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Service Updates and Announcements

 This page is updated with changes for Shuttle Services, Evanston Parking, and Chicago Parking announcements.


Shuttle Service Updates


Fall Shuttle Updates

Please note the following updates to the University's shuttle service for Fall Quarter.

Undergraduate U-Pass Program

The Undergraduate U-Pass program was a pilot for Winter and Spring Quarters in 2022. Due to low utilization it has been decided that the program will not continue for the 2022-23 academic year. The Transportation & Parking Office does not administer any graduate student U-Pass programs. You need to contact your individual school regarding any questions.

CTA recently reduced the cost of a 30-day pass from $105 down to $75. See the CTA's Fare Information webpage for additional information about that pass.

New Millennium Station Shuttle Pick-up / Drop-off locations

Effective Monday, January 24 the stop location for Millennium Station has moved. This new location is a pilot and in the future will be evaluated for effectiveness.

  • The new morning pick-up location will be on Michigan Ave at the south east corner of Michigan Ave and Randolph St.
  • The new afternoon drop-off location will be on Randolph St at the north east corner of Randolph St and Michigan Ave.

The new pilot schedule for the morning pick-ups can be found on the Train Shuttle brochure. Over the next several months, bus travel times will be monitored for necessary adjustments. At this time there are no changes to the afternoon schedule.


Evanston Parking Announcements

If visiting the office, compliance with current University face covering and face masks guidelines and policies is required.

2022-23 Parking Permits

2022-23 parking permits are available for purchase. As the community returns to regular campus activities, the University has approved a plan to restore the normal full-time parking rate over two years. The plan to normalize parking rates began in fall 2021 and is fully implemented in fall 2022.

  • Student and contractor permits are available for purchase at the Parking Services Office.
  • Faculty and staff can purchase annual parking through the online portal.
  • As outlined in the Evanston Campus Parking Policies, temporary permits are non-refundable. Please note temporary permits can be purchased on a daily or monthly basis.

Evanston Campus Parking Garage Gate Equipment Modernization

Parking Services is modernizing gate equipment in the Evanston campus parking garages to improve the process for parkers entering and exiting these locations. The enhancements include:

  • Replacement of parking card readers at the gates in all five parking garages to allow parkers to simply tap their Wildcards to enter and exit versus swiping.
  • New license plate readers at the entry/exit lanes in the North, South, and 800 Elgin garages. Monthly parkers who provide their license plate information to the Parking Office will be able to enter and exit these garages without tapping their parking cards. If your license plate information has changed since you applied for parking, you can update it using the License Plate Update form. Monthly parkers can use their Wildcard as a backup method to enter and exit the garages.

Vehicle Storage

Parking of vehicles for over 48 consecutive hours is prohibited. This includes all holiday and academic break periods.

Contractor parking

Construction contractors for all capital projects are prohibited from parking in all main campus lots. This includes North Garage (# 105), South Garage (# 211) and South Beach two level structure (# 214, 215).

Lot Closures

  • None at this time

Major Events

  • None at this time

Chicago Parking Announcements

If visiting the office, compliance with current University face covering and face masks guidelines and policies is required.

2022-23 Parking Permits

2022-23 parking permits are available for purchase. As the community returns to regular campus activities, the University has approved a plan to restore the normal full-time parking rate over two years. The plan to normalize parking rates began in fall 2021 and is fully implemented in fall 2022.

  • Student and contractor permits are available for purchase at the Parking Services Office.
  • Faculty and staff can purchase annual parking through the online portal.
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Monthly Contractor Parking

To renew your monthly contractor parking please go to the Erie Ontario Garage Customer Service Office located on Ontario Street near the first floor vehicle exit, just east of the southeast elevator lobby. Fill out the monthly renewal form at the office and make your payment there. You can renew your parking access Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In an effort to reduce cash handling, please utilize credit cards or checks for your payments. If you have questions please call us at 312-503-1103 or email us at chicagoparking@northwestern.edu. We are sorry, but at this time we are not able to process new requests for contractor parking.