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Driving Directions

Check-in for New Student Orientation is in Coffman Memorial Union. Parking for Orientation is in the East River Road Garage (public entrance), located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Campus. At Orientation, you will receive a parking voucher allowing you to park in the East River Road Garage for $7 per day.

If you plan to use GPS navigation then enter the address for East River Road Garage (below). Coffman Memorial Union is located on a section of Washington Avenue SE that is open only to public transportation.

**Please follow the signs to the public parking entrance

Directions to campus

Parking

The address for the East River Road Garage is 391 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Ample parking and easy access to the elevators can be found on the lower parking levels E, F and G. If you would like to see more detailed maps of campus, visit: www.parkandtrans.umn.edu.

  • Traveling east on 94
    • Take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway. Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.
  • Traveling west on 94
    • Take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway.  Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.
  • Traveling north on 35W
    • Take 94 Eastbound. Shortly thereafter, take the U of M/Huron Boulevard exit (235B). At the first stoplight, turn left onto Fulton Street S.E. Continue straight onto East River Road Parkway. Just past the Variety Club Research Center, take the first right (public parking) into the garage.
  • Traveling south on 35W
    • Take the University Ave/4th St exit, take a left onto University Ave. S.E. Turn right on 15th Ave S.E. and then take a right onto Arlington St S.E. Take a left onto East River Road, continue straight and turn left into the public entrance of the East River Road Garage.

Leaving Campus

  • To 35W heading north 
    • Exit East River Road Garage, turn right and follow East River Parkway to Arlington St S.E. Turn left onto Pleasant St S.E. which will turn into 15th Ave S.E. Take a left onto 4th St S.E. and follow signs for 35W north.
  • To 35W heading south
    • Upon exiting the East River Road Garage, turn turn left and follow East River Parkway. Continue straight on Fulton Street S.E. Turn right onto Huron Boulevard and follow the signs to Hwy 94 west. Follow signs for 35W south.
  • To 94
    • Upon exiting the East River Road Garage, turn left and follow East River Parkway. Continue straight on Fulton Street S.E. Turn right onto Huron Boulevard and follow the signs to Interstate 94.

MSP International Airport

  • Public Transportation
    Students can find public transportation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Ground Transportation Center. Light Rail service and city bus information can be found on the Metro Transit website. You can also visit the website for the Minneapolis International Airport.
  • Taxis and Shuttles
    • Use taxis and shuttle services that have the name of the company clearly marked, and whose drivers are willing to give you an estimate of the cost to take you to your destination. Super Shuttle service is available from the airport for approximately $15. Taxi service is also available for approximately $30 to the University of Minnesota. After claiming your luggage, you can find both the shuttle and taxi service by following the signs to the Ground Transportation Center. The signs will take you through the tram tunnel one floor below the baggage claim. When you reach the transportation center an airport agent will be there to assist you. The Shuttle operates 24 hours a day every day of the week. If you have more than 3 pieces of luggage you will be charged an extra fee.
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