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The safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of highest priority at the University of Minnesota. A multi-pronged, collaborative effort is in place to promote on-campus safety, while working with our Minneapolis and other community partners to ensure proper resources are dedicated to making off-campus neighborhoods safe. Read more about the U's ongoing safety initiatives.
The Green Line is up and running
On June 14, the METRO Green Line began service, connecting the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis with three stops along the way on the U’s Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis. The Green Line adds another convenient mode of transit, but also brings extra safety considerations. Please use caution near the light-rail tracks and follow these safety suggestions.
We now share cleaner air!
On July 1, the Twin Cities campus became smoke- and tobacco-free. The University is committed to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of all campus community members, and a smoke-free campus provides a healthier and cleaner environment for everyone. Learn more about how we Share the Air.
A safer campus environment
The University continues to invest in the physical environment to make campus even safer. Changes include a new building access program to bolster Twin Cities campus security, new light fixtures to increase the brightness and consistency of light, and the addition of security cameras on highly traveled pedestrian routes.