Monthly Archives: June 2017

U of Minnesota Gopher Tunnels

Ever wonder why the gopher became the mascot of the University of Minnesota? One might think that it is because of the extensive tunnels, and skyways, used by the students to travel the university campus that resemble gopher tunnels. Today I experienced the real reason, it is the method by which the entire campus is heated. The steam tunnels that reach every corner of the university campus, dwarfing the tunnels accessible by the students.

This video shows the route from the steam tunnel entrance at the C72 lot on Beacon St. to the Northrup Auditorium, enjoy.