Off Campus Living

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Resource Directory

Transportation Resources

Parking & Transportation Services (300 Transportation & Safety Building)

Nice Ride MN (bike rental)

HourCar (car sharing/rental available on campus and in nhoods)

ZipCar (car sharing/rental available in neighborhoods, and near campus)

Car2go (note: U of M meters are not eligible for drop off and must be paid, they are marked in yellow on campus maps)

Metro Transit (Minneapolis/St. Paul buses and light rail)

Anoka County Transit (Anoka, Blaine, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Elk River, Fridley, Ramsey)

Maple Grove Transit (Maple Grove)

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount and Savage)

Plymouth Metrolink (Plymouth)

SouthWest Transit(Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Victoria)

Community Organizations

Please see the Community Organizations section under Being a Good Neighbor.

Involvement Resources

Student Engagement (more than just class)

Center for Community Engaged Learning (240 Appleby)

Gopher Link (for student or organization involvement)

Multicultural Student Engagement (126 Coffman)

Fraternity and Sorority Life (17th Ave Res Hall)

Student Union & Activities (126 Coffman)

Elections & Voting resources (State of MN)


near East and West Bank campuses

Luxton Community Center, 112 Williams Ave SE (Prospect Park)

Van Cleve Community Center, 901 15th Ave SE (SE Como)

Fr. Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 Main St SE (Marcy-Holmes)

Holmes Park, 414 3rd Ave SE (Marcy-Holmes)

Bluff Street Park, 1 20th Ave S (Cedar-Riverside)

Coyle Community Center, 420 15th Ave S (Cedar-Riverside)

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation


near St. Paul campus

College Park, 2223 Carter Ave, (St. Anthony Park)

Langford Rec Center, 1067 Van Slyke Ave (St. Anthony Park)

Alden Square Park, 1169 Gibbs Ave, (St. Anthony Park)

Falcon Heights Community Park, 2050 Roselawn Ave W, Falcon Heights

St. Paul Parks & Recreation

Grocery Stores

Minneapolis/St. Paul Grocery Map

Find out which grocery delivery services near you are operating, on Particular Pantry!

Lunds & Byerlys (grocery store at Central Ave SE and University Ave SE)

Fresh Thyme (grocery store at 30th Ave SE in Prospect Park)

Cub Foods (at Quarry Shopping Center between New Brighton Blvd and Johnson St NE)

Seward Community Co-Op (on Franklin Ave SE and 29th Ave SE)

Aldi (1311 E Franklin Ave)

Specialty Groceries

Shabelle Ethiopian Grocery (2325 E Franklin Ave)

Afrik Grocery (613 Cedar Ave. S)

Wadajir Grocery and Halal Meat (525 Cedar Ave S)

Grocery Delivery Options

Instacart (offers grocery delivery and pick up options) ($3.99 fee for orders more than $35)

Pikup (offers grocery and retail delivery options) ($1.45 fee typically)

Shipt (offers grocery and household essential options) ($10 fee per order or monthly membership of $10.99 available)

Farmers Markets

UMN Farmers Market

  • Gateway Plaza, outside of the Alumni Center.
  • Every Wednesday, from 11am to 2pm.

Minneapolis Lyndale Market

  • 312 East Lyndale Avenue N.
  • Daily and year round from 6am to 1pm, with limited winter hours.

Nicollet Mall Market

  • Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
  • Thursdays from 6am to 6pm.

Roseville Farmers Market

  • 2131 Fairview Ave N, Roseville, MN.
  • Tuesdays (May 5 - October 27) from 8am-12pm.

St. Thomas More Farmers Market

  • 1093 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN.
  • Fridays (May 15 - October 30) from 1:15-5pm.

7th Place Mall Farmers Market

  • 27 W 7th Pl, St Paul, MN.
  • Tuesdays (June 9 - October 6) and Thursdays (June 11 - October 8) from 10am-1:30pm.

St. Paul Downtown Farmers Market

  • 290 5th St E, St Paul, MN.
  • Saturdays (April 25-October 31) from 7am-1pm. Sundays (April 26 - October 25) from 8am-1pm. Saturdays (November 7-21) from 8am-1pm. Sundays (November 1-22) from 8am-1pm.

Convenience Stores

Target Express (at 14th Ave SE and 5th St SE)

8th Street Market (at 7th Ave SE and 8th St SE)

Mr. Santana (601 University Ave SE)

Joe’s Market & Deli (at 19th Ave SE and Como Ave SE)

Bobby’s Corner Market (at 16th Ave SE and Como Ave SE)

Holiday Gas Station (at 27th Ave SE and University Ave SE)

Walgreens (corner of Walnut St SE and Washington Ave SE)

West Bank Grocery (417 Cedar Ave S)

Community Gardens

Fairshare Farm (22nd Ave SE & Fairmount Ave SE)

Talmage Crossing (21st Ave SE & Talmage Ave SE)

Como Corner (22nd Ave SE & Como Ave SE)

Accord Garden (15th Ave and Como Ave SE)

Arthur Garden (185 Arthur St SE)

Towerside Garden (2909 4th St SE)

Yale Garden (1401 Yale St SE)

Dickman Park (614 Second St NE)

Franklin Steele Square (1600 Portland Ave S)

Loring Park (1382 Willow St)

Towerside Innovation District Park

8th Street SE Community Garden

South St. Paul Community Garden (682 Verderosa Ave)

Storage Rentals Near Campus

Variety of neighborhoods: - rent storage or parking spaces from neighbors through the site at prices that are often 50% cheaper than self storage units.

Guide to storage for college students (search engine for storage deals at


Near SE Como

Extra Space Storage

UHaul Moving & Storage of St. Paul

Public Storage

Stuff It Moving & Storage

Near Prospect Park

North Star Mini Storage

The Lock Up Self Storage

All American Self Storage

Public Storage

North Loop (near downtown Minneapolis)

US Storage Centers

St. Paul

West side of St. Paul

U-Haul of St. Paul

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