Campus Circulators

When they run

2017 Service Calendar

Find real-time tracking information for the campus shuttle buses.

What they are

Campus Circulators are user-friendly mini-buses that cover a specific area. The U of M has a few different kinds of circulators.

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University Avenue Circulator

FALL, SPRING SEMESTER & FINALS:
Monday-Friday
7:00 am – 6:30 pm every 10 minutes
Mon - Wed 6:30 pm –12:15 am every 15 minutes
Thurs - Fri 6:30 pm – 2 am every 15 minutes
Weekends
Saturday 9:30 am – 2 am every 20 minutes
Sunday 9:30 am – 12:15 am every 20 minutes
Saturday Finals
7 am – 10 pm every 15 minutes
10 pm – 2 am every 20 minutes
Gopher Gameday Saturdays (route/stops change slightly - see gameday map)
9:30 am – 2 am every 20 minutes
BREAKS & INTERSESSIONS:
Monday-Friday (no weekend service)
  7 am – 6 pm every 15 minutes
SUMMER SESSION:
NOTE: limited timeframe = not all summer, see service calendar for specific dates
Monday-Friday (no weekend service)
7:00 am – 9:30 pm every 15 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • Northrop Mall (East Bank)
  • Willey Hall (West Bank)
  • Carlson School of Management (West Bank) - see note in right column
  • Mondale Hall (West Bank)
  • Sanford Hall on University Avenue (East Bank)
  • University Avenue at 15th Avenue (East Bank)
  • University Avenue at Rec Center (East Bank)
  • McNamara Alumni Center (East Bank)
Extended Stops/Service (Weeknights & Weekends Only)
  • Oak Street at Territorial Hall (East Bank)
  • Fulton Street at Frontier Hall (East Bank)
  • Harvard Street at Washington Avenue (East Bank)

4th Street Circulator

4th Street Circulator (Route 123)

FALL, SPRING SEMESTER & FINALS: 
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends, breaks, intersession or U holidays)
7:00 am – 6:30 pm every 10 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • Coffman Memorial Union (East Bank)
  • Oak Street at University Avenue (East Bank)
  • Ridder Arena (East Bank)
  • 4th Street at 15th Avenue (East Bank)
  • 10th Avenue at University Avenue (East Bank)
  • Mondale Hall (West Bank)
  • 19th Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
  • Blegen Hall (West Bank)

Stadium Superblock Circulator

Stadium Superblock Circulator (Route 120)

FALL, SPRING SEMESTER & FINALS:
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends, breaks, intersession or U holidays)
7:00 am – 5:30 pm every 15 minutes
BREAKS & INTERSESSIONS:
Monday-Friday (no weekend service)
  7 am – 5:30 pm every 15 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • McNamara Alumni Center (East Bank)
  • Masonic Memorial Building
  • Clinic & Surgery Center
  • Thompson Center for Environmental Management
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

St. Paul Circulator

St Paul Circulator (Route 124)

FALL, SPRING & SUMMER SEMESTERS:
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends, breaks or U holidays.)
7:00 am – 5:00 pm every 15 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • St. Paul Student Center
  • Dudley & Cleveland Avenues
  • Coffman Street & Folwell Avenue (Rec Sports Soccer Fields)
  • Larpenteur Avenue & Coffman Street
  • Hodson Hall & Folwell Avenue
  • Gortner & Dudley Avenues (Christensen Lab)
  • Buford & Gortner Avenues (Biological Science)
  • Veterinary Medical Center (Gortner & Carter Avenues)
  • Transitway & Commonwealth
  • Como Avenue & Raleigh Street
  • Como & Cleveland Avenues
  • Eckles & Carter Avenues (Food Science and Nutrition)

Lose something on the bus?

Bus drivers turn in all abandoned items at the end of the day. The PTS front desk should have them available to claim the day AFTER the item is lost.

Confused about the bus layover?

Riders will notice certain points on the bus route when the drivers stop for a short period of time (usually, 5-10 minutes). This time, called a bus layover, is a necessary function of transit management to ensure labor compliance, to manage on-time departures, and to give drivers needed restroom breaks. On the University Avenue Circulator, the layover spot is outside the Carlson School of Management. On the 4th Street Circulator, the layover spot is outside the 19th Avenue Ramp (across the street from the Carlson School).


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