Getting Around: Accessible Transportation & Parking

Campus Maps

Access maps of campus buildings, paths of travel, and additional campus plans and construction.

Campus Plans and Construction

Learn more about current campus construction activity, including building component repairs or replacements, full building renovations, and new construction.

Accessible Parking Information

Permits are available upon request for long- or short-term accessible parking. 

Accessible Transportation Options

On Campus for Students with Disabilities or Injuries

All bus transportation at the University of Chicago is accessible to individuals with disabilities, including Chicago Transit Authority Routes 170, 171, 172, and 192. Lifts and ramps on all buses are available for use upon request by anyone who has trouble with steps, even temporarily. The Evening Shuttles and Safe Ride also provide accessible transportation. Get more information on the University of Chicago Transportation system.

City of Chicago and Suburbs

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
The CTA provides fully accessible services on most of its bus routes and rail ("el") services, and provides door-to-door paratransit services to those who qualify.

Metra
All train lines in the Metra system are fully accessible. Service spans all six counties in metropolitan Chicago.

PACE Bus
PACE provides fully accessible transit services within the six county metropolitan Chicago area, and door-to-door paratransit services for those who qualify.

Resources for Students With Injury or Illness 

If an injury makes it difficult for a student to maneuver about the campus, you may be placed on the Injured Student Transportation List.  You may initiate the process by contacting Student Disability Services at 773-702-6000 or TTY: 773-795-1186, or sending an email to: disabilities@uchicago.edu

Dial-A-Ride Program

This service is reserved for students with a documented disability which affects their mobility. Service may be arranged any time during the quarter, but you are encouraged to do so prior to the start of the term. It typically takes 24-48 business hours for service to commence from the time Student Disability Services makes the request to Transportation Services. You should contact Student Disability Services to request this service.