The Campus Club at the University of Minnesota is an outstanding venue for our classes, and offers easy underground parking (note there is a parking fee).

But the first time you visit, it may be confusing.

Here are our hints.

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The Campus Club is located on the fourth floor of Coffman Union, right next to the Weisman Art Museum.

Parking is easy in the big underground ramp (East River Road ramp). If possible, enter the ramp off Delaware Street, for those parking spots are closest to Coffman Union. You can reach this entrance naturally from eastbound Washington Avenue (over the bridge), or by turning off the River Road just behind the Weisman Art Museum.

You can also enter the ramp just off the River Road at the low elevation point … but note your walk will be longer and on multiple levels.

*Note: don’t park at the Weisman ramp! It’s more expensive and not as convenient.

Once you’re parked in the East River Road Ramp, the first time to Coffman Union may seem like a maze of tunnels and levels. Just keep heading north toward Coffman Union and look for the GOPHER WAY tunnel. Once in Coffman take any elevator to the 4th floor.

The easiest and ideal way to the Campus Club is to find your way to the eastbound Washington Avenue bridge (via 4th street out of downtown Minneapolis, or via northbound 35W following the signs). Cross the bridge, exit on Delaware (only option), and go straight into the ramp between Coffman Union and the dormitories.

When you exit the East River Road Ramp, turn left for options to east or west bound 94, or the River Road.

OFFICIAL DIRECTIONS FROM THE CAMPUS CLUB WEBSITE:

Link to Campus Club website

Public Transportation

  • By Train – The East Bank station is less than two blocks away.
  • By Bus – Many busses stop at Washington Ave- Coffman Union (Stop Number: 13207) in front of Coffman on Washington Avenue
  • By Campus Connector
  • By Campus Shuttle

Driving Directions

From I-94:

  1. Take the Huron exit off of I-94.
  2. Turn left on SE Fulton St. (It’s the first stop-light.)
  3. Drive on Fulton for about a half of a mile. Fulton merges onto East River Road.
  4. Drive about one-third of a mile until you reach the East River Parking Garage.
  5. Turn right to park in the East River Parking Garage. (It’s a big garage and rarely runs out of space. There is only one elevator bank. If you park near the elevators, it will be easier to find your car later!)
  6. Take the parking garage elevator to the plaza level (Level “1”) and walk east to Coffman Memorial Union (CMU). In inclement weather, take the elevator to “Level A” and follow the signs to the “Gopher Way” tunnel to Coffman. You’ll emerge in the basement of Coffman. Take the stairs, then the escalator up to the ground floor.
  7. Take the Coffman elevators to the 4th floor. Elevators are on either side of the Bookstore, opposite the restrooms.


From University Avenue heading east:

  1. Turn right on Oak Street. Drive about one-third of a mile.
  2. Turn right on SE Fulton St. Fulton merges onto East River Road. Drive another one-third of a mile until you reach the East River Parking Garage.
  3. Turn right to park in the East River Parking Garage. (It’s a big garage and rarely runs out of space. There is only one elevator bank. If you park near the elevators, it will be easier to find your car later!)
  4. Take the parking garage elevator to the plaza level (Level “1”) and walk east to Coffman Memorial Union (CMU). In inclement weather, take the elevator to “Level A” and follow the signs to the “Gopher Way” tunnel to Coffman. You’ll emerge in the basement of Coffman. Take the stairs, then the escalator up to the ground floor.
  5. Take the Coffman elevators to the 4th floor. Elevators are on either side of the Bookstore, opposite the restrooms.

From downtown or the West Bank:

  1. Take 4th street east to Washington Ave SE.
  2. Take the Washington Avenue Bridge across the river. Turn right on Delaware (that’s your only option). Stay on Delaware.
  3. After you pass the Weisman Art Museum, the entrance to the East River Parking Garage is straight ahead.
  4. Enter the East River Parking Garage. (It’s a big garage and rarely runs out of space. There is only one elevator bank. If you park near the elevators, it will be easier to find your car later!)
  5. Take the parking garage elevator to the plaza level (Level “1”) and walk east to Coffman Memorial Union (CMU). In inclement weather, take the elevator to “Level A” and follow the signs to the “Gopher Way” tunnel to Coffman. You’ll emerge in the basement of Coffman. Take the stairs, then the escalator up to the ground floor.
  6. Take the Coffman elevators to the 4th floor. Elevators are on either side of the Bookstore, opposite the restrooms.