Directions to University of Minnesota & Parking


To the Twin Study/MCTFR:

DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST
(from Minneapolis, taking I-94 East)

  • From I-94 East, shortly after the I-94 tunnels, veer left onto 35W North. Do not stay in the far right lane
    after you exit onto 35W North or else you’ll be forced to exit too soon.
  • Take 35W North about 1 mile and exit at University Ave SE/4th St SE (Exit Number 18). (Note: DO NOT
    take the U of M East or West bank exits; the University Ave/4th St exit is the first exit available after
    crossing the Mississippi River)
  • Turn right (East) on University Ave SE (this is a one-way street).
  • Follow University Ave SE approximately eight blocks to 17th Ave SE.
  • Turn right at 17th Ave SE/Church St (“17th Ave SE” changes to “Church St” once you turn onto campus).
  • Church St Garage is 1½ blocks down on the right side of the street.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
(from St. Paul taking I-94 West)

  • Take I-94 West and exit on Huron Blvd (Exit Number 235B).
  • Remain on Huron Blvd through 3 stoplights (passing by Fulton St SE, Essex St SE, and Washington Ave
    SE).
  • At the next stoplight turn left onto University Ave SE. This turn will take you past the football stadium.
    As soon as you turn left, University Ave forks off. Veer right, hugging the football
    stadium.
  • At the next stoplight, continue straight (i.e., do not turn right onto Oak St SE). Once you go through this
    stoplight you are on 4th St SE.
  • Continue on 4th St SE approximately 3 blocks to 17th Ave SE.
  • Turn left on 17th Ave SE. In one block, continue straight through the stoplight, crossing University Ave
    SE. This will take you onto campus (“17th Ave SE” changes into “Church St”).
  • Church St. Garage is 1½ blocks down on the right side of the street.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH
(taking I-35W South)

  • Take 35W South and exit onto University Ave SE/4th St SE Exit (Exit Number 18). (This exit will come
    up before the Mississippi River. If you cross the river, you’ve gone too far – turn around at the Washington
    Ave SE exit.)
  • Once you exit onto University Ave SE/4th St SE, stay in the middle lane. There are two stoplights at this exit.
  • At the second stoplight, turn left (East) onto Univeristy Ave SE (this is a one-way street).
  • Follow University Ave SE approximately eight blocks to 17th Ave SE (“17th Ave SE” changes to “Church
    St” once you turn off of University Ave and onto campus).
  • Turn right at 17th Ave SE/Church St
  • Church St Garage is 1½ blocks down on the right side of the street.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
(taking I-35W North)

  • Take 35W North. 35W North and I-94 East merge as you approach downtown Minneapolis, however
    they do branch off again. When they branch off again, you’ll veer left to stay on 35W North. Merge out
    of the far right lane after they branch off or else you’ll be forced to exit too soon.
  • Exit at University Ave SE/4th St SE (Exit Number 18). (Note: DO NOT take the U of M East or West
    bank exits; University Ave/4th St exit is the first exit available after crossing the Mississippi River).
  • Turn right (East) on University Ave SE (this is a one-way street).
  • Follow University Ave SE approximately eight blocks to 17th Ave SE (“17th Ave SE” changes to “Church
    St” once you turn off of University Ave and onto campus).
  • Turn right at 17th Ave SE/Church St
  • Church St Garage is 1½ blocks down on the right side of the street.

DIRECTIONS TAKING 35E

  • From the North: Take 35 E South and merge onto I-94 West. Stay on I-94 West for approximately 7 miles.
    From there follow “Directions From the East.”
  • From the South: Take 35E North and merge onto I-94 West. Stay on I-94 West for approximately 7 miles.
    From there follow “Directions From the East.”

DIRECTIONS TAKING HWY 169

  • From the North: Take 169 South to I-94 East. Stay on 94 East approximately 15 miles. From there
    follow “Directions from the West.”
  • From the South: Take 169 North. Take the I-494 E/MN 5 E ramp toward FRONTAGE RD, merge onto
    I-494 E. Stay on I-494 E approximately 5 miles. Next, exit onto 35W going North. Stay on 35W North
    for approximately 10 miles. From there follow “Directions From the South.”

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As you exit the parking garage after your visit, please tell the attendant that you have
a parking reservation with the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research.
 

We have reserved you parking at the Church Street Garage located on the University of MN East Bank campus. 
This garage is underground and accommodates vehicles with 7’or less clearance.  Even if the ramp signs reads
“FULL,” parking has been reserved for you.  Take a parking ticket as you enter the garage.
You may park in any
available space. If you need help with directions the day of your visit please call: 612-626-0245

Walking Directions from Church Street Garage to Elliott Hall (Twin Study/MCTFR)

When you come out of Church St. Garage, you’ll want to walk behind Church St. Garage west toward Northrop Auditorium (see campus map or Google walking map).  Northrop is on the main campus Mall.  Walk up the set of steps to the Mall.  Continue walking west across the Mall in front of Northrop Auditorium to the set of steps that go down on the other side of Northrop.  Continue walking to the street, which is Pleasant St.  Cross Pleasant Street.  You’ll see Wulling Hall and Elliott Hall beyond.  Elliott Hall is a dark red, modern building.  There is a large oak tree in front.  Turn right after you have entered the building.  Go to the end of the hall and turn left to get to the elevators.  GO TO THE 5th FLOOR.

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Elliott Hall (north side)
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Elliott Hall (east side)

 

 

 



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To your MRI visit at the CMRR (Center for Magnetic Resonance Research)

From East or West of Minneapolis:
(taking I-94)

  • Take I-94 towards Minneapolis.
  • Take the Huron Boulevard exit.
  • Proceed approximately 3 blocks down Huron Boulevard to Washington Avenue.
  • Continue straight across Washington Avenue.
  • Continue straight across University Avenue onto SE 23rd Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately 3 blocks to SE 6th Street (first left past the TCF Bank stadium).
  • Turn left on SE 6th Street
  • The CMRR is on the right (2021).

From North of Minneapolis:
(taking I-35W South)

  • Take I-35W south towards Minneapolis.
  • Take the University Avenue exit and proceed east-bound.
  • Take the second left onto University Avenue.
  • Drive approximately 12 blocks east on University Avenue to SE 23rd Avenue.
  • Turn left on SE 23rd Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately 3 blocks to SE 6th Street (first left past the TCF Bank stadium).
  • Turn left on SE 6th Street
  • The CMRR is on the right (2021).

From South of Minneapolis:
(taking I-35W North)

  • Take I-35W north towards Minneapolis.
  • Take the I-94 East exit.
  • Proceed approximately 2 mi to the Huron Boulevard exit on the right.
  • Take the Huron Boulevard exit.
  • Proceed approximately 3 blocks down Huron Boulevard to Washington Aveune.
  • Continue straight across Washington Avenue.
  • Continue straight across University Avenue onto SE 23rd Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately 3 blocks to SE 6th Street (first left past the TCF Bank stadium).
  • Turn left on SE 6th Street.
  • The CMRR is on the right (2021).


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Parking
On street parking is available along the sidewalk to the East side of the CMRR building in the spots marked "Contract Parking C28". You will be provided with a parking pass to display on your dashboard during your visit. Please check in with your study representative after parking, and they will give you the pass for you to place inside your vehicle.


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