17th Ave. Hall (soon to be named) is a six-story coeducational hall housing 600 residents. The new residence hall has been intentionally designed and developed to foster community among residents, as well as include sustainable design principles emphasizing energy efficiency, regional materials, and long-ter m viability. 17th Ave. houses a new concept Residential Restaurant featuring a Fresh Food Market and a main floor Technology Center.
Key sustainability features include:
- Energy Star certified efficient equipment
- Heat recovery mechanical systems
- High efficiency plumbing and lighting fixtures
- Vegetated roof
- Water reclamation system
It is adjacent to the university sports arenas, Dinkytown, and the Minneapolis east bank campus. 17th Ave. is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system. 17th Ave. Hall's Information Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is the location of your mail, IDEA check out items, and is staffed by knowledgeable students and staff. Please review the other tab sections for more details.
Who can live here
- Incoming first-year students
- Incoming transfer students
- Returning Residents
- Living Learning Communities
- Huntley House (w/2nd yr option)
- Pillar House
- Leaders in Transition
- SYE - Second Year Experience
For more information about the housing guarantee please visit our Application Process page.
Foundation for Success
The fundamental philosophy of the University residence halls and apartments is that students grow and develop while they live in University Housing. To help students achieve their personal and academic goals and become well-rounded individuals, we begin by meeting their basic needs by providing comfortable, well-maintained living environments and nutritious food. The University Housing community and its staff provide appropriate challenges and support to enable student growth and development.
Foundation for Success provides a framework for the interactions and education offered to students who live in university housing. Learning outcomes focus on the whole person and support academic success. Each student will do what they do best everyday, have strong and positive relationships, make healthy and sustainable choices, have an inclusive and engaged community experience, and make sound financial decisions. These learning outcomes will be implemented through planned interactions and educational initiatives designed to engage the student in their learning. All community members are also responsible for establishing safe, inclusive and socially-just communities.
- Each student will do what they do best every day.
- Each student will have strong and positive relationships.
- Each student will make healthy and sustainable choices.
- Each student will have an inclusive and engaged community experience.
- Each student will make sound financial decisions.
Your Community Advisor (CA) will host house meetings at different points during the year. Your attendance is expected at these important meetings. You will receive essential community information and get to know your neighbors and community members during these events. Please speak to your CA before your house meeting if you have a conflicting appointment or meeting.
Here are some of the many Housing & Residential Life programs:
- House or Floor Community
- Leadership Development Program
- Program Grant Board (PGB)
- Residential Housing Association (RHA)
- Social Justice Leadership Retreat
- Student Conduct Board (SCB)
- Student Involvement
University Housing Employment Opportunities
Working in University Housing is not only a convenient way to make some money; it can also be a lot of fun! For job listings go to the Housing & Residential Life job page.
- Accessible to students with disabilities
- Air conditioning
- Bicycle racks outdoor, bike storage indoor
- Controlled card access to building entries and labs
- Cooking facility, microwave
- Computer lab
- Fire alarm system (addressable), with sprinklers
- Free laundry facilities
- Fresh Food dining
- Game rooms
- Ice machine
- Information Desk - sports and recreational equipment, games, DVD players, and DVDs available for check out
- Lounges (various) per floor
- Music & piano practice rooms
- Open during winter break
- Recycling containers - paper, cans, glass, plastic
- Serviced by elevators
- Study space
- Vending machines
- Wireless internet
Room Furnishings and Amenities
- Cable TV service (no TV provided)
- Desk & chair
- Drawer space
- Ethernet access
- Mattress pad
- Single-size bed (extra long twin, 36x80)
- Smoke detector
- Recycling, 3-part containers
- Telephone jack (phone not provided)
- Window coverings
What to Bring
One room occupied by 1 resident which contains a bathroom with sink, toilet, & shower. The average square footage is 128. The contract length is fall/spring. There are 7 of these single rooms.
One room shared by 2 residents. A large bathroom is shared by approximately 10-12 students. The average square footage is 195. The contract length is fall/spring. There are 289 doubles.
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Leonard D. Taylor, Jr.
Assistant Residence Director
Business Operations Supervisor
Facilities Operations Supervisor
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