Campus Circulators

When they run

Scroll down to the listings below to see when the Campus Circulators run.

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Service Changes
Rider Responsibilities
COVID Transit FAQs

Please understand that transit riders could be asymptomatic or tested positive with COVID-19. The University is taking steps to address the safety of our riders and drivers, in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Health and University public health experts. Learn more here.

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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.""click on map to see larger, printable version

University Avenue Circulator

Campus Bus Service Changes During COVID-19 - see details

Weekdays Thursday, May 13 through Friday, June 4
University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes

  • No service Monday, May 31 for the University holiday (Memorial Day)
  • No weekend service

Weekdays Monday, June 7 through Friday, July 30
University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every 15 minutes 

  • No service on Friday, July 2 for the 4th of July holiday
  • No weekend service

Weekdays Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 27
University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes

  • No weekend service

TYPICAL FALL, SPRING SEMESTER & FINALS: SEE COVID SCHEDULE ABOVE IN YELLOW!

Monday-Friday
7 am – 6 pm every 10 minutes
Mon - Wed 6 pm –12:15 am every 20 minutes
Thurs - Fri 6 pm – 2 am every 20 minutes
Weekends
Saturday 9:30 am – 2 am every 20 minutes
Gopher Gameday Saturdays Timing is same as above, but route/stops change slightly - see gameday map
Saturday Finals
7 am – 10 pm every 15 minutes
10 pm – 2 am every 20 minutes
Sunday 9:30 am – 12:15 am every 20 minutes
TYPICAL BREAKS & INTERSESSIONS:
Monday-Friday (no weekend service)
  7 am – 6 pm every 15 minutes
TYPICAL 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
  • 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)
  • Radius Apartments & 15th Avenue (East Bank) - NEW! Begins Feb. 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Oak Street at Territorial Hall (East Bank)
  • Fulton Street at Frontier Hall (East Bank)
  • Harvard Street at Washington Avenue (East Bank)
  • Middlebrook Hall (West Bank)

4th Street Circulator

4th Street Circulator (Route 123)

Campus Bus Service Changes During COVID-19 - see details

May 13 - August 27
No service

TYPICAL FALL, SPRING SEMESTER & FINALS:
FOR COVID TIMING, SEE YELLOW BOX ABOVE!
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends, breaks, intersession or U holidays)
7:00 am – 6:00 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)
  • Sanford Hall (East Bank)
  • Willey Hall (West Bank)
  • 19th Avenue Ramp (West Bank)
  • Blegen Hall (West Bank)

East Bank Circulator

East Bank Circulator (Route 120)

Campus Bus Service Changes During COVID-19 - see details

Thursday, May 13 through Friday, August 27
East Bank Circulators run from 6 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every 10-20 minutes

  • No service on Monday, May 31 or Friday, July 2 for the University holidays (Memorial Day and 4th of July).
  • No weekend service.
TYPICAL FALL/SPRING SEMESTER/FINALS/BREAKS/INTERSESSION:
fOR COVID TIMING, SEE YELLOW BOX ABOVE!
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends or U holidays)
6:00 am – 9:00 am every 10 minutes
9:00 am – 3:00 pm every 20 minutes
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm every 10 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • Thompson Center for Environmental Management (East Bank)
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (East Bank)
  • Lot 37 (East Bank)
  • Rapson Hall (East Bank)
  • HSEC (East Bank)
  • Clinic & Surgery Center (East Bank)

St. Paul Circulator

St Paul Circulator (Route 124)

Campus Bus Service Changes During COVID-19 - see details

Weekdays Monday, June 7 – Friday, July 30
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes

  • No service on Friday, July 2 for holiday
  • No weekend service

Saturday, August 1 - Monday, September 6
No service

TYPICAL FALL, SPRING & SUMMER SEMESTERS:
SEE COVID TIMING IN YELLOW BOX ABOVE!
Monday–Friday (No service during weekends, breaks or U holidays.)
7:00 am – 6:00 pm every 20 minutes
Shuttle Stops
  • St. Paul Student Center
  • Dudley & Cleveland Avenues
  • Bell Museum on Larpenteur Avenue
  • 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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