Food and Refreshments

A continental breakfast is served at 7:00 am on all class days, with refreshments and beverages available all day long. A water cooler is located near the refreshment area. Please help out the Executive MBA staff by keeping this area clean by depositing your dirty dishes on the trays located around the Executive Center.

A buffet lunch is typically served from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Professional Dining Room (PDR), lower level of the Carlson School. Occasionally, a lunch buffet will be located in the Executive Center if class meetings, planning sessions or other events demand this added convenience.

We understand that for various reasons, not everyone eats meat. If you are a vegetarian or if you have any other dietary restrictions (i.e. food allergies) please contact the CEMBA Program Office and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Parking on Executive MBA Class Days

Pre-paid parking passes are given to Executive MBA students at Orientation and can be used in the 19th Avenue Ramp. You will need to take a ticket on Orientation to get in and will use the parking card to get out. The parking passes are programmed to let you in and out only on your scheduled Executive MBA weekends. If you stay late and the guard is up, you will need to scan your pass for the system to understand you are out of the ramp. If you fail to scan your pass, the system will think you are still in the ramp and it will not let you enter the next time.

Parking on Non-Executive MBA Class Days

The Carlson Executive MBA Program fee covers parking for class days only. All other parking charges are the responsibility of the student. Parking rates on the West Bank are:

  • 19th Ave Ramp: Enter after 5 p.m. and exit before 7 a.m. Mon.-Fri. or anytime on Sat.-Sun. - $6.00
  • 21st Ave Ramp: Enter after 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.- or anytime on Sat.-Sun. - $6.00 for the first 24 hours
  • Meters: $2.00/hour


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