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Public/Visitor Parking

Hourly | Daily | Meter | Event | Discount | UMRA | Disability

If you choose to drive to campus, then you will need to know all about parking on campus. Parking can be broken down into two categories: public and contract.

Top Four Things To Know About PUBLIC PARKING

  1. Daily lots are the best choice for long periods of time (e.g.: stadium lots PDF iconon East Bank, Lot 94 PDF iconon West Bank and State Fairgrounds lot PDF iconin St. Paul).
  2. All ramps and garages charge by the hour on a sliding scale.
  3. Meters are an option for short periods of time.
  4. Credit cards are accepted at all parking ramps and garages (not daily lots). Also, be aware that credit cards CANNOT be used in these facilities when there are special events. Check our event calendar to see if there is an event on campus.

Public Parking (map)

Parking
Type Cost Details
Hourly $3.00/hour
Daily $4.00
$6.00
  • Flat fee good for entire day
  • If you leave, you must pay again to enter
Meters
(location listing)
$2.75/hour
(eff. 7/1/13)
  • Time limits vary from 12 minutes to four hours
  • Rules are posted on each meter
  • University parking meters are free on most official University holidays
  • It’s illegal to park at defective meters. Please report them immediately to 612-626-PARK.
The City of Minneapolis also has meters on campus and its guidelines may differ from the university.

Event
$6.00
$8.00
$10.00
  • Some facilities alternate between standard and event rates.
  • Event rates can go into effect about 3+ hours before the scheduled start of the event.
  • With a hangtag permit, evening students can pay the daily rate after 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday, at Church Street Garage, when space is available. This is only available during special events. Free permits are obtained at OneStop, 333 Science Teaching & Student Services Building. Call 612-624-1111 for information.
  • East River Road Garage offers parking for $6.00 after 5 pm, Monday-Friday.
The Event Calendar is your guide to when facilities switch from regular to event rates. Park on campus for Gopher football and ride the shuttle to the game.

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Discounted Parking (Not valid during events)

Early Bird Rate
Cost: $6.00 
Details:

Enter before 7 am and exit before midnight, Monday-Friday. After midnight, regular rates apply ($12 daily max).

Locations: 4th Street Ramp (East Bank)
Oak Street Ramp (East Bank)
East River Road Garage (East Bank)
21st Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
Gortner Avenue Ramp (St. Paul)

 

night owl Rate
Cost: $6.00 
Details:

Enter after 5 pm and exit before 7 am. After 7 am, regular rates apply ($12 daily max).

Weekend Rate
:
$6.00 for each 24 hour period of time. Starts Friday at 5 pm and continues all day Saturday & Sunday.

Locations: 4th Street Ramp (East Bank)
Gopher Lot (East Bank)
Oak Street Ramp (East Bank) [begins after 2 pm]
East River Road Garage (East Bank)
19th Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
21st Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
Lot 86 (West Bank)
Lot C98/top of WBOB Ramp (West Bank)
Gortner Avenue Ramp (St. Paul)
Lot S106 (St. Paul)


Weekend rate
Cost: $6.00 
Details: Rate is good for each 24-hour period of time. Starts Friday at 5 p.m. and continues all day Saturday and Sunday.
Locations: 4th Street Ramp (East Bank)
Gopher Lot (East Bank)
East River Road Garage (East Bank)
Oak Street Ramp (East Bank)
19th Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
21st Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
Lot 86 (West Bank)
Lot C98/top of WBOB Ramp (West Bank)
Lot S106 (St. Paul)
Gortner Avenue Ramp (St. Paul)

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U of M Retirees Association (UMRA) Parking Program

retirees parking
What: Parking discount coupons allow single day parking for a flat fee for UMRA members at all public ramps/garages and a few surface lots.
Who: UMRA members only.
Cost: $6.00/day
Where: At all U of M public parking ramps/garages and a few surface lots.
Questions: Contact John S. Anderson of UMRA via email (ander049@umn.edu)
or by phone at 651-489-4330.
You must provide an UMRA member parking coupon when leaving in order to receive the discounted rate. Refer to the fall UMRA newsletter for details.
For information on UMRA, visit their web site at www.umn.edu/umra.

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Disability Parking

disability parking
Signed disability parking spaces can be found in all public/visitor parking facilities at the posted rate. You may park free at campus meters and signed on-street locations for a maximum of three hours. After three hours, meter patrons must either relocate their vehicle or pay the posted meter rate.

A state-issued disability permit or license plate is required to use these spaces. To apply for a disability permit, call the State of Minnesota at 651-296-6911 or University Disability Services at 612-624-4037.

Disability parking map

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For hospital/clinic guests:

Parking validations by Fairview Hospitals or Clinics are accepted only at the Fairview Parking Ramp on Delaware Street. They are not valid at any University parking facility.


 

Useful tips from the City of Minneapolis:

How to Successfully Park in Minneapolis

Spring and summer bring major events to Minneapolis (April 7, 2014)


Where am I? tip write down your parking location so you won't forget where you are parked

link to SafeU website