• 2019-20 Move-In Directions & Parking

    Family Driving

Directions will be updated with the most up-to-date route information no later than August 20. Students will be emailed a personalized email with directions to their building on August 20.

Directions to:

Bailey Hall

Welcome to Bailey!

Due to high traffic volumes near campus near the St. Paul Campus, it is recommended you follow the specific directions below to arrive at Bailey Hall. 

Northbound on I-35W: Follow I-35W to I-94. Continue on I-94 to Highway 280. Go north and exit on Larpenteur Avenue. Turn right on Larpenteur and right on Cleveland Avenue. Campus is on your left.

Southbound on I-35W: Exit at Cleveland Avenue. Go south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Campus is straight ahead.

East- and Westbound on I-94: Follow I-94 to Highway 280. Go north and exit on Larpenteur Avenue. Turn right on Larpenteur Avenue and right on Cleveland Avenue. Campus is on your left.

Westbound on Highway 36: Exit at Cleveland Avenue. Go south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Campus is straight ahead.
Use Cleveland Avenue to arrive on the St. Paul campus. Proceed down Buford Avenue and follow it around to the back side of Bailey Hall. You may either utilize the unloading areas at the meters near the St. Paul Gym Field or you may unload in the circle behind the building. Due to potential congestion in the back circle, we expect about half of Bailey residents to unload near the meters. 
 

Parking & Unloading

One person must stay with your vehicle at all times. Move-In Volunteers will assist with monitoring personal belongings while you get your keys in the lobby of the building. The driver should proceed to the long-term parking area as soon as your items are unloaded. There are moving carts available near the back entrance to the building to help with moving your belongings.
After you have unloaded, the driver will be directed to move the vehicle to long-term parking in parking lot SC175, located about one block north of Bailey Hall on the west side of Cleveland Avenue. This parking lot has been reserved for Bailey Hall resident move-in on August 26 & 27. There is no fee or permit required to park in this lot on those days.

 

Centennial Hall

Welcome to Centennial!

Because of high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Centennial Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue and proceed east on University Avenue approximately 12 blocks to Oak Street. Turn right onto Oak Street and proceed for about 3 blocks. Turn right into the Unloading Zone.  You are being routed this direction in order to queue vehicles for the unloading area.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Immediately at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Street.  At Oak St., turn right and then in one block, turn left into the Unloading Zone. You are being routed this direction in order to queue vehicles for the unloading area.

During traffic congestion at Exit Ramp, proceed ahead on Huron to University Ave. Turn left on University Avenue for one block. At Oak Street, turn left and proceed for 3 blocks to the Superblock. Vehicles are being queued in a clockwise rotation for Move In.  

The unloading areas for Centennial Hall residents is located in a small parking lot between Territorial and Centennial Halls (Lot B). The queuing area is THROUGH the Unloading Zone pathway through the middle of the Superblock.
Please display a print-out of this large B to help our traffic monitors guide you to the correct unloading area.
Have the front seat passenger HOLD it up  - so that our crew can promptly get you to your unloading location.
 

Unloading

  • It is very important that you arrive during your assigned move-in time. Move-In Volunteers are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.
  • Moving carts will be available.
  • Each vehicle will be directed into an unloading area by Volunteers waving orange flags. 
  • Please print/display the large hall letter sign for your building to help Volunteers direct your vehicle to the optimal unloading area.
  • The vehicle will be unloaded into carts or designated areas within 15 minutes with assistance by Move-In Volunteers in gold t-shirts.
  • A driver must stay with each vehicle.  
  • The driver will receive a map to the long-term parking location and a parking coupon. 
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while the driver and Volunteers help with unloading. A Volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers. 
  • Please unload your cart into your room right away.
  • A staff member will stop by your room to return the cart to the unloading area.
     

Parking & Unloading Alternatives

If you wish to consider an alternative to the unloading plan we have outlined, here are important points to keep in mind: 

  • Street parking and meters around the Superblock are limited. If you choose to park at a meter, please be certain that your vehicle fully fits into the parking space and does not intrude into the traffic lane. 
  • You must pay to park at meters in this location. 
  • UMPD traffic control will be present to assist in keeping traffic moving. 
  • Parking contract holders have reserved spaces in lot C78, C5, and C6. These spaces are off-limits for unloading.
  • No unloading is permitted along either side of Harvard Street. 
  • Parking or stopping on grass or vacant lots near the Superblock is not permitted.
  • The Fairview Hospital Ramp is reserved for hospital and clinic visitors. The University does not have any reciprocal parking privileges. 

 

Comstock Hall

Welcome to Comstock!

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, it is recommended you follow the specific directions below to arrive at Comstock Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue. Proceed eastbound on University Avenue to 14th Avenue SE. Turn right on 14th Avenue SE. This becomes the East River Parkway as you travel the perimeter of the East Bank campus. (During the 14th Ave detour, turn right at  15th Avenue SE/Pleasant St.  Follow this to Arlington St.  Turn right at Arlington St for one block.  Then turn left onto East River Road.)  Follow East River Parkway and pass under the Washington Avenue Bridge, and past Comstock Hall.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Immediately at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Street. During move-in, Fulton Street becomes one-way westbound for move-in unloading in the Superblock. Follow the detour by turning left onto Oak Street for one block, then right onto East River Parkway. East River Parkway meets up with Fulton Street just before the Harvard Street stop sign. You will then proceed forward along East River Parkway.
 

Parking & Unloading

On August 26 & 27, Comstock Hall residents will unload vehicles in the Comstock Receiving Dock area (345 East River Parkway). Drivers must remain with each vehicle. Upon unloading, vehicles will be directed to the Public Level entrance (Level C) of the East River Road Garage for long-term parking.

  • A driver must stay with each vehicle.  
  • The driver will receive printed instructions to the long-term parking location and alternate parking. 
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while the driver and volunteers help with unloading. A volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers. 
  • Please unload your cart into your room right away.
  • A staff member will stop by your room to return the cart to the unloading area.

During other days and times, Comstock Hall residents must unload vehicles within the East River Road Garage. Take a parking ticket and proceed to levels E, F, or G for parking and unloading.

After parking, take the elevator in the central portion of the garage to the Plaza Level (Level 1). From the Plaza Level, proceed toward Coffman Union and turn left before Delaware Street. Follow the sidewalk around to the entrance of Comstock Hall, which faces north.

You/your helpers will be able to check out a moving cart from Comstock Hall to move your belongings from your vehicle into Comstock Hall. Parking will be available for a maximum daily rate with a coupon on August 28-30. Coupons are available at the Comstock Hall information desk or from a Security Monitor in the vicinity.  

  • Stopping/unloading along Delaware Street is not permitted.
  • Traffic enforcement ensures a full Fire Lane is maintained at all times.
  • There are limited meters in front of Comstock Hall. You may use if space is available upon your arrival, but you must pay to park at the meters.
  • It is recommended to unload within the parking ramp except for August 27th and 28th.
  • Large carts are available for check-out.
  • The height restriction for the East River Road Garage is 7 feet. Trailers are not allowed in the parking ramp.

If the East River Road parking garage becomes full, Comstock Hall residents will be directed to park in an alternate location. We will have additional detailed instructions for drivers and residents if this occurs.

 

Frontier Hall

Welcome to Frontier!

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Frontier Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue and proceed eastbound approximately 11 blocks to Oak Street. Turn right onto Oak Street and proceed for 3-4 blocks. 

From I-94:  Exit at Huron Boulevard. Immediately at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Street. Proceed westbound on Fulton Street to Oak Street. Stay in the left lane (through traffic) as you approach Oak Street. 
During traffic congestion at Exit Ramp, proceed ahead on Huron to University Ave.  Turn left on University Avenue for one block.  At Oak Street, turn left and proceed for 3 blocks to the Superblock. Vehicles are being queued in a clockwise rotation for Move In.

Please have the front passenger HOLD UP a print out of the appropriate Unloading Zone letter for your room to help our traffic monitors guide you to the correct unloading area.

If your Frontier room number has an “N”, also rooms 154-168, rooms 353-368, or rooms 453-468, you unload in Zone A which is located between Frontier and Territorial Halls and utilize the Frontier north east elevator near Oak Street. This northeast emergency exit is only open during move-in. If you plan to do this, please display a printout of this large A to help our traffic monitors guide you to the correct unloading area.
 

Unloading

  • It is very important that you arrive during your assigned move-in time. Move-In Volunteers are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.
  • Moving carts will be available.
  • Each vehicle will be directed into an unloading area by volunteers waving orange flags. 
  • Please display the large letter for your building to help direct your vehicle to the optimal unloading area.  
  • The vehicle will be unloaded into carts or grassy areas within 15 minutes with assistance by Move-In volunteers in gold tshirts.
     

Unloading for Frontier - August 26 and 27

Directions VARY based upon your Room Assignment  - Frontier has BOTH rooms with an N (for north wing) and rooms without a letter. 

Unloading from Zone A Entrance (off Oak St between Frontier and Territorial Halls). Please display a printout of this large A to help our traffic monitors guide you to the correct unloading area.

  • Rooms 154-168 and N170-N190: Roll onto 1st floor through North side basketball court emergency exit.
  • Rooms N071-N087, N270-N290, N370-N390, N470-N490, 353-368, 453-468: proceed through the North side basketball court emergency exit, through the hallway, to the north side elevator entrance.

Unloading from Lot D (off Fulton St between Frontier and Pioneer Halls)

  • Rooms 133-150, 169-198: Roll onto 1st floor though Oak St/Fulton St emergency exit
  • Rooms 221-298: Move in through main entrance 
  • Rooms 209-213, 301-350, 369-398, 401-450, 469-498: Move in through loading dock entrance (roll carts from metered lot through small parking lot)
     

Please note: 

  • A driver must stay with each vehicle.  
  • The driver will receive printed instructions to the long-term parking location and a parking coupon. 
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while the driver and Volunteers help with unloading. A Volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers. 
  • Please unload your cart into your room right away.  
  • A staff member will stop by your room to return the cart to the unloading area.
     

Parking & Unloading Alternatives

If you wish to consider an alternative to the unloading plan we have outlined, here are important points to keep in mind: 

  • Street parking and meters around the Superblock are limited. If you choose to park at a meter, please be certain that your vehicle fully fits into the parking space and does not intrude into the traffic lane. 
  • You must pay to park at meters in this location. 
  • UMPD traffic control will be present to assist in keeping traffic moving. 
  • Parking contract holders have reserved spaces in lot C78, C5, and C6. These spaces are off-limits for unloading.
  • No unloading is permitted along either side of Harvard Street. 
  • Parking or stopping on grass or vacant lots near the Superblock is not permitted.
  • The Fairview Hospital Ramp is reserved for hospital and clinic visitors. The University does not have any reciprocal parking privileges. 

 

Keeler Hall

Welcome to Keeler!

You may arrive any time after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in any time between then and September 2. The Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.

Due to high traffic volumes and construction on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Keeler Apartments. 

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue (Exit 18). Proceed eastbound on University Avenue to 18th Avenue SE. Turn left on 18th Avenue SE and proceed one block to 4th St. SE. Turn left onto 4th St and stay in the left lane. Turn left at the corner of 17th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. 

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Continue on Huron Boulevard to University Avenue SE. Turn left on University Avenue SE and continue as University Avenue bears right and becomes 4th Street SE. Proceed on 4th Street SE and turn left on 17th Avenue SE. 
 

August 15 Unloading

On August 15th, unloading spaces are available on the west side of 17th Avenue SE in the designated unloading zone adjacent to Keeler Apartments. Other days, those parking meters may be available to pay for short term unloading parking.  
 

Longer-Term Parking

The 4th St Ramp is available for longer term parking. The entrance is located on 17th Ave mid-block. A coupon for reduced rate (maximum of $7 per day) is available at the Keeler Information Desk. 

 

Middlebrook Hall

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Middlebrook Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue. Proceed on University for less than one block to reach the 10th Avenue traffic light. Turn right onto 10th Avenue and follow the bridge over the Mississippi River. Proceed through 3 traffic lights and turn left on 4th Street. Proceed on 4th Street for approximately 2 blocks until arriving at the unloading area and 21st Avenue Parking Ramp.

From Eastbound I-94: Exit at 25th Ave./Riverside (Exit 235A). Turn left onto 25th Avenue South and proceed to Riverside Avenue. Turn left onto Riverside Avenue and proceed to 22nd Avenue South. Turn right onto 22nd Avenue South and proceed to South 5th Street. Unloading spaces are available at the Lot C80 meters and Lot C95. For long-term parking, proceed west on South 5th Street, to 21st Avenue South. Turn right on 21st Avenue South and proceed to the 21st Avenue ramp at the corner of 21st Avenue South and South 4th Street.

From Westbound I-94: Exit at 235A and proceed to Riverside Avenue. Proceed to 22nd Avenue South and turn right onto 22nd Avenue South. Proceed to South 5th Street.

Parking and Unloading

Unloading spaces are available at the Lot C80 meters and Lot C95. 4th Street South past 21st Avenue is also available for unloading.

For long-term parking, proceed west on South 5th Street to 21st Avenue South. Turn right on 21st Avenue South and proceed to the 21st Avenue ramp at the corner of 21st Avenue South and South 4th Street.

The Unloading Plan

  • It is very important that you arrive during your assigned move-in time. Move-in Volunteers are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.
  • Moving carts will be available.
  • The vehicle will be unloaded into carts or grassy areas within 15 minutes with assistance from Move-In Volunteers in gold tshirts.
  • The driver will receive printed instructions to the long-term parking location and a parking coupon.
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while your driver and Volunteers help with unloading. A Volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers.
  • Please unload your cart in your room and return your cart.

Maximum daily rate parking coupons are available August 30-September 1 from the Middlebrook Hall information desk.

You/your helpers will be able to check out a moving cart from Middlebrook Hall to use to make it easier to move your belongings into your room.

Radius

Welcome to Radius!

You may arrive any time after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in any time between then and September 2. The Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Radius Apartments. Vehicles are being queued to unload on the street in front of the building (1st floor residents) and in the Radius Parking Garage (2nd - 6th floors). These directions are for the primary Move-In day - August 15, 2019. For other days, off street parking in the surrounding neighborhood is available.  

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue (Exit 18). Proceed eastbound on University Avenue to 15th Avenue SE. Turn left on 15th Avenue SE and proceed 4 blocks to 7th St. SE. Turn left onto 7th St.   

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Continue on Huron Boulevard to University Avenue SE. Turn left on University Avenue SE and continue as University Avenue bears right and becomes 4th Street SE. Proceed on 4th Street SE and turn right on 15th Avenue SE. Proceed north for 3 blocks. Turn left onto 7th St.
 

August 15 Unloading

University Security Monitors will be present to ensure traffic flow and provide directions to drivers.  

Upon arrival, please send the student into the Radius lobby on the 1st floor to check in and pick up their key fob. Students may meet up with helpers in the unloading area or at their apartment door.  

First floor resident will unload along 7th St. using the ramps to reach the first floor. 2 - 6 floors will unload in the Parking Garage. The line for the Parking Garage unloading will queue along 14th Ave from the corner of 7th St. SE to the garage entrance. Vehicles will be directed in a clockwise fashion through the garage and residents will unload near the elevator bank closest to their apartments on the upper floors. The first set of elevators is closer to Apartments 1-10 and 28-34, the second set of elevators is closer for apartments 11-27.  

Moving carts will be available, and each resident with their family and friends will need to move their belongings from the unloading area to their apartment. Radius staff will stop by to retrieve any carts used for unloading and return them to the unloading areas. As soon as you reach your apartment, please unload your cart(s), so it may be retrieved. If you would like, please leave carts in the hallway for easier retrieval.  
 

Long-Term Parking

There is on street parking available in the surrounding neighborhood. The closest university parking ramp is located at 4th St. and 17th Ave. This is approximately 5 blocks from the Radius. A coupon for reduced rate parking in the ramp is available at the Radius Information Desk. The coupon is good for $7 maximum daily rate parking and is good for one day.  

Residents may sign up for a parking contract in the Radius. For more information, email radius@umn.edu or stop by the Information Desk.

 

Roy Wilkins

Welcome to Wilkins!

You may arrive any time after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in any time between then and September 2. The Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.

Due to construction and high traffic volumes on campus, you will need to follow the specific directions below to arrive at Wilkins Hall:

From I-35W: Take the 4th Street/University Avenue Exit. Proceed east on University Avenue to 12th Avenue. Turn right into the driveway area between Sanford Hall and Wilkins Hall.

From I-94: You will take the Huron Boulevard Exit. Proceed forward to University Avenue SE. Turn left onto University Ave SE. Move into the right lane of traffic, you will proceed one block. At Oak St., turn right and proceed westbound on 4th Street SE to 12th Avenue. Turn left at 12th Avenue. Drive one block, cross University Avenue and proceed into the driveway area between Sanford Hall and Wilkins Hall.
 

Parking & Unloading

Please proceed to the Wilkins Hall Information Desk and secure a 30-minute unloading pass to place on your dashboard. You may unload your belongings from lot C43. There will be moving carts available for check out. Upon completion of unloading, please move your vehicle. Reduced rate parking vouchers good for one day are available at the Wilkins Halls Information Desk. The 4th St. Ramp is the closest university parking facility. You may also choose to use street parking near Wilkins Hall.

 

Sanford Hall

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Sanford Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue. Proceed east on University Avenue to 12th Avenue. Turn right into the driveway area between Sanford Hall and Wilkins Hall.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Proceed to University Avenue SE. Turn left onto University Ave SE. At Oak St., the street splits into two one-way streets. Make a right turn at the stadium and proceed westbound on 4th Street SE to 12th Avenue. Turn left at 12th Avenue. Drive one block, cross University Avenue, and proceed into the driveway area between Sanford Hall and Wilkins Hall.

Parking & Unloading

On August 27 & 28, a Security Monitor will provide you with further parking directions near the entrance area.  

You may unload your belongings from lot C43. There will be moving carts available for check-out. One person must stay with your vehicle at all times. We have Move-In Volunteers on August 27 & 28 to assist with monitoring personal belongings while you get your keys in the building. It is very important that you arrive during your scheduled move-in time. Volunteers and space in the parking lots are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.

Upon completion of unloading, please move your vehicle to long-term parking in the 4th Street Ramp (complimentary parking) or to street parking near Sanford Hall. Parking will be complimentary in designated University of Minnesota parking facilities on August 27 & 28 with a parking coupon. If you have a parking contract for the academic year, you will be able to pick up your hang tag during the check-in process.

  • It is very important that you arrive during your assigned move-in time. Move-in Volunteers are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.
  • Moving carts will be available.
  • The vehicle will be unloaded into carts or grassy areas within 15 minutes with assistance from Move-In Volunteers in gold t-shirts.
  • The driver will receive printed instructions to the long-term parking location and a parking coupon.
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while your driver and Volunteers help with unloading. A volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers.
  • Please unload your cart in your room.

17th Ave Hall

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at 17th Avenue Residence Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue (Exit 18). Proceed eastbound on University Avenue to 17th Avenue SE. Turn left on 17th Avenue SE and proceed toward the corner of 17th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE. Unloading spaces are available on the east side of 17th Avenue SE in the designated unloading zone adjacent to the 17th Avenue Residence Hall.

For long-term parking, continue north on 17th Avenue SE and enter the 4th Street Parking Ramp between 4th Street SE and 5th Street SE.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Continue on Huron Boulevard to University Avenue SE. Turn left on University Avenue SE and continue as University Avenue bears right and becomes 4th Street SE. Proceed on 4th Street SE and turn left on 16th Avenue SE. Turn left on University Avenue and then turn left on 17th Avenue SE. Unloading spaces are available on the east side of 17th Avenue SE in the designated unloading zone adjacent to the 17th Avenue Residence Hall.

For long-term parking, continue north on 17th Avenue SE and enter the 4th Street Parking Ramp between 4th Street SE and 5th Street SE.

Unloading is not allowed on 17th Avenue on August 27 & 28 from 3:30 - 6:00 PM.

Territorial Hall

Directions

Due to high traffic volumes on campus, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Territorial Hall.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue and proceed eastbound on University Avenue approximately 12 blocks to Oak Street. Turn right onto Oak Street and proceed for about 4 blocks. Turn right onto East River Parkway for one block, then take a quick right onto Harvard Street. Proceed to Delaware Street and turn right.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Immediately at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Street.  

During traffic congestion at Exit Ramp, proceed ahead on Huron to University Ave. Turn left on University Avenue for one block. At Oak Street, turn left and proceed for 3 blocks to the Superblock. Vehicles are being queued in a clockwise rotation for Move-In.  

During move-in, Fulton Street becomes one-way westbound for move-in unloading in the SuperBlock. To avoid traffic congestion, you can take a short detour by turning left onto Oak Street for one block, then turning right onto East River Parkway. East River Parkway meets up with Fulton Street just before the Harvard Street stop sign. Turn right onto Harvard Street and proceed to Delaware Street. Turn right onto Delaware Street.

You are being routed this direction in order to queue vehicles for the unloading areas.

The Unloading Plan

The unloading zones for Territorial Hall residents are located along Delaware St on the north side of Territorial (Zone C) and in the parking lot between Frontier and Territorial Halls off Oak St. (Lot D). The queuing area is along the south side of Delaware Street near Centennial Hall.

  • First Floor (123-166, N168-N191) will unload through the L-Wing Entry near the lot between Frontier and Territorial. Please display a large D to be directed into Lot D for unloading.  
  • Second Floor (201-299, N268-N291) will load through the main entrance of the residence hall. Please unload along Delaware St. in Zone C as all of Centennial Hall residents are unloading in lot B.  
  • Third Floor (301-399, N368-N391) and Fourth Floor (401-466, N468-N491) will move in through the Territorial loading dock which is adjacent to the Delaware St. Unloading Zone C.
  • Please display a print out of this large C to help our traffic monitors guide you to the correct unloading area for floors 2, 3, and 4.  

Note: The ramp located directly across the street from Centennial Hall is affiliated with the hospital. If you choose to park in that location, you will be charged the stated amount for parking. University of Minnesota Parking Coupons cannot be used in that ramp.

  • It is very important that you arrive during your assigned move-in time. Move-In Volunteers are limited, so move-in times have been scheduled accordingly.
  • Moving carts will be available.
  • Each vehicle will be directed to an unloading area by Volunteers waving orange flags. 
  • Please display the large C or large D to help direct your vehicle to the optimal unloading area. 
  • The vehicle will be unloaded into carts or grassy areas within 15 minutes with assistance by Move-In Volunteers in gold t-shirts.
  • The driver will receive printed instructions to the long-term parking location and a parking coupon.
  • You will check in at your building and pick up your keys while the driver and Volunteers help with unloading. A volunteer will be available to watch your belongings while the driver parks.
  • After receiving your keys, meet up with your helpers.
  • Please unload your cart into your room.
  • A staff member will stop by your room to return the cart to the unloading area.

If you wish to consider an alternative to the unloading plan we have outlined, here are important points to keep in mind.

  • Street parking and meters around the SuperBlock are heavily used. If you choose to park at a meter, please be certain that your vehicle fully fits into the parking space and does not intrude into the traffic lane.
  • You must pay to park at meters in this location.
  • There are limited meters where you may choose to pay to park near the Superblock.
  • UMPD traffic control will be present to assist in keeping traffic moving.
  • Parking contract holders have reserved spaces in lot C78, C5, and C6. These spaces are off-limits for unloading.
  • No unloading is permitted along Harvard Street.
  • Parking or stopping on grass or vacant lots near the Superblock is not permitted.
  • The Fairview Hospital Ramp is reserved for hospital and clinic visitors. The University does not have any reciprocal parking privileges.

University Village

Arrival 

You may arrive anytime after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in anytime between then and September 4. The University Village Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.You may arrive anytime after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in anytime between then and September 5. The University Village Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.

Directions

University Village - East is located at 2601 University Ave SE in a building with several other businesses, including another apartment office. The main entrance and Info Desk Office are located on the east side of the building, nearest 26th Ave SE. Our doors are marked with a block M. If you are having an issue locating our office, please call our Info Desk at 612-625-3909.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue. Proceed eastbound on University Avenue. You will be making a left turn into the University Village entrance after you proceed through the 25th Avenue intersection. You will drive past the University Village West entrance, then turn left into the east entrance at 2601 University Avenue.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Proceed north on Huron Boulevard and proceed into the right lane. Turn right onto Washington Avenue and then turn right onto University Avenue. Proceed into the left lane immediately as you will drive past the University Village West entrance and turn left into the east entrance at 2601 University Avenue.

Parking and Unloading (Except during Gopher home football games)

University Village residents may utilize a retail parking spot under the canopy at the front of the building for short-term parking during the registration process (about 15 minutes). Proceed to the information desk to complete the registration process, receive your keys, and secure an unloading hang tap for the University Village parking garage. If you have a parking contract for the year, you will be able to pick up your parking permit in the University Village West office after you have completed registration in the University Village East office. Parking in the retail lot will result in a tow at your expense. The Info Desk provides 1-hour parking passes for the garage attached to the building during move-in.

You will be able to check out a moving cart from University Village East to use to make it easier to move your belongings from your vehicle into University Village.

Construction

Currently, 4th St. SE, the road that runs directly behind University Village Apartments, is undergoing significant construction. This project is expected to be completed by the end of construction season in October.

4th St. is and will continue to be open to local traffic, which includes residents of University Village. You will be able to access our parking garage as normal.This project will not impact travel to and from University Village, but it does mean there is less free, unrestricted street parking in the area. For move-in, residents are able to check-out 1-hour parking passes for the garage. Monthly parking for the term of your contract is available for purchase from Great Lake Management, located in their offices on the west side of the building.
 

Note:  August 31 is a home Gopher Football game, so it is highly recommended to NOT attempt to move into University Village that day.

 

 

Yudof Hall

Welcome to Yudof!

You may arrive any time after 8:00 AM on August 15. You may choose to move in any time between then and September 2. The Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The information desk is staffed from 7:00 AM to midnight every day. A Community Advisor or Hospitality Specialist is on duty during times that the office is not open.

There are various construction projects on and near campus that may impact your route. Stay alert for detours. Starting August 12th through August 16th, there will be significant lane closures along University Ave, as well as no westbound access across the Washington Ave Bridge.

Due to construction, you must follow the specific directions below to arrive at Yudof Hall.

From I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard. Immediately at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Street. Fulton Street becomes East River Road just before the Harvard Street stop sign. You’ll then proceed forward along East River Road to the public level entrance of the East River Road Parking Ramp.

From I-35W: Exit at 4th Street/University Avenue. Proceed eastbound on University Avenue to 15th Avenue SE/Pleasant St. Turn right on 15th Avenue SE/Pleasant St.  Follow this to Arlington St.  Turn right at Arlington St for one block.  Then turn left onto East River Road.  Follow East River Road under the Washington Avenue Bridge and past Comstock Hall. Continue to the East River Road Parking Ramp.
 

Parking & Unloading

Yudof Hall residents must unload vehicles within the East River Road Parking Ramp. Take a parking ticket upon entering and proceed to levels E, F, or G for unloading and parking. Take the elevator in the central portion of the garage to the Plaza Level (Level 1). From the Plaza Level, proceed toward Coffman Memorial Union and turn left before Delaware Street. The Yudof Hall entrance will be on your left.

You or your helpers will be able to check out a moving cart from Yudof Hall to use for moving your belongings from your vehicle into Yudof Hall. You will be able to pick up a parking coupon at the Yudof Hall information desk that will reduce the rate of your parking to $7.00 maximum for a full day. This coupon is only good for ONE day. You may get two coupons if you have a second vehicle for your move.

While unloading, please observe the following guidelines:

  • No stopping or unloading is permitted along Delaware Street.
  • Traffic enforcement ensures a full fire lane is maintained at all times.
  • There are limited meters in front of Comstock Hall that you may use if space is available upon your arrival. You must pay to park at these meters.
  • It is recommended to unload within the parking ramp.
  • Large carts are available for check out in the Yudof Hall lobby.
  • The height restriction for the East River Road Garage is 7 feet. Trailers are not allowed in the parking ramp.

 

MCAE Kick Off Participants

Residence Hall Move-In and Unloading Directions

  • Unload as directed below either near your building or in a nearby parking facility.
  • A driver needs to stay with the vehicle while unloading and move to a longer-term parking location when unloading is complete. Please move to other parking areas to allow others to unload closer to the building.
  • Complimentary parking coupons for university pay facilities will be available from Security Monitors or the Information Desk at your hall. These are programmed for use only on August 26.  
  • Large carts are available for use from all residence halls for unloading. Please ensure that you return the cart as soon as possible to allow others access to this resource.

Directions to residence halls can be found in the above accordion tabs.

An Interactive Map of the Twin Cities campus is available here.

Bailey – please unload from lot SC109. Longer-term parking is also available in lot SC109 on Sunday, August 26 between 2:00 - 6:00 PM only.  

Comstock & Yudof – please unload from within the East River Road Garage. There is no unloading allowed along the curb near Comstock and Yudof.

Sanford & Wilkins  – please unload from the meters and lot C43. Longer-term parking in lot C43 on Sunday, August 26 between 2:00 - 6:00 PM only.

Middlebrook – please unload from the meters in lot C80. Longer-term parking is available in the 21st Ave Ramp.  

17th Ave – please unload from the meters on the west side of 17th Ave or from within the 4th Street parking ramp located diagonally from the 17th Ave entrance. There is no unloading allowed along the curb near 17th Ave residence hall.

Centennial, Frontier, & Territorial - (Superblock Halls)

  • please unload from the small metered lots near the residence halls.  
  • large carts are available to use from your residence hall. Please do not unload or park in C5 or C6.
  • longer-term parking is in the Oak Street parking ramp. You may enter off of Oak St just north of the Delaware St. intersection.  

University Village - residents may utilize a retail parking spot under the canopy at the front of the building for short-term parking during the registration process (about 15 minutes).

Twin Cities Road Construction

Numerous road projects may impede your travel to campus. It is recommended that you look at the MNDOT website. Please consider using alternate routes such as I35W southbound or Highway 280 instead of I-94 through downtown Minneapolis.  

Arrival Time

We ask that you please arrive within 30 minutes of your move-in time. This will help with traffic both inside and outside your hall. Your move-in time is listed on your Move-In Guide.

Move-In Volunteers

Move-In Volunteers are available to help unload vehicles, monitor personal belongings during check-in, and move items from the specified unloading zones to residence hall rooms. On August 27, volunteers are available at the three Superblock halls, Comstock, Yudof, Sanford, Wilkins, 17th Ave, Middlebrook, and Bailey from 1:00 - 8:30 PM. On August 28, volunteers are available at all residence halls from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Bailey Hall assisted move-in is completed by 3:30 PM on Tuesday, August 28. 17th Ave does not have assigned/assisted Move-In from 3:30 - 6:00 PM.

Unloading & Parking

One person must stay with your vehicle at all times. Move-In Volunteers will assist with monitoring personal belongings while you get your keys in the lobby of your residence hall. The driver should proceed to the long-term parking area (you will receive this information in an email and at move-in) as soon as your items are unloaded. Information about long-term parking will be provided during move-in. Moving carts will be available on a first come, first served basis to help transport your belongings.

Note: Due to road construction in and around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, directions to each building (found below) will be updated with the most up-to-date route information no later than August 20. Students will be emailed a personalized email with directions to their building on August 20.