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Transportation & Parking

Information for riders and drivers

Service Updates and Announcements

Shuttle Service Announcements:

Evanston Parking Announcements:

  • City of Evanston Water Reservoir ProjectThe City of Evanston Lincoln Street Water Reservoir construction project is in progress.  Construction activity/traffic is expected on Lincoln Street and North Campus Drive. Members 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 summer 2021.
  • Commencement Parking Parking Permits and garage fees will not be required on Thursday, 6/20 and Friday, 6/21 due to Commencement,
  • Summer Parking: Summer parking permits at the monthly rate are now available in the Parking Office.  Valid Wildcard/Northwestern affiliation or proof of enrollment/registration in a summer class, program, conference or camp is required.  Ryan Field "D" permits are eligible to park in commuter student (green) lots beginning June 17 through September 27.
  • Lot Closings The Reservoir lot (# 104) is permanently closed.  The two north rows of the 619 Clark lot (# 226) will be closed starting Monday, June 24 for a Facilities construction project.  The rows will reopen in September. The 600/700 blocks of University Place and the 711 Elgin lot (# 230/231/232) will be closed after 5 pm on Thursday, June 20 for a Commencement event.  The east row of the Cook Hall lot (# 122) will be closed on Friday, June 21 for Commencement related bus staging.
  • Garage/Lot Capacity Update: The following events may affect capacity, traffic and congestion in the parking garages.  Parkers should allow extra time and plan to use alternate lots if necessary:  Friday 6/21 - Commencement (campus wide).
  • Parking Reminders: Storage of vehicles in main campus lots and garages for periods longer than 48 consecutive hours is prohibited.  
  • Parking lot gates and pay stations: Parking controls (gates, card readers and pay stations) in the North and South Parking Garages are now operating.
  • North Garage: While the North Garage frequently reaches capacity, there are generally parking spaces available in the South Garage (# 211) and the Engelhart Hall lot (# 239) throughout the day.
  • Contractor parking: Construction contractors are prohibited from parking in all main campus lots, including the North Garage (# 105), South Garage (# 211) and South Beach two level structure (# 214, 215).
  • Resident permit parking in North Garage Resident student permits ("R", "R9") will continue to have access to the North Garage.