318 Commons exterior

318 Commons

318 Commons is a nine-story co-educational apartment building which houses a total of 250-plus residents.

Welcome home to the University of Minnesota Rochester!

318 Commons Fast Facts:

  • Located in downtown Rochester and within walking distance of the main campus, Mayo Clinic, restaurants, and nearby attractions. 
  • Built in 2011
  • Houses first-year students 
  • Co-educational residence hall with 7 residential floors 
  • All utilities and internet are included in housing cost
  • 98 fully furnished apartments with 267 beds
  • Washer/Dryer unit included in each apartment
  • 4 Living Learning Communities 
  • 1 Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Hall-wide programming to build community
  • On-site resources and hangout spaces including UMR’s Food Pantry, The Nest, 318 Commons Front Desk, JustAsk Hours, and faculty offices.
Student studying in a 318 Commons apartment

All first-year students live on campus at 318 Commons

Enjoy a room with a view at 318 Commons!

Front Desk Services

The 318 Commons Front Desk serves multiple purposes:

  • Answers questions and phone calls
  • Check-out items to residents (games, carts, tools, vacuums, and more)
  • Distribute packages
  • Document and respond to emergencies
  • & More!

Academic Year Front Desk Hours 
8 am - midnight (weekdays)
10 am - midnight (weekends)
Note: the front desk has modified hours 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

Front Desk Phone Number

Resident Assistant On-Call

Mailing Address
318 1st Ave, SW Rochester, MN 55902


318 Commons Maintenance

  • For urgent maintenance concerns, call the Resident Assistant On-Call at 507.517.8277 and the RA On-Call will immediately contact the Emergency Maintenance On-Call staff member.
  • For non-urgent maintenance concerns, please submit a work order.
UMR students playing video games in a 318 Commons living room