Driving and Parking
All parking lots have ADA accessible parking. Street parking can also often be found along most of the major thoroughfares. Street cleaning or snow routes may restrict this access.
- Campus North Parking (Ellis)
5505 S Ellis Ave
- Kimbark South Parking
Opens January 2023
- Young Parking Lot
5555 S Ellis Ave
- Wells Parking Lot
6000 S Drexel Ave
- Law School Parking Lot
1111 E 60th St
- McGiffert Lot
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
- Lexington Parking
5835 S University Ave
Need help with your car?
If you are having difficulty starting your vehicle and you are within the UCPD patrol area, call 773.702.8181 and an officer will be dispatched to help you. For other disabled vehicle issues, the UCPD will assist in providing contact information for service providers. Officers can also help ensure your child's car seat is properly installed.
MORE PARKING INFORMATION
Short-Term Accessible Parking (three months or less)
Requests for short-term (three months or less) accessible parking on campus are handled by Transportation & Parking Services. Please contact the Parking Office at 773.702.8969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Long-Term Accessible Parking (more than three months)
For requests for long-term (more than three months) accessible parking on campus, please contact Student Disability Services at 773.702.6000 and provide the following information:
Your relationship to the University
Your primary location of your work or academic program
Duration of your need for accessible parking
Copy of current signed physician’s statement explaining the functional mobility limitation
Copy of your current state-issued accessible parking permit
If your request is approved, Transportation & Parking Services will work with you to arrange your parking accommodations.
Accessibility on Campus
If you are looking for more information about accessibility on campus:
A person or department planning an event requiring parking should contact Transportation & Parking Services as follows:
30-day notice if more than 10 vehicles are expected to be on campus for the event
72-hour notice if less than 10 vehicles are expected to be on campus for the event
Event parking costs $25 a space in all of the University-managed parking lots. Transportation & Parking Services will work with you to determine the best parking option for your event. To purchase parking vouchers, please fill out the parking voucher request form and email it to email@example.com.
If you would like a lot attendant or security for your event, please contact the University of Chicago Police Department at 773.702.8181.
All contractors parking on University property must obtain contractor parking permits from Transportation & Parking Services. Contractors may only park at the location designated on the permit. If the parking assignment designation is “Various,” the holder may only park in non-gated lots. Contractor parking permits may be purchased from the Transportation & Parking Office.
The University welcomes the use of motorcycles to lessen the demand for parking on campus. Motorcycles do not have to be registered to park on campus. Motorcycles can be parked in any campus lot as long as they are parked in yellow hashed areas and not in an actual parking space. Motorcycles cannot be parked at bike racks and cannot be driven or parked on the University’s quadrangle or sidewalks.
Mopeds and scooters are not authorized vehicles and cannot park in parking lots or at bike racks. Mopeds and scooters cannot be driven or parked on the quadrangle or sidewalks. Mopeds and scooters can be parked on campus streets in accordance with City of Chicago parking regulations.
From December 1 to April 1, the City of Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban covers various arterial streets throughout the city. No vehicles can be parked on designated streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. during this period. On campus, this ban affects parking along the Midway Plaisance from Cottage Grove Avenue to Dorchester Avenue. For more information, visit cityofchicago.org.
For pedestrian safety, most vehicular access to the Main Quadrangle is expressly prohibited. Vehicles requiring access to the Main Quadrangle Pedestrian Zone must receive an exception permit. Click here to learn more.