Where it all began

Since its founding in the 1880s, our Rochester campus has opened its doors to physicians, scientists, and students to learn about innovative medical, surgical, and research practices. Our facilities have been structured around this mentality, and learners have access to it all.

The Rochester campus is composed of three major areas that form an integrated academic medical center. You can comfortably make your way around the campus no matter the elements outside, as everything is connected by pedestrian subways, skyways, and intercampus shuttles.

Downtown campus

Downtown campus

At the heart of downtown stands the focal point of Mayo Clinic. The historical mixes with the modern in the 30+ downtown buildings dedicated to specialty care, primary care, clinical laboratories, research, medical education, and administration.

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus

The Methodist Campus is also located in downtown Rochester and comprises the Eisenberg, Charlton, and Colonial buildings. These facilities include transplant programs, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical specialties, and a variety of outpatient services. The campus has 794 beds and 41 operating rooms.

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

The Saint Marys Hospital campus is located 10 blocks west of downtown. It houses numerous surgical specialties, a Level 1 Trauma Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, and Mayo Clinic Psychiatric Hospital. The campus has 1,287 beds, 55 operating rooms, and 10 intensive care units.

Spaces and places

Explore the buildings you’ll call home, along with the labs where you’ll make discoveries, the libraries where you’ll study, and the classrooms where you’ll prepare for your future. Accessibility is a priority throughout your education — and you'll never find a closed door.

Getting around campus

How spread out is the campus?

Mayo's buildings in the downtown area stretch across about 30 square city blocks. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, is located in the heart of downtown. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, is 10 blocks west of downtown.

How do people get around?

Some people rely on their personal vehicles for transportation. Others walk or bike.

The Rochester Public Transit bus system has 40 weekday routes, many of which make regular stops at Mayo Clinic. Park-and-ride lots are also located around town. Free bus passes are offered to all students and staff.

We have a free intercampus shuttle system that moves students and staff between Mayo Clinic's downtown buildings; Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus; and Mayo parking lots near downtown. In the warmer months, many people enjoy the walk between downtown and the Saint Marys Campus.

Are you bike-friendly?

Yes! And becoming more bike-friendly every year. As the downtown area evolves, bike lanes and racks are increasingly common. You'll also find more than 85 miles of paved bike trails throughout the city, which are ideal for both bike commuting and recreation.

Where will I park?

Parking is extremely limited on the Rochester campus. Your on-campus parking privileges will vary based on the educational program you're in. Expect to receive more information after you're admitted or at orientation.

Biking, walking, carpooling or using public transportation are encouraged. All students and trainees are eligible for free Rochester Public Transit bus passes and access to several park-and-ride options throughout the city.

Are there taxis and ride-sharing options?

Yes! We have Uber and Lyft, along with several taxi companies.

What will my commute be like?

From the edges of Rochester to the downtown campus, the drive rarely exceeds 15-20 minutes. Your commute may vary depending on time of day and whether you drive directly or use public transportation.

Is there student housing?

We do not have student housing facilities. But, we have resources and workshops for assisting you with things such as moving to Rochester and helping you find a place to live.

Rochester has many housing options, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartment rentals. Housing costs vary depending on the accommodations.

Maps and directions

I was initially drawn to Mayo Clinic because of its reputation, quantity of clinical experiences built into the program, small class sizes, and prospect of expert education. These all held true in my final decision, but when I arrived on campus for my interview, I was blown away by the community-oriented aspects.

Rachel Hoverstad
Physical therapy doctoral student

Street addresses

Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
201 W. Center St.
Rochester, MN 55902

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
1216 Second St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902


Rochester campus maps (PDF)

Visitor parking

See parking options if visiting campus. Current students and trainees should not park in these areas.

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