Directions | Technological Leadership Institute

MacNamara Alumni Center

The Technological Leadership Institute is located in the McNamara Alumni Center at 200 Oak Street Southeast on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.  We are situated across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium. 

From the North

From 35W south, take Exit 18, 4th St-University Ave exit. Cross 4th Street SE; turn left on University Ave. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street.

From the South

From 35W north, take Exit 18, 4th St-University Ave exit. Turn right on University Ave. Stay in the right lane, drive 9 blocks to the University Ave Parking Ramp — located on the right side of the street.

From the East or West

From I-94, take Exit 235B, University of Minnesota/Huron Boulevard. Follow Huron Boulevard one block and turn left onto Fulton St (1st stop light). Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Oak St. Follow Oak St past the Alumni Center (on the left) and cross over University Ave. Oak St will curve to the left and turn into 4th Street. Turn left at the first available street (18th Ave, 17th Ave or 16th Ave). Drive 1 block and turn left onto University Ave. Immediately get into the right lane and turn right into the University Ave Parking Ramp.


A tunnel connects the building to the University Avenue Ramp, located at 1926 University Avenue Southeast. Once inside the ramp, take the East elevator to Tunnel B or street level.  McNamara Alumni Center is the copper covered building adjacent to the ramp.

Two other ramps, the Washington Avenue Ramp and the Oak Street Ramp are within 1-2 blocks of McNamara Alumni Center.  Additionally, there is metered parking along the streets surrounding the building as well as several surface parking lots a few blocks north along Southeast 5th Street. 

Light Rail

Metro Transit's Light Rail Green Line has two stops that are within easy walking distance of McNamara Alumni Center. The recommended stop is the East Bank Station on Washington Avenue across from the Graduate Minneapolis hotel. A second possibility is the Stadium Village Station, which is about two blocks east of our building, adjacent to TCF Bank Stadium. For specific route and schedule information, visit


Metro Transit Buses 2, 113, 114, 115, 465 and 475 stop just outside McNamara Alumni Center at Oak Street and Washington Avenue. Stop ID: 41248 (heading South) and 40278 (heading North). For routes and schedule information, visit

Nice Ride Bike Rental

Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system that allows you to take a bike when you need one and return it to any station in the system from April to November. A Nice Ride station is located right outside McNamara Alumni Center on Walnut Street. You can purchase an annual membership or a day pass. For more information on how this program works, visit