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Directions & Parking

Move-In 2021

On all move-in dates except August 30 and 31, we ask all residents and their helpers to plan for a 45-minute move (from your vehicle to your room) to reduce congestion in lobbies, elevators, and stairwells. You can take extra time to set up your room, but be mindful that vehicles must be moved into long-term parking and many other families will need those spaces throughout the day. 

Exclusively on August 30 and 31, we will provide additional services and volunteers to assist the high volume of students moving into residence halls. You should expect to arrive, quickly check-in, unload your vehicle in 10-15 minutes, and then move your vehicle to long-term parking.


    Residents should immediately proceed to the building lobby to check-in, receive their keys, and any other instructions for taking belongings into the building and returning carts. Review complete Move-In Instructions.

    • Face coverings (masks) are required at all times for residents and helpers inside University buildings during move-in.
    • Be prepared to unload curbside into provided moving carts.
    • Only bring 1-3 helpers to minimize congestion.
    • You may bring your own hand cart or dolly, but DO NOT bring a trailer or oversized vehicle due to high traffic and limited parking.
    • Review and follow the specific details by building below.

    Directions By Building

    Twin Cities Road Construction

    Numerous area construction projects may delay your travel to campus. We recommend looking at the MNDOT website in advance, and considering alternate routes such as I-35W southbound or Highway 280 instead of I-94 through downtown Minneapolis.  

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    Move-In Guide 2021
    Our team prides itself on a safe and efficient move-in process. Carefully review instructions and tips to take some of the pressure off of your next big move.
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    What to Bring
    Don’t bring too much and think sustainably. Leave yourself room to assess, add, and edit once you’ve got your essentials in place.
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