Summer Senior Rental Program Information


The UMD Summer Senior Rental Program offers housing and programming for active retirees during our summer season!

UMD and Duluth provides a second "home" for retirees during the summer months! Enjoy the cool weather and fun on and off campus activities throughout your stay. 

Explore drop down menus below to learn more about the program or to sign up for our yearly mailer.

Do you need our medical accommodation form for the program? Click here to download.


Instructions for Reservation Request Completion: 

  • Login or create a profile by clicking "Register Here" (if you have filled out a form in the past you should have an account on file. Please click on "login" in the top right corner. If you try an register using an email that's already on file you won't be able to login. Also note that you shouldn't select the "Reserve a Room"  option until you are logged in as it will direct you to the "Register Here" page.) 
  • Once signed in click "Reserve a Room"
  • Select "2024 Summer Senior Program - 8 Weeks"
  • Proceed to fill out information and hit "Save & Continue" on the bottom of each page until you get to the "Reservation Complete" page. 

What has changed for the 2024 Summer?

  • We will only be providing an 8-week stay option.  
  • We no longer provide Cable TV on campus. This is a year round change for UMD Housing. Check with your home cable provider to see if there is an "on the go" option. 
  • Housing & Residence Life staff will not be hosting ongoing events and activities, and as a result Northern Exposure Points have been discontinued. Staff will host an orientation, a social at the beginning of the program, and will be available to answer questions and help with technology/Wi-Fi setup. 
  • Folks who wish to use the Rec Center Facilities will need to purchase a membership when they arrive, similar to how folks pay for meals in the dining center. Information regarding summer membership rates can be found here. Summer Seniors who purchase the pass will have access to any summer classes offered by Rec Center staff, but should not expect having senior only classes. 

Learn more below by selecting drop down menus!

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Learn more below by selecting drop down menus!

How do I sign up?

Our informational mailing for the upcoming summer is sent out yearly in January. 

If you would like to receive our annual mailing, leave us a voicemail at 218-726-7402 or email [email protected] with your USPS mailing address.

2024 Dates & Rates

2024 Dates & Rates

Below are 2024 Dates & Rates. This price is for one apartment (one couple), NOT price per occupant.
8 Week Apartment Rental (Wednesday, June 5 - Wednesday, July 31st) $2,400

2024 Optional 32 inch color TV Rental

TVs will be in your apartment when you arrive. Tax included in these rates. UMD does NOT provide cable television on campus.
8 Week TV rental $125

2024 Optional Microwave Rental

Microwave is limited to first 35 renters. Microwaves will be in apartments when you arrive. Tax included in these rates.
8 Week Microwave Rental $40

Extra Linens

We will be providing only two sets of linens for 2024. Rates are any extra linens you would like to purchase when you arrive.
8 Week Rental of One Linen Pack $45

Where will I live?

Campus Apartments

Each apartment has a kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and two bedrooms with two single beds in each room. Each apartment is furnished with a stove, full-size refrigerator, dining table and chairs, couch and chair, end table, desks and chairs, desk lamps, closet and dresser space, beds and mattresses, draperies and shower curtains. Apartments are not air-conditioned. Apartment layouts vary slightly in each building.

Apartment Buildings

Living on campus provides convenience and security. Each apartment complex has an office area that is open weekday evenings for mail service, to check out recreational and cleaning equipment, and to connect with the building staff. Each apartment complex also has free laundry facilities and free parking! Sorry, no pets or smoking are allowed on campus.

What is provided and what should I pack?

What is provided?

  • Two basic bed linens are provided. 
  • Wireless Internet service is provided for your wireless laptop and devices.
  • Telephone service is not provided. You are encouraged to bring your own cell phone.
  • Cable TV service is NOT provided. You are encouraged to bring your own streaming devices (Roku, Apple TV, etc) and your streaming service log in information (Hulu, Netflix, etc). If you pay for Cable TV at home, reach out to your cable provider to see if they offer a Live TV on the go option.


What should I pack?

Summer residents need to bring all personal items including towels, toilet paper and paper towels, cell phones, fans, clothes hangers and laundry supplies, microwaves, coffee makers, cooking and eating items.

What is there to do in Duluth?

What is there to do at the Summer Senior Program?

Summer Seniors get together to do their favorite activities like golfing, hiking, pickle ball, or card games. Participate in group activities as much or as little as you prefer.

Night Manager Staff

College students are employed to live in the same communities as seniors, coordinate program activities, to work at the Housing Information Desk, and in custodial and maintenance positions. All student employees are supervised by full-time, professional staff.

Summer Resident Handbook

Summer Senior residents are expected to follow all UMD Policies and Procedures for living on campus, located in our UMD Housing & Residence Life Guidebook. For specific information about summer policies, please see the Summer Addendum on page 39 of the Housing Guidebook. 

Around Campus

Summer Senior residents may use the campus recreational facilities and library. Participants wishing to use the the recreational center will have to opt in for this service as it will not be automatically provided as in years past. The campus is also home to walking trails, dining services, a city bus hub, an art museum and even a historic estate.

Around Town

Voted Outside Magazine’s 2014 “Best Town Ever”, Duluth overlooks Lake Superior and minutes away from world-class recreational and cultural activities. UMD is a great “base camp” to explore all the area has to offer.

Area Weather

Average high temperatures are 66°F in June and 75°F in July. The wide expanse of Lake Superior causes the “lake effect” with cooler summer temperatures and warmer winter temperatures than the surrounding area. It’s truly “cooler by the lake”.