University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Office
This office has some weekday hours, but not on any set schedule. We recommend checking with us ahead of time before coming to the office. We have an array of free resources, various literature, an extensive book and video library, and much more!
This office can be a bit difficult to get to if you are not familiar with the University of Minnesota area, but hopefully these resources will help you get here in a jiffy!
By Bicycle or Foot
Depending on where you are coming from, the quickest, cheapest, and most environmentally-friendly ways of visiting our office are walking and biking. Good routes to the office include the East and West River Roads, the Washington Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, 15th Ave SE, and through campus.
Minneapolis bike-ways are outlined in this map and University of Minnesota's bike routes can be found on this map. An excellent Twin Cities bike map is published by Little Transport Press, and is available at many local bike shops.
Because our office is right off Washington Avenue there are a variety of bus routes to conveniently choose from. The regular lines include 2, 16, and 50, with express lines 111, 112, 114. The Cedar/Riverside stop on the 55 Hiawatha light rail -route is an option for individuals willing to walk from the West Bank to the East Bank across the Washington Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. Metro Transit provides a personalized bus schedule planner, and for a listing with all the various bus routes.
Bus fares range from $1.50-2.75 and the transfer cards are valid for 2 1/2 hours.
Please see the University of Minnesota's map.
The UMN office on Google Maps
If you are driving to our office to pick something up or make a drop-off, contact us in advance or call our office at 612-276-2242 the day-of and we can arrange to have a volunteer meet you behind Coffman Union so that you don't need to park.
Parking options at the University of Minnesota are generally limited to meters and parking ramps. Parking meters on campus and hourly, daily, and disability parking can be found on this map. You can also view a listing of parking rates.
Another option is to park in the residential areas on the perimeter of campus and walk or bus, which may be more economical than paying for a parking ramp.