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Permanent Off-campus Housing Resources
For Students and Scholars

Explore housing options using the resources listed below. We strongly recommend that you see the property before you sign a lease or rental agreement to live there. Remember that you are the customer and the landlord needs to satisfy your needs! Do not feel pressured to signing a lease or a rental agreement.

If you have any concerns about working with a property owner, you can consult with University of Minnesota Student Legal Services. This service is not available to Scholars.

University of Minnesota’s Off-campus Housing Service

This website provides a variety of information to assist students in finding off-campus housing. It includes:

  • Useful Resources for Renters
  • Housing Terms and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Things to Know Before You Rent
  • Responsibility of the Landlords (the property owners)
  • Maps of Off-campus Neighborhoods
  • How to Find a Roommate
  • How to find off Campus Rental Housing

Housing and Residential Life Office

This office is located on the Minneapolis Campus and has many valuable resources for students and scholars looking for housing. The address of the office is:

Comstock Hall East
210 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612) 624-2994
Fax: (612) 624-6987

Local Newspaper Advertisements

Advertisements for housing are in the local newspapers. The Sunday paper has the largest number of listing for rental housing. The most popular newspapers are:

Student Nationality Organizations

The University of Minnesota has numerous nationality groups that continually offer assistance to new international students during their arrival. Even if you are not a student, you still can contact them and ask for assistance. Find a listing of groups and contact information by going to the Student Activities Office website.

Other Resources

  • Many times your department may have information regarding housing or they may help you find housing opportunities.
  • The bulletin board outside the ISSS office has a listing for housing opportunities. Some other bulletin boards may have listings as well.
  • Family/Partnered Housing (FOR STUDENTS ONLY)
  • Faculty, Staff and Guest Housing (SCHOLARS ONLY)