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.
To help ensure your safety as you travel around campus, the neighboring areas, and the Chicago area, keep in mind the following tips:
- Stay alert
- Focus on your surroundings
- Eliminate the use of your cell phone or other personal electronic devices
- Keep your belongings close to you and never leave your property unattended
- Never allow a stranger to use your cell phone
- At night, walk in groups, use the NightRide Shuttle service, or ride CTA buses
The UCPD offers many services free of charge to help keep you safe. Call 773.702.8181 if you need jumper cable assistance, a child seat installed properly, or Umbrella Coverage while walking around campus.
Whether you use public transportation, drive, bike, or walk, the University of Chicago can accommodate your needs. From CTA buses that operate on or near University facilities, to parking lots conveniently located throughout campus, to bike lanes and bike renting options, to alternative transportation programs, UChicago features many safe and efficient ways to move around the greater Hyde Park area.
The University of Chicago provides many services to help you or your group travel around campus, the greater Hyde Park area, or wherever you need to go. If you need assistance traveling around campus, the University provides services to help you, no matter what your needs may be.
Transportation & Parking Services manages 18 surface parking lots and the Ellis Garage. All combined, there are more than 2,300 vehicles that park on campus each day. Anyone interested in parking on University property must purchase a parking permit or pay the appropriate meter fee. In addition to managing parking lots, Transportation & Parking Services provides and manages a number of alternative transportation programs to University affiliates.
The Parking Office is located on the south side of Ellis Garage, 5525 South Ellis Avenue, Suite 171. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
View the campus parking map.