Evergreen Hall Building

Evergreen Hall is equipped to make students feel at home. This campus residence hall featuring 34 apartment-style units is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building, which means it makes use of green building materials such as countertops that feature recycled glass, banana peel fibers, or paper; recycled vinyl and plastic in the flooring; energy-saving lighting; and interior woodwork milled from evergreen and ash trees removed from the construction site. Built in 2009, it serves as a student hub for the campus and features large lounges—one of which includes a grand piano—and study areas, a gaming area, a short order grill and gathering space, as well as a multimedia classroom.

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Building Services, Offices and Points of Interest

Building Services, Offices and Points of Interest

  • Evergreen Grill
  • Classroom
  • Grand Piano Lounge

Evergreen Hall is equipped to make students feel at home. Common areas boast plenty of comfortable couches, televisions, gaming tables, and a piano. There is a workout room within the building.

On the north end of Evergreen, the Evergreen Grill offers meals and snacks after regular business hours. It even has its own lounge with a gaming system.

Another unique feature of the building is an innovative interactive classroom. Evergreen Hall is truly a living, learning center. It showcases the technological advantages offered by the Crookston campus and capitalizes on a history of computer-based innovation.

Building History

Building History

Evergreen Hall Building

Evergreen Hall is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified residence facility in the University of Minnesota system. Construction began in fall 2008, and the building was dedicated October 2, 2009, with residents moving in for the first time at the beginning of the fall semester 2009. Evergreen has 34 apartments, housing up to 130 students with 2 studio rooms for guests. With large lounges, gaming, and food services, Evergreen Hall is an ideal student hub for the campus. 

Evergreen Hall was designed by Michael J. Burns Architects, Ltd. and built by Community Contractors, Inc. in conjunction with several local and regional contractors.

The name of this new residence hall was an important feature. Students voted on three names before the final decision was made, choosing from proposed names including Northstar, Legacy, and Evergreen. Each of the three names held a strong meaning for project backers. After votes and debate, the building was eventually named Evergreen in honor of the evergreen trees cut down to prepare the site for the building. Wood from those trees was incorporated into the main lounge area on the first floor.

LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is an internationally recognized green building certification system. The program's goal is to encourage stewardship of our resources. LEED buildings work to improve performance in energy saving, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction and improved indoor environmental quality. For the University of Minnesota Crookston being LEED certified means that Evergreen Hall's apartment-style living was designed with consideration for sustainability and less environmental impact

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Evergreen Hall Lobby  Evergreen Green short order food area

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