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Directions by Car

From Lake Shore Drive

Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

From Indiana

Take I-65 North or I-80 West to the Chicago Skyway (I-90 West). Drive westbound on the Skyway, exiting at Stony Island Avenue. Drive north on Stony Island Avenue and turn left on Midway Plaisance. Proceed west to campus.

From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94)

Exit at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street) and drive east, following the signs for 55th Street through Washington Park. Once you cross over Cottage Grove Avenue, the campus is on your right.

From the Northern Suburbs

Take I-90/94 to I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

From the Western Suburbs

Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to I-90/94 East. Exit on the I-55 North Exit and then to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

From the Southern Suburbs

Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) northbound. Exit at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street) and drive east, following the signs for 55th Street through Washington Park. Once you cross over Cottage Grove Avenue, the campus is on your right.

From the Southwest Suburbs

Take I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Parking

If you choose to drive to campus, please allow an extra 30 minutes or more to secure a parking space. If you do find street parking, please be aware that metered parking boxes have a two-hour limit. Our information session and tours can often be longer than two hours, and you may not be able to “feed the meter” easily during the visit.

UChicago Ellis Avenue Visitors Parking Garage
5501 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

The visitor parking rate at Ellis Garage is $8 for 0–2 hours, $16 for 2–3 hours, $20 for 3–4 hours, and a maximum charge of $25 for 24 hours. This rate applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Parking rates include any required City of Chicago and Cook County parking taxes.

UChicago Medical Center Parking Garage
5840 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

Visitors may park at the University of Chicago Medical Center garage, three blocks west of the Office of College Admissions, at 58th Street and Maryland Avenue. Parking rates range from $10 for the first hour to $20 for 6 or more hours.

Please consult our visitor map for garage locations and walking directions.