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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Season of Snow: Getting Around on Campus

Hey Everyone,

It’s the beginning of the new year and the new spring semester! With the start of the semester, I thought it would be a great time to discuss the many ways to get around campus. While winter weather can make it difficult at times to get to and from class, there are many transportation options around the U and the greater Twin Cities area that can ease this sometimes stressful situation.
Campus Bus Routes Map

Looking at getting around on campus, the University buses such as the Campus Connector can speed up travel time to class as well as give you a quick little break from the cold. You can use the connector to get around East Bank, West Bank and the St. Paul Campus. Another great way to get to class without facing the cold is the Gopher Way The Gopher Way is a series of tunnels and skyways that connect many buildings around campus. I especially like to use the tunnels connecting Rapson Hall to the Civil Engineering Building and the Mechanical Engineering Building.

Having the light rail directly on campus along with other city buses makes it incredibly easy to get around Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can hop on the light rail at Coffman Student Union and it’s about a 15-minute ride to downtown Minneapolis. This is another great option to use if you don’t want to drive in the winter weather.

Have a good start to the semester and stay warm!