The 2018 Big 10 Leadership Educators Network Summit will take place on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus in the heart of Minneapolis at Coffman Memorial Union.

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Conference Room

President’s Room – 332
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Conference Hotel

Although we will be meeting on campus for the event, the Graduate Hotel on Washington Ave is the conference hotel for this event.  You can call The Graduate hotel at 612-379-8888, press 1 for reservations, and ask for the U of M discounted rate of $160.00 (+taxes) per night.  Please note, that there is a limited number of U of M rate rooms and you will only secure this rate if there are rooms available.  There are other hotels nearby if you need other options (See the U of M Admissions page for more hotel options).

10 minutes walk from the Graduate Hotel to Coffman Memorial Union


To Get Here:


By Light Rail

from MSP Airport

If you are flying into the MSP Airport, you can take the light rail from the airport to the hotel. At the airport, get on the Blue line (Northbound toward Target Field) and get off at the US Bank Stadium stop, then switch to the Green line (Eastbound toward St. Paul -Union Depot).  Once on the Green line, your final stop will be the East Bank Station. Exit the train and walk about one block East to the Graduate hotel. For more information on the light rail, click here.


By Car

From the South

Take 35W and merge onto I-94 East and follow the I-94 directions below.

From the North

From 35W, take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn left at University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street, then right onto Fulton Street SE. Fulton Street becomes East River Road. Go down the hill and the East River Road parking garage entrance will be on your right.

From the East and West

Take the Huron Boulevard exit from I-94 (north exit only). Take first left onto Fulton Street SE. Fulton Street becomes East River Road. Go down the hill and the East River Road parking garage entrance will be on your right.


By Bus

The University of Minnesota offers free campus shuttles between the West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul campuses. Check the Parking and Transportation Services website for shuttle schedules.

From St. Paul Campus

Shuttles depart in front of the St. Paul Student Center on Buford Avenue. Trip time to Coffman Union is approximately 15 minutes.

From West Bank Campus

From the West Bank, shuttles stop at the lower level of Blegen Hall on Washington Avenue. When you arrive at the Coffman Union stop, walk south to arrive at Coffman Union. Trip time to Coffman Union is approximately 5 minutes.

Departing Coffman Union
Shuttles depart in front of the building on Washington Ave.



Coffman Disability and Short-term Parking

The 1,900 space East River Road Garage provides both disability and short-term parking for Coffman and the East Bank campus. With an attached entrance to the south side of the building, the East River Road Garage is easily accessible from Delaware Street. For rates and maps please visit Parking and Transportation Services.

Loading Docks

Coffman Memorial Union has two loading docks, one next to each entrance on the east and west sides of the building. For loading dock utilization, please contact the Event Services office at 612-624-9954. Parking at the loading docks is prohibited and Parking & Transportation Services will ticket if necessary.

Direction and location information courtesy of Student Unions and Activities.