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NutNet Workshop 2014: Travel Logistics


MSP Airport to U of Minnesota

Metro Transit is the public transportation system of the Twin Cities. The Blue Line light rail runs from the MSP airport north into downtown Minneapolis (or south to the Mall of America if you are so inclined). The Green Line light rail then runs from downtown Minneapolis to the University campus. Fare is $1.75 ($2.75 rush hour) and ticket must be purchased prior to boarding. Fare includes a transfer to any other train or bus, good for 2½ hours.

From the MSP airport, take the BLUE LINE north to the “Downtown East / Metrodome” station. From there, board a GREEN LINE train towards St. Paul.

Centennial Hall can then be reached on foot from the EAST BANK station.

Taxi service is also available from MSP to East Bank for fares ranging $32-40.


Local Addresses & Transportation

The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities has multiple campuses, one in St. Paul and two in Minneapolis named by their position astride the Mississippi River. The “East Bank” campus [pdf map] is the main Minneapolis campus and includes the dorm for participants staying there. The St. Paul campus [pdf map] is home to the Ecology Building which is the site of the meeting.

Participants staying in the dorms will be staying at:

                           Centennial Hall

614 Delaware St SE                   

Minneapolis, MN 55455



We will begin the meeting Monday 8:30am at the Cargill Building:

1500 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108


* Take the campus shuttle to the stop at Gortner & Buford, then proceed ahead on Gortner approximately two blocks, the Cargill Building will be on your right.

From Monday afternoon on, the meeting will be held each day at the Ecology Building:

150 Ecology Building

1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108


The “Campus Connector” (MN shuttle #121) runs every 15 minutes from 7am – 9:30pm and the trip between the East Bank and St. Paul campus is about 15-20 minutes.

There is also real-time tracking for the Connector!

The closest East Bank stop to the dorm is on Oak Street just north of Washington Avenue, approximately three blocks from Centennial Hall.


The shuttle stops in St. Paul at the Student Center. From there, walk about one block to Buford Circle, then to the top of the hill - the Ecology Building is set back a bit from the road.