Accommodations, Lodging, and Parking

Accommodations, Lodging, and Parking

Guests Needing Special Accommodations

Northrop invites, welcomes, and honors people of all abilities to engage with and enjoy our programs and spaces in an inclusive, accessible environment. Please visit Northrop’s Accessibility website for more information.

Students and faculty can indicate special accommodations needs when they register for Commencement.


There are many hotels located on and near the East Bank campus. Here are a few that are conveniently located near Northrop Auditorium:

  • Graduate Minneapolis
    615 Washington Ave. S.E.
  • Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
    1500 Washington Ave S.
  • Days Hotel by Wyndham University Ave SE
    2407 University Ave. S.E.
  • The Depot
    225 South 3rd Ave.
  • Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast
    1330 Industrial Boulevard

*Check with hotels for possible special U of M rates.

Getting to Northrop Auditorium

Northrop Auditorium is located on the East Bank campus and is easily accessed by driving and parking, taking the bus or riding the light rail. Regardless of your mode of transportation, we advise you to arrive early to ensure on-time arrival for the ceremony. Please refer to the Northrop Parking website for additional information.

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