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No Application Fee

Please apply for any units in which you are interested in living.  We don't have an application fee.  We want you to live here by choice, not because you feel obligated by having paid a fee to get on the list.

No Lease Guarantor/Co-Signer

At Dinnaken Properties, we want you to begin to develop your own credit and rental history.  If you are 18 or older, we do not allow parents or others to co-sign for your obligation.

Lease Form and Signing

If you have accepted an offer from Dinnaken Management to lease a specific unit, you can schedule a time to sign your lease during normal business hours (weekdays, 8 am - 5 pm) by responding to the e-mail sent to register for your appointment or you can contact the management office at 612-623-3634.  We will try to accomodate requests for meetings after normal business hours. Please allow up to 30 minutes for the meeting.   All roommates must be present to sign the lease together.

You can review the Dinnaken lease documents before coming to the meeting:

Rent Payments

Full rent payments are due on the 1st of each month beginning at your move in until the month you move out. There are fees for late and returned rent payments

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • Personal Check, Money Order, Cashier's Check : Always include name and apartment number on your check
  • Credit Card or ACH Payments- available by going to and clicking PAY ONLINE 

Forms are subject to change without notice.

Certificates of Rent Paid

Because we are a non-profit, mission driven organization, Dinnaken Properties is exempt from payment of real estate taxes and therefore we do not issue Certificates of Rent Paid.

Notary Services

Dinnaken Properties management office has a certified notary public on-site for documents requiring notary approval. Please schedule an appointment (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm) with Nicole


Our Mission

Dinnaken Properties is committed to providing quality, affordable housing to serve students in the pursuit of their academic advancement. As a non-profit subsidiary of the University of Minnesota Foundation, we are focused on supporting and enhancing the student's overall academic and campus experience.

A Property of the University of Minnesota Foundation

The University of Minnesota Foundation advances the University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach to the community by raising and managing private dollars for scholarships, world-class faculty, leading-edge research, new facilities, and academic programs on all five campuses of the University of Minnesota.  University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors is a subsidiary managing the Foundation's real estate interests, including Dinnaken Properties, with an eye towards improving the long term safety, viability and vibrancy of the campus and its surrounding community.