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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

For some, bringing a vehicle is a necessity. If you choose to bring a vehicle to campus be aware of the costs and processes to secure parking.

Students enrolled half-time or more may gain a contract for parking in the nest section of the 3rd Street Parking Ramp on the corner of 1st Ave SW and 3rd St SW. Contracts are at the current UMR rate equivalent plus a $20 set up fee each term. Rates are subject to increases approved by the Rochester City Council.

To set up a contract you will need to visit the Municipal Parking Office in Ramp 6.

To purchase your parking card please visit the Lanier Parking Office in the Center Street Ramp or visit their website at or call 507-282-4545.

  • 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. 120-day bus passes are available for UMR student's to purchase in the Student Success and Engagement Center for $80. The amount will be charged to your student account. 

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.

Grab the keys to clean, safe and reliable vehicles at hubs near UMR and in downtown Rochester. HOURCAR is a local nonprofit carsharing provider. Cars are regularly sanitized and inspected, and insurance is included. Annual student membership plans start with $40 in driving credit and includes gas, insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. Reserve at