Contact Us

Stepping stones outside of Rapson Hall

The College of Design has a number of offices and spaces each with its own public and by-appointment hours. Due to the flexibility in staff and faculty schedules, not all staff and faculty will be available during public hours in any given space, so please plan and communicate ahead of time as appropriate. If you would like to meet with an employee, it’s highly encouraged for you to reach out to them via email in order to schedule an appointment.

College of Design Space Schedules

McNeal Hall

Public hours*
Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 7:00 AM–4:30 PM

*McNeal Hall is locked outside of these hours but is accessible 24/7 to all University staff, faculty, and students by using their U Card.


Rapson Hall

Public hours*
Monday–Thursday, 7:45 AM–7:00 PM
Friday, 7:45 AM–6:00 PM

*Rapson Hall is locked outside of these hours but is accessible 24/7 to all University staff, faculty, and students by using their U Card.


College of Design Administration

Includes the Dean’s offices, Advancement, Alumni, Finance, HR, Payroll, Communications, and IT

Location
Rapson Hall, Room 101

Public hours
None, by appointment only


College of Design Student Services

Locations
Rapson Hall, Room 107
McNeal Hall, Room 12

Public hours*
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Friday by appointment only

Contact
[email protected]

*Please note, these hours are not for drop-in advising. To see your advisor please schedule an appointment with them.


Architecture, Interior Design, & Landscape Architecture Main Offices

Location
Rapson Hall, Room 145

Public hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Architecture and Interior Design contact
612-624-7866
[email protected]

Landscape Architecture contact
612-625-6860
[email protected]


Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, & Retail Merchandising Main Office

Location
McNeal Hall, Room 240

Public hours
Monday–Friday, 7:45 AM–4:00 PM

Contact
[email protected]


Computer Labs

Locations
Rapson Hall, Room 33 & 71
McNeal Hall, Room 69

Hours*
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Fridays, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00–9:00 PM

*Please note, the Computer Labs are only open to individuals using them for academic work in design courses.


Fabrication Shops

Locations
Rapson Hall, Rooms 127, 129, & 139
McNeal Hall, Room 334A & B

Rapson Hall hours
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Fridays, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00–9:00 PM

McNeal Hall hours
Monday, 11:00 AM–2:30 PM
Tuesday, 1:00–5:00 PM
Wednesday, 11:00 AM–2:30 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Note, if you'd like access to the Free Fabric Store outside of our regular hours, check if someone from the main office (McNeal Hall, room 240) can unlock it for you.

Contact
612-624-9093
[email protected]

*Please note, the Fabrication Shops are only open to individuals using them for academic work in design courses.


Imaging Labs

Locations
Rapson Hall, Room 125
McNeal Hall, Room 244

Rapson Hall hours*
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Fridays, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00–9:00 PM

McNeal Hall hours
By appointment only, please contact Imaging Lab Lead Sam Reed to schedule an appointment.

*Please note, the Imaging Labs are only open to individuals using them for academic work in design courses.


Goldstein Museum of Design

Location
McNeal Hall, Room 346

Public gallery hours
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Contact
612-624-7434
[email protected]


Center for Sustainable Building Research

Location
1425 University Avenue SE, Suite 115

Public hours
None, by appointment only

Contact
[email protected]


Minnesota Design Center

Location
Northrop Auditorium, Room 110

Public hours
None, by appointment only