Light Rail From the MSP Airport:

The Light Rail Blue Line will take you from MSP to the Downtown East Station (~20 minutes) from there you can take the Green Line to the East Bank campus or a number of different bus lines. This option is highly recommended with the lowest fare.

Trip planner on the Metro Transit website will help, be sure to select "University of Minnesota - East Bank" as your destination.

Driving Directions and Parking:

Directions to campus are found HERE.

116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Booking Travel

When making travel plans, please keep in mind that The University of Minnesota is in the Central Time Zone.

After notification of your acceptance to the conference, you should immediately plan your travel options. We encourage coordination among students from the same institution to minimize travel costs. Please note that it is expected that students obtain travel support from their home institutions. However, if they are not able to cover these expenses, travel funding is available upon request to for a limited number of students with significant financial need.

If you are receiving travel support, it is imperative that you work with us to make your arrangements to ensure a full reimbursement. Your travel costs must conform to The University of Minnesota travel policies for full reimbursement; there are no exceptions. All flights to be reimbursed by the APS CUWiP at MN need to be preapproved before purchase. Please contact us with any questions.

Metro Transit Light Rail

Metro Transit Light Rail Transportation to East Bank UMN Campus

Metro Transit: 612-373-3333

Public Transit (

Cost: $2.50 (cash or credit)

Time: (30-35min)

*Ask information desk to show you the location of ground transportation (buses and light rail)

- Blue line (Northbound) to U.S. Bank Stadium station

- Cross the tracks (opposite side of station)

- Catch a Green line going east (East Bank)

- Get off at East Bank station (central location)


Stop for The Graduate Hotel is the East Bank Station

Public / Visitor Parking

Parking for The Graduate is available on a first come, first serve basis, in the lot located behind the hotel. A daily parking fee, currently at $20 plus tax per day, per vehicle, applies. Other UMN Parking locations and rates can be found at this link.