Getting to MCAD

Getting to Campus

MCAD is located at 2501 Stevens Ave, just south of downtown Minneapolis, next to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company.

Directions

From the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport

Take the MN-55 exit towards Minneapolis Fort Snelling. Keep left at the fork, following signs for MN-55 West. Merge onto MN-55 West and continue onto MN-62 West. Proceed on MN-62 for approximately four miles. Follow the exit onto I-35W North. Proceed for another four miles. Take the 31st Street/Lake Street exit (exit 15).

Take the 31st Street/Lake Street exit (exit 15). Merge onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left at Lake Street. Take the first right onto Stevens Avenue.

If you have a confirmed appointment, turn right onto West 27th Street. Turn left at 3rd Avenue South and then left onto West 26th Street. Take the first right off of 26th Street into the gated lot.

If you are visiting campus briefly, keep heading up Stevens Avenue until you pass West 26th Street. Take the first right after West 26th, into the MCAD campus. Proceed to the visitor parking spots in front of MCAD's Main Building.

From the east on I-94

Take the 11th Street exit (233A). Follow the exit to the second stoplight. Turn left onto 3rd Avenue South.

If you have a confirmed appointment, keep heading down 3rd Avenue and turn right onto West 26th Street. Take the next right into the gated lot off of 26th Street.

If you are visiting campus briefly, turn right onto West 24th Street. Next, take the first left onto Stevens Avenue South. Halfway down the block, to your left, you will see MCAD's Main Building. Turn left and proceed to the visitor parking spots in front of the building.

From the west and north on I-94

Take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit. When Hennepin and Lyndale avenues divide, continue on Lyndale Avenue South.

If you are scheduled for an appointment, take a left onto West 24th Street and continue for less than a mile. Take a right at 3rd Avenue South and another right onto West 26th Street. Take the first right off of 26th Street into the gated lot.

If you are visiting campus briefly, do not take West 24th Street from Lyndale. Instead, wait for West 25th Street, and then turn left. Proceed for approximately nine blocks, until you come to a parking lot. Drive into the parking lot and find a space to the right, in front of MCAD's Main Building.

From the west on I-394

Take the Hennepin/Dunwoody exit (8A). Continue straight, following Dunwoody Boulevard. Turn right at Lyndale Avenue South, and stay left on Lyndale as it veers.

If you are scheduled for an appointment, take a left onto West 24th Street and continue for less than a mile. Take a right at 3rd Avenue South and another right onto West 26th Street. Take the first right off of 26th Street into the gated lot.

If you are visiting campus briefly, do not take West 24th Street from Lyndale. Instead, wait for West 25th Street, and then turn left. Proceed for approximately nine blocks, until you come to a parking lot. Drive into the parking lot and find a space to the right, in front of MCAD's Main Building.

From the south on I-35W

Take the 31st Street/Lake Street exit (exit 15). Merge onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left at Lake Street. Take the first right onto Stevens Avenue.

If you have a confirmed appointment, turn right onto West 27th Street. Turn left at 3rd Avenue South and then left onto West 26th Street. Take the first right off of 26th Street into the gated lot.

If you are visiting campus briefly, keep heading up Stevens Avenue until you pass West 26th Street. Take the first right after West 26th, into the MCAD campus. Proceed to the visitor parking spots in front of MCAD's Main Building.

From the north on I-35W

Take the I-94 West exit. Next, take the 11th Street exit (233A) from I-94. Follow the exit to the second stoplight. Turn left onto 3rd Avenue South.

If you have a confirmed appointment, keep heading down 3rd Avenue and turn right onto West 26th Street. Take the next right into the gated lot off of 26th Street.

If you are visiting campus briefly, turn right onto West 24th Street. Next, take the first left onto Stevens Avenue. Halfway down the block, to your left, you will see MCAD's Main Building. Turn left and proceed to the visitor parking spots in front of the building.


Parking

Who Can Park On Campus

All commuter students, college staff and faculty with a stored-value parking pass may utilize the hourly parking in Lot C, located at the intersection of 26th Street East and Second Avenue South, on a space-available basis. Resident students are not allowed to purchase a parking pass. Visitors with scheduled appointments may also park in Lot C.

Visitor/Guest Parking

Invited visitors may pull up to the Lot C entrance gate and request access from Public Safety via the intercom. The visitors should then obtain an exit only pass from the department they are visiting in order to exit. Scheduled visitors may also receive a day pass in the mail from the department hosting their visit. If visitors forget or lose their pass, they may ask the hosting department for a replacement.

Handicap-accessible Parking

Handicap-accessible parking is available for people with a state-issued handicap parking permit. Spaces are located in Lot A north of the Main building off of 25th Street and Stevens Avenue South, and along the north side of Lot C. Vehicles that park in these spaces without a proper State issued permit will be subject to towing and/or ticketing by Minneapolis parking enforcement.

Admissions

There are three spaces in Lot C that are marked for "Admissions Parking Only." These are for invited guests of the Admissions Office.

Institutional Advancement

The Institutional Advancement Office has two reserved parking spaces in Lot C for invited guests.

Continuing Education Parking

Continuing Education students may review first day class information here for information on parking, as well as class policies.

 

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