Coffman Memorial Union

Coffman Memorial Union
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  • Directory
  • Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Lounge & Study
  • Cultural Centers

Coffman Memorial Union Building Hours

Spring Semester 2024 Public Hours:

*January 16- May 8 (except U holidays and special events)

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 10pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Spring Semester 2024 University Hours (*requires U Card):

*January 16- May 8 (except U holidays and special events)

  • Monday - Thursday: 7am - 11pm
  • Friday: 7am - 12am
  • Saturday: 8am - 12am
  • Sunday: 12pm - 11pm


Spring Finals 2024 Public Hours:

*April 30 - May 8

  • Tuesday, 4/30 - Friday, 5/3: 7am - 10pm
  • Saturday, 5/4: 8am - 10pm
  • Sunday, 5/5: 12pm - 10pm
  • Monday, 5/6 - Tuesday, 5/7: 7am - 10pm
  • Wednesday, 5/8: 7am - 6pm

Spring Finals 2024 University Hours (*requires U Card):

*April 30 - May 8

  • Tuesday, 4/30 - Friday, 5/3: 7am - 12am
  • Saturday, 5/4: 8am - 11pm
  • Sunday, 5/5: 12pm - 11pm
  • Monday, 5/6 - Tuesday, 5/7: 7am - 12am
  • Wednesday, 5/8: 7am - 7pm

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


CMU Basement
B-2 Security Monitors Program (612-624-WALK)
B-32 Goldy’s Gameroom
B-52 Whole Music Club
B-60 Computer Lab

Ground Floor

CMU Ground Floor
G-7 Starbucks Coffee
G-11 Postal Station
G-12 Gopher Express
G-14 Printing Services Copy Center
G-22 U Card Office
G-26 Great Hall
G-33 Hennepin County Government Services
G-37 Erbert & Gerbert's
G-44 Minnesota Marketplace
G-54 University Bookstore
G-57 Huntington Bank
G-63 Coffman Facilities Management
P-1 Riverbend Plaza

First Floor

CMU First Floor
101 Technology Help
103 Commuter Lounge & Campus Link
103A Quiet Study
105 Jamba Juice/Refreshments
110 Coffman Theater and Art Gallery
116 West Fireplace Lounge
117 East Fireplace Lounge
120 Fountain Terrace
126 Student Activities Office
P-2 Front Plaza
131 Student Programming, Board of Governors

Second Floor

CMU Second Floor
202 Council of Graduate Students
202 Minnesota Student Association (MSA)
202 Professional Student Government
204 Commuter Connection
205J Multicultural Student Engagement
209 Black Student Union
211 Mi Gente Latinx Student Cultural Center
213 Disabled Student Cultural Center
215 Feminist Student Activist Collective
217 Queer Student Cultural Center
226 Asian-American Student Union
232 Minnesota International Student Association
234 American Indian Student Cultural Center
236 Al-Madinah Cultural Center

Third Floor

CMU Third Floor
301-305 Conference Rooms (301, 302, 303 A/B/C, 304, 305)
307 Board Room
309 Event Services Office
315 Orientation & Transition Experiences
319 Conference Room
321 Mississippi Room
322 Mississippi Lounge
323-326 Conference Rooms
332 President's Room
333 President's Reception Room

Coffman Memorial Union Services

Locker Rentals

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 Coffman Post Office to complete the rental process. Appropriate locations are listed below:

  • East Bank & West Bank rentals: Return the contract to the Coffman Union Post Office on the ground floor
  • If you need further assistance, contact

Printing Services

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

Technology Help

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

U Card Office

The U Card Office provides the official University of Minnesota ID Card as well as administers the Gopher GOLD value program–the only way to pay for printing on campus.

Postal Station

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

Coffman Memorial Union Food & Drink

Gopher Express

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.

Goldy’s Gameroom

Enjoy bowling, billiards, arcade games, and a full-service snack bar at Goldy’s Gameroom.

Campus Club

The Campus Club provides an inviting ambiance for an enjoyable members-only dining experience.

Minnesota Marketplace

Offers several food options including Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and more.

Erbert & Gerbert’s

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

Panda Express

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


Starbucks offers gourmet brewed coffee, espresso specialties and snacks.

Coffman Memorial Union Study Spaces


Goldy’s Gameroom

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

Computer Lab

If 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

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.

Ground Floor

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.

The Cube

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.

First Floor

Commuter Lounge

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.

Third Floor

Mississippi Lounge

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.

Main Hallway

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