Gopher Chauffeur

Until further notice Gopher Chauffeur service has suspended operation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Gopher Chauffeur

How to Contact Us

Call 30 min before you need a ride.
Wheelchair accessible van available.

Gopher Chauffeur Transit Alternative: University Ave. Circulator

Parking & Transportation Services is extending the service hours of the University Ave. Circulator to provide additional, early morning access to students. This extension will provide students with another transportation option in response to Gopher Chauffeur suspending its service for the Fall 2020 semester. The University Ave. Circulator’s extended hours are:

  • until 1 a.m. on Sunday through Wednesday
  • until 3 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday

Route information, including stop locations and service frequency, can be found on the University Ave. Circulator webpage.

Boynton Health continues to evaluate Gopher Chauffeur services for the spring semester. Updates will be provided at a later date. No matter the service provided, the University is committed to maintaining the safety for our students and staff.

About Gopher Chauffeur

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.

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.


Is the Gopher Chauffeur wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Ask for the wheelchair-accessible van when calling for a ride.

Will the Gopher Chauffeur drive me from my residence to a bar or a house party?

No. Gopher Chauffeur only provides safe rides home.

Can I eat while in the Gopher Chauffeur?

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.

Will the drivers take music requests?

It’s up to Gopher Chauffeur staff. As long the music does not create a distraction, some drivers may let you choose the music.

Do I have other transportation options?

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?