Parking & Transportation
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.
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.
The Campus Connector shuttles operate every 20 minutes between St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, until midnight. On Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight to 1am, the Events & Activities Union to Union shuttle will take students between Coffman Memorial Union and the St Paul Student Center with shuttles running between campuses every 30 minutes. The Coffman Memorial Union stop will be directly behind Coffman Memorial Union on Delaware St SE.
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!).