The University of Chicago remains committed to minimizing the impact of single occupancy vehicle (SOV) travel upon the institution, its surrounding neighborhoods, and the region at large. SOV travel contributes to the region’s worsening traffic congestion, adversely affects air quality and causes parking to spill over into our surrounding neighborhoods.
To that end, the University will continue to encourage travel modes that improve environmental quality, pedestrian mobility and safety, reinforce the use of Chicago’s extensive transit network, and build upon our partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority. The programs listed below will help make your commute more convenient, cheaper and environmentally beneficial:
The University is also fortunate to have convenient access to CTA bus routes (2, 4, 6, 15, 28, X28, 55, and 59) that connect to the loop and the L. The Metra Electric Line to downtown and the south suburbs as well as the NICTD’s South Shore Line to Indiana’s lake shore communities stop at the nearby 55th-56th-57th station. Free bus connections are available on the 170 and 171 from the station to campus.
To find more information about these programs or to sign up for any of them, please go to transportation.uchicago.edu. If you would like help in planning your commute, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to continue to drive to campus, the current monthly parking rates are listed below. University leadership recognizes the challenging economic circumstances impacting us all. The recent parking rate increases were kept nominal in an effort to continue providing parking access on campus for those who need it, while ensuring that Transportation and Parking services has the means to continue providing quality services to the University community.
Parking permit rates include any required City of Chicago and Cook County parking taxes.