Residential Life (Housing)
Most University of Minnesota, Morris incoming freshman live on campus in one of our residence halls. To select your residence hall you will need to fill out a housing application with the Office of Residential Life (ORL). Every Morris student is assigned a seven digit identification (ID) number and a University of Minnesota, Morris e-mail account. You will need both of these items to fill out the application form for housing. Your seven digit numerical ID number will be e-mailed to you by the International Student Program after you fill out the Arrival and International Student Orientation Form.
The Office of Residential Life provides a list of things for new students to bring. Because of airline restrictions on the amount of luggage students are able to bring the Morris, International Student Program offers a service to new international students which allows them to purchase twin size sheets, a blanket, and pillow for $52USD. To take advantage of this service you will need to mark this option on your Arrival and International Student Orientation Form. Also, please note that during orientation you will have an opportunity to go shopping at a large retailer like Wal-Mart, Target, or Pamida to purchase items you may need when you arrive. You may use this opportunity to purchase cleaning supplies and organizational items for your room. It may also be a good idea to wait to purchase these types of items until you arrive because it gives you a chance to see the space you will be living.
When you register for campus housing with the Office of Residential Life, you will have an opportunity to choose your meal plan.
Students are allowed to stay in the residence halls during break periods and during winter break. You do not have to move out or find other accommodations during these periods; however, no meals are provided when classes are not in session.
- Fall break: October 17–20, 2010
- Thanksgiving holiday: November 26–29, 2010
- Winter break: December 18, 2010–January 18, 2011
- Spring break: March 15–19, 2011
During these breaks, international students usually get together and cook and share meals. In the City of Morris you will find several places to purchase food. Willie‘s SUPERVALU is a full-service grocery store, and Morris has two specialty stores: Pomme de Terre Food Co-op and La Tienda. Both Willie‘s and the Food co-op will special order food for students. Downtown Morris is a short walk from campus, but many students also use one of the convenient transportation options. Morris also has many restaurants.