Location and Accommodations

Course Location

The course will be held in Keller Hall on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis East Bank campus


The University of Minnesota is an urban campus. There is public parking on campus for a charge, but the space is limited.

If you are driving locally, daily parking is available in various public parking lots/ramps on the East Bank campus. The least expensive parking is in Flat Lot 37 on Fifth Street S.E. ($4 per day). Parking also is available in the University Avenue Ramp next to the McNamara Alumni Center ($12 per day) or the Washington Avenue Ramp next to the University Hotel Minneapolis ($12 per day). A special all-day parking rate of $6 is offered at the Oak Street Ramp if you enter before 7 a.m. 

Light-rail transportation to the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis East Bank campus from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport is available. For detailed information, visit Metro Transit and Campus Maps.

Hotel Sleeping Rooms

A block of sleeping rooms is available at The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. The short course room rate is $153 per night plus tax. To reserve a room, call 800-822-6757 or 612-379-8888, and ask for the Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course 2017. Complete your room reservation online here. Reserve a room by April 22, 2017, to receive the discounted rate.

Lodging is also available at the Days Inn Hotel University Avenue SE and the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown.