Front desk of Student Life Center

Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life provides residents with the facilities and resources they need to succeed personally, academically and socially. The needs and interests of residents are assessed to implement a first-class, community-centric environment.

Welcome to your home away from home!

Located in the heart of Med City, the residence halls at the University of Minnesota Rochester which include the Student Life Center, 318 Commons and Residence at Discovery Square are ideal living learning environments for emerging health care professionals.

First & Second Year Live-On Requirement:

In alignment with UMR’s grounding value of “evidence based decision making,” significant evidence clearly shows students are more successful if they live on campus during their first and second years of college. Because student success is a top priority, UMR requires all first and second year students to live in UMR approved on-campus housing.

Students in their 3+ years at UMR are welcomed but not required to live on campus.

Benefits of Living on Campus Include:

    • A strong sense of community and connection to campus 
    • Proximity to classes, academic support, recreation and wellness facilities, dining facilities, programming and extracurricular activities
    • Participation in a Living Learning Community
    • Safety and security
    • Opportunities for on-campus employment
    • Walkable proximity to Mayo Clinic and internships, work-study and job shadowing opportunities
    • Guaranteed housing

Living Learning Community Requirement: 

All first year students must belong to a Living Learning Community (LLC).

Contact Residential Life

Email Address:

For current on-campus residents, you may also contact the front desk in your residence hall but please know these desks are staffed by student workers, not professional staff, so you may be redirected to ensure you are receiving accurate information.

Student Life Center Front Desk: 507-258-8119

318 Commons Front Desk: 507-258-8240