You have three different University housing options to choose from. Each one offers something unique and they are all located close to classroom buildings, libraries, shopping and recreational areas. Residents may participate in social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, and benefit from the services, skills, and time of a committed on-site staff.
Radius is one of the newest housing options managed by the University. It features apartment-style accommodations with full kitchen, living room, and private or shared bedroom; located a few blocks off-campus, near Dinkytown.
Yudof Hall is one of the most conveniently located on-campus housing options, just steps from both Coffman Memorial Union and the Boynton Health Center. Yudof features apartment-style accommodations with kitchenettes, living room, and private or shared bedroom.
Centennial Hall offers the quintessential U.S. dormitory experience with the option to have a single, double, or 3-person suite. Bathrooms are shared and meals are provided in the dining halls.
Arrange Your Own Housing
Independently Arranged Housing
If you prefer to make your own housing arrangements, start by visiting the University's Off Campus Living office for the most up-to-date information on how to select housing, an overview of local neighborhoods, and other useful tips.
We strongly advise against entering into rental agreements with people unknown to you, or for apartments you have not seen.
For assistance with off-campus housing, you can visit or contact the following University of Minnesota office:
If you choose to live off-campus, it may take a week or more to find permanent housing after arriving in Minnesota. Fall semester students can stay temporarily in a campus residence hall from mid-July until one week before classes begin for about $26 per night. This must be reserved in advance through International Early Arrival Housing.
As a reminder, students planning to look for housing off-campus are encouraged to arrive by early August to start searching. The rental housing market is very tight, especially at the start of a new school year. Students seeking a four- or nine-month lease may need to allocate extra time to their search.
The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the state’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Students interested in shopping, eating, or exploring beyond campus are delighted by what these cities have to offer. Below is a short list of some of the unique neighborhoods near campus.
Dinkytown is one of the most popular destinations for students and the heart of the East Bank of campus. The streets of Dinkytown feature an array of cafes, coffee houses, restaurants, bookstores, and shops.
Stadium Village, right across from the southeastern residence halls, is a central location for students. There’s a restaurant on every corner, offering everything from bagels to lo mein to burgers and fries.
Cedar-Riverside is a well-known neighborhood off of the West Bank. It has an interesting blend of collegiate, artsy, trendy, and funky influences. The neighborhood is home to theaters and music clubs, ethnic and vegetarian restaurants, co-ops and cafes.
St. Anthony Park
St. Anthony Park is near UMN's St. Paul campus. A quaint community of shops and restaurants are clustered about a half-mile from campus. It is a suburban neighborhood of malls, shops, movie theaters, and restaurants.
Downtown Minneapolis is just a 5-minute bus or light rail ride from the West Bank. Downtown will have everything you need - stores, restaurants, a library, bars, theaters, and plenty of events. See the skyscrapers, watch a parade, or just explore the heart of the city.
Downtown St. Paul
Downtown St. Paul is a quieter city center than Minneapolis. Famous for its theaters and museums, Downtown St. Paul is a great place for trying new restaurants, relaxing in the park, or watching the boats on the Mississippi River.