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Parking & Transportation

By Foot

With two locations on campus, events & activities are just a short walk away at Coffman Union or the St. Paul Student Center. You can call 624-WALK (Escort Service ) and a certified security monitor will escort you to your destination, free of charge.

By Car

Parking is validated for the East River Parkway Garage on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at the Coffman Information Desk and the Gortner Ramp on Fridays at Gopher Spot. Validations at both locations begin at 7pm and covers parking from 6pm-1am. Please note: If the garage is requesting event parking payment as you enter, please notify the parking attendant that you are with Events & Activities and they will allow you to enter the garage normally by taking a parking ticket for which you can receive validation at the Information Desk.

By Bus

During the academic semester, the Campus Connector shuttles operate every 5-20 minutes (depending on the time of day) between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses seven days a week from 7am until 2am.

The Washington Ave Bridge Circulator (WABC) runs from 7:30am until 2am Monday- Thursday. On Fridays, the WABC runs from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

The East Bank Circulator runs from 7am to 2am Monday- Thursday. On Fridays, it runs from 7am to 6:30pm.

The Weekend Circulator runs every 30 minutes on Fridays from 6:30pm to 2am; Saturdays from 9:30am to 2am; and Sundays from 9:30am until 2am.

The St. Paul Circulator runs every 15 minutes from 7am until 4:45pm Monday through Friday.

The Campus Connector bus stop is located directly in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Washington Ave SE. The St. Paul bus stop is in front of the St. Paul Student Center. Visit Parking and Transportation Services for further details.

Gopher Chauffeur

The Gopher Chauffeur is a free transportation service that promotes safety in the campus community by providing University of Minnesota students with safe rides home. Two eleven-passenger Gopher Chauffeur vans operate from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. To schedule a pick up call (612) 388-6911 30 minutes before your preferred pick-up time (sorry, no texts!).

Please note: Validated parking is only available during Student Unions & Activities events occurring in the Unions, typically during the academic year.

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