St. Paul Student Center

St. Paul Student Center
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  • Directions
  • Directory
  • Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Lounge & Study

St. Paul Student Center Building Hours

St. Paul Student Center Directions

St. Paul Student Center

2017 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

By Car

From the North and South

Exit from 35W at Cleveland Avenue and drive south on Cleveland to the St. Paul campus. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.

From the East

Follow I-94 toward Minneapolis to Highway 280 (north exit only). Take Highway 280 to the East Hennepin/Larpenteur Avenue exit. Turn right onto Larpenteur and then right onto Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.

From the West

Follow I-94 toward St. Paul to Highway 280 (north exit only). From Highway 280, take the East Hennepin/Larpenteur Avenue exit. Turn right onto Larpenteur and right onto Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto Buford Avenue. The St. Paul Student Center will be on your left.

Parking

Disability Parking

Available on Buford Avenue, directly across from the St. Paul Student Center on the south side of the street.

Metered Parking

Available on Buford Avenue, directly across from the St. Paul Student Center on the south side of the street, Eckles Avenue on the east side of the street and Carter Avenue on the south side of the street.

Hourly Parking

Available in the Gortner Parking Ramp by following Buford Avenue to the second stop sign, and taking a right onto Gortner Avenue. The ramp will be on right.

Daily Rate Parking

Available in lot #S101 on the corner of Cleveland and Commonwealth Avenues. The #S101 lot closes daily at midnight and reopens at 6 a.m. the following morning. The lot is closed on weekends from Friday at midnight until Monday at 6 a.m. Additional daily parking is available in the #S106 lot by taking Buford Circle off of Buford Avenue.

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 St. Paul Student Center is approximately 15 minutes.

From West Bank Campus

Shuttles regularly depart in front of Blegen Hall on Washington Ave. Trip time to the St. Paul Student Center is approximately 20 minutes.

Departing St. Paul Student Center

Shuttles depart regularly in front of the building on Buford Ave.

Loading Docks

The St. Paul Student Center’s loading dock is located off of Lower Buford Circle. For loading dock utilization, please contact the Event Services office at 612-624-8145.

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

St. Paul Student Center Building Directory

Lower Level

SPSC Lower Level
42 Event Services Office
55 Gopher Spot Game Room and Bowling
32 Information Desk
23 Larson Gallery Lounge
25 Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
32 Postal Station
8 Printing Services
42 Student Activities Office
42 Student Unions & Activities Administrative Office
30 Theater
4 Technology Help
7 University Bookstore

First Floor

SPSC First Floor
108-110 Conference Rooms
P-1 Garden Terrace
125 A/B Harvest Room
102 Minnesota Commons
115-125 Terrace
105 University Dining Services

Second Floor

SPSC Second Floor
275 Cherrywood Room
202 Conference Room
280 Dexter Room
207 Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
220 North Star Ballroom
P-2 North Star Ballroom Patio
240 Public Lounge

St. Paul Student Center Services

Bookstores

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

Information Desk

The Info Desk can answer all your questions and offers bus passes and discount tickets to local theaters and area attractions.

Event Services

The Student Unions offer several conference rooms and other unique spaces to accommodate your event.

Postal Station

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

Gopher Spot

Gopher Spot is a bowling alley and convenience store. Get grab-n-go snack and meal items, as well as pizza and appetizers.

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.

UCard

Satellite U Card Office

Our Information Desks operate as satellite station locations for the U Card Office. The St. Paul Student Center Information Desk is the only place in St. Paul students can get a U Card. (Note: PSEO students must visit the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union.)

Tickets

Discount Tickets

The information desks offer various year-round and seasonal discount tickets. For more information on tickets available today and prices, visit the Info Desk.

Flyer Posting

Flyer Postering

Want to advertise your upcoming event?

Drop off your flyers at the Coffman or St. Paul Information Desk and get them displayed. Approval of postings must be received before they will be displayed at posting locations offered around each building.

Note: Due to space restrictions, we do not allow postings larger than 11” x 17” (tabloid printer size).

Lost & Found

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

612-624-4636

St. Paul Student Center

612-625-9794

St. Paul Student Center Food & Drink

Gopher Spot

Gopher Spot in St. Paul for food and entertainment. Head to Gopher Spot for ice cream made right on campus, quick snacks and meals and bowling, billiards and more!

Subway

Get a delicious made-to-order Subway sandwich, salad, or wrap.

Terrace Café

The Terrace Café a selection of quick and easy dining options for visitors to the St. Paul campus.

St. Paul Student Center Study Spaces

Lower Level

TV Lounge

This TV lounge is in the main area of the lower level and is equipped with tables, chairs and couches. Vending is nearby.

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Gopher Spot

Gopher Spot houses a seating area that is perfect if you want to sit at a table to study. The attached convenience store also offers many food, snack and beverage options.

First Floor

Terrace Cafe Seating

Terrace Café Seating

There is plenty of study space in the seating area near the Terrace Café, which is also a great place to get food while you study.

Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace

This outdoor location is outside of the Terrace Café and features tables and benches. During the spring and summer months, it is host to noon concerts.

Second Floor

TV Lounge Between SPSC and Bailey Hall

This lounge between Bailey Hall and the St. Paul Student Center is a perfect place to watch TV and finish up your homework.