Visitors

Visitors

Parking

Being that both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are urban campuses, parking can be challenging at times. Refer to the information below for parking information and tips when visiting these campuses.

St. Paul
Minneapolis

Our extension facilities are located in buildings where there is ample free adjacent parking. The only exception is the Rochester campus where there is limited on-street parking and where nearby parking ramps are available for a nominal fee.


St. Paul Parking

Permits are required in the surface lots from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Friday. All visitors are subject to the same parking rules as faculty/staff and students.  Parking is not permitted in fire lanes, handicapped, rideshare, restricted, or reserved spaces without proper permits or authorization. Visitors parked in surface lots without a permit will be subject to a ticket.

Parking Meters

Meters are located on the North campus in lots C, G and H, and on the South campus in lot N. Visitors issued a South Campus Visitor Permit may also park in lot T on the south campus.

Hourly Parking Ramp

Hourly parkers will have vehicle access to Level R2 South of the Morrison Hall Ramp on a space available basis.  The entrance and exit to Level R2 of the ramp is on the south side of Morrison Hall.  The easiest way to enter is to drive north through Lots H and E from the Summit Avenue and Cretin Avenue entrances. 

See the Visitor Parking Booklet for more information about rates, ramp hours, and payment options.

Visitor Coupons

Occasionally, a department may pay for your parking.  If this is the case, you should obtain a coupon from the department you are visiting.  Once you’ve been issued a coupon, follow all directions for “Cash/Currency at the Paystation” except that instead of using a credit card, coins, or currency, you use the coupon to pay at the paystation.  You MUST take the coupon to the paystation. If you attempt to use the coupon at the exit gate it will not open the gate.

Family Overnight Permits

Family members of resident students who will be parking overnight on campus will need to obtain a special permit from Public Safety.  These permits are available only to parents and siblings of resident students and are valid for 24 hours from the time issued.  Valid identification from both the resident student and the family member will be required to obtain a permit.  The cost is $5.

Other overnight guests will need to park off-campus (following city parking regulations) to avoid being ticketed.

On-street Parking

A limited number of free, on-street spaces are available immediately surrounding campus. Please pay close attention to posted signs when on side streets near campus; many side streets require a resident permit for parking and cars that do not have the permit will be ticketed by city authorities.


Minneapolis Parking

Permits are required in the surface lots from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Friday. All visitors are subject to the same parking rules as faculty/staff and students.  Parking is not permitted in fire lanes, handicapped, rideshare, restricted, or reserved spaces without proper permits or authorization. Visitors parked in surface lots without a permit will be subject to a ticket.

Hourly Parking Ramp

The City of Minneapolis Parking Ramp at 11th Street & Harmon Place allows for hourly parking for visitors, faculty, staff and students. The entrance and exit to the ramp is on 11th Street just west of Harmon Place.

See the Visitor Parking Booklet for more information about rates, ramp hours, and payment options.

Visitor Cards

Occasionally, a department may pay for your parking. If this is the case, you should get a card from the department you are visiting. Once you have been issued a card, follow all directions for parking in the ramp except that instead of using a credit card, coins, or currency, use the card to pay at the paystation. You MUST take the card to the paystation. If you attempt to use the visitor card at the exit gate it will not open the gate.