Wilkins Hall is a four-story coeducational hall housing 126 residents. Wilkins is located adjacent to Dinkytown and the Minneapolis east bank campus. Wilkins is easily accessible by foot, bike, and free campus connector and shuttle system. Wilkins Hall, built in 1996, is named after former student Roy Wilkins, a graduate of the Class of 1923. Wilkins was the first apartment-style facility, owned and operated by the University of Minnesota. This initiative was in response to popular demand by students for apartment living choices.
Wilkins Hall Information Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hours vary during seasonal breaks. The info desk 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
- Returning Residents
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
- Controlled card access to building entries and labs
- Computer lab
- 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
- Parking (adjacent) at additional cost (spots determined by a parking lottery)
- 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
- Electric stove - self-cleaning (efficiency apartment kitchenettes are equipped with surface cook tops only)
- Ethernet access
- Living rooms are furnished
- 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. There is a private bath and a kitchenette. The average square footage is 294. There are approximately 15, 1-person efficiencies in Wilkins.
2-Persons, 1-Bedroom Apartment
A unit with 1 bedroom shared by 2 residents. There is a private bath, full kitchen and common/living room. The average square footage is 575. There are approximately 22, 2-person 1 bedroom apartments in Wilkins.
2-Persons, 2-Bedroom Apartment
A unit with 2 private bedrooms, a full bath, full kitchen, and common/living room. The average square footage is 746. There are approximately 29, 2-person apartments in Wilkins.
4-Persons, 2-Bedroom Apartment
A unit with 2 shared bedrooms (2 residents in each), a full bath, full kitchen, and common/living room. The average square footage is 756. There are approximately 6, 4-person apartments in Wilkins.
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Matthew M. Hulett
Assistant Residence Director
Business Operations Supervisor
Facilities Operations Supervisor
Roy Wilkins Lab - 130
Computer Center Coordinator
Have problems in the computer centers or suggestions for improvements please let us know