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Photo of the St. Paul Student Center.

St. Paul Student Center Building Hours

Winter Hours: Dec. 19, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2015
Sunday
Closed
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Winter Break
Dec. 25, 2014
Closed (University Holiday)
Dec. 26, 2014
Closed (University Holiday)
Jan. 01, 2015
Closed (University Holiday)
Jan. 02, 2015
Closed (University Holiday)
Jan. 17, 2015
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan. 18, 2015
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan. 19, 2015
Closed (University Holiday)

St. Paul Student Center Directions

St. Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

By Car

From the North and South
Exit from 35W at Cleveland Avenue and drive south on Cleveland to the St. Paul campus. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.
From the East
Follow I-94 toward Minneapolis to Highway 280 (north exit only). Take Highway 280 to the East Hennepin/Larpenteur Avenue exit. Turn right onto Larpenteur and then right onto Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.
From the West
Follow I-94 toward St. Paul to Highway 280 (north exit only). From Highway 280, take the East Hennepin/Larpenteur Avenue exit. Turn right onto Larpenteur and right onto Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.

By Bus

The University of Minnesota offers free campus shuttles between the West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul campuses. Check the Parking and Transportation Services website for shuttle schedules.

From the East Bank
Shuttles depart in front of the Coffman Memorial Union on Washington Ave. Trip time to St. Paul Student Center is approximately 15 minutes.
From West Bank Campus
Shuttles regularly depart in front of Blegen Hall on Washington Ave. Trip time to the St. Paul Student Center is approximately 20 minutes.
Departing St. Paul Student Center
Shuttles depart regularly in front of the building on Buford Ave.

Parking

Disability Parking
Available on Buford Avenue, directly across from the St. Paul Student Center on the south side of the street.
Metered Parking
Available on Buford Avenue, directly across from the St. Paul Student Center on the south side of the street, Eckles Avenue on the east side of the street and Carter Avenue on the south side of the street.
Hourly Parking
Available in the Gortner Parking Ramp by following Buford Avenue to the second stop sign, and taking a right onto Gortner Avenue. The ramp will be on right.
Daily Rate Parking
Available in lot #S101 on the corner of Cleveland and Commonwealth Avenues. The #S101 lot closes daily at midnight and reopens at 6 a.m. the following morning. The lot is closed on weekends from Friday at midnight until Monday at 6 a.m. Additional daily parking is available in the #S106 lot by taking Buford Circle off of Buford Avenue.

Loading Docks

The St. Paul Student Center’s loading dock is located off of Lower Buford Circle. For loading dock utilization, please contact the Event Services office at 612-624-8145.

If you have questions about these options, please contact Parking and Transportation Services (612-626-7275 or parking@umn.edu).

St. Paul Student Center Building Directory

Lower Level

Lower Level
Lower Level
42
Event Services Office
55
Gopher Spot Game Room and Bowling
32
Information Desk
23
Larson Gallery Lounge
25
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
9
Police Substation
32
Postal Station
8
Printing Services
42
Student Activities Office
42
Student Unions & Activities Administrative Office
30
Theater
4
Underground Lounge
7
University Bookstore

First Floor

First Floor Plan
First Floor
108-110
Conference Rooms
P-1
Garden Terrace
125 A/B
Harvest Room
102
Minnesota Commons
115-125
Terrace
105
University Dining Services

Second Floor

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor
275
Cherrywood Room
202
Conference Room
280
Dexter Room
207
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
220
North Star Ballroom
P-2
North Star Ballroom Patio
240
Public Lounge

St. Paul Student Center Services

Bookstores

Bookstore Logo. The University of Minnesota Bookstores offer course materials, supplies, and apparel.

Information Desk

A photo of available
                    pamphlets at the Info Desk. The Info Desk can answer all your questions and offers bus passes and discount tickets to local theaters and area attractions.

Event Services

A room set up with
                    round tables covered in maroon and gold table cloths. The Student Unions offer several conference rooms and other unique spaces to accommodate your event.

Postal Station

The USPS
                    logo of a white eagle's head on a blue background. Buy stamps and mail letters and packages at this on-campus postal station.

Gopher Spot

A row of colorful
                    packages of various snacks. Gopher Spot convenience store offers grab-n-go snack and meal items, as well as pizza and appetizers.

Printing Services

A copy
                    machine. Offers the convenience of a full-service copy center, including full serve B/W and color copying, digital and full-color printing, and more.

St. Paul Student Center Food & Drink

Gopher Spot

A row
                    of colorful packages of various snacks. Gopher Spot convenience store offeres grab-n-go snack and meal items, as well as pizza and appetizers.

Subway

The Subway restaurant logo. Get a delicious made-to-order Subway sandwich, salad, or wrap.

Papa John’s

The Papa John's logo. Hand-tossed and original crust pizza with all-natural sauce, fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses.

Terrace Café

The Terrace Cafe sign. The Terrace Café offers Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, and a selection of other dining options.

St. Paul Student Center Study Locations

Lower Level

TV Lounge

TV Lounge full of comfy seating. This TV lounge is in the main area of the lower level and is equipped with tables, chairs and couches. Vending is nearby.

Gopher Spot

A bright and
                        colorful scene at the Gopher Spot.Gopher Spot houses a seating area that is perfect if you want to sit at a table to study. The attached convenience store also offers many food, snack and beverage options.

First Floor

Terrace Café Seating

Terrace Cafe seating. There is plenty of study space in the seating area near the Terrace Café, which is also a great place to get food while you study.

Garden Terrace

Tables and umbrellas on the Garden
                        Terrace. This outdoor location is outside of the Terrace Café and features tables and benches. During the spring and summer months, it is host to noon concerts.

Second Floor

TV Lounge Between SPSC and Bailey Hall

The TV Lounge between the St. Paul Student
                        Center and Bailey Hall. This lounge between Bailey Hall and the St. Paul Student Center is a perfect place to watch TV and finish up your homework.

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