Thank you for attending Homecoming 2022!
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Getting to Campus
From the North
Dan Ryan Expressway east to 31st Street exit, continue south to 33rd Street, turn left (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) at 32nd Street and State Street.
From the South
Dan Ryan Expressway west to 35th Street exit, continue north to 33rd Street, turn right (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.
From Lake Shore Drive
Exit at 31st Street, go inland (west) to State Street, turn left (south). Metered parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.
Metered parking is available to all visitors and located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street. Special event parking may be available in other parking lots on campus. Please contact Access, Card, and Parking Services for more details about parking, or visit the parking web page for current parking locations at web.iit.edu/acaps. Please call the parking administrator at 312.567.8968 if you need assistance in finding parking.
Illinois Tech and Chicago are served by O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Public transportation is available from O'Hare and Midway airports, and limousine or taxi will take you from all airports to Illinois Tech's campus. View the City of Chicago's Airport System Home Page for more information.
Amtrak and Metra commuter rail trains run to Union Station, with additional Metra commuter trains running to Ogilvie Transportation Center. From these stations, take the Rock Island Metra train from LaSalle Street station to 35th Street / "Lou" Jones station, CTA's public transportation, or a taxi to Mies Campus.
Travel to the Greyhound or Continental Trailways terminals, then take a taxi or public transportation to Mies Campus.
- CTA Red Line (Howard-95th/Dan Ryan) to Sox-35th station
- CTA Green Line (Ashland-63rd or 63rd-Cottage Grove) to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station
- CTA bus lines with stops on Mies Campus (#29-State, #35-35th, #24-Wentworth, #4-Cottage Grove)
Visit the CTA website for schedules and bus routes.
Are you planning to visit Illinois Tech from out of town? If so, take advantage of our preferred hotel rates at the Hiltons at McCormick Place.
As global and community health concerns continue, Illinois Institute of Technology will manage our Homecoming events consistent with relevant CDC, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. All participants are expected to abide by applicable University policies during any sponsored events, both on and off campus, including those concerning COVID-19. We will review safety precautions for our events and venues and provide updates in bold below when necessary. We ask that everyone participating in Homecoming activities help protect the health and safety of our community by monitoring their health. With your cooperation and participation, we look forward to a successful 2023 Homecoming at Illinois Tech.
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