Green Prairie Community

Green Prairie Community kitchen, with table, cupboards, sink, stove, refrigerator, and microwave
A Green Prairie Community kitchenette

Able to house 72 students, 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.

Suites include two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a furnished lounge space.


    Each bedroom comes furnished with:

    • two beds (mattresses measure 36 x 80" requiring extra-long sheets)
    • desks and chairs
    • wardrobes
    • dressers

    Campus laundry rooms use water-saving and energy-saving high-efficiency washers. Please follow all directions—including the use of HE detergent.

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    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.

    Green Prairie Community facts

    • The contemporary residence hall was designed to meet Minnesota B3 sustainability guidelines, receiving a prestigious LEED Green Building Certification in 2014.
    • Green Prairie Community is also utilized for summer housing for students, researchers, conference/event participants, and citizens engaging in Morris green initiatives.