Hotel & Site Information


 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


We have set up a room block at the Commons Hotel (conference site). A special conference rate is available for conference participants. All guests should make their reservation directly with the hotel and must identify themselves as reserving under the group discount. Make your reservation online or call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) or 612-379-8888 and ask for the Immigration History Research Center 50th Anniversary.

Guest Room Rates:
Deluxe Guest Room 2 Queen Beds: $139
Deluxe Guest Room 1 King Bed: $139

Directions To and From the Airport

Lindbergh Terminal 

The Lindbergh Terminal light rail station is located below the Transit Center.  Take the tram (one level below baggage claim) to the Transit Center. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station.

Light rail

Tickets are sold at ticket machines before the last escalator to the rail station. Light rail fare for adults is $2.25 during rush hour (Monday through Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 am and 3:00 to 6:30 pm) and $1.75 at other times.

Board a northbound Blue Line train. Ride the train until you reach the Downtown East Station. Get off the train and walk to the other side of the platform in order to board a Green Line train that will head to campus. Ride this train to the East Bank Station and get off.

Walk east on Washington Avenue to Harvard Street. Walk north on Harvard Street towards the Starbucks. The hotel will be on your right.

Dining Options

On-Campus Dining

University of Minnesota Dining Services

West Bank Dining

Acadia Cafe, 329 Cedar Ave S, 612-874-8702

Afro Deli & Coffee, 1939 South 5th St, 612-871- 5555

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 229 Cedar Avenue South

Jewel of India, 1427 Washington Ave S, 612-339-0002

Lucky Dragon Buffet, Corner Riverside and South 19th Ave, 612-375-1690

Republic, 221 Cedar Ave S, 612-338-6146

Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave S, 612-339-8696

The Wienery, 414 Cedar Ave S, 612-333-5798

Selected East Bank Dining (Dinkytown and Stadium Village)

Al's Breakfast, 413 14th Ave SE, 612-331-9991

Annie's Parlour (Dinkytown), 313 14th Avenue SE, 612-379-0744

Big 10 Sub Shop (Stadium Village)

Brueggers Bagels (Stadium Village)

Burger King (Stadium Village)

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Stadium Village)

Five Guys Burger and Fries, 1413 4th St SE, 612-355-5500

Green Spoon, 2600 University Ave SE, 612-208-0529

Kafe 421 (Dinkytown), 421 14th Ave SE 612-623-4900

Loring Pasta Bar (Dinkytown), 327 14th Ave SE, 612-378-4849

McDonald's (Dinkytown)

Newkirk's Kosher Cafe, 1521 University Ave, 612-331-1228

Obento-Ya Japanese Bistro, 1510 Como Ave SE, 612-331-1232

Pagoda (Dinkytown), 1417 4th St SE, 612-378-4710

Punch Neopolitan Pizza (Stadium Village) 802 Washington Ave SE, 612-331-3122    

Purple Onion Cafe, 1301 University Ave SE, 612-252-0217

Sally's Saloon, 700 Washington Ave SE, 612-208-1388

Shuang Cheng, (Dinkytown) 1320 4th St SE, 612-378-0208

Stub and Herbs (Stadium Village) 227 Oak St SE, 612-379-0555    

Toppers Pizza, 712 Washington Ave SE, 612-259-7556 

Vescio's Italian (Dinkytown), 406 14th Ave SE, 612-378-1747

Village Wok (Stadium Village)

Post Offices

On-campus postal station

Coffman Memorial Union, lower level
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

US Post Office

Located about one mile east of the campus.
2811 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414