Skip to Main Content

Newly expanded academic eligibility to live at CTC! Call our office at 651-646-7526 to learn more.

View Now


Here you can find a quick one-stop shop for all your community guides and information, including our must-read handbook, maps, Community Center room reservations, and access to your resident portal.

Resident Handbook

The CTC Resident Handbook is your guide to the many services and policies available at CTC. It is required for all residents to read the handbook thoroughly due to the multifaceted and critical information included. Some topics of interest include:

  • Co-op Governance
  • Responsibilities of a Co-op Member
  • Specific Occupancy Rules
  • Moving out of CTC
  • Vehicles at CTC
  • Maintenance, Grounds, and Safety Guidelines
  • Schedule of Charges and Fees


Here are some other things you need to register with CTC's office:
  • Air Conditioners (AC)

    All air conditioner units must be registered upon installation, and are only permitted during the AC season defined in the policy.
  • Appliances

     Any additional appliances, in use or not, brought into your apartment (additional refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher) must be registered as they carry a usage fee. 
  • Household Changes

    Composition changes, such as vacating your unit, roommate changes, subleasing, or adding or removing lessees, must be reported with adequate notice before the change takes effect.
  • Animals

    Our policy allows cats, dogs, small caged animals, and aquariums for a fee. Medically documented animals must follow accommodations with UMN Disability Resource Center.
  • Vehicles

    All residents' and visitors' vehicles must have proper registration and visible validation while parked at CTC.

RentCafe Resident Portal

RentCafe is our new all-inclusive hub to pay rent, submit a maintenance request, and update or retrieve personal or unit information. RentCafe is a online portal available via desktop and mobile devices, as well as a downloadable mobile app for even greater efficiency! Expand RentCafe's services and features here, or log in directly to access your online account. 


  • CTC Grounds

    Gain a general aerial perspective of the CTC property in reference to all buildings, addresses, streets, resident and visitor parking spots, laundry room locations, and ward perimeters.

  • Outdoor Amenity Guide

    Pinpoint the community gardens, sports courts, playgrounds, rain and sand barrels, charcoal grills, trash and recycling, composting containers, exercise equipment, and walking paths.

  • USPS Mail Cluster Boxes

    The United States Postal Service manages the mail delivery and mailbox clusters located around the co-op. CTC provides you with a mailbox assignment and keys upon move-in (or as requested).

Laundry Information

CTC uses BDS Laundry services, which supplies all the laundry equipment seen throughout our co-op. This includes the card-reader operated washers and dryers in our 38 laundry rooms, as well as the laundry cards and the re-value stations.

You can purchase and refill laundry cards at the re-value stations located in the Community Center and the Study Center. The Study Center station is accessible 24/7 with your laundry key.

View map

Contact the office if a washer, dryer, or re-value station needs any maintenance support. Please include the building number and machine tag number when reporting repair issues.

More on Laundry at CTC.

Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) manages the mail delivery and mail cluster boxes (and parcel lockers) located around the co-op. CTC provides you with a mailbox assignment and keys upon move-in (or as requested).

Visit Postal Service at CTC for full details, including keys and set-up, receiving mail and packages, returning and finding misdelivered mail, and support. 

Internet Services

Xfinity internet is included in CTC rental rates, yet residents set up their own account and equipment for their household.

For details on internet/modem set-up, resolving account issues or disputing charges, and upgrading services, visit Internet Services.

Private Room Reservations

Our Community Center has four rooms available for private reservations: the Meeting Room, Upstairs Room, Playroom, and Kitchen. From birthday parties to professional meetings, these spaces are perfect for any occasion. Complete your reservation request with CTC's office at least 72 hours in advance of your desired reservation.

Schedule an available reservation.

Music & Meditation Room

We have spaces for residents to practice meditation or their musical instruments in a room located in the Study Center (Fifield and Gibbs Ave). The Music Room also has a piano that residents are free to use. Reserve an available time slot here and use your laundry room key to enter the Study Center's south door.

Contact the office if the room or piano needs maintenance.

Community Garden Plots

CTC has 46 garden plots between five locations that residents can reserve to grow their own vegetables and flowers. Each spring, residents reserve these plots at our annual Garden Plot Selection event on a first-come, first-served basis, limiting one plot per household. Compost bins are also located at all five garden sites for our community to recycle organic contents from gardens and kitchens alike year-round. Finished compost for garden use is available upon request via CTC's office.

View garden plot map and respective plot sizes.

Accepted compost items + resources.

Greater Details & Resources

Email is our primary method of communication with residents. We email your registered email address with relevant community announcements, as well as important maintenance notices specific to your unit or building. Thus, it is mandatory you receive and read these emails! Please contact the office to update or add an email address to our mailing lists.

Contact Us