Summer Housing

During the summer, affordable and convenient campus housing is available for camp and conference guests.  Options include traditional residence halls with double rooms and shared floor bathrooms to quad suites with private bedrooms and a shared bath.  The campus apartments feature two bedrooms (with two twin beds in each room), shared bathroom, living room and a kitchenette with refrigerator and stove.

Residence halls have furnished floor lounges for socializing and recreation as well as kitchenette areas.  Recreation areas are equipped with various gaming tables and vending machines. Washers and dryers are alsolocated  in every hall.

Summer meal service in the Dining Hall offers flexibility and choices for groups staying in campus housing.  Catering is also available for special meals, breaks or field trips.

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Clayton A. Gay Hall

Clayton A. Gay Hall exterior
Clayton A. Gay Hall room interior

Clayton A. Gay hall is composed of two towers, connected by a central lounge complete with a plasma TV, ping-pong, pool table, and vending machines, and an outdoor sand volleyball court adjacent to the building.

David C. Johnson Independence Hall

David C. Johnson Independence Hall exterior
David C. Johnson room interior

David C. Johnson Independence Hall  has three wings. Each wing has its own lounge fronted by a balcony, and kitchen area. Indy also has a large main lounge area with a plasma TV, ping pong, and pool tables.

Green Praire Community

Green Prairie Community building exterior
Green Prairie room interior

The contemporary residence hall is the first to be built on campus since 1971, and was designed to meet Minnesota B3 sustainability guidelines. The two-story hall offers suite-style housing, with four-person suites (with single and double occupancy rooms), four floor lounges and kitchenettes, a central lounge, patio, and study space.

Green Initiatives

One of the unique traits of this residence hall is that it is designed for students who are interested in live sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles. Here are just some of the environmentally friendly designs of the Green Prairie Community:

  • Sited to maximize green design potential and connection to the prairie ecosystem.
  • Constructed with high thermal mass insulated concrete forms (ICF) to prevent winter heat loss and summer heat gain.
  • Designed with daylight views in all residential and public spaces.
  • On site orchard, edible landscapes, and gardens.
  • Abundant bike racks.
  • Interior finishes support healthy air quality (i.e. Low VOC paints, coatings and carpet).
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures to conserve water.
  • Enhanced building systems commissioning will ensure measure energy use and ensure optimal systems function
  • Green Prairie programs including a green education program, community meals with foods from onsite gardens and other local sustainable sources, and more.

On-Campus Apartments

On-Campus Apartment exterior
On-campus apartment bedroom

The on-campus apartment complex is composed of four separate buildings each housing eighteen apartments and the Apartment Community Building, also known as the "Cube". Each apartment building is divided into three sections of six apartments.

Linens Provided

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Case


  • 24/7 Security
  •  Free Laundry
  • Game Room*
  • Kitchen
  • Lounges
  • Outdoor Bicycle Racks
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi