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Middlebrook Hall and Tower is a coeducational residence hall housing approximately 900 residents. Middlebrook houses a dining center. It is located adjacent to the west bank of the Mississippi River, Ted Mann Concert Hall, Wilson Library, and is near downtown Minneapolis. The west bank Riverside area offers a variety of music clubs, coffee shops, co-ops, historical buildings, and ethnic and vegetarian restaurants. Middlebrook is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. Most west bank classroom buildings are connected by underground tunnels. Middlebrook Tower was built in 1969 and the east wing expansion added in 2001. The hall was named for William T. Middlebrook, former Vice President for Business Administration.
Middlebrook 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
- Returning Residents
- Living Learning Communities
- Honors Residential Community
- Honors - Second Year
- Students Crossing Borders (w/2nd yr option)
- Substance Free House (w/2nd yr option)
- West Bank Arts House
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 opportunities for 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
- C-Store - convenience store in building
- Controlled card access to building entries and labs
- Cooking facility, microwave
- Computer lab
- Dining facility
- Fire alarm system (addressable), with sprinklers
- Free laundry facilities
- Game rooms
- Ice machine
- Information Desk - sports and recreational equipment, games, DVD players, and DVDs available for check out
- Lounges (various) per floor
- Open during winter break
- Microwaves & sinks on every floor of the tower
- Music & piano practice rooms
- Rental refrigerators available through contracted vendor
- Recycling containers - paper, cans, glass, plastic
- Serviced by elevators
- Study and classroom space
- Vending machines
- Wireless internet
Room Furnishings and Amenities
- Cable TV service (no TV provided)
- 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)
- Window coverings
What to Bring
One room occupied by 1 resident. A semi-private bathroom. The average square footage is 118. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 30 singles in Middlebrook.
One room shared by 2 residents. A semi-private bathroom. The average square footage is 179. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 333 doubles in Middlebrook.
Two rooms occupied by 2 residents each, with a 3/4 bath (Tower suites are full bath). The average square footage is 216. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 88 2-person suites in Middlebrook.
One room shared by 3 residents. There is a 3/4 bath. The average square footage is 256. The contract length is fall/spring. There are approximately 11 3-person suites in Middlebrook.
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Assistant Residence Director
Business Operations Supervisor
Facilities Operations Supervisor
Middlebrook Lab - room 193
Computer Center Coordinator
Middlebrook Tech Lounge - room 96
Computer Center Coordinator
Have problems in the computer centers or suggestions for improvements please let us know