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Visit & Directions

The best way to get to know UIC is to visit

University of Illinois at Chicago offers a number of options for campus visits. You can choose a weekday or Saturday visit, on your own or as part of a group. We also offer scheduled preview days for freshmen, transfer students and students in health sciences. We’ll do everything we can to accommodate you.

More information on visiting campus.

One campus, three sides

UIC’s campus spans 244 acres. Spreading out from Harrison and Halsted at the east end to the Illinois Medical District to the west and the exciting University Village south of Roosevelt Road.

East and south sides of campus

Running along Halsted Street from Harrison to south of Roosevelt are the east and south sides of campus. Start your tour of campus at the UIC Visitors Center located in our Student Services Building. The east and south sides of campus are also home to the majority of undergraduate housing and 9 of our 15 colleges. Academics cover the arts and humanities, basic sciences, business, social work, education, engineering and urban planning. You’ll also find here the Student Services Building, Richard J. Daley Library, Student Center East and the Student Recreation Facility.

West side of campus

Home to our health sciences colleges and hospital, the west side of campus sits in the heart of the Illinois Medical District. Students have access to housing, the Library of the Health Sciences, Sports & Fitness Center and Student Center West.

No matter which side of campus you plan to visit, UIC is readily accessible by car, train or bus. For a street address of a specific department, please see our Directory.

Interactive campus map

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to navigate campus.

The UIC interactive campus map displays a wide array of information resources for UIC’s students, visitors, faculty and staff. It provides university building and parking information, assists with directions, outlines UIC shuttle routes and provides high-resolution, print-optimized campus maps in PDF format available for download.

Mass transit directions

UIC’s location allows easy access to campus via public transportation.  Both  CTA buses and the CTA trains (the “L”) run through and around campus.  Seven CTA bus routes run through the campus ( see routes as a layer on our campus map). The Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) and the Pink Line train (Polk stop), connect the campus with downtown, O’Hare International Airport, northwest and west side neighborhoods of Chicago, and the western suburbs of Oak Park, Forest Park and Cicero.

Pace Suburban Bus operates an express route ( Route 755 Plainfield – IMD Express) between Plainfield, Bolingbrook and the UIC campus and Illinois Medical District during weekday rush hours.

The UIC campus is also two blocks west of the Greyhound Bus terminal.

Detailed travel information is available from the Regional Transportation Authority’s Travel Information Center or 836-7000 from any area code in the RTA service area (area code 312 from outside the area.)

Traffic alert

Chicago’s Jane Byrne (Circle) Interchange, which links four expressways around UIC, is undergoing a multi-year renovation. Construction progress may affect traffic and parking on campus.

Driving directions

West side of campus (Hospital & Health Sciences Complex)

Starting point Directions
From the North Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) westbound and keep to the right; take the second exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Ashland Avenue; take Ashland Avenue south to Taylor Street; then go west on Taylor Street to the campus.
From the West Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Ashland Avenue exit; take Ashland Avenue south to Taylor Street; then go west on Taylor Street to the campus.
From the East Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road west to Wood Street. If you take Harrison Street, go south on Wood Street to the campus, or from Roosevelt Road go north on Wood Street to the campus.
From the South Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Wood Street; then go north on Wood Street to the campus.

East & south side of campus

Starting point Directions
From the North Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) westbound and keep to the right; take the first exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Morgan Street; then take Morgan Street south one block to the campus.
From the West Take the (I-290) Eisenhower Expressway to the Racine Avenue exit; then go south to Harrison Street and east to the campus.
From the East Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street.
From the South Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street.

Parking

Campus Parking Services provides safe, convenient and affordable parking options for vehicles on campus:

Intracampus Bus

UIC’s Intracampus bus services provides free transportation services to students, faculty and staff to different places on campus. Three routes are available:

  • The UIC Intracampus Route links the east and west sides of campus via Roosevelt Road or Taylor Street. During Intersession, the Intracampus Route will operate on the weekend/holiday schedule. Visit our interactive campus map to see the Shuttle Bus routes layered on the map.
  • The UIC East Side Route circles the east side of campus including the south residence halls. It does not operate on weekends, holidays or intersession.
  • The Semester Express Route provides an express link between the east and the west sides of campus via Harrison Street as well as serving the south campus residence halls. The Semester Express does not operate on weekends, holidays, breaks or intersession.

Know where the buses are now with the UIC Bus Tracker which is also available on our UIC mobile app.

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