The University of Minnesota, one of the world’s leading research institutions, is located in Minneapolis-St. Paul and is home to the prestigious Humphrey School of Public Affairs, which ranks among the country’s top 10 professional public policy and planning schools.

Located in the heart of urban Minneapolis at 301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455, the Humphrey School offers unique meeting and event spaces that make for a powerful experience and that will be used to host Brightfields 2020 - Minnesota including the tiered Cowles Auditorium and the sky-lit Joan and Walter Mondale Commons.

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Transportation to UM's Campus

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, located at 301 19th Avenue South, is conveniently located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. The Humphrey School is bordered by 19th Avenue South and Washington Avenue. The Carlson School of Management is adjacent to the Humphrey Center.


The Humphrey School is easily accessed by MetroTransit bus and light rail service. The West Bank station on the Green Line is closest to the School and located on 19th Avenue; after exiting to street level, proceed south to the School. The Cedar Riverside station on the Blue Line is only a few blocks away from the School. Both bus routes 2 and 7 serve the stop at 19th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue, approximately one block from the Humphrey School. Visit the MetroTransit website to find other routes that serve the area.


A circular drive in front of the building is available for drop off and unloading. The 19th Avenue Ramp is just across the street from the Humphrey Center. The 21st Avenue Ramp is just south of the adjacent Carlson School of Management. Additional parking facilities can be viewed at University Parking and Transportation Services.

Driving Directions

Northbound on I-35W:
Continue on I-35W past downtown Minneapolis. Stay to the right and take the exit for “3rd St U of M” (Exit 17C). Continue in the middle lane and exit at “U of M West Bank.” Turn right at the traffic signal at the end of the off ramp on to Washington Avenue S. The road will curve right and become Cedar Avenue. Turn left at 3rd Street. The Humphrey School will be directly in front of you.

Southbound on I-35W:
Exit at University Avenue/4th Street (Exit 18). Turn left at the second traffic signal onto University Avenue. Then turn right on 10th Avenue and continue across the 10th Avenue Bridge. On the south side of the bridge, the road becomes 19th Avenue. The Humphrey School will be on your left.

Eastbound on I-94:
Exit at 25th Avenue (Exit 235A). Turn left on 25th Avenue and then left again on Riverside Avenue. Proceed several blocks to 19th Avenue. The Humphrey School will be one bock down on your right.

Westbound on I-94:
Exit at Riverside Avenue (Exit 235A). Turn right and follow Riverside Avenue for a few blocks to 19th Avenue. Turn right; the Humphrey School is one block down on your right.



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