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Guide to Residence at Discovery Square

Welcome back to the University of Minnesota Rochester!

Residence at Discovery Square is located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota; two blocks from the main campus, and in walking distance of many restaurants, attractions, the Rochester YMCA, and the Mayo Civic Center.

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Second and Third year students are invited to live at Residence at Discovery Square

Enjoy a room with a view at Residence at Discovery Square!

Front Desk Services

The Front Desk serves as a place to ask questions, report incidents and emergencies, checkout games and other equipment and is responsible for the delivery of packages to our residents.

Front Desk
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     #507-995-1557

8 p.m. - 8 a.m.     # 507-517-8277

Mailing Address
511 3rd Avenue SW Rochester MN, 55902


Residence at Discovery Square kitchen

Residence at Discovery Square apartments include a full kitchen

UMR does not offer a dining program for residential students on campus.

Students at UMR learn to cook for themselves, with their roommates and floor-mates, which teaches them vital skills for life. Residence at Discovery Square apartments include a full kitchen for the use of residents; including a full-sized refrigerator with freezer, a double-sided sink with garbage disposal, an oven-stove combination, and dishwasher. UMR is within walking distance of the local food co-op and many downtown restaurants. Many students choose to ride the bus to local grocery stores, car-pool with their friends, or have their groceries delivered. For a map of local grocery stores click here.