2019 Parking Map
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Travel times from both O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport can range from 45 minutes to one and one half hours.
Local Transportation: From downtown Chicago, take the Union Pacific (Metra) commuter train to Davis Street in Evanston or take the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) elevated train to Davis
Guests are urged to park in campus lots and use the shuttle bus service. University parking permits are not required for parking in campus lots. A map indicating campus and public parking lots as well as shuttle bus route are found on the maps provided on this page.
If you take a taxi or rideshare vehicle, direct your driver to drop you off in the east parking lot.
Accessible parking is available in all campus parking lots, and a fully accessible bus is available at all shuttle stops. Parking for vehicles displaying a valid handicapped tag as well as a drop-off site for guests with disabilities are available at the stadium. The accessible drop-off is located at the south end of Ryan Field.
The University provides continuous complimentary shuttle bus service between the main Evanston campus and the Ryan Field.
Parking in the Ryan Field area will be very limited.
It is highly recommended that graduates and their guests take shuttles early to avoid long wait times at shuttle stops. In past years, the wait and travel time increases as it gets closer to the 9:30 AM Commencement Ceremony start time.
On Friday & Saturday, University volunteers will staff the shuttle bus stops and provide information regarding the ceremony.