Parking and Transportation

As in any large city, parking can be a challenge. Please allow extra time if you plan to park on the Midway Plaisance or on other streets near campus. Limited visitor parking is available, free of charge, in campus lots and in the garage at the corner of 55th Street and Ellis Avenue.

Parking Lot Locations

Shuttle service will be provided for those lots not within close walking distance. For a map of parking lot locations please click here.  

Hotel Shuttle Service

For guests staying at hotels outside of Hyde Park, shuttle service will be provided to and from downtown Chicago, with pick-up locations at the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive) and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (2233 South Martin Luther King Drive). Shuttle service will begin downtown at 6:30 a.m. and continue to run every fifteen minutes throughout the day. The last shuttle for the day will leave campus at 6:45 p.m.

Hilton Chicago Hotel
Two (2) shuttles will be running throughout the day on Saturday, June 14 from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. They will pickup at the hotel's 8th Street entrance and drop off at the University of Chicago. The hotel will not pay for any additional times for the shuttles. Please contact the Hilton Chicago Hotel for shuttle details at (312) 922-4400.

Hyatt Place Chicago South
Two (2) shuttles will be running throughout the day on Saturday, June 14 from 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. They will pickup at the corner of 53rd Street and Harper Avenue, and drop off at various locations on the north side of campus. These shuttles are part of the University's Hyde Park Shuttle Service (see below). Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes.

View shuttle service route from the Hyatt Place Chicago South on 53rd Street (north campus).

Hyde Park Shuttle Service

View shuttle service route around the Midway (south campus).

View shuttle service route from the Metra train station at 57th Street and from the Hyatt Place Chicago South on 53rd Street (north campus).