Settling In

Now that you've accepted your new position at the University of Minnesota, it is time to plan for the details of your transition. We hope these suggestions will help you move forward in the process of relocating to the Twin Cities.

Lightrail train outside at the station outside of McNamara

Parking and Transportation

Contract Parking

There is a waiting list for most contract parking ramps and surface lots on the U of M campus. Contact Parking and Transportation Services to find out about your parking options. 

Bus and Train

Metro Transit has buses and trains that connect most metro areas to the University campus. Plan your trip using this interactive map.

Additional Resources

Connecting Utilities

Balancing Work and Family and Adjusting to Minnesota

Moving to a different city and starting a new job can be exciting, but also very stressful. The Employee Assistance Program provides free professional consultation and referral services for University employees and their family members who are experiencing work and personal difficulties. The Wellbeing Program offers support for faculty and staff in managing their work, family, and personal responsibilities.


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