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Service Updates and Announcements

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

COVID-19 Service Changes and Updates

Updated October 16, 2020

The Evanston and Chicago Parking Offices are open with limited staff. Masks, social distancing, and strict adherence to all University COVID-19guidelines and policies is required. Please understand that offices may need to close temporarily during lunch and break periods. For any questions email is best:

Shuttle Information

Evanston Parking Information

The Evanston Parking Office is currently open with limited staff. Masks, social distancing and strict adherence to all University COVID-19 guidelines and policies is required. There is a limit of two customers in the office at a single time.

Parking permit requirements and garage fees have been temporarily waived. All campus lots and the North and South Campus parking garages are currently open for free parking. Gradual parking enforcement will resume on October 19.

Evanston campus parking permit holders will not be charged for August and September parking fees. The payroll deductions for September and October paychecks that cover August and September parking permit fees, respectively, will be cancelled for permit holders.

 2020-21 faculty/staff parking permit renewals are now available for online.  Student permits are available in the Parking Office.  Monthly parking for full-time Evanston campus faculty/staff and commuter students will be available at the part-time rate for October, November, and December 2020. Beginning in January 2021, monthly parking payroll deductions will return to the full-time rate.

For questions please contact us at or 847-491-3319.

Chicago Parking Information

The Chicago Parking Office is open with limited staff. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; it is closed from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for staff lunch and administrative responsibilities. Please understand the office may also need to close temporarily during break periods. Masks, social distancing, and strict adherence to all University COVID-19 guidelines and policies is required.

Shuttle Service Updates

Campus Loop service update: Due to low utilization, the Campus Loop route will end for the remainder of the Fall Quarter. The last night of operations is Friday, October 16. Please use Safe Ride, a service provided by Via to Northwestern students, as a safe and free alternative to walking alone after dark. Safe Ride operates seven days a week during the academic year from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Evanston Parking Announcements

See the main page of this web site for current Evanston parking announcements.

City of Evanston Reservoir Project

The City of Evanston Lincoln Street water reservoir construction project is in progress.  Construction activity/traffic is expected on Lincoln Street and North Campus Drive.  Member of the campus community are urged to use caution and allow extra time when driving or walking near the work site.  The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.

Parking Lot Gates and Pay Stations

Parking controls (gates, card readers and pay stations) in the North and South Parking Garages are now operating.  Current permit holders will gain access to the garages by swiping their Wildcard at the entrance gates.  Daily parking for those without current permits is available for an $9.00 fee.  Daily parking may be paid for at pay stations located in each elevator lobby.  Further detailed information is available on this web site under the Policies & Information tab above.

Parking Reminders

Storage of vehicles in main campus lots and garages for periods of time exceeding 48 consecutive hours is prohibited. 


Chicago Parking Announcements

There are currently no notices for Chicago Parking.