Spring Jam™ is a celebration that brings the U of M together for an over-the-top festival experience. Complete with free carnival rides, live music, and fair foods, Spring Jam™ is the perfect welcome party for warm weather!


April 21, 2018 | Lot 37

Full schedule will be announced in Spring 2018!


Ticket and Wristband Info

UMN-TC Student Tickets: $25
General Public: $40

UMN-TC Student U Card or 18+ with valid picture ID required.

  • One ticket and wristband per ticket purchaser.

  • All sales are final. NO REFUNDS.

  • Student tickets are for UMN-TC students only.

  • The day of the event, 4/21, any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the lobby of Mariucci Arena from 3:00pm - 9:30pm.

You must have a wristband in order to enter the festival grounds. Wristbands will be available for pick up at the Coffman Union or St. Paul Student Center Info Desks from 4/16 to 4/20 during their posted business hours. To pick up your wristband the day of the event, visit the lobby of Mariucci Arena from 3:00pm – 9:30pm.

  • You must present your e-ticket and U Card/valid government ID at a pickup location for a wristband.

    • Students must present a valid University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student U Card to claim their wristband.

      • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities students with valid U Card do not need to be 18+.

      • If you cannot present your U Card at pick up, you will be required to pay the difference for a general public ticket.

      • If your U Card is invalid or you need a new one, visit the U Card office.

    • General Public attendees must be 18 years old and are  required to show a valid government picture ID to claim their wristband.

  • You cannot pick up a friend’s wristband for them.

  • Wristbands will be secured to your wrist at pick up.

You are responsible for your wristband. If you lose or break your wristband you will need to buy a new one at full price.

Disability Accommodations

Spring Jam™ is an accessible event for all guests and it is our mission to provide the best experience for every event attendee. Please read the information below for details:


Signed disability parking spaces can be found in all public/visitor parking facilities at the posted rate. You may park free at campus meters and signed on-street locations for a maximum of three hours. After three hours, meter patrons must either relocate their vehicle or pay the posted meter rate. Lots close to the festival grounds:

  • 4th Street Ramp (24 spots)

  • Maroon Lot (10 spots)

  • Lions Research Building (1 spot)

  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (2 spots)

Please see the UMN Campus Map for the specific locations of these parking lots.

Venue Access

Spring Jam™ offers ADA Accessible event entrance to Parking Lot 37:

  • Main festival entrance at 5th St SE

Guests with disabilities can call Disability Resource Center at 612-626-1333 (V/TTY) or email at drc@umn.edu to assist with entering or exiting the festival.

Please see the festival map for the specific location of festival entrance and exit.

Seating & Restrooms

Spring Jam™ provides ADA seating areas in the festival grounds, including a reserved section to see the stage which will be designated with signs.

  • ADA restrooms will be available at all public restroom areas at Spring Jam™.


The Interpreting/Captioning Unit (ICU) of the Disability Resource Center provides communication access to DeafBlind, Deaf, and hard of hearing individuals in the University community. Committed to providing high quality sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, and media captioning services to students, staff, faculty, and guests of the University. Contact ICU to request accommodations.

Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) serves as a central resource for students, faculty, staff and guests of the University of Minnesota. They work with all members of the community to provide accommodations and improve access to all aspects of the University. To consult about access needs, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 612-626-1333 (V/TTY) or email at drc@umn.edu.

Questions, Comments, & Suggestions

Spring Jam™ is committed to ensuring that it is an accessible event for all patrons. Your questions, comments and suggestions are valuable to achieving this goal. Please do not hesitate to call the Activities Office/Program Board at 612-626-6919 or email us at springjam@umn.edu.

Transportation / Safety

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.

Having a plan for getting to and from campus safely is part of the Spring Jam™ experience. Parking and transportation on campus will be heavily impacted on the day of the event. Leave your car at home and use one of these convenient transportation alternatives:

  • Campus Shuttles – Provides direct bus service between the St. Paul, East Bank and West Bank campuses approximately every 5-20 minutes from 7:00 AM through 2:00 AM, depending on the time of day and academic year. Circulators also operate approximately every 10 to 30 minutes.

  • Security Monitor Program – Free walking and biking security escorts to and from campus locations and nearby adjacent neighborhoods for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors (612-624-WALK) or 4-WALK from any campus phone.   

  • Gopher Chauffeur  – Free transportation service that promotes safety in the campus community by providing University of Minnesota students with safe rides home from 10:00pm to 2:30am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Call 612-388-6911.

  • Metro Transit – There are many routes traveling to the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses with METRO Blue Line service just blocks from the West Bank campus. The METRO Green Line ?serves the heart of campus on Washington Avenue. See a list of all routes serving campus.

  • Car Services: Uber Minneapolis  or Lyft.


Where is the festival going to be held?

  • Spring Jam™ will be held in Parking Lot 37, directly behind Mariucci Arena. Check UMN campus maps as well as a map of the festival.

What transportation options are available after Spring Jam™?

Where can I park?

Can I take the Campus Connector? Which one?

Who can get into the beer garden?

  • Only those who are 21+ may enter the Beer Garden. All beer must be consumed in this designated area. Two drink limit with valid I.D.

What do I need to get into the beer garden?

  • If you are 21 or older, you will need to show a valid form of government ID in order to access the beer garden.

Is there a drink limit?

  • Yes, there is a two drink limit with a valid government ID.

Will there be non-alcoholic beverages served at Spring Jam ™?

  • Coke products will be available for purchase. TapMpls will also be on-site to provide free water. You may bring a clear, empty water bottle onto the festival grounds to fill up at the TapMpls water stations.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your wristband and a valid I.D.. There will be free water stations provided by TapMpls. We suggest you bring an empty, clear, reusable water bottle for the water stations. No glass containers.

What can’t I bring?

Listed below are the items prohibited from the festival grounds. All prohibited items must be returned to vehicles or disposed of before entering the festival grounds. You won't be able to check items at the gate and all items left outside the gate will be disposed of.

The following is a list of items that are not permitted inside festival grounds:

  • Aerosol cans

  • Alcohol

  • Animals (except assistive animals)

  • Bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, including: backpacks, luggage, tote bags, duffel bags, purses or large camera cases

  • Balloons

  • Balls (beach balls, footballs, baseballs, etc.)

  • Banners

  • Beverages or liquids (cans, bottles, thermoses or boxes)

    • Empty, clear, reusable water bottles are permitted. No glass.

  • Cameras

  • Chair Backs

  • Coolers of any kind, including small soft pack coolers

  • Drones

  • Fireworks

  • Food

  • Illegal drugs

  • Laser pointers

  • Markers (permanent) and/or paint

  • Noise making devices

  • Objects that can be used as projectiles (sticks, bats, clubs, poles, frisbees, etc.)

  • Sticks or flag poles

  • Tobacco products

  • Tripods

  • Umbrellas

  • Video cameras

  • Weapons

Can I bring my bag into Spring Jam™?

  • Backpacks, luggage, grocery bags, duffel bags, large bags, large purses or large camera cases will not be permitted. Bags smaller than 4.5”x6.5” (with or without a strap/handle) are allowed but are subject to search by security at the gate.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Cell phone cameras are allowed.

  • Video cameras, tripods, GoPro, cameras and drones will not be permitted.

Is it held rain or shine?

  • Yes, subject to safety guidelines. Make sure to follow UMNSUA on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

What services will be on-site?

  • First aid, free drinking water (provided by tapMPLS), maps, and food options. An information booth and lost and found will be inside the entrance to answer questions. ATM's will not be on site. See locations for services on the sitemap.

How many tickets can one person purchase?

  • One ticket and wristband per ticket purchaser.

Is the festival open to non-students?

  • Yes, general public tickets are available but limited.

Can I bring a guest who doesn’t attend the U of M?

  • Absolutely! They’ll just need to purchase a general public ticket. Buy early as general public tickets are limited and first come, first served.

When and where do I get a wristband?

  • Wristbands will be available for pick up at the Coffman Union or St. Paul Student Center Info Desks from 4/17 to 4/21 during their posted business hours. To pick up your wristband the day of the event, visit the East lobby of Mariucci Arena from 3:00pm – 9:30pm.

What is the re-entry policy?

  • Re-entry is allowed for the entirety of the festival with a valid festival wristband.

How much do the carnival rides cost?

  • Nothing! Unlimited carnival rides are included with your ticket.

My friend may have had too much to drink. What do I do?

  • Boynton Health Services provides a number of resources to respond to alcohol related emergencies.  Don't worry about getting in trouble; your friend's life is more important. Minnesota has a Medical Amnesty Law to limit consequences for minors who call for emergency assistance so people who are at risk for alcohol overdose receive prompt medical attention.

  • If ever you are in doubt, call for help! Never leave a friend alone and NEVER let them "sleep it off."

What do I do in case someone I know is sexually assaulted?

  • Get them to a safe place. Be supportive, listen, and don’t ask a lot of questions.

  • Call The Aurora Center anytime through their 24-hour Helpline at 612-626-9111. Advocates are on call 24/7 to provide support and options.