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Read about the Circle Interchange Construction Project and its impact on traffic around UIC.

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UIC is readily accessible by car, train, or bus. For a street address for a specific department, please see our A-Z directory.

Mass Transit

UIC is served by the CTA trains (the “El”) Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) and the Pink Line train (Polk stop), connecting 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.

CTA bus lines serving campus include the 7-Harrison, 8-Halsted, 9-Ashland, 11-Lincoln/Sedgwick, 12-Roosevelt, 60-Blue Island/26th and 157-Streeterville/Taylor.

In particular, the 7 and 60 buses run from downtown west on Harrison St., connecting the commuter rail hubs to the campus:

  • The 60 bus boards on the south (Madison St.) side of the Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra rail lines: Union Pacific North, Northwest, and West.)
  • The 60 and the 7 buses board on the west (Clinton St.) side of Union Station (Metra rail lines: Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor, North Central, Southwest, and Milwaukee District North and West.)

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.)

Driving Directions

West Side of Campus (Medical Center & Health Sciences Colleges)

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.

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