About the St. Paul Campus

St. Paul Campus

CFANS is the only University of Minnesota college that resides exclusively on the beautiful and pastoral St. Paul campus. Just a short bus ride or drive from the U’s main campus in Minneapolis, the St. Paul campus offers easy access to high-tech and high-touch research in our laboratories and research fields.

The campus has its own gym and a residence hall--Bailey Hall--plus plentiful off-campus housing options, and the St. Paul Student Center offers food, meeting areas, gaming and study space for students, faculty and staff. We even have a dairy and meat store where you can buy CFANS-created products. Soon, we’ll have a brand-new Bell Museum of Natural History and planetarium on campus along with expanded and enhanced research labs for two of the college’s signature areas of study – bees and aquatic invasive species.

Educational and research opportunities also abound at the college’s 10 research and outreach centers, which are spread geographically across the state from the Hubachek Wilderness Research Area in the far north near Ely, to the native prairie landscape of the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton.

The Twin Cities are ranked among the country’s most desirable places to live and Minnesota has been called “the Silicon Valley of food” because of its many food and agriculture companies that are headquartered here, including:

  • Cargill
  • General Mills
  • Land O’Lakes
  • SuperValu
  • Mosaic
  • CHS

For nature lovers, Minnesota’s legendary parks, rivers and lakes are just a short drive away from campus. Minneapolis and St. Paul have miles of trails for running, biking and walking and the area is frequently ranked among the healthiest places to live in the United States.