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. We assess the needs and interests of our residents and implement a first class, community centric environment.

Contact Us

Email -
Mail - 318 1st Ave SW Rochester, MN 55902

318 Commons Front Desk - 507-258-8240
Open 8:00 a.m. - midnight (weekdays)
Open 10:00 a.m. - midnight (weekends)
*Hours  modified during holidays and university breaks*

2022 Summer Hours - 318 Commons Front Desk
Open 10 am to 7 pm Monday - Thursday
Open 10 am to 10 pm Friday - Sunday

Resident Assistant On-Call - 507-517-8277
8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. 7 days/week