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Information Desks

The Information Desk offers a complete selection of informational brochures, campus maps, discount tickets, locker rentals, and many other services.

Contact Us

Learn more about the U of M campuses at the Information Desks located on the first floor of Coffman Union and the lower level of St. Paul Student Center. Contact the Coffman InfoDesk at 612-624-INFO(4636) or the St. Paul Student Center InfoDesk at 612-625-9794.

Sign up for our email newsletter and receive updates on our seasonal tickets and learn about other great discounts.

Services

Bus Passes

U Pass
Order your U-Pass online. Bring your U Card and pick up your U-Pass during regular Information Desk hours. 

Campus Zone Pass
This pass allows you to ride between the three campus light-rail stops on the Metro Green Line without paying a fare.

Go-To Card
Go-To Cards are an easy way to pay for Metro Transit fare. Cards can hold stored value or various Metro Transit passes.

More information on bus passes can be found on the bus passes page...

Campus Mail

Campus mail drop-off locations:

Coffman Memorial Union
Coffman Memorial Union, Coffman Info Desk.

St. Paul Student Center
On the east side of the St. Paul Student Center, next to the US mailboxes.

West Bank Skyway
Heller Hall, drop-off location by room 55.

For more information on where to drop off your campus mail or how to address campus mail please visit the campus mail website.

Change Orders

We accept change orders for $200 or less. U of M checks may not be used to pay for change orders. For larger change orders, or to establish a change fund, contact the Office of Investments & Banking at 612-624-5558.

Change orders are available at the Coffman Union and St. Paul Student Center Postal Stations.

Check Distribution

Departments must indicate the “St. Paul Student Center Information/Postal Station” as the pickup location on their Check Handling Request form. Checks are available during all hours of operation, but we suggest that you avoid the lunch hour as lines tend to be longer.

The East Bank check disbursement location is the Information Desk in Morrill Hall. Questions can be directed to the helpline at 612-624-1617.

Consignment Tickets

Registered Student Groups, University Departments and Guests are able to sell tickets for events through the Coffman Union and St. Paul Student Center Information Desks with approval from the Information Desk Manager. Registered Student Groups receive a discount rate.

Interested? Please contact the Information Desk Manager for the ticket sales agreement to Becca Simon.

Digiboo Movie Kiosk

Rent or purchase movies and/or TV shows at your convenience. Your purchase directly downloads onto a USB storage device or wirelessly to your playback device using Digiboo WiFi. Watch your movie or TV show on your PC, TV, Android, Kindle, iPad/iPhone, Laptop or Netbook.

  • No returns or late fees
  • Movies and TV shows are always in stock
  • Entertainment on-the-go

Digiboo kiosks are located on the Coffman Union Ground Floor and Basement and on the St. Paul Student Center Lower Level.

Having troubles at a kiosk? Call Digiboo customer service at 866-DIGIBOO or visit the Digiboo website.

Donation Bin Rental

Donation Bin Rentals are available at the Coffman Information Desk and the St. Paul Student Center Information Desk and Postal Station for book drives, food drives, clothing drives, toy drives, etc.

Restrictions:

  • Available for Registered Student Groups and University departments 
  • Each location must have approval in advance

Due to space limitations, only one bin can be approved at a time for each location. Each bin reservation is allowed for a maximum of two weeks (ten business days).

Contact the Information Desk Manager for more information:
Becca Simon

Equipment Checkout

Any University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student can check out the following items free of charge at the Coffman Union Information Desk. 

  • Frisbees 
  • Footballs 
  • Soccer balls 
  • Volleyballs
  • Basketballs
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet cable
  • Mac Adapter
  • MVGA

Note: A Driver’s License or State Identification card is required for checkout. 

Flyer Posting

Want to advertise your upcoming event?

Drop off your flyers at the Coffman or St. Paul Information Desk and get them displayed. Approval of postings must be received before they will be displayed at posting locations offered around each building.

In Coffman Memorial Union, approval will not be given for flyers advertising personal sales of items (i.e. cars, furniture, etc.) or for individuals seeking roommates.

The St. Paul Information Desk will post personal postings. Please note the following guidelines:

  1. Personal postings must fit on one 4.25” x 5.5” card.
  2. Personal postings must be in one of these categories: For Rent, For Sale, Ride/Rider Wanted, Miscellaneous.
  3. Personal posting cards will be displayed for 60 days.
  4. SUA Staff reserves the right to remove older cards (posted for at least two weeks) due to space restrictions.

Note: Due to space restrictions, we do not allow postings larger than 11” x 17” (tabloid printer size).

Lockers

The student union locations rent out lockers around campus for your convenience. To reserve a locker, fill out the Locker Rental Contract and print it for your records. Locker rentals start on the contract start date.

Looking for locker building hours of operation? Here’s a list of hours for all buildings with our lockers.

Once you have filled out this form, you must bring your U Card to the Info Desk to complete the rental process.  Appropriate locations are listed below:

  • East Bank rentals: Return the contract to Coffman Union Information Desk
  • West Bank rentals: Return the contract to Coffman Union Information Desk
  • St. Paul rentals: Return the contract to St. Paul Student Center Information Desk

For more information on Locker dates, rates and locations, follow this link to the lockers page...

Lost and Found

Each Information Desk serves as a lost and found for their building. Items are held for two weeks from the day they’re turned in. Visit us or call one of the numbers below to inquire about a lost item.

Coffman Memorial Union
612-624-4636

St. Paul Student Center
612-625-9794

Gopher Express West
612-624-6338

Parking Voucher Pickup

Parking vouchers are ordered with Parking and Transportation Services. Parking vouchers are only available for University Departments.

Pickup Locations:

Publication Racks

The Information Desks provide literature racks that include free publications from around the Twin Cities area. To inquire about displaying your publication, visit the Coffman Information Desk.

Reuse and Recycle

The Coffman Union and St. Paul Student Center Information Desks accept the following items year-round for free to be either reused or recycled:

  • Batteries
  • Eyeglasses and sunglasses (given to the Boynton Eye Center for those in need)
  • Small electronics (includes iPods, chargers, cameras, etc. Must have a U of M ID)

Satellite U Card Office

In order to serve you better, our Information Desks operate as satellite station locations for the U Card Office.

Services offered:

  • Replacement U Cards 
  • Can take photos for (but cannot print) Security ID badges

Coffman Information Desk
The Coffman Information Desk is available to produce U Cards during the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday • 4:30pm – Close
  • Friday • 4:30pm – Close
  • Saturday • Open during building hours
  • Sunday • Open during building hours

St. Paul Student Center Information Desk
The St. Paul Student Center Information Desk is available to produce U Cards during operation hours.

Discounts

Discount Tickets

Be the first to get your discount tickets! Sign up for our email newsletter and receive updates on our seasonal tickets and learn about other great discounts.

The information desks offer various year-round and seasonal discount tickets.

For more information on tickets available today and prices, visit the discount tickets page...

Movie Passes

Discount movie passes are available at the Coffman and St. Paul Information Desks, unless otherwise noted. Movie passes offered include AMC, Landmark Theaters, Mann Theatres, and more.

For information on prices and locations of theaters, please visit the movie passes page...

Hours

Coffman Info Desk is Closed

Coffman Info Desk Hours

Summer Hours: May. 11, 2015 - Sep. 07, 2015
Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Welcome Week/Labor Day Weekend
Sep. 02, 2015
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sep. 03, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sep. 04, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sep. 05, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sep. 06, 2015
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep. 07, 2015
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
St. Paul Info Desk is Closed

St. Paul Info Desk Hours

Summer Hours: May. 11, 2015 - Sep. 07, 2015
Sunday
Closed
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed

Welcome Week/Labor Day Weekend
Sep. 07, 2015
Closed (University Holiday)