About 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 vitally engaged 21st-century university serving the public good.

Where We're Located

UROC is located in the heart of North Minneapolis, on the corner of Penn and Plymouth avenues. Stop in and check us out for yourself.

2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-626-UROC (8762)
[email protected]

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday—8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday—8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From volunteer committee members to front desk staff, people are UROC's lifeblood. 

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UROC Executive Advisory Committee

UROC is located in the heart of North Minneapolis, on the corner of Penn and Plymouth avenues. Stop in and check us out for yourself.

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UROC Building