The Dunwoody campus is located on 15 acres on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis. The Dunwoody buildings have a gross area in excess of 300,000 square feet devoted to the educational programs and administrative, recreational and support services. Shops and laboratories are furnished with tools and equipment typical of the industries employing Dunwoody graduates.
The McNamara Center has seating for 300 students. The ground level entrance and passenger elevator removes barriers to the physically handicapped. Network connections for laptop computers are available in many classrooms and in common areas such as the Learning Resource Center foyer.
Dunwoody maintains close ties to business and industry and benefits through annual financial support and gifts of equipment and supplies from them. Alumni, foundations and other friends of the school contribute to keep Dunwoody’s technology current and in step with the future.
Text and reference books,lab kits and supplies, branded merchandise, and other items are available at the Dunwoody Bookstore, which is managed by Barnes & Noble College.
Dunwoody’s food service is provided by Taher Inc., which offers three meals daily, Monday though Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Fridays throughout most of the school year. Snack items and beverages are also available from vending machines.
In addition, Taher also runs a coffee shop located on the Black Level and provides catering services for on-campus events.
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) consists of the John A. Butler Library and satellite libraries in some departments. The LRC offers support and services to students, faculty and staff by providing access to books, magazines/journals, newspapers, the Internet, WebPALS and a variety of other electronic resources. Through an InterLibrary loan process, library patrons can access the collections of most Minnesota public libraries. The LRC is responsible for audio-visual equipment inventory and distribution, and maintains a video collection. The LRC also has a quiet study area, computer workstations (with word processing and Internet capabilities), study carrels with laptop network access, a testing room and group study tables. There are reference, reserve, textbook, Dunwoody archives and special collections available.
A student lounge with study tables, a television and a pool table is located in Carlson Commons. It has been furnished in part by the Student Government. A break room on the second floor of the Warren Building is also open to students as are additional study area throughout the campus.
Should it be necessary to close the school because of inclement weather or an emergency condition, a school closing announcement will be made on WCCO AM Radio (830), on local television stations and via Dunwoody’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Parking is provided for about 1,000 cars in the Dunwoody parking lots. Some additional street parking is also available. Dunwoody’s goal is to continue to provide free, secure, ample parking for our guests, students, and faculty/staff. A security guard patrols the Dunwoody parking lots and may issue parking violation notices, as appropriate. Permits can be obtained at the Reception Desk in the Pinska Student Services Center and must be properly displayed on the vehicle.
Parking in the Warren Building lot (east of the main building) is reserved for vehicles being worked on by the Automotive Service Technology Department, visitors, and Warren Building staff. All others should find alternate places to park.
Parking rules are enforced weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dunwoody assumes no responsibility for any items lost or damaged while on school property.
All unregistered vehicles and those parked outside of the designated areas/times are subject to towing. The following procedures will be used for vehicles violating the parking rules: