Gather Information for Your Visit

On behalf of Northwestern University, UCS is excited your organization will be visiting our office and the campus. Please find vital information for your visit below.

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Parking Information

Parking permits are required to park on the Evanston Campus Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. 

UCS Parking Instructions

  • Please park your car in the parking lot that surrounds our office where the signage indicates it is ok for "Yellow" or "Visitor" parking. 
  • Enter our office and ask the receptionist for a visitors parking pass. 
  • Return to your vehicle immediately and place the parking permit on your rearview mirror facing outwards.

Interview Center Parking Instructions

  • Please pull up to the west entrance of the Interview Center and our staff will provide a parking pass for your vehicle. 
  • Available parking is located around the Interview Center and Career Services Building. 
  • Remember to place the parking permit on your rearview mirror facing outwards.
  • Additional Parking Lots are available on campus or there may be street parking, but be aware most street parking in Evanston is strongly enforced at a 2 hour maximum limit.

Career Fair Parking Instructions

If the event or fair set-up time is before 4:00pm you will need a permit to park on campus. For UCS events there will be staff positioned at the "Art Circle" on the Campus Drive by the Block Museum of Art. Please pull your vehicle up to our staff and they will provide a visitor's parking pass. Recommended parking lots for Norris University Center are Regenstein Hall Lot or the Lakeside Parking Structure.

Taxi Information

Dining Options for On Campus Interviewing

UCS does not provide lunch at the Interview Center, but we will help you order and make arrangements for
your lunch. Lunch options include delivery, catering, going out to local nearby restaurants or visiting a
Northwestern University Dining Hall. If you would like to use your lunch hour to talk with a career advisor from our office, please contact the Employer Recruiting Coordinator and they will coordinate the lunch meeting for you.

Delivery Options

  • Potbelly’s (Sandwiches, Milkshakes, Salads)
  • Rollin’ To Go (Italian Sandwiches and Pizza)
  • Koi (Chinese, Thai and Sushi)
  • Other options through GrubHub  
Please see the Employer Recruiting Coordinator by no later than 10:00am the day of your interviews to
complete an order form.

Delivery Address: 630 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60208, 847-467-5718

Going Out for Lunch

Recommended local restaurants (by foot, within 4 blocks of the Interview Center):
  • Fraiche: 815 Noyes Street, (847) 475-5467
  • Noyes Street Café: 828 Noyes Street, (847) 475-8683 
  • Mandarin House: 819 Noyes Street, (847) 869-4344 
  • Al’s Deli: 914 Noyes Street, (847) 475-9400 
  • Coffee Lab: 922 Noyes Street, (847) 868-8033
Recommended Evanston Restaurants within 1 mile (street parking):
  • Edzo’s Burger Shop (Closed Monday): 1571 Sherman Avenue, (847) 864-3396 
  • Tapas Barcelona: 1615 Chicago Avenue, (847) 866-9900 
  • The Little Mexican Café: 1010 Church Street, (847) 905-1550 
  • Dave’s Italian Kitchen: 1635 Chicago Avenue, (847) 864-6000 
  • Gigio’s Pizza: 1001 Davis Street, (847) 328-0990 
  • Whole Foods: 1640 Chicago Avenue, 847-733-1600 
  • Bravo!: 1701 Maple Avenue, 847-733-0917
  • Noodles & Company: 930 Church Street, 847-733-1200 
  • Dixie Kitchen: 825 Church Street, 847-733-9030 
  • Five Guys: 816 Church Street, 847-491-6921
  • Wiener and Still Champion (Chicago Hot Dogs): 802 Dempster Street, 847-869-0100

Interview Center Amenities

  • Coffee, bottled water, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke
  • Snacks
  • Copy machine, fax
  • Employer Lounge with refrigerator and microwave
  • White boards, paper and pens
  • Wireless Internet by request
  • Luggage storage space
  • 8 AM - 6 PM Employer Recruiting Coordinator to assist with your needs/questions

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