Parking for Getting to Know UChicago Orientation

Access to the  garage adjacent to the 6054 S. Drexel building (the Getting to Know UChicago Orientation building location) is restricted between the hours of 5:00 AM and 9:00 AM for individuals who do not have access cards.  We encourage staff members attending orientation to use public transportation or plan to arrive early if they will be searching for street parking.  Please beware of signs in order to ensure you are parking in a legal zone that is open to the public.  Here are some suggestions for parking alternatives: 

  • Apostolic Church Parking Lot, located on Kenwood Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets. Parking is free. Allow 20 minutes to shuttle from lot to 6054 S. Drexel. Use the white Shuttle Buses, which leave approximately every 10 minutes to get to campus.  The shuttle stops at the Goldblatt Building entrance on 59th Street.  Employees, if able, can walk over the Midway to 6054 S. Drexel.  It’s a short 5 minute walk.
  • Parking Lot located at the corner of  60th and Stony Island Avenue. Parking is free. It is a 20 minute walk west on 60th to 6054 S. Drexel;  the 170 CTA bus stop is near the lot  and drops riders off slightly west of Drexel, and east of 60th and Cottage Grove. Employees with a University of Chicago ID can ride the 170 CTA for free. 
  • 5525 Ellis Parking Garage, located just south of 55th Street on Ellis Avenue. Parking 8AM-1:00PM is approximately $18.00. Walk south on Ellis from the Garage two blocks, and turn right onto 57th Street.  Walk one block west to Drexel and take the Drexel Shuttle. The shuttle will travel south on Cottage Grove and stops in front of 6054 S. Drexel. The shuttle trip takes 10 minutes.