Coffman Memorial Union
- Building Hours
- Food & Drink
- Lounge & Study
- Cultural Centers
Coffman Memorial Union Building Hours
Jan. 21, 2020 - May 4, 2020
Spring Break Week Hours
March 8, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Final Exam Week Hours
May 5, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Coffman Memorial Union Directions
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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.
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.
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.
Coffman Memorial Union Building Directory
Coffman Memorial Union Services
The information desks offer various discount tickets to local attractions such as the Science Museum, Sea Life in the Mall of America, and the Minnesota Zoo.
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 Cards are an easy way to pay for Metro Transit fare. Cards can hold stored value or various Metro Transit passes.
Want to advertise your upcoming event?
Drop off your flyers at the Coffman Memorial Union or St. Paul Student Center 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.
Note: Due to space restrictions, we do not allow postings larger than 11” x 17” (tabloid printer size).
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
St. Paul Student Center
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.
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 & West Bank rentals: Return the contract to Coffman Union Information Desk
Satellite U Card Office
In order to serve you better, our Information Desks operate as satellite station locations for the U Card Office.
- Replacement U Cards
Coffman Information Desk
The Coffman Information Desk is available to produce U Cards during operating hours when the U Card Office is closed.
- Monday – Thursday • 4:30pm – 8:00pm
- Friday • 4:30pm - 8:00pm
- Saturday • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sunday • 1:00pm -5:00pm
St. Paul Student Center Information Desk
The St. Paul Student Center Information Desk is available to produce U Cards during operation hours.
Buy stamps and mailing supplies and mail letters and packages at this on-campus postal station.
Offers the convenience of a full-service copy center, including full serve B/W and color copying, digital and full-color printing, and more.
Coffman Memorial Union Food & Drink
Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus option for meals, snacks and beverages on-the-go. This convenience store offers many vegan, gluten-free and organic food options, as well as craveable classic snacks and soft drinks.
Enjoy bowling, billiards, arcade games, and a full-service snack bar at Goldy’s Gameroom.
The Campus Club provides an inviting ambiance for an enjoyable members-only dining experience.
Offers several food options including Baja Sol Tortilla Grill, Topio’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and more.
Chinese cuisine at a great price. Enjoy traditional favorites like Orange Chicken, Mandarin Chicken, and more.
Coffman Memorial Union Study Spaces
Need background noise while you study? Goldy’s Gameroom offers music, a food bar, and tables & chairs for studying.
If you need a computer to study, the computer lab will be perfect. They have Macs and Windows PCs, along with tables and couches.
When 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
This study location has chairs and couches that can be used for studying. Vending machines are nearby.
The Ground Floor Main Study Area
This space has a several chairs, tables, and couches and surrounds the Minnesota Marketplace if you need food while you study.
The UDS Cafeteria
This area is located at the back of the Minnesota Marketplace and has plenty of tables and chairs.
Located 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.
Located 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
These 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
Located 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.
The Mississippi Lounge
With 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.
The main hallway on the third floor has many comfortable leather chairs that are perfect for reading. Vending machines are nearby.
Coffman Memorial Union Cultural Centers
To learn more, visit the second ﬂoor of Coffman Memorial Union or GopherLink.