For general information about UROC, ask for James DeSota or Makeda Zulu-Gillespie.
Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center/UROC
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact Nina Shepherd at 612-625-5716.
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.
Directions to UROC
UROC is located two blocks east of the intersection of North Penn Avenue and Plymouth Avenue North in- Minneapolis.
From downtown Minneapolis
- Take North Washington Avenue approximately 1 mile to Plymouth Avenue.
- Turn left on Plymouth Avenue.
- Cross over I-94.
- UROC is about 13 blocks ahead on Plymouth.
- UROC is on the left side of Plymouth, immediately past Morgan Avenue.
Going north on I-94W
- Take the MN-55/Olson Highway/7th Street N exit (Exit 230).
- Stay in the second lane from the left (Lyndale Avenue).
- Go straight onto Lyndale Avenue N.
- Cross over I-94.
- Take slight left turn onto North 7th Street.
- Turn left onto Plymouth Avenue.
- 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:
- Go north/northwest on Southeast 4th Street; cross Central Avenue.
- Turn left onto Northeast 1st Avenue and immediately get into the right turn lane.
- Turn right onto University Avenue.
- Go about 9 blocks to 8th Avenue Northeast.
- Turn left onto 8th Avenue, which becomes Plymouth Avenue as it crosses the Mississippi River and I-94.
- Stay on Plymouth Avenue for about 2 miles.
- UROC will be immediately past Morgan Avenue, on the left side.
Going south on I-94W
- Take the Broadway Avenue exit (Exit 229).
- At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Broadway.
- Go to Fremont Avenue, turn left, and go six blocks to Plymouth Avenue North.
- Turn right on Plymouth. UROC will be 8 blocks ahead, on the left side.
From I-394 east or west
- Take the Penn Avenue exit and turn north.
- Cross Glenwood Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway.
- From Olson Memorial Highway, continue on Penn four blocks to Plymouth Avenue.
- Turn right on Plymouth. UROC is two blocks ahead on the right.
From Olson Memorial Highway (Hwy 55) east or west
- Turn onto North Penn Avenue: Turn left if coming from the west, turn right if coming from the east.
- Drive four blocks to Plymouth Avenue.
- Turn right on Plymouth. UROC is two blocks east on the right.