For guests who plan to drive to campus, complimentary parking is available in a variety of on-campus parking lots. Due to street closures and heightened traffic, please allow extra time for your travel. You can learn more about parking options by visiting the University's Transportation and Parking Services website

Map of Convocation Parking Lots, Road Closures, Entrances, Shuttle Drop-offs and Pick-ups, Metra Stations, and Divvy Bikes.

2022 Campus to Downtown Shuttle

On Saturday, June 4, the University will provide shuttle service from campus that will drop off Convocation guests at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. Complimentary shuttle service will run every 20–30 minutes throughout the day, from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. All guests are welcome to ride the shuttles. 

Pick-up location:

• Shuttle University of Chicago Midway Plaisance North and South Ellis Avenue

Drop-off location:

• Shuttle University of Chicago Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive (east of the InterContinental Chicago)

2022 UGo Shuttle Map

On Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, complimentary campus UGo shuttles will run throughout campus. UGo shuttles can be tracked in real time via TransLock. Download the app at, available with iOS and Android. TransLoc can also be viewed on monitors in several buildings on campus. TransLoc also displays Chicago public transit bus routes.

Ride Sharing

Several ride-sharing and taxicab services operate throughout the city of Chicago. If you are planning to arrive via ride-share or taxi, please provide your driver with one of the following drop-off or pick-up locations:

  • North of Main Entrance: 5505 South Ellis Avenue
  • South of Main Entrance: 969 East 60th Street
  • West of Main Entrance: 844 East 58th Street