These facilities are all connected by tunnels and skyways allowing students to use one locker-room facility.North of this complex is the TCF Bank Stadium, Williams Arena, Mariucci Arena, Ridder Arena, and the Baseline Tennis Center.
Several of the campus's primary buildings surround the Mall area.
The Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium provides a northern anchor, with Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) to the south.
The West Bank is home to the University of Minnesota Law School, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Carlson School of Management, various social science buildings, and the performing arts center. Paul campus is home to the College of Biological Sciences (CBS), the College of Design (CDes), the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), and the veterinary program.
To help ease navigation of the large campus, the University has divided the East Bank into several areas: the Knoll area, the Mall area, the Health area, the Athletic area, and the Gateway area.
Burton Hall is home to the College of Education and Human Development. Northrop Mall, or the Mall area, is arguably the center of the Minneapolis campus.
Many buildings in this area are well over 100 years old; a 13-building group comprises the Old Campus Historic District that is on the U. It was based on a design by Cass Gilbert, although his plans were too extravagant to be fully implemented.
It has a unique color that is hard to capture in a photograph.
Many of the buildings on the East Bank campus were designed by the prolific Minnesota architect Clarence Johnston, including the Jacobean Folwell Hall and the Roman Renaissance Walter Library, which he considered the heart of the university.
This complex of buildings forms what is known as the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Part of the College of Biological Sciences is housed in this area.
The Knoll area, the oldest part of the University's current location, is located in the northwestern part of the campus.