UMR students playing games inside of a 318 Commons apartment

Residential Life

"318 Commons is my second home. There is an amazing community that I can rely on when it comes to socializing, homework and food.” — Gao Xia, Junior

Welcome to your home away from home at the University of Minnesota Rochester!

Located in the heart of Med City, 318 Commons and Residence at Discovery Square are ideal living complexes for emerging medical professionals. The proximity to the University, local medical professionals and in-building classrooms makes housing at the University of Minnesota Rochester one of a kind.

Pack your bags and discover campus living re-imagined at UMR!

Our mission at UMR is to provide residents with the facilities and resources they need to succeed personally, academically, and socially is the number one goal in Residential Life. We assess the needs and interests of our residents and implement a first class, community centric environment.


For maintenance concerns in 318 Commons, please submit a work order through your Resident Portal account.  
For maintenance concerns in Residence at Discovery Square, please call the Hamilton INH Property Management at 507.282.1460.
For maintenance emergencies, please contact the Resident Assistant on-call at 507.517.8277.

Contact Us

Email -

318 Commons Front Desk - 507.258.8240
Open 8:00 a.m. - midnight (weekdays)
Open 10:00 a.m. - midnight (weekends)

Resident Assistant On-Call - 507.517.8277
8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. 7 days/week
Mail - 318 1st Ave. SW Rochester, MN  55902