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Transportation & Parking

Information for riders and drivers

Getting Around Campus

Service Updates and Announcements

Shuttle Service Updates:

  • March Through the Arch: Event to temporarily reroute Intercampus shuttles 8:45-10am on Tuesday, September 12. Read more.
  • Kits, Cats, & Kids Block Party: Evanston block party to temporarily reroute Evanston Loop shuttles 6-8:30pm on Thursday, September 14. Read more.
  • Academic Year Shuttle Service: Academic year shuttles will soon begin service. Read more.
  • Sheridan Rd Reconstruction: City of Evanston reconstruction of Sheridan Rd project affects some shuttle stops through mid-October. Read more.
  • Sherman/Emerson stop moved: This stop has temporarily moved to Sherman Ave and University Pl. Read more.
  • Important notice regarding Ryan Field shuttle stop and charter buses: As Northwestern University continues our efforts to strengthen relationships with the City of Evanston, Transportation Services is taking steps to curb both air and noise pollution thereby reducing the number of disturbances to our neighbors in the community surrounding Ryan Field. Read more.

Evanston Parking Announcements:

  • 2017/18 Parking Permits:  Parking permits for the 2017/18 year will be available on September 1.  Faculty and staff with current permits will receive an e-mail on September 7 with a link to the online renewal site and may renew online.  All 2016/17 parking permits will expire on October 1.  Ryan Field "D" permits will be valid in Commuter (green) parking lots and garages through September 18. Read more.
  • Student Move-In: Parking permits will not be required and garage gates will be open beginning September 6 through 18 to accommodate student move-in.  Please note that all other parking regulations (fire lanes, posted no parking areas, reserved spaces, etc.) remain in effect.  Students are remined that there may be some street and/or parking lot closing related to the ongoing City of Evanston's Sheridan Road construction project.
  • Lot closings: The Sargent Hall lot (# 111), the Goodrich Service Drive (# 110) and the Patten Gym lot (# 109) will be closed from September 5 through late October to accommodate the City of Evanston's Sheridan Road construction project.  The three west rows of the Cook Hall lot (# 122) will close on September 5 for a Facilities Management short term paving project.   Lots adjacent to 555 Clark, and 1810 Hinman will close September 5-8 for paving.  The 630 Dartmouth lot will close September 5-8 for paving.  LARC Drive and Crown Sports east lot (# 108) are currently closed for an extended period. Read more.
  • Parking lot gates and pay stations: Parking controls (gates, card readers and pay stations) in the North and South Parking Garages are now operating. Read more.
  • Football Parking: The Ryan Field parking lots are reserved for season ticket holder parking (with game passes).  All vehicles must vacate the Ryan Field lots by 1:00 am on home football game days (September 2 &16; October 7, 21 & 28; November 11 & 18).  Ryan lots will reopen for seaon ticket holder parking four hours before kickoff.  Free parking is available in all main campus lots, with free shuttles provided to the stadium. Read more.
  • Contractor parking: Construction contractors are prohibited from parking in the North Garage (# 105), South Garage (# 211) and South Beach two level structure (# 214, 215). Read more.
  • Resident Permit Parking in North Garage:  Resident student permits ("R", "R9") will have temporary access to the North Garage due to construction activities in lot # 104.  Read more.

Chicago Parking Announcements:

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