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 the PDF. 



What has changed for the 2023 Summer?

  • We no longer provide a 10 week summer stay option. The 8 and 5 week options will be the two choices for the foreseeable future. 
  • 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. 
  • We will no longer host Environmental "E-Series" Events.
  • Our goal is to limit the amount of seniors living in Oakland B. Heaney Hall is also undergoing construction in spring of 2023 and your "regular" senior apartment may not be available in the 2023 summer due to new flooring installation. 

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 218-726-6485 or email [email protected] with your USPS mailing address.

2023 Dates & Rates

2023 Dates & Rates

Below are 2023 Dates & Rates. This price is for one apartment (one couple), NOT price per occupant.
8 Week Apartment Rental (Wednesday June 7 - Wednesday August 2) $2,550
5 Week Apartment Rental (Wednesday June 28 - Wednesday August 2) $1,750

2023 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
5 Week TV rental $100

2023 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
5 Week Microwave Rental $25

Extra Linens

We will be providing only two sets of linens for 2023. Rates are any extra linens you would like to purchase when you arrive.
8 Week Rental of One Linen Pack $45
5 Week Rental of One Linen Pack $30

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.

Seniors can receive extra Northern Exposure points if you bring your own linens (Twin or Twin XL sheet sets) and return your provided linens to us!

What is there to do in Duluth?

What is there to do at the Summer Senior Program?

There’s always something going on at the UMD Summer Senior Rental Program. Program offerings include technology series, outdoor events, fitness classes, and a variety of Lifelong Learning Programs put on by our professional staff. The Lighthouse, a weekly summer newsletter, will go out to Summer Senior Renters to advertise events at UMD and in the Duluth/Superior area. 

Summer Seniors also 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

As part of the program, Summer Senior residents may use the campus recreational facilities and library. 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”.