University of Minnesota, Crookston
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Office of Residential Life
1110 Centennial Hall
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN  56716

Toll Free: 800-UMC-MINN (862-6466)
Office Phone: 218-281-8531
Fax: 218-281-8529


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m - 11:30 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday
  2:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (CST), Saturday
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CST), Sunday


Residential Life Staff

The Office of Residential Life employs a Director, Assistant Director, Community Area Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Maintenance Carpenter, and 4 Building Caretakers, in addition to the Community Advisers who live in assigned areas of the residence halls.

Gary Willhite - Small
UMC Residential Life Staff - Matt Peterson 
Sandy Desrosier - Small

Gary Willhite
Director of Residential Life/Security Services
Centennial Hall


Matthew Peterson
Residential Life Coordinator
Centennial Hall
Sandy Desrosier
Principal Administrative Specialist
Centennial Hall
Neal Benoit - Small
Richard Genereux - Small
Nancy Vraa - Small

Neal Benoit
Maintenance Carpenter
Centennial Hall

Richard Genereux
Building & Grounds Worker

Nancy Vraa
Building Grounds Worker


  Rhonda Phalen

Monica Sevigny

UMC Res Life - Pam Sullivan Photo 

Rhonda Pahlen
Building & Grounds Worker


Monica Sevigny
Building & Grounds Worker

Pam Sullivan
Building & Grounds Worker







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Attention new & returning students! Fall Semester is right around the corner! Pl...
Attention new & returning students! Fall Semester is right around the corner! Please note the following information...

Residence halls will open for new students on Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 am. After arriving on-campus, please check-in at Centennial Hall for your key and additional housing information. If you arrive after the front desk is closed, please call 218-289-0604 for check-in assistance. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required from an admitted student in order to be placed in on campus housing.

New students: If you need additional time for housing check-in,we offer an early check-in time on Thursday, August 21st from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Please contact our office to make prior arrangements at 218-281-8531 or email

Returning students may move into the halls on Sunday, August 24th beginning at 12:00 pm. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required in order to be placed in on campus housing. Fall Student Athletes: Please contact your coach for information regarding pre-season move-in.

Any students needing to arrive any earlier than the dates listed above must register in advance and pay a nightly fee which can be charged to the student's account. Please call Residential Life at 218-281-8531 for more information or email