Directions & Parking

Check-in for New Student Orientation is in Coffman Memorial Union. Parking for Orientation is in the East River Road Garage (public entrance), located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Campus. At Orientation, you will receive a parking voucher allowing you to park in the East River Road Garage for $6 per day.

If you plan to use GPS navigation then enter the address for East River Road Garage. Coffman Memorial Union is located on a section of Washington Avenue SE that is open only to public transportation

**Please follow the signs to the public parking entrance.

 

Directions to Campus

Parking

The address for the East River Road Garage is 391 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Ample parking and easy access to the elevators can be found on the lower parking levels E, F and G. If you would like to see more detailed maps of campus, visit: www.parkandtrans.umn.edu.

Heading east on 94

Take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway.  Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.

Alternate Route for heading east on Hwy 94

​Due to significant construction on Hwy 94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, please consider taking 694 east to Hwy 35 W south. Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit (18). Turn left at the second stoplight onto University Ave SE, continue east and turn right onto 14th Ave. Stay to right as the road curves and changes from 14th Ave to East River Parkway. Follow this to the East River Road Garage on your left. Take the third left (public parking) into the garage. ​​
Construction updates can be found ​http://www.mndot.com/category/construction-updates/

Heading west on 94

Take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway. Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.

Heading north on 35W

Take 94 Eastbound. Shortly thereafter, take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway. Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.

Heading south on 35W

Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit (18). Turn left at the second stoplight onto University Ave SE, continue east and turn right onto 14th Ave. Stay to right as the road curves and changes from 14th Ave to East River Parkway. Follow this to the East River Road Garage on your left. Take the third left (public parking) into the garage.

Leaving Campus

Between July 7-18 there will be consturction along this route, please follow posted detour signs when necessary.

To 35W heading north

Exit East River Road Garage, turn right and follow East River Parkway and continue straight as the road will turn into 14th Ave. Take a left onto 4th St and take a right to merge onto 35W north. Follow signs for 35W north.

To 35W heading south

Upon exiting the East River Road Garage, turn turn left and follow East River Parkway. Continue straight on Fulton Street S.E. Turn right onto Huron Boulevard and follow the signs to Hwy 94 west. Follow signs for 35W south.

To 94

Upon exiting the East River Road Garage, turn left and follow East River Parkway. Continue straight on Fulton Street S.E. Turn right onto Huron Boulevard and follow the signs to Interstate 94.

MSP International Airport

Public Transportation

Students can find public transportation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Ground Transportation Center. Light Rail service and city bus information can be found on the Metro Transit website. You can also visit the website for the Minneapolis International Airport.

Taxis and Shuttles

Use taxis and shuttle services that have the name of the company clearly marked, and whose drivers are willing to give you an estimate of the cost to take you to your destination. Super Shuttle service is available from the airport for approximately $15. Taxi service is also available for approximately $30 to the University of Minnesota. After claiming your luggage, you can find both the shuttle and taxi service by following the signs to the Ground Transportation Center. The signs will take you through the tram tunnel one floor below the baggage claim. When you reach the transportation center an airport agent will be there to assist you. The Shuttle operates 24 hours a day every day of the week. If you have more than 3 pieces of luggage you will be charged an extra fee.

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