MPLS: U of M
Posted on Jan 20, 2016

With a University organized into 19 colleges and schools and more than 52,000 students, the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota (U of M) are overflowing with students of all ages.

The campus is divided by the Mississippi into two parts referred to as the “East Bank” and “West Bank”. It is bordered by the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Dinkytown (on the north), Cedar-Riverside (on the west), Stadium Village (on the southeast), and Prospect Park (on the east).

The U of M is a vibrant neighborhood boasting countless restaurants, cafés, bars, and venues for performance art and music. Music legend Bob Dylan even took residence in Dinkytown in the building that currently houses the Loring Pasta Bar.

Stadium Village is where you’ll find TCF Bank Stadium, completed in 2009. It is home field to the Minnesota Golden Gopher Football team and has also played host to big-name entertainers like U2, The Rolling Stones, Luke Bryan and Imagine Dragons to name a few. Other notable U of M facilities include the University Aquatic Center, Mariucci Arena and the McNamara Alumni Center. Many of these facilities are connected by tunnels and skyways as walking and biking are the most common modes of transportation on and around campus. Just be careful when you cross the street. Police are known to cite jaywalkers to the tune of $250.