We provide free, safe rides home for all University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students. Our team of drivers, navigators and operators are students trained in first aid and CPR.
How to Contact Us
Service Days and Hours
Starting January 21, you can ride the Gopher Chauffeur on the following nights:
- Sunday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- Monday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- Tuesday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- Wednesday 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- Thursday 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Friday 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Saturday 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The Gopher Chauffeur does not operate on University holidays, or during spring break: March 7-15.
Spring semester service ends on May 9.
Pick-up and Drop-off Locations
View pick-up and drop-off on locations the Gopher Chauffeur boundaries map (PDF)
While you wait, stay in a building or well-lit area. We will call you when the Gopher Chauffeur is approaching your location.
Lost and Found
Do you think you left something in a Gopher Chauffeur van? Please fill out this lost and found form and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Yes. Ask for the wheelchair-accessible van when calling for a ride.
No. Gopher Chauffeur only provides safe rides home.
Sorry, but no. Please don’t bring food, or beverages other than water, into the Gopher Chauffeur. We want to keep the vans clean and critter free.
It’s up to Gopher Chauffeur staff. As long the music does not create a distraction, some drivers may let you choose the music.
Yes. Call Campus Escorts at 612-624-WALK for free walking and biking security escorts. Campus buses provides service between St. Paul, East Bank and West Bank campuses about every five to 20 minutes from 7:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. depending on the time of day and academic year. Metro Transit provides bus, light rail and commuter rail throughout the greater Twin Cities area.
Still have questions?
Gopher Chauffeur Sponsors
Minnesota Student Association
Office for Student Affairs
Parking and Transportation Services
Housing and Residential Life