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Photo of the West Bank Skyway.

West Bank Skyway Building Hours

Access the West Bank Skyway through Blegen Hall on the south side of Washington Avenue or Willey Hall on the north side of Washington Avenue. Check the Twin Cities Campus Maps website for building hours.

West Bank Skyway Directions

West Bank Skyway
219 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

By Car

From the South
After passing I-94, watch for signs directing you to the U of M/3rd Street exit. Follow the East Bank sign. Merge onto Washington Avenue. Before you cross the Mississippi River you will pass under the West Bank Skyway. (To park, turn on Cedar Avenue before you pass the West Bank Skyway.)
From the North
Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn left on University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street, then right onto Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Avenue across the river. Once you have crossed the river, you will pass under the West Bank Skyway.
From the East and West
Take the Huron Boulevard exit from I-94 (north exit only). Turn left onto Washington Ave. Follow Washington Avenue across the river. Once you have crossed the river, you will pass under the West Bank Skyway.

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 the West Bank is approximately 5 minutes.
From the St. Paul Campus
Shuttles depart in front of the St. Paul Student Center on Buford Ave. Trip time to the West Bank is approximately 20 minutes.
Departing West Bank
Shuttles depart on Washington Avenue in front of Blegen Hall.

Parking

Lot 86
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a right onto Cedar and follow it to Washington Ave. Take a right onto Washington Avenue and follow it straight onto 2nd Street, where you will see the parking lot on your right.
19th Avenue Ramp
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a left onto Cedar Avenue. Follow Cedar Avenue to 3rd Street and take a left. You will see the ramp on your right.
21st Avenue Ramp
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a left onto Cedar Avenue. Follow Cedar Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Take a left onto Riverside Avenue. Follow Riverside Avenue to 20th Avenue. Take a left on to 20th avenue and you will see the ramp on your right.

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

West Bank Skyway Building Directory

West Bank Skyway Building Directory
Room
Description
100
Gopher Express
120
One Stop Student Services
140
U.S. Bank
160
University Student Legal Services

West Bank Skyway Services

Gopher Express

Gopher Express Logo. The Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus location for grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items.

One Stop

One Stop Services Logo. One Stop offers expertise in enrollment, financial aid, billing, and payments.

U.S. Bank

Photo of US Bank sign. Full service bank including checking and savings accounts, loans, and more.

University Student Legal Services

Gopher Express

The convenience store offers several products that are local, organic, gluten-free, vegan, natural and/or vegetarian. Visit the Gopher Express page for more information.

A picture of some pasta available at Gopher Express.
A coffee caraf and some cups.
Delicious hummus available at Gopher Express.