Campus Parking

Campus Parking

The University provides a variety of transportation and parking options to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the UChicago community. Transportation offerings are designed to serve and support members of the campus community and our surrounding neighbors to travel on and around campus safely and efficiently.

For a comprehensive look at the University’s transit and parking options, check out the 2013 Transportation and Parking Guide.

Parking at UChicago

Visitor Parking

Several options exist around campus for visitor parking. Ellis Garage at 5525 South Ellis Avenue has visitor parking, and the metered lots on campus include the Young, 1155/Harris, New Graduate Residence, and Chapin lots. There is also a free community lot at the corner of East 60th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

Permit Parking

Parking permits are available to faculty, staff, and students on a first come, first serve basis. Permits can be purchased monthly, quarterly, or annually. Fees can be paid for with checks, credit card (Visa/MasterCard only), payroll deduction, or Form 62. To apply for parking please fill out and return the Parking Application. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to renew or cancel their parking permit. All permits expire on the date indicated on the permit hangtag. There will be a $25 penalty fee for renewals after the expiration date.

Permit fees are as follows, as of September 1, 2013:

  • $175/month: Lexington Lot
  • $85/month: Ellis Garage, Young lot, Judd lot, International House lot
  • $80/month: Wells lot, Faculty Apartments lot, Woodlawn Social Services Center lot, Edelstone lot, Law lot, 1155/Harris lot, Mott lot, Kimbark lot, New Graduate Residence lot, Chapin lot, 6054/Kenwood lot, Dorchester lot, McGiffert House lot.

Parking rates include any required City of Chicago and Cook County parking taxes.

While the University of Chicago Police Department patrols the parking lots, a parking permit does not include or imply security protection for your vehicle. The University assumes no responsibility for theft of, from, or damage to any vehicle.

Parking Office

The University’s Parking Office is located on the first floor of Ellis Garage, 5525 South Ellis Avenue, Room 171. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. To reach the Parking Office, call 773.702.8969 or email