Directions & Parking

University Avenue Ramp: 1926 University Ave. SE, Mpls. 55455

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This University of Minnesota office building and event venue is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus, across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium. An adjacent 500-car ramp is connected by tunnel to the Alumni Center. The ramp entrance is on University Ave. Parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $12.00. Evening events at the Alumni Center may qualify for event rates of $8.00-$10.00 per car (cash only). The Alumni Center is the copper building adjacent to the ramp.

Directions to University Avenue Ramp, adjacent to Alumni Center:

From the north, heading south on 35W
  1. Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  2. Cross 4th Street SE; turn left on University Ave
  3. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street
From the south, heading north on 35W
  1. Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  2. Turn right on University Ave
  3. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street
From the east or west on I-94
  1. Take Exit #235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard
  2. Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light)
  3. Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St
  4. Follow Oak St past the Alumni Center (on the left) and cross over University Ave.
  5. Oak St will curve to the left and turn into 4th Street
  6. Turn left at the first available street (18th Ave, 17th Ave or 16th Ave)
  7. Drive 1 block and turn left onto University Ave
  8. Immediately get into the right lane and turn right into the University Ave Parking Ramp

Ramp address: 501 Washington Ave. SE, Mpls. 55455

A 1300-car ramp is located 1 block southwest of the Alumni Center and attached via tunnel to The Commons Hotel and McNamara Alumni Center. Parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $12.00. Please consult with The Commons Hotel directly for more information about overnight parking with in and out privileges.

From the east or west on I-94
  1. Take Exit #235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard
  2. Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light)
  3. Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St
  4. Drive 3 blocks and turn left onto Washington Ave
  5. Drive 1 block and turn right onto Walnut Street
  6. Drive 1 block and turn left onto Beacon St
  7. Drive 2 blocks and turn left onto Union St. The Washington Ave Ramp entrance is on the left.
  1. The Oak St. entrance accommodates drop-offs with a 20 minute limit.
  2. Two 15-minute meters are at the Oak St. entrance.
  3. Metered street parking is available along Oak Street — Accepts credit cards. Enforced M-Sat until 8pm. Free on Sundays.
    • Two handicapped parking spaces are available at the Center's entrance on Oak Street.
  4. 2 blocks south of the alumni center is the Oak St Ramp. This ramp has a $6.00 daily rate on weekends beginning Friday at 5:00pm through Sunday.