"Our goal is to have a peaceful resolution", University of Minnesota Police Chief Matt Clark told the Star Tribune.
Meanwhile, police continue their efforts at the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel where they say the man wanted on an Arizona warrant for a "white collar" crime remains in the hotel room. That's when U of M police say they received a call for a welfare check.
SWAT officers with the Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park police departments are assisting, Clark said.
The campus-wide notice read: "SAFE-U Alert - Public Safety Incident at Graduate Hotel East Bank roads near Graduate Hotel are closed due to public safety situation in hotel".
The university said there was no direct threat to students walking to classes. Police are in communication with the person involved. The school said some roads around the campus were closed, as was a campus recreation and wellness center. In a text and online alert early Monday, the university described the incident as a "public safety situation" and urged individuals to stay away from the area.
The woman, who was unharmed, is being interviewed by police, university spokesperson Chuck Tombarge said. Authorities evacuated the sixth floor of the hotel Monday and originally advised students, faculty and staff to avoid the east portion of campus.