Lightrail train passing through the Stadium Village area on a sunny day.

Getting Around

Explore campus maps for parking locations, directions, and other options to help your group navigate the U.

Campus Maps


Event guests have access to a variety of parking options near the residence halls including parking ramps, surface lots, and large van spaces. Guests may reserve parking spaces in advance by contacting Conference & Event Services. Upon arrival, guests who have reserved parking will be given hang-tags or keycards and parking instructions.

Guests who have not reserved parking can park in public parking ramps and lots around campus for a daily rate. Please follow all parking instructions and street signs. Guests will be responsible for any fees and/or fines incurred.

Reserved Parking Prices

Surface lot: $9 per day
Ramp: $11 per day
Buses: $25 per day

Additional information about parking on campus for commuters or conference guests can be found on the Parking & Transportation Services website.

Parking & Transportation Services

Public Transit

The University provides free bus service between campuses as well as a number of other transit services, including the Gopher Trip app to find your next available ride and 624-WALK for 24/7 security staff available to walk or bike with anyone on campus.

Check their website for the most current summer bus schedule.

Metro Transit

Whether by rail or bus, you can find fast, frequent, all-day service across the Twin Cities with Metro Transit. Riders can expect trips at least every 15 minutes during most of the day. 

Plan your trip, get real-time departure info, maps, and more at

Light Rail

The Green Line links downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul.
The Blue Line travels between Mall of America and Target Field.


Bike Sharing 
Car Sharing

Road Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has many construction projects planned throughout the year that may impact your route to or around campus. Plan ahead to customize your travel route.

Minnesota 511 Travel Information