Residents will spend more time in their living communities than anywhere else on campus and this why our living-learning communities serve two purposes. To provide a comfortable and safe living environment as well as allowing our residents to secure the greatest social, educational and cultural advantages by daily social and recreational interaction with other residents. These group environments provide a great way for meeting a diverse mix of students, the opportunity to really get involved and the chance to forge lasting relationships. Opportunities for various leadership roles also exist in our residence hall government for those who are interested.
Your Neighbor, Your Mentor, Your Guide
A Community Adviser (CA) lives in your community and will assist you in making the transition to college live. Their purpose is to serve as an adviser for activities and as a consultant for individual and personal questions and concerns. CA's are chosen after an extensive application process and comprehensive training. At least three CAs are on duty in the halls every evening from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The names of individual CAs and the Senior CA cell phone number (218-289-0604) are posted in every hall.
Our Assistant Director of Residential Life also lives on campus and is a full-time university employee and college graduate. The Assistant Director supervises the CA staff and supports you throughout the year.
Community Adviser Programming
On top of being a mentor, your CA will plan educational, cultural recreational programs and other exciting activities for students on their floor as well as larger programs for all the halls. Dance club nights, BBQs, bonfires and hot chocolate, video game tournaments and pizza/movie night are just some examples of the creative programming the CAs offer.
Residential Life also sponsors weekend activities, providing students with the opportunity to be social while becoming more familiar with the surrounding area. Some of the activities included midnight dodgeball, free movie nights at the Grand Theatre, ski trips, shopping trips to the Mall of America and community service projects.