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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

3rd Street (across from 318 Commons) and 1st Street (next to Student Life Center) offers a discount for annual, academic year and semester contracts for all UMR students. 

Annual and academic year rates result in a per weekday cost of under $7 for daytime-only parking.

To sign up for parking with these rates and to have the parking contract cost added to your student account, please complete the parking request form by August 30, 2024. If you already have an individual parking plan through SP+/City of Rochester, complete the parking request form to receive the UMR negotiated rates.

For spring 2025 and summer 2025 semester parking, you must sign up by September 6th. There will not be an opportunity to sign up for individual semesters later in the year.

Non-Negotiated rates (for flat lot/other parking ramps) are available through the City of Rochester. These parking charges cannot be applied to student accounts.  

No changes or cancellations to parking will be allowed after September 6, 2024. 

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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.

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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. 

Rochester Shuttle Service will provide $7 off of your ride when you use the code UMR at checkout. Applicable to students, staff and faculty! 

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


The Zumbro Independent Passenger Service (ZIPS) is a origin-to-destination transportation service for persons who cannot use Rochester Public Transit's bus service due to a disability. All ZIPS vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Learn more about ZIPS and how to apply.