Parking and Directions

Map to McNamaraThe closest parking ramp available is the University Avenue Ramp: 1926 University Ave. SE, Mpls. 55455

An adjacent 500-car ramp is connected by tunnel to the Alumni Center. The ramp entrance is on University Ave. Evening events at the Alumni Center may qualify for event rates of $8.00-$10.00 per car. Once inside the parking ramp, take the East elevator to tunnel B or street level. The Alumni Center is the copper building adjacent to the ramp.

Directions to University Avenue Ramp, adjacent to Alumni Center:
 
From the north, heading south on 35W
  • Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  • Cross 4th Street SE; turn left on University Ave
  • Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street

From the south, heading north on 35W

  • Take Exit #18, 4th St-University Ave exit
  • Turn right on University Ave
  • Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street

From the east or west on I-94

  • Take Exit #235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard
  • Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light)
  • Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St
  • Follow Oak St past the Alumni Center (on the left) and cross over University Ave.
  • Oak St will curve to the left and turn into 4th Street
  • Turn left at the first available street (18th Ave, 17th Ave or 16th Ave)
  • Drive 1 block and turn left onto University Ave
  • Immediately get into the right lane and turn right into the University Ave Parking Ramp

Directions to the Washington Ave Ramp
A 1300-car ramp is located 1 block southwest of the Alumni Center and attached via tunnel to the Graduate Minneapolis hotel and McNamara Alumni Center. Parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $12.00. Please consult with the Graduate Minneapolis hotel directly for more information about overnight parking with in and out privileges.

From the east or west on I-94

  1. Take Exit #235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard
  2. Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light)
  3. Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St
  4. Drive 3 blocks and turn left onto Washington Ave
  5. Drive 1 block and turn right onto Walnut Street
  6. Drive 1 block and turn left onto Beacon St
  7. Drive 2 blocks and turn left onto Union St. The Washington Ave Ramp entrance is on the left.

Other Parking Options
  1. The Oak St. entrance accommodates drop-offs with a 20 minute limit.
  2. Two 15-minute meters are at the Oak St. entrance.
  3. Metered street parking is available along Oak Street — Accepts credit cards. Enforced M-Sat until 8pm. Free on Sundays.
    • Two handicapped parking spaces are available at the Center's entrance on Oak Street.
  4. 2 blocks south of the alumni center is the Oak St Ramp. This ramp has a $6.00 daily rate on weekends beginning Friday at 5:00pm through Sunday.

Light Rail — Green Line
The Green line stops a short block from the McNamara Alumni Center at the East Bank Station. It is on Washington Avenue across from the Graduate Minneapolis hotel. McNamara is just 4 stops on the Green line from Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Download a schedule here
 
Metro Area Bus
Metro Transit Buses 2, 113, 114, 115, 465, and 475 stop just outside McNamara Alumni Center at Oak Street and Washington Avenue. Stop ID: 41248 (heading South) and 40278 (heading North).For routes and schedule information, visit www.metrotransit.org
 
Bike Rental
A Nice Ride station is located right outside McNamara on Walnut St. https://www.niceridemn.org/how_it_works/

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