UMR student smiling outside holding her backpack

Student Parking and Transportation

Deciding whether or not to bring a vehicle is a tough decision. Public transit, ride shares with other students and utilizing rides from parents and guardians makes it easy to leave the car at home. 

Student Parking

UMR students with an on-campus housing assignment can apply for a 24/7 overnight parking permit for the 3rd Street Ramp which is managed by SP Plus.

View 3rd Street Ramp Overnight Parking instructions

3rd Street Ramp Daytime Parking is available for any UMR student. 

View 3rd Street Ramp Daytime Parking instructions

Information and pictures of the RDS underground parking can be found on the Residence at Discovery Square webpage. Students indicate their interest in a parking stall on the housing application. Parking stalls are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis as UMR has a limited number of stalls reserved for students.

  • Go to MyU
  • Select Academics
  • Select My Classes
  • Go to Enrollment Tools
  • Select Enrollment Verification
  • Select Most Recent Term
  • Uncheck the box that says "Student ID"
  • Click on Submit
  • Print


Rochester Public Transit serves the city of Rochester. UMR students can purchase a 120-day bus pass for $80 from the OneStop Office. Students can opt to get this charge applied to their student account or pay with exact change.

Rochester City Lines, a private business, also operates several commuter bus routes Monday through Friday. This service is open to the public. The commuter routes bring passengers into Rochester in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Rochester Shuttle Service is an established, reputable, family-owned business in Rochester, Minnesota with over 25 years of professional passenger transportation experience. Rochester Shuttle Service is available for Rochester residents to use for transportation to and from Minneapolis and Rochester Airports, and trips to the Mall of America.

Jefferson Lines provide daily bus service to 14 states across America’s Heartland with affordable prices and convenient schedules.