Daily Chicago Campus Parking: Discount Validations

There are several circumstances when it may be possible to have your parking validated for a discounted rate:


Faculty/Staff Parking

Validation Rate: Up to 12 hours of parking for $10.25

Restrictions: The discount will only be honored at Erie Ontario Parking. The discounted parking does not guarantee a parking space.

How to Obtain the Validation:

  1. Park in the eligible garage and obtain a parking ticket.
  2. Present the parking ticket and WildCARD to the University Services Chicago Office (Abbott Hall, Room 100) for validation.
  3. Present the validation and parking ticket with payment to the cashier/pay station at the parking garage.

Evening & Weekend Parking (Kellogg & School of Professional Studies Students)

Validation Rate: $7.50 per evening

Restrictions:

  • Only available on weekdays between 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm (the same night) or weekends between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • The discount will only be honored at Huron Superior Parking or Erie Ontario Parking.

How to Obtain the Validation:

  1. Park in one of the two eligible garages and obtain a parking ticket.
  2. Self-validate your the parking ticket in one of the Wieboldt Hall validation machines, located on the 1st floor Kellogg mailbox room, the 1st floor vestibule off Chicago Avenue, and the 6th floor library.
  3. Present the validation and parking ticket with payment to the cashier/pay station at the parking garage. 

Special Events

Validation Rate: Varies

Restrictions: Only available for departmental events taking place on a weekday evening (after 4:00 pm) or a weekend.

How to Obtain the Validation: The University Services Chicago Office may be able to assist with discounted parking. Contact the office at (312) 503-1103.


NU Patients, Visitors and Guests

Discounted parking validations are available to University departments for distribution to their guests, visitors, research subjects and volunteers.

Validation Rate: Varies

Restrictions:

  • The discounted parking does not guarantee a parking space.
  • Only University departments using a valid NUFinancials chart string are eligible to purchase the discounted parking validations. 

  • These validations cannot be re-sold by departments.
  • There is a limit of validations that a specific department can use during the day. Contact the Chicago Parking Office to discuss availability when planning a large event.

Discounted Parking Program - Chicago Campus

Discounted parking is available to departments for guests, visitors, research subjects and volunteers to Northwestern University who have a need to park on the Chicago campus. To request discounted parking you must have an active chart string and request the validations through the Discounted Parking Request Form.  These requests must come from the Department Heads, students are not eligible to request. 

Note: Employees are not eligible to use these validations. This is a policy violation and eligible for corrective action.

Types of discounted parking available: 

For Huron Superior Parking (222 E. Huron) or Erie Ontario Parking (321 E. Erie):

  • 6 hours or less (green) - $5.75 each (Over 6 hours to 24 hours: Customer pays additional $6.25)
  • 6 to 24 hours  (blue) - $12.00 each
  • Eve/wknd (white) - $5.75 each (Good for use Monday - Friday, 3pm to 8am, Sat and Sun up to 24 hours)
  • Note: We will assign a $.25 surcharge to each validation listed above.

For Erie OntarioParking (321 E. Erie):

  • Employee (pink) - $10.25 each (Good for up to 12 hours of parking)

Additional guidelines:

  • Discounted validations are issued individually. Please order only what you need for a 4-week period.
  • Discounted validations may not be resold.
  • Non-NU affiliations who are leasing space from the University for an event are not eligible.
  • Discounts are valid for 120 days from the date your request is processed. Validations are not refundable. Please order accordingly.
  • Studies and grants requesting discounted parking for the patients or subjects will need to include the name of the study/grant and their IRB number on the request.
  • Validations cannot be combined if maximum time has expired.

Parking is not guaranteed. It is on a first come, first served basis.

How to Obtain the Validation: Complete the online Discounted Parking Request Form.

Please contact the Parking Office at 312-503-1103 for additional information.