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University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
[email protected]

General inquiries: 

Contact Kara Schmidt at [email protected]

Media inquiries: 

Contact Nina Shepherd at [email protected]

Hours of operation:

Monday through Thursday—8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday—8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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From downtown Minneapolis

  1. Take North Washington Avenue approximately 1 mile to Plymouth Avenue.
  2. Turn left on Plymouth Avenue.
  3. Cross over I-94.
  4. UROC is about 13 blocks ahead on Plymouth.
  5. UROC is on the left side of Plymouth, immediately past Morgan Avenue.

Going north on I-94W

  1. Take the MN-55/Olson Highway/7th Street N exit (Exit 230).
  2. Stay in the second lane from the left (Lyndale Avenue).
  3. Go straight onto Lyndale Avenue N.
  4. Cross over I-94.
  5. Take slight left turn onto North 7th Street.
  6. Turn left onto Plymouth Avenue.
  7. UROC will be 13 blocks ahead on the left side.

From the University of Minnesota

For a freeway-based route: Please follow directions for "Going North on I-94W," above. You may also reach UROC easily on local streets: See "From downtown Minneapolis," above.

Alternatively, proceed north from Southeast 4th Street/University Avenue (East Bank/Dinkytown area) as follows:

  1. Go north/northwest on Southeast 4th Street; cross Central Avenue.
  2. Turn left onto Northeast 1st Avenue and immediately get into the right turn lane.
  3. Turn right onto University Avenue.
  4. Go about 9 blocks to 8th Avenue Northeast.
  5. Turn left onto 8th Avenue, which becomes Plymouth Avenue as it crosses the Mississippi River and I-94.
  6. Stay on Plymouth Avenue for about 2 miles.
  7. UROC will be immediately past Morgan Avenue, on the left side.

Going south on I-94W

  1. Take the Broadway Avenue exit (Exit 229).
  2. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway.
  3. Go to Fremont Avenue, turn left, and go six blocks to Plymouth Avenue North.
  4. Turn right on Plymouth. UROC will be 8 blocks ahead, on the left side.

From I-394 east or west

  1. Take the Penn Avenue exit and turn north.
  2. Cross Glenwood Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway.
  3. From Olson Memorial Highway, continue on Penn four blocks to Plymouth Avenue.
  4. Turn right on Plymouth. UROC is two blocks ahead on the right.

From Olson Memorial Highway (Hwy 55) east or west

  1. Turn onto North Penn Avenue: Turn left if coming from the west, turn right if coming from the east.
  2. Drive four blocks to Plymouth Avenue.
  3. Turn right on Plymouth. UROC is two blocks east on the right.