North Minnepolis

Welcome to UROC

Located in North-Minneapolis, the Robert J.Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. Since opening its doors in 2009, UROC has worked to build thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations, create new models of urban and community development, and strengthen the University as a vital engaged 21st century university serving the public good.

Voices of the Future: Linking Historical Trauma, Ambiguous Loss, and Financial Decision Making Among African American Families research team
Slow Roll cyclists gather at Theodore Wirth Regional Park for a ride to the George Floyd memorial.
Cracked Justice by Carolyn Crump
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News Highlights

2021 UROC Room Rental Guidelines

The University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) will begin offering limited conference space rentals beginning September 1, 2021. While the facility will remain closed to the general public during…

The Art of Transformation

On Monday, June 21, the arches of the Lowry Avenue Bridge at the Lowry Avenue crossing of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be illuminated maroon and gold in celebration of UROC’s Tenth Anniversary.

U of M launches Voice, Art, and Community Event Series

The University's Office of the President has launched "Voice, Art, and Community," a collection of online events and activities across the University's system with community partners that features diverse voices through the arts and humanities.