Contact Us

The College of Design has a number of administrative, program, and center offices, as well as fabrication 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

McNeal Hall is accessible 24 hours a day seven days a week to design students by using their U Card.

Public hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM–4:30 PM

University hours*
Monday–Friday, 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

*Building is locked but is accessible to all University staff, faculty, and students (not just College of Design members) by using their U Card.


Rapson Hall

Rapson Hall is accessible 24 hours a day seven days a week to design students by using their U Card.

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

University hours*
Monday–Friday, 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
Saturday, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, 12:45 PM–5:00 PM

*Building is locked but is accessible to all University staff, faculty, and students (not just College of Design members) by using their U Card.


College of Design Administration

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

Location
McNeal Hall, Room 32

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
cdesinfo@umn.edu

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


Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Product Design Main Offices

Location
Rapson Hall, Room 145

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

Architecture contact
612-624-7866
archdesk@umn.edu

Landscape Architecture contact
612-625-6860
ladesk@umn.edu

Product Design contact
612-625-6860
pdesk@umn.edu


Department of Design, Housing & Apparel Main Office

Includes Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Retail Merchandising, and Human Factors & Ergonomics

Location
McNeal Hall, Room 240

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


Computer Labs

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

Fall semester hours*

The Computer Labs are currently short-staffed and, as a result, Computer Lab hours will vary for the next few weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible.

For the most recent hours visit our College of Design technical resources document

*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

Rapson Hall Fall semester hours*
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM (LASER LAB/STORE ONLY)
Sunday, 1:00–9:00 PM

Contact
612-624-9093
designfab@umn.edu

*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

Fall semester hours*

The Imaging Labs are currently short-staffed and, as a result, Imaging Lab hours will vary for the next few weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible.

For the most recent hours visit our College of Design technical resources document

*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
gmd@umn.edu


Center for Sustainable Building Research

Location
1425 University Avenue SE, Suite 115

Public hours
None, by appointment only

Contact
csbr@umn.edu


Minnesota Design Center

Location
Northrop Auditorium, Room 110

Public hours
None, by appointment only