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Summer Means Changes For Campus Shuttle Service
The majority of students leave campus for the summer, but for those taking summer classes (and for staff and faculty still working), it’s important to keep the reduced campus shuttle schedule in mind!
Buses run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes from Monday, May 20 through Friday, June 14, 2013 (Intersession). The last bus departs from the St. Paul Student Center at 6 p.m. and the last bus is out of Willey Hall at 6:05 p.m.
NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, May 27 for the University holiday (Memorial Day).
From Monday, June 17 through Friday, August 9 (Summer Session), Campus Connectors run every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The last bus leaves St. Paul Student Center at 9:30 p.m. and the last bus leaves Willey Hall at 9:35 p.m.
For the summer vacation period, Monday, August 12 through Tuesday, August 22, Campus Connectors will run 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes. The last bus leaves St. Paul Student Center at 6 p.m. and the last bus leaves Willey Hall at 6:05 p.m.
NOTE: There will be no service on Thursday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday.
The Welcome Week service schedule will be posted later this summer.
East Bank Circulator
Buses run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 20 minutes from Monday, May 20 through Friday, August 9, 2013. The last bus leaves Jones Hall at 6 p.m. There will be no service on Monday, May 27 or Thurday, July 4 for the University holidays (Memorial Day and 4th of July).
St. Paul Campus Circulator
These buses will not operate from Monday, May 20 – Friday, June 14.
Regular 15-minute service resumes Monday, June 17 (no service on Thursday, July 4) and ends again on Friday, August 9.
St. Paul Circulators will not run from Saturday, August 10 through Monday, September 2.
Beginning on Monday, May 20, the University of Minnesota’s Lot 94 on the West Bank campus will be designated as a daily parking location offering $4 per day parking. This lot will no longer serve as a carpool location.
For the summer, the only carpool discount location will be the Victory Lot on the East Bank campus. The State Fairgrounds (Lot S108) is not available during the summer months (the U of M leases this property for nine months out of the year) and the alternative location of Lot S101 will not be an option for carpoolers.
Starting September 3, U of M carpool parkers may use discounted parking at either the Victory Lot on East Bank or the State Fairgrounds (Lot S108) in St. Paul. At that time, vehicles arriving before 9 a.m. with two or more people in the vehicle can park for $2.50 per day. The free campus shuttle has stops at both locations and can transport any person along the scheduled campus route.
During Finals Week (Monday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18), University campus shuttles will run as usual on weekdays, but Finals Saturday service will be more frequent than usual. There will be no service on Sunday, May 19.
On Saturday, May 18, Campus Connectors will run every 15 minutes, instead of every 40 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, service will run every 20 minutes between the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
As a reminder, the East Bank and St. Paul Circulators do NOT run on Saturday or Sunday.
Good luck on finals from Parking and Transportation Services.
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Parking and Transportation Services is upgrading the technology at parking facilities on campus.
This move to automated pay equipment will be a significant cost-savings to our department. During the current economic challenge, these efforts will help PTS to continue the programs and services we offer and to keep parking rates low.
To learn more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.