Getting Around

Visitor Parking

Several options exist around campus for visitor parking. These lots include: Young, Chapin, Dorchester, and the community lot at the corner of East 60th Street and Stony Island Avenue. The visitor parking rate at University-operated lots is $4 an hour.

Ellis Garage (Campus North Parking) is another option for visitor parking. Effective October 1, 2017, visitor parking rates at Ellis Garage are:

  • 0-2 hours - $12
  • 2-3 hours - $16
  • 3-4 hours - $22
  • 4-24 hours - $28

These rates applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Parking rates include any required City of Chicago and Cook County parking taxes.

Temporary parking permits must be obtained for all guests or visitors parking in permit spaces; prices to apply. Visitors may only park at the location designated on the temporary permit. If the parking assignment designation is “various,” the holder may only park in non-gated lots.

Mobile Payment Parking

The University offers a mobile payment solution for visitor parking in the following lots: McGiffert, Wells, Chapin, Young, and Dorchester. Payments can be made by downloading the Passport app from the app store or the Google Play store; through the website ppprk.com or m.ppprk.com from a mobile device; or with any type of phone by calling 312.273.5691. Signs in these lots provide more specific information necessary to complete the mobile payment process.