All options listed below are within walking distance of the institutes and the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. The University area is very busy in the summer and there is a limited number of rooms at each location, so book your accommodations early!

Nearest Hotels

Days Hotel on University   [MAP]
Graduate Hotel Minneapolis   [MAP]
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis   [MAP]

University of Minnesota Dormitories

Residence Hall TBD   [MAP]

The map below will give you an idea of the distances between Summer Institute locations, parking ramps, and nearby places to stay (listed on this page).

View CARLA Summer Institute locations in a larger map

Days Hotel on University

2407 University Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Days Hotel is a popular and modestly-priced housing option for institute participants. The hotel offers a special Academic Connections rate of $99/night for University-sponsored program participants. The Days Hotel on University is located 6–10 blocks from the institute sites. All rates include complimentary parking, daily hot breakfast, and high-speed internet.

Book Online: Days Hotel on University
Email the Days Hotel Sales Office for the Academic Connections rate:

Graduate Hotel Minneapolis

615 Washington Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

This boutique hotel located on the UMN campus is a short walk to the institute sites. Includes high-speed internet connections and fitness center.

Book Online:  Graduate Minneapolis Online Reservation
Phone: (612) 379-8888

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis-University Area

511 Huron Blvd SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Hilton Garden Inn is within walking distance to the institute sites. This hotel has an onsite heated indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and free wifi.

Book Online: Hilton Garden Inn Online Reservation
Phone: (612) 504-3000

University of Minnesota Summer Guest Housing in a Resident Hall (Dorm)

The most basic and economical housing option on campus is summer guest housing in Centennial Hall, a traditional style residence hall (student dormitory). Cost is approximately $63/night for a single occupancy room; $53/night for shared room (tax included). Rooms do not include private baths. Parking is an additional cost in a nearby parking ramp.

Dorm features:

  • Private or shared bedroom (twin bed, desk, chair, closet, & dresser)
  • Shared bathroom facilities (no private bathrooms)
  • Guest access to UMN wireless internet network
  • Linen set (sheets, blankets, pillow, and towel set) that can be exchanged at the Information Desk.
  • Free laundry facilities
  • 24/7 information desk

Guest dorm housing has limited availability. Reservations begin April 1 and are filled based upon request date. All reservations are binding and will be billed for the entire amount if cancellation is not received 14 days prior to arrival. Payment for the entire length of the stay is due at the time of reservation via credit card. No refunds will be given for early departures.

Learn more and make your reservation on the UM Guest Housing website.


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