Transportation, Parking, and Visitors

Parking Transportation

CTA / Public Transport

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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and busses to the city and PACE busses suburbs are easily accessible from and near campus. For information on the train and bus schedules, fares and maps, please refer to the CTA Web Page and the PACE web page

Northwestern Shuttles

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All employees and students may ride the inter-campus shuttle at no charge by displaying an active WildCard ID to the driver. The complete schedule is available at http://www.northwestern.edu/uservices/transportation/shuttles. Schedules for other shuttles, such as the Shop 'N' Ride shuttle and Frost Bite Express may also be found on this site.  Please note that bus schedules vary by quarter.

Schedules for other shuttles, such as the Shop 'N' Ride shuttle and Frost Bite Express may also be found on this site.  Please note that bus schedules vary by quarter.

Rides to the Airport

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A variety of transportation resources are available to get to Chicago's airports including shuttles, bus, and train.  For specific information, please refer to the Purple Pages. RideShare is also an option.

SafeRide

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SafeRide provides free escorted rides to and from campus and nearby housing.

Student Parking Permits

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Registered students who qualify for permits and drive to campus must register their vehicle upon arrival. Parking regulations are enforced. Detailed information is available from the Parking Office at 1819 Hinman Ave. and will soon be online here. Your Wildcard, vehicle registration, driver's license, and a copy of your apartment lease or contract is required. During the fall – spring quarters, additional parking is available at Ryan Field (1501 Central Street) for a minimal charge and includes regular shuttle service to campus. Parking fees will be charged to your University bill via Student Accounts. Vehicles must have a permit displayed to park on campus Monday - Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm. For information on which lots are open to student commuters, please refer to the Parking Office Web Page.

Taxis / Limos

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Northwestern University Services offers options for public transportation and taxis. Transportation resources can be found here.

Visitor Parking Permits

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If you have a speaker or guest coming to campus for a club event or a class, you may request a one-day guest parking permit through the Office of Student Affairs.  For a map showing the lots where guest parking passes may be used, please refer to the Parking Office web page.

Visitors

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If you are bringing guests to the Jacobs Center, please stop by the front reception desk to introduce your visitor and request a visitor name tag for him/her.

KSA Suggestion Box

Make your suggestions heard regarding life at Kellogg.