West Bank Skyway

West Bank Skyway
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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

By Car

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.

Parking

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.

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 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.

West Bank Skyway Building Directory

Skyway Level

100 Gopher Express
120 One Stop Student Services
140 U.S. Bank
160 University Student Legal Services

West Bank Skyway Services

Gopher Express

The Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus location for grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items.

One Stop

One Stop offers expertise in enrollment, financial aid, billing, and payments.

U.S. Bank

Full service bank including checking and savings accounts, loans, and more.

University Student Legal Services

Provides legal representation and advice to eligible students on the Twin Cities campus.

West Bank Skyway 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.