University of Minnesota Rochester 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!

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!

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.

Contact ORL

Email Address:
Mailing Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902

318 Commons Front Desk - 507-258-8240
Weekdays from 8 a.m. - midnight
Weekends from 10 a.m. - midnight
*Hours modified during holidays and University breaks*

318 Commons Front Desk 2022 Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Resident Assistant On-Call - 507-517-8277
Weekdays and weekends from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.