Getting Around 

However you like to get around, you can do it safely at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Find helpful and sustainable ways to navigate our campus and the metro Twin Cities.


Pedestrian Safety

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Available to anyone on campus who wants to stay safe by walking with a partner. When you call (612-624-9255), University Security will meet you wherever you are and walk with you to your destination, even if it’s off campus.

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Gopher Way

Monday through Friday, take a break from the outdoors by traveling through the tunnels and skyways across campus. Remember to have your U Card with you!

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Blue Light Kiosks

Communicate with UMPD and dispatchers at the push of a button if you encounter an emergency. They also provide 24/7 video surveillance and a visible presence to reassure patrons as they enjoy traveling at any time of day. See the map of kiosk locations.

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Rave Guardian

Let your peers virtually walk with you. Download the app, set the timer, ping your contact, and be on your way. If the timer expires before you reach your destination, police and your contact will be notified.


Campus Maps

Find well-lit paths, bike lockers, bus routes, wheelchair accessible buildings, and more — all in one place. Printable maps are also available.

Passenger Safety


Gopher Chauffeur

A free ride service for students who need a safe way to get home. To request a ride, call 612-624-3152 or download the TransLoc app. Rides are available seven nights a week and have a wide range of pickup and drop-off locations.

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Universal Transit Pass

Students can get access to buses and trains across the Twin Cities metro with the tap of their U Card. Faculty and staff can also receive an Employee Transit Pass.

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Find out where and when University buses will arrive in real time at their destination. Download the app today.

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University Paratransit Service

Request assisted curb-to-curb transportation on campus year-round. Make a reservation at 612-624-8338, Monday through Friday.


  • Drive Alert

    Avoid distracted driving.

  • Drive Aware

    See bikes and walkers around campus.

  • No Shortcuts

    Take well-traveled and well-lit walkways.