University of Minnesota
On-campus, Family Friendly Housing
Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative is a resident-directed management corporation with professional management and staff offering quality housing at affordable prices to University of Minnesota students and their families, married/domestic partnered couples, single graduate students, post doctoral fellows and eligible research associates.
The mission of Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative is to maintain a safe, affordable housing community for University of Minnesota students and their families, where volunteerism, learning, leadership, trust and cross-cultural experiences drive a sustainable co-op culture.
Living cooperatively at CTC means that all residents are responsible for annual and seasonal tasks such as the fire extinguisher exchange, snow shoveling around their apartment, and maintaining cleanliness (internal/external) for annual inspections.
Our unique resident community consists of 58 buildings that contain 464 apartments (160 with one-bedroom, 280 with two-bedrooms, and 24 with three-bedrooms), a Community Center, a Study Center, 38 laundry rooms, 10 playgrounds, 3 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, 2 sand volleyball pits, a soccer field, over 40 vegetable garden sites, and over 500 parking stalls, all situated on 22 acres of sprawling park-like grounds.
CTC is conveniently located close to the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Como Park and Zoo, the State Fair grounds, Midway Stadium, recreation, shopping centers, university and city bus lines, and has easy freeway access.