Monday, April 14, 2014

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dormitory Guide

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dormitory Guide

Here is a guide on Yahoo by sgustafson I found:

Congratulations on making it into the University of Minnesota! Once you've received your acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota, the next big step is to decide where you will live as a Gopher. For many students, this means choosing on-campus housing in the U of M dorms. With eight U of M dorms and three on-campus apartment buildings, choosing the appropriate University of Minnesota housing can be difficult. Read this quick guide on University of Minnesota housing options to get a better idea of which U of M dorms are ideal for you.
Frontier Hall, Pioneer Hall, Territorial Hall and Centennial Hall are all known as the Superblock area of University of Minnesota housing. The four U of M dorms are on the Superblock, a stretch of blocks on the East Side of campus. Two of the Superblock dorms are limited to freshmen, while the others generally house upperclassmen.
Frontier Hall
Frontier Hall is one of the U of M dorms designated for freshmen only. Located on the Superblock Frontier has two large lounges, a volleyball court and a lighted basketball court. Students in the Frontier and Pioneer U of M dorms share a dining hall that is located in Pioneer Hall.
Pioneer Hall
Also located on the Superblock, Pioneer Hall is one of several coed U of M dorms that is open to students in all years. Pioneer was built in the 1930s and has a unique colonial style. This building style makes the layout different from that of other University of Minnesota housing options. There are single, double and triple dorm rooms, as well as suites that house up to four residents. University of Minnesota housing suites in Pioneer have living rooms and bathrooms, making them easily the most popular rooms on the Superblock, and possibly of all the U of M dorms.
Territorial Hall
This is another freshmen-only residence hall located on the Superblock. The four-story building houses nearly 700 students, divided into fourteen "houses" or community units. Territorial Hall residents eat in the dining hall of Centennial Hall, which is also a part of the Superblock.

Centennial Hall
The last of the Superblock U of M dorms, Centennial Hall is open for students of all ages, but is mostly occupied by upper-class students. It is a great University of Minnesota housing option for students who prefer to live without a roommate, as most residents here live in single rooms. There are, however, a limited number of double rooms available in Centennial Hall.
Other U of M dorms
Middlebrook Hall
Middlebrook is the only University of Minnesota housing available on the West Bank. This large residence hall houses around 900 students, many of whom are part of the University of Minnesota honors program. The hall is conveniently located near the Wilson Library, as well as Carlson School of Management, the School of Music, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute and several other academic buildings.
Bailey Hall
The only University of Minnesota housing option on the St. Paul campus, Bailey Hall is a favorite among biology, veterinary medicine and agriculture students who take most of their classes on the St. Paul campus. Bailey Hall is home to Rock Bottom, a dance club and lounge area available for all students living in the U of M dorms.
Comstock Hall
Comstock is one of two U of M dorms located by the East Bank area. This University of Minnesota housing area is near the Coffman Memorial Union and close to the many of the academic buildings. Comstock houses 561 residents, mostly in single and double rooms.
Sanford Hall
The second of the two U of M dorms on the East bank, Sanford Hall is conveniently close to Dinky Town, making it an especially exciting University of Minnesota housing area for students to live in. Sanford is a favorite residence hall among athletic students, as it is close to the Sports Pavilion, Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.


Centennial Hall - this was on the campus tour

...is mostly occupied by upper-class students. It is a great University of Minnesota housing option for students who prefer to live without a roommate, as most residents here live in single rooms. ...


614 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-4452
Centennial.Hall@umn.edu

Centennial is a six-story coeducational hall housing approximately 700 residents. Centennial is one of four halls located on adjacent blocks known collectively as the "Superblock" on the Minneapolis east bank campus. Centennial houses a dining center and shares it with Territorial Hall which is connected by tunnel. Centennial is near several sports arenas, the University Hospital/Health Sciences complex, and Stadium Village (a local shopping and eating area). Centennial is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. Centennial Hall, built in 1950, is known for its lobby and brass-railing staircases that reflect the art deco designs of that era.
Comments - it looks kind of old now, woodwork still looks like the 1950s

Who can live here

  • Incoming first-year students
  • Incoming transfer students
  • Returning Residents
  • Graduate students




Comstock Hall

210 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-1995
Comstock.Hall@umn.edu

Comstock Hall is a six-story coeducational hall housing 561 residents. It is located adjacent to the east bank of the Mississippi River, Coffman Memorial Union, and the Weisman Art Museum. Comstock is easily accessible by foot, bike, the free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. Its central location is popular for returning students. Comstock Hall, built in 1940, is named for Ada L. Comstock, Dean of Women at the University of Minnesota in the early 1900s.

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Who can live here

  • Incoming first-year students
  • Returning Residents
  • Living Learning Communities
    • American Indian Cultural House (w/2nd yr option)
    • American Sign Language House (w/2nd yr option)
    • Global Studies House
    • Lavender House (w/2nd yr option)
    • Tsev Hmoob - Hmong House

Comstock Hall

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Comstock Hall Page Header

At a Glance

Hall Address
210 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1995

About Comstock Hall

Located at the epicenter of the East Bank Campus, Comstock Hall provides housing for 561 guests in both double and single rooms. Comstock Hall is situated near various classrooms, Coffman Memorial Union, the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and the Weisman Art Museum. The Washington Avenue Bridge is also located near Comstock Hall, providing easy access to the West Bank Campus.
Additionally, Comstock Hall houses a residential dining facility, which may be available to conference guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hall Amenities

  • Dining room
  • TV/socializing lounges
  • Microwave in vending area adjacent to game room
  • Sports and recreational equipment, games and DVDs available for check-out
  • Ice machine
  • Laundry facilities
  • Music practice rooms and piano
  • Computer lab (request use in advance)
  • Conference rooms
  • Card access at main entrance

Room Furnishings & Amenities

  • Single-size bed
  • Mattress pad
  • Linens and pillow
  • Closet
  • Mixture of rooms with individual sinks or shared sinks
  • Drawer space
  • Desk and chair
  • Window coverings
  • Carpeting
  • Telephone jack
  • Smoke detector
  • Sprinklers
  • Thermostat
  • Air-conditioning
Note: If hall computer lab or phones are need, please request in advance.

Hall Photos

  • Comstock Front
  • Dining Center
  • Dining Center
  • Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Double Room

Meeting Spaces

  • West Ground Lounge
  • West Ground Lounge
  • Lobby
  • Lobby
  • Lobby
  • Ballroom












612-624-9999
Frontier.Hall@umn.edu







Frontier Hall


Frontier Hall is a four-story coeducational hall housing 735 residents. Frontier is one of four halls located on adjacent blocks known collectively as the "Superblock" on the Minneapolis east bank campus. Frontier uses the dining center located in Pioneer Hall which is connected by tunnel, but residents may also use the dining center in Centennial. Centennial is near several sports arenas, the University Hospital/Health Sciences complex, and Stadium Village (a local shopping and eating area). Centennial is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. Frontier Hall was built in 1959.





1959 - modernism

© Image by James Peacock





17th Ave Hall

This is the brand new hall housing a couple of frats on north end of campus. It looks very cool, and will probably be very popular.

326 17th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2985

612-624-1700
Seventeenth.Avenue@umn.edu

17th Ave. Hall (soon to be named) is a six-story coeducational hall housing 600 residents. The new residence hall has been intentionally designed and developed to foster community among residents, as well as include sustainable design principles emphasizing energy efficiency, regional materials, and long-ter m viability. 17th Ave. houses a new concept Residential Restaurant featuring a Fresh Food Market and a main floor Technology Center.

Key sustainability features include:

  • Energy Star certified efficient equipment
  • Heat recovery mechanical systems
  • High efficiency plumbing and lighting fixtures
  • Vegetated roof
  • Water reclamation system
It is adjacent to the university sports arenas, Dinkytown, and the Minneapolis east bank campus. 17th Ave. is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system. 17th Ave. Hall's Information Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is the location of your mail, IDEA check out items, and is staffed by knowledgeable students and staff. Please review the other tab sections for more details.

Who can live here

  • Incoming first-year students
  • Incoming transfer students
  • Returning Residents
  • Living Learning Communities
    • Huntley House (w/2nd yr option)
    • Pillar House
    • Leaders in Transition
    • SYE - Second Year Experience

Middlebrook Hall

It's on the west bank, the main campus is on the east bank, you'd have to walk across the river on the big bridge


412 22nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-0536
Middlebrook.Hall@umn.edu

Middlebrook Hall and Tower is a coeducational residence hall housing approximately 900 residents. Middlebrook houses a dining center. It is located adjacent to the west bank of the Mississippi River, Ted Mann Concert Hall, Wilson Library, and is near downtown Minneapolis. The west bank Riverside area offers a variety of music clubs, coffee shops, co-ops, historical buildings, and ethnic and vegetarian restaurants. Middlebrook is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. Most west bank classroom buildings are connected by underground tunnels. Middlebrook Tower was built in 1969 and the east wing expansion added in 2001. The hall was named for William T. Middlebrook, former Vice President for Business Administration.
Middlebrook Hall's Information Desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is the location of your mail, IDEA check out items, and is staffed by knowledgeable students and staff. Please review the other tab sections for more details.

Who can live here

  • Incoming first-year students



Pioneer Hall

It's an old classic 1930-1934 building

615 Fulton Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-3333
Pioneer.Hall@umn.edu

Pioneer Hall is a four-story coeducational residence hall housing 718 residents. Pioneer is one of four halls located on adjacent blocks known collectively as the "Superblock" on the Minneapolis east bank campus. Pioneer houses a dining center and shares it with Frontier Hall which is connected by tunnel. Pioneer is near several sports arenas, the University Hospital/Health Sciences complex, and Stadium Village (a local shopping and eating area). Pioneer is easily accessible by foot, bike, free campus connector and shuttle system, and soon to be completed - light rail. The colonial architecture of Pioneer was constructed in shifts. The hall's south side was built in 1930 and the north side in 1934.




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Hall Amenities

  • Bicycle racks
  • Controlled card access to building entries and labs
  • Cooking facility, microwave
  • Computer lab
  • Dining facility
  • Fire alarm system (addressable), with sprinklers
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Game room with air hockey, pool table, & table tennis
  • Ice machine
  • Information Desk - sports and recreational equipment, games, DVD players, and DVDs available for check out
  • Lounges (various) per floor
  • Music & piano practice rooms
  • Rental refrigerators available through contracted vendor
  • Recycling containers - paper, cans, glass, plastic
  • Study and classroom space
  • Vending machines
  • Wireless internet

Room Furnishings and Amenities

  • Cable TV service (no TV provided)
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Drawer space
  • Ethernet access
  • Mattress pad
  • Single-size bed (extra long twin, 36x80)
  • Smoke detector
  • Recycling, 3-part containers
  • Telephone jack (phone not provided)
  • Window coverings

What to Bring




Sanford Hall (four-story) and Tower (nine-story) 


is a coeducational unit housing 502 residents. Sanford houses its own dining center. Sanford is located adjacent to Dinkytown and the Minneapolis east bank campus. Sanford is easily accessible by foot, bike, and free campus connector and shuttle system. Sanford Hall was constructed in 1910 and expanded with the tower in 1964. Sanford was originally built in a colonial-style architecture to house women and was named after Maria L. Sanford, Professor of Rhetoric and Elocution at the University, 1880-1909. In the 1970s, the hall was renovated and is thoughtfully referred to as "Reno."


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

University of Minnesota TC Robot Course Projects ME2011

  1. University of Minnesota TC Robot Course Projects ME2011
  2. ME2011 Robot:Car Parking in Garage (UMN) 2013 Minnesota [Gooder]

    University of Minnesota: Mechanical Engineering Robot Show 2013. This is a robot consisting of a Rear-Wheel drive car, garage, ...
  3. ME 2011 Robot University of Minnesota

    My entry for the ME 2011 Robot Show. Whiteboard erasing robot.
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  4. Brent Wassell - U of MN ME 2011 Complete Robot (Version 2)

    This is my Robot for the ME 2011 class at the University of Minnesota. If anyone is interested in the coding I used or how it works, ...
  5. Brent Wassell - U of MN ME 2011 Complete Robot

    This is my Robot for the ME 2011 class at the University of Minnesota. If anyone is interested in the coding I used or how it works, ...
  6. UMN ME2011 Robot 2012 Kathryn Krieger

    This is my project for ME 2011 at the University of Minnesota. Spared Change is a robot that sorts silver American change.
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  7. UMN ME2011 ROBOT 2012 - TAYLOR LUND - PING PONG PLINKO

    This is my robot for the University of Minnesota ME 2011 course. To begin, an invisible IR switch is hit. Next, "He's a Pirate" song ...
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  8. ME 2011 Robot "The Piano Player"

    I had to build a robot for my intro to mechanical engineering class at the University ofMinnesota. Here's what I came up with!
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  9. ME 2011 Robot - Bubbles - Formaneck

    My robot project for ME 2011 at the U of Minnesota.
  10. ME 2011 ROBOT Tom Peterson

    This was my robot for the University of Minnesota course ME 2011.
  11. ME 2011 Kevin Roof

    Robot for the class ME 2011 at the University of Minnesota. The robot has an IR sensor that detects whether or not the golf ball is ...
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  12. UMN ME2011 Robot 2013 Suta

    Robot project for ME2011 at the University of Minnesota. Third button is supposed to be 7 Nation Army.
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  13. Arnold Palmer Maker - UMN ME2011 Robot 2013 - Ackerman

    Sophomore at the University of Minnesota. Created this robot for my intro to mechanical engineering class.
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  14. ME2011 Juggling Robot

    This is a final project for my ME 2011 class at the University of Minnesota.
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  15. "Lazy Sunday Morning" UMN ME2011 Robot 2011 Jacob Elmer

    Video of my robot I made for Intro to Mechanical Engineering at the University ofMinnesota. The robot makes a bowl of cereal.
  16. ME 2011 Robot

    This is a robot I made for ME 2011 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. It sorts marble and ball bearings with a magnet.
  17. Apple Peeler/Slicer, UMN ME2011 Robot 2011 Ben Anderson

    Apple Peeler and Slicer Robot, Built for the University of Minnesota's ME2011 Robot Show.
  18. UMN ME2011 Robot 2011 Bungum RoboChop

    This is my ME2011 robot project at the University of Minnesota. It is called the RoboChop.
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  19. UMN ME2011 Robot 2011 -- Hui

    Light-Seeking robot for ME 2011 at the University of Minnesota, by Jefferson Hui.
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  20. UMN ME2011 Robot, Fall 2011, VanHavermaet

    This is the robot I built for ME 2011 at the University of Minnesota. It's an automated Cheese Grater which will either run for a ...