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Conveniences of Home

Furnishings – What's provided?

All residents living in University Housing are provided with the following:

  • Extra-Long Twin Bed (80")
  • Closet or wardrobe (expanded spaces may have a clothes rack)
  • Desk and chair (expanded spaces may have tables) Dresser
  • Window coverings (blinds or drapes)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Local telephone service (phones are not provided)
  • In-room cable TV connection
  • Ethernet and wireless connection
  • Trash receptacle
  • Recycling containers
  • Carpeting (except Pioneer)

Apartment residents are provided with the following (in addition to the above mentioned furnishings):

  • Bathroom(s)
  • Kitchen with a refrigerator and stove (see note below regarding ovens)
  • All apartments in University Village, the 1 and 2 bedroom units in Roy Wilkins Hall, and the 2 bedroom apartments in Mark G. Yudof Hall include a living room with furnishings.
  • Laundry facilities on the floor or within the apartment unit

Note: Wilkins efficiency apartments and Mark G. Yudof Hall 2 person-2 bedroom suite kitchenettes are equipped with surface cook tops only (no oven). Yudof super singles, super doubles and 2 person-2 bedroom suites are equipped with mini refrigerators. For more information on apartment amenities, please visit

Each residential facility is equipped with the following facilities and services:

  • Cable TV in selected lounge(s)
  • Information desk
  • Main Lounge
  • Laundry facilities with
  • Meeting space
  • Study rooms
  • Microwave ovens
  • Ice machines (except U Village & Wilkins)
  • Piano (except U Village & Wilkins)
  • Pool table (except U Village)
  • Sports and recreational equipment
  • Vacuums
  • VCRs/Videos/DVDs for checkout
  • Vending machines
  • Outdoor bicycle racks
  • Computer room
  • Card access main entry

Residents are expected to maintain reasonable standards of cleanliness in their rooms or apartments. Students assigned to apartments and suites/rooms that contain a bathroom are responsible for cleaning and providing their own supplies. At times, due to increased interest in University Housing, some study rooms and other areas of the University Housing may be used for the Expanded Housing Program and are not available for general resident use.


Many students use lofts to maximize floor space in their residence hall room. The only lofts permitted are those provided by the University. Construction of loft beds or installation of a non-University provided loft system is prohibited. Students interested in reserving a University loft will receive additional information about the loft reservation process in their housing assignment letter in late July. A nominal fee ($50 + tax) will be charged for the reservation guarantee and installation of the loft when ordered by the priority deadline. Lofts will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in reserving a loft, watch for the additional information and details included with your housing assignment letter. Lofts are not available in the three apartment communities: Mark G. Yudof Hall (other than 2 person suite units and select super suites where all beds will be lofted), Roy Wilkins Hall, or University Village.


Refrigerators and Microwaves are available for rent through the University’s contracted vendor. You will receive more information on this in your assignment letter. Residents may also purchase their own refrigerator (no larger than 4.3 cubic feet) and/or microwave (no more than 700 watts).

Telephone Service (basic local and on-campus) is also provided as part of your contract. However, voicemail and phones are not provided in your room or apartment.

Mail service is offered at each University Housing location, where deliveries are made in accordance with scheduled U.S. mail service. You must make special arrangements with your hall/apartment business office when you are expecting packages that will arrive C.O.D. Information desks will not accept packages unless delivered by U.S. Mail or parcel delivery (e.g. FedEx, UPS).

When notifying friends and family of your address, provide them with the following information: your name, room or apartment #, hall name, street address, Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN and zip code.

Computing From Your Room
Housing & Residential Life offers direct connection to the Internet by providing one active Ethernet port per resident. Wireless service is also available in most students rooms as well as most common spaces in the halls. Ubiquitous coverage for wireless is not guaranteed. For more information on the ResNet program, please visit our website at Each resident is expected to comply with the University's Acceptable Use Policy for both the wireless network, and for all the technology resources on campus.

The University of Minnesota’s Parking and Transportation Services Department offers many ways to get from place to place. Check out their website at for more information on your options for busing, parking, carpooling, biking and walking.