Travel Information

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All courses will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s, Student East Building, located at 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

By ​Air


O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located seventeen (17) miles from the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

Ground Transportation

Taxis

There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxi service is available to Chicago and suburban destinations. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.

Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O'Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40

For current fare information, please check the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website

For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call 1-855-WAV-1010

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare include:

  • Downtown ($24 per person)
  • McCormick Place ($24 per person)
  • Midway International Airport ($37 per person)

Mass transit

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, Racine and Illinois Medical District 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 312-836-7000.

Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft​ are convenient and easy ways to navigate Chicago. Download the Uber or Lyft apps, sign up for an account, hail a ride using your smart phone, and start exploring the city.

By Ca​​r


Below are directions to the Student Center East (SCE), UIC Conference Center, located at 705 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.

From the North, take the Kennedy Expressway (90/94 east) to the Eisenhower Expressway (290) westbound and keep to the right; take the first exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Morgan Street. Turn left (south) on Morgan Street and go one block south to Harrison Street and turn left (east). Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right (south). Take Halsted Street to the parking structure.

From the West, take the Eisenhower Expressway (290 east) to the Racine Avenue exit; turn right (south) on Racine and go south to Harrison Street and turn left (east). Take Harrison to Halsted Street and turn right (south). Take Halsted Street to the parking structure.

From the East, take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street and turn right (north) to the parking structure. If you take Harrison Street, go west to Halsted Street and turn left (south) to the parking structure.

From the South, take the Dan Ryan Expressway (94) and exit at Roosevelt Road (1200 South); go left (west) on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street; then go right (north) on Halsted street to the parking structure.

Attendee Parking

Parking is available in the Halsted Street Parking Structure, 801 S. Halsted Street, directly across the street from Student Center East*. The cost will be between $5.00 and $12.25.

*If the Halsted Street Parking Structure is full, please go one block north to Harrison Street. Go left (west) on Harrison Street to Morgan (one block). Turn right (north) onto Morgan and into Lot 9.

Interactive Map

Visit the University’s website​ for an interactive map of the campus.