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

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

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

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 during these times.


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

Rapson Hall spring semester hours*
Monday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00–9:00 PM

McNeal Hall spring semester hours*
Monday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Thursday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00–9:00 PM

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

Please note, during the first week of the spring semester (Tuesday, January 18 to Sunday, January 23) the Fabrication Shops will have limited hours and will only be open from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 24.

Rapson Hall spring 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

McNeal Hall spring semester hours
Tuesday, 4:00–6:00 PM
Wednesday, 2:00–5:00 PM
Thursday, 4:00–6:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Contact
612-624-9093
designfab@umn.edu


Imaging Labs

Locations
Rapson Hall, Room 125
McNeal Hall, Room 244

Rapson Hall spring semester hours*
Monday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, 5:00–9:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, 6:00–9:00 PM
Thursday, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, 2:30–9:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00–9:00 PM

McNeal Hall spring semester hours*
Tuesday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

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