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Coffman Memorial Union Building Hours

Building is Closed
Fall Hours: Sep. 04, 2018 - Dec. 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 21, 2018
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nov. 22, 2018
Closed (University Holiday)
Nov. 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nov. 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nov. 25, 2018
Final Exam Week
Dec. 13, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 14, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 17, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 18, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 19, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Dec. 20, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Coffman Memorial Union Directions

Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

By Car

From the South
Take 35W and merge onto I-94 East and follow the I-94 directions below.
From the North
From 35W, take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn left at University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street, then right onto Fulton Street SE. Fulton Street becomes East River Road. Go down the hill and the East River Road parking garage entrance will be on your right.
From the East and West
Take the Huron Boulevard exit from I-94 (north exit only). Take first left onto Fulton Street SE. Fulton Street becomes East River Road. Go down the hill and the East River Road parking garage entrance will be on your right.

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 St. Paul Campus
Shuttles depart in front of the St. Paul Student Center on Buford Avenue. Trip time to Coffman Union is approximately 15 minutes.
From West Bank Campus
From the West Bank, shuttles stop at the lower level of Blegen Hall on Washington Avenue. When you arrive at the Coffman Union stop, walk south to arrive at Coffman Union. Trip time to Coffman Union is approximately 5 minutes.
Departing Coffman Union
Shuttles depart in front of the building on Washington Ave.


Coffman Disability and Short-term Parking
The 1,900 space East River Road Garage provides both disability and short-term parking for Coffman and the East Bank campus. With an attached entrance to the south side of the building, the East River Road Garage is easily accessible from Delaware Street. For rates and maps please visit Parking and Transportation Services.

Loading Docks

Coffman Memorial Union has two loading docks, one next to each entrance on the east and west sides of the building. For loading dock utilization, please contact the Event Services office at 612-624-9954. Parking at the loading docks is prohibited and Parking & Transportation Services will ticket if necessary.

If you have questions about these options, please contact Parking and Transportation Services (612-626-7275 or

Coffman Memorial Union Building Directory


Basement Floor Plan
Computer Lab
Goldy’s Gameroom
Security Monitors Program (612-624-WALK)
Whole Music Club

Ground Floor

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor
Coffman Facilities Management
Gopher Express
Great Hall
Hennepin County Government Services
Erbert & Gerbert's
Minnesota Marketplace
Printing Services Copy Center
Riverbend Plaza
Starbucks Coffee
TCF Bank
U Card Office
University Bookstore
Postal Station

First Floor

First Floor Plan
First Floor
Coffman Information Desk
Commuter Lounge & Campus Link
Quiet Study
West Fireplace Lounge
East Fireplace Lounge
Fountain Terrace
Jamba Juice/Refreshments
Front Plaza
Technology Help
Student Activities Office
Student Programming, Board of Governors
Coffman Theater and Art Gallery

Second Floor

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor
Al-Madinah Cultural Center
American Indian Student Cultural Center
Asian-American Student Union
Black Student Union
Commuter Connection
Disabled Student Cultural Center
La Raza Student Cultural Center
Minnesota International Student Association
Minnesota Student Association (MSA)
Professional Student Government
Council of Graduate Students
Queer Student Cultural Center
Feminist Student Activist Collective

Third Floor

Third Floor Plan
Third Floor
Board Room
Event Services Office
Conference Rooms (301, 302, 303 A/B/C, 304, 305)
Conference Room
Conference Rooms
Mississippi Lounge
Mississippi Room
Orientation and First-Year Programs
President's Reception Room
President's Room

Coffman Memorial Union Services


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

Postal Station

                    logo. Buy stamps and mail letters and packages at this on-campus postal station.

Computer Lab

Image of a keyboard, mouse and computer monitor. Access to Mac and PC computers for registered students.

Printing Services

                    of 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.

Event Services

Image of the Great
                    Hall in Coffman Memorial Union. The Student Unions offer several conference rooms and other unique spaces to accommodate your event.

TCF Bank

Image of
                    TCF Bank logo. Full service bank including checking and savings accounts, loans, and more.

Gopher Express

Gopher Express
                    logo. The Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus location for grab-n-go snack and meal items!

Technology Help

Tech Stop logo. A central location for students, faculty, and staff to receive face-to-face technology support.

Hennepin County Service Center

Hennepin Count Service Center logo. Visit the county service center for non-renewal driver’s license services, tabs and registration, marriage, hunting and fishing licenses, and more.

U Card Office

U Card logo. The campus ID card offers access to campus services including libraries, dining, rec sports, and more.

Information Desk

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

Coffman Memorial Union Food & Drink

Gopher Express

Gopher Express
                    logo. The Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus location for grab-n-go snack and meal items!

Goldy’s Gameroom

A photo of a
                    bowling ball knocking some bowling pins over. Enjoy bowling, billiards, arcade games, and a full-service snack bar at Goldy’s Gameroom.

Campus Club

An image
                    of some fruit on a table. The Campus Club provides an inviting ambiance for an enjoyable members-only dining experience.

Minnesota Marketplace

An image of a pizza with one slice gone. Offers several food options including Baja Sol Tortilla Grill, Topio’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and more.

Erbert & Gerbert’s

Erberts and Gerberts logo. This Bistro sandwich shop serves flavorful hot and cold sandwiches and soup.

Panda Express

Panda Exress logo. Chinese cuisine at a great price. Enjoy traditional favorites like Orange Chicken, Mandarin Chicken, and more.


Starbucks logo. Starbucks offers gourmet brewed coffee, espresso specialties and snacks.

Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice logo. Delicious smoothies and juices including many vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options.

Coffman Memorial Union Study Locations

Basement Floor

Goldy’s Gameroom

Goldys GameroomNeed background noise while you study? Goldy’s Gameroom offers music, a food bar, and tables & chairs for studying.

Computer Lab

Computer LabIf you need a computer to study, the computer lab will be perfect. They have Macs and Windows PCs, along with tables and couches.

Whole Music Club

Whole Music ClubWhen it is not being used for concerts, the Whole Music Club is open for public study space. There are many tables and couches, which makes it perfect for your personal or group study needs.

Outside Goldy’s and Near the Escalator

Outside Goldy'sThis study location has chairs and couches that can be used for studying. Vending machines are nearby.

Ground Floor

The Ground Floor Main Study Area

Ground FloorThis space has a several chairs, tables, and couches and surrounds the Minnesota Marketplace if you need food while you study.

The UDS Cafeteria

UDS CafeThis area is located at the back of the Minnesota Marketplace and has plenty of tables and chairs.

The Cube

The CubeLocated at the west end of the ground floor, this space has tables and couches for studying and is located next to Starbucks, the Post Office, and the Gopher Express convenience store.

First Floor

Commuter Lounge

Commuter LoungeLocated on the east end of the building near Jamba Juice, this space has computer kiosks, bus schedules, a plasma TV, and vending area with a microwave. It also has a secluded room for quite study spaces.

The East and West Fireplace Lounges

Fireplace LoungesThese lounges have comfortable leather couches and chairs. In the winter, this is a great place to nap and lounge near the warmth of a fire. Vending machines are nearby.

The Fountain Terrace

Fountain TerraceLocated at the south end of Coffman, this is a great outdoor study space during the warmer months. Sit on the edge of the Pietro Tacca fountain or on one of the terrace’s many tables or benches.

Third Floor

The Mississippi Lounge

Mississippi LoungeWith views of the Mississippi River and Fountain Terrace, this lounge is a wonderful place to study. When not reserved for a private event, this location is open to all students. Vending machines are nearby.

Main Hallway

The main hallway on the third floor has many comfortable leather chairs that are perfect for reading. Vending machines are nearby.