduces you to many people who you never would have met had you not lived on campus! (College Prowler)

·         Sanford HallSanford Hall

o   Basics

-  Built in 1910

-  Tower added in 1964

-  Freshmen only

-  Coeducation unit

-  502 students

o   Room Types

-  Single

·         1 resident

·         Common bathroom shared by 12 rooms

·         Sanford HallAverage 133 sq. feet

·         80 available

-  Double

·         2 residents

·         Common bathroom shared by 12 rooms

·         Average 187 sq. feet

·         167 available

-  Triple

·         3 residents 

·         Common bathroom shared by 15 rooms

·         Average 244 sq. feet

·         34 available

o   Living and Learning Communities

-  German, Scandinavian & Dutch House (GSD)

-  La Casa de Espanol (Spanish House)

-  Sanford HallLa Casa Italiana (Italian House)

-  La Maison Francaise (French House)

-  Casa Sol

-  Huntley House for African American Men

·         Opening Fall 2012

o   Located Nearby

-  Norris Gymnasium and Fieldhouse

-  Educational Sciences Building

-  Wilkins Hall

-  Child Development

o   Sanford Hall Dining Center

-  All you can eat buffet

·        

o   Additional/Exclusive Amenities

-  Accessible to students with disabilities

-  C-Store convenience store

·         Super BlockSuperBlock

o   Basics

-  4 halls

-  Connected through tunnel system

-  Common area

o   Located Nearby

-  Large Grassy area

-  Sand Volleyball court

-  Lit basketball court

-  Barbeque grill

-  Picnic Tables

o   Student Comments

-  Superblock Is the Way to Go. There are a lot of dorms at UMN but if you want to meet people and have the typical college experience live in the Superblock (College Prowler)

o   Residence Halls

-  Centennial HallCentennial Hall

·         Basics

o   Built in 1950

o   Coed

o   Houses 700 students

o   505 freshman

o   50% upperclassmen

·         Room Types

o   Single

-  1 resident

-  Common bathroom shared by 15 rooms

-  Average 129 sq. feet

-  530 available

o   Double

-  2 residents

-  Common bath shared by 15 rooms

-  Average 185 sq. feet

-  62 available

o   3 person suite

-  1 bedroom and 1 common room

-  Average 269 sq. feet

-  13 available

o   Click here for video tour

·         Living and Learning Communities

o   ROTC House

o   Leaders in Transition

·         Centennial Dining Hall

o   Shared with Territorial Hall

o   Connected by tunnel

o   All you can eat buffet

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·         Additional/Exclusive Amenities

o   Accessible to students with disabilities

o   Air conditioning

-  Frontier HallFrontier Hall

·         Basics

o   Built in 1959

o   19 residential communities

o   Houses 735 students

o   Coed

o   Freshman only

·         Room Types

o   Double

-  2 residents

-  Common bathroom shared by 7 rooms

-  Average 187 sq. feet

-  273 available

o   2-person Suites

-  2 rooms separated by 3/4 bath

-  Frontier HallSinks in each room

-  Average 219 sq. feet

-  46 available

o   Click here for a video tour

·         Living and Learning Communities

o   Biology House

o   Science and Engineering House

o   Students of color in Technology, engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

o   Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

·         Dining Hall

o   Located in Pioneer hall

o   Connected by tunnel

o   Can use Centennial Hall Dining

·         Additional/Exclusive Amenities

o   Baby grand piano

o   Accessible to students with disabilities

o   Air conditioning

-  Pioneer HallPioneer Hall

·         Basics

o   Built 1930-1934

o   Coed

o   Houses 718 students

·         Room Types

o   All have common baths

-  Shared by 13 residents

o   Singles

-  1 resident

-  Average 122 sq. feet

-  176 available

o   Doubles

-  2 residents

-  Average 174 sq. feet

-  78 available

o   Triples

-  Pioneer Hall3 residents

-  Average 250 sq. feet

-  14 available

o   2-person Suite

-  2 bedrooms

-  1 common room

-  Average326 sq. feet

-  32 available

o   4-person Suite

-  2 bedrooms

-  1 common room

-  Average 355 sq. feet

-  72 available

·         Living and Learning Communities

o   Substance Free House

·         Pioneer Dining

o   Shared with Frontier Hall

o   Connected by tunnels

o   Territorial HallAll you can eat buffet

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-  Territorial Hall

·         Basics

o   Built in 1958

o   Expanded in 1999

o   4 story building

o   14 residential community

o   Coed

o   Houses 695 students

o   Freshman only

·         Room Types

o   Double

-  2 residents

-  Common bath shared by 24 rooms

-  Average 189 sq. feet

o   Click here for a video tour

·         Living and Learning Communities

o   Carlson Leadership Housing

o   Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives House

·         Territorial HallCentennial Hall Dining Room

o   Tunnel Connects hall to dining area

o   Additional/Exclusive Amenities

-  Accessible to students with disabilities

-  Air conditioning

o   Student Comments

-  As a freshman, it was great to live in Territorial. Living with only freshman makes it easier because freshman are generally more social-I mean, we're all looking to make friends, whereas upper classmen typically already have a solid group. It's also a great party dorm (College Prowler)

-  The best dorm to be in is Territorial Hall since most of its amenities are new and there is a tunnel that leads to the dining hall. (college Prowler)

Middlebrook HallWest Bank Residence Halls

-  Middlebrook Hall/Tower

o   Basics

-  Hall built in 1969

-  Tower built in 2001

-  Coed

-  900 residents

-  Connected to all West bank buildings by tunnels

-  Click here for video tour

o   Room Types

-  Single

·         1 resident per room

·         Semi-private bath

·         Middlebrook HallAverage 118 sq. feet

·         30 available

-  Double

·         2 residents per room

·         Semi-private bath

·         Average 179 sq. feet

·         333 available

-  Triple

·         3 residents per room

·         3/4 bath

·         Average 256 sq. feet

·         5 available

-  2-person suite

·         4 residents in 2 rooms

·         Middlebrook HallConnected by full bath (3/4 bath in Tower)

·         Average 216 sq. feet

o   Living and Learning Communities

-  Honors Housing

-  Students Crossing Borders

-  Substance Free

-  West Bank Arts House

-  American Sign Language House

o   Location Nearby

-  2 blocks from Wilson Library

-  Furgeson HallFurgeson Hall

-  Ted Mann Concert Hall

o   Middlebrook Hall Dining Center

-  All you can eat buffet

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o   Additional/Exclusive Amenities

-  Accessible to students with disabilities

-  Air conditioning

-  C-Store - convenience store in building

o   Student Comments

-  I love living in Middlebrook. The bathrooms are only shared with three other people (or one if you live in a sweet), and everything is relatively clean. I thought the longer walk to classes would bother me, but it's totally worth not having to be crowded into Superblock. (college Prowler)

St. Paul's Residence Halls

-  Bailey HallBailey Hall

·         Basics

o   Built in 1959

o   Additions 1981

o   East wing freshman only

o   North Wing open to all classes

o   503 standard beds

·         Room Types

o   Double rooms

-  1 room; 2 beds

-  Common bath shared by 15 rooms

-  Average 191 sq. feet

o   4-person suites

-  2 bedrooms; 4 beds

-  1 common room

-  Bailey HallCommon bath shared by 15 rooms

-  Average 497 sq. feet

o   Limited single rooms available

o   Click here for a video tour

·         Living and Learning Communities

o   Design House

o   Environment House

o   Pre-Veterinary Science House

·         Located Nearby

o   Rock Bottom

-  Social space with dance floor, sound system, TV, kitchen, & lounge space

-  Activities frequently held there

·         Karaoke,

·         Movie nights

·         Sports parties

·         Dances

o   Upper Lounge

-  Bailey HallIndividual studying/group project area

-  TV w/ cable

o   Lower Lounge

-  Communication kiosk with wireless internet service

-  Pool

-  Full kitchen

o   St. Paul Student Center

-  Connected through tunnel

-  Post office

-  Game room with bowling alley

-  Theater

-  Bookstores

-  Copies on campus

·         Transportation

o   4 miles from East Bank

o   Bailey HallFree Campus Connector shuttle between St. Paul, East Bank, and West Bank

·         Bailey Hall Dining Hall

o   Connected through tunnel system

o   All you can eat buffet

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·         Additional/exclusive Amenities

o   Accessible to students with disabilities

o   Air conditioning in north wing

 

Furnishings

·         Cable TV service (no TV provided)

·         Carpeting

·         Closet

·         Desk & chair

·         Drawer space

·         Ethernet access

·         Mattress pad

·         Semi-private baths

·         Single-size bed (extra long twin, 36X80)

·         Smoke detector

·         Recycling, 3-part containers

·         Telephone jack (phone not provided)

Amenities

·         Bicycle Rack

·         Cooking facility

·         Computer Lab

·         Controlled card access to halls and labs

·         Microwave

·         Foosball, table tennis, and pool tables

·         Free laundry facilities

·         Game room

·         Ice machine

·         Information Desk

o   Items available for check-out

-  Sports and recreational equipment

-  Games

-  DVD players

-  DVD

·         Lounges (usually 1 per floor)

·         Music and piano practice rooms

·         Rental refrigerators available

·         Recycling containers

·         Elevators

·         Study and classroom space

·         Vending machines

·         Wireless internet