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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
West Bank Skyway Building Directory
- West Bank Skyway Building Directory
- Gopher Express
- One Stop Student Services
- U.S. Bank
- University Student Legal Services
West Bank Skyway Services
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.