Parking, Maps, & Directions

The Zar Symposium will be held at the:

Joseph Regenstein Library

1100 E. 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

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Driving Directions

Regenstein Library is at 57th and Ellis Avenue.

From the North via Lake Shore Drive:

  • Travel south on Lake Shore Drive to 57th Street.
  • Exit (right) at 57th Street, just before the Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Proceed on 57th Street headed south, around the museum, following the blue hospital signs.
  • Turn right onto Midway Plaisance.
  • Turn right onto Ellis Avenue.

From the North via I-90/94

  • Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) east / Edens Expressway (I-94) east, southbound to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east. Stay in local lanes.
  • Exit at 55th Street, also called Garfield Boulevard (exit 57).
  • Turn left (east) onto Garfield Boulevard continue onto Morgan Boulevard (Washington Park), following signs directing you to campus.
  • Turn right onto Ellis Avenue.

From the South via I-94 or I-57

  • Take the Bishop Ford Expressway (I-94) or I-57 northbound to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) west. Stay in local lanes.
  • Continue north on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
  • Exit at 55th Street, also called Garfield Boulevard (exit 57).
  • Turn right (east) onto Garfield Boulevard and continue onto Morgan Boulevard (Washington Park), following signs directing you to campus.
  • Turn right onto Ellis Avenue.

From the Indiana Toll Road/Skyway

  • From the Skyway, exit at Stony Island Avenue.
  • Follow Stony Island Avenue north, just past 71st street, stay to your left to continue onto Stony Island Avenue.
  • Continue to Midway Plaisance — which is just after 60th Street.
  • Turn left (west) onto Midway Plaisance and continue to Ellis Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Ellis Avenue until you reach 57th Street.

Parking

Visitor parking is available at the Ellis Avenue and 55th Street parking structure at 5505 South Ellis Avenue on North Campus. Street parking is difficult to find after 8am, but most spots are located on 55th Street or the Midway Plaisance.

By Train from Downtown

The quickest and easiest way to campus is to catch the Metra Electric commuter train at the Millennium Park/Randolph or Van Buren. Exit at the 57th Street stop and walk six blocks west on 57th Street towards the main campus. Regenstein Library is located between University and Ellis Avenue.

By Bus from Downtown

#6 Jackson Park Express:

Board the southbound #6 Jackson Park Express bus (toward 79th/South Shore), which runs along State Street with multiple stops between Lake Street and Congress Parkway. Exit the bus at 57th Street and Stony Island Avenue. Walk west on 57th Street, toward the train overpass, and continue for about seven blocks until you get to the main campus. Regenstein Library is located between University and Ellis Avenue.

Parking

Visitor parking is available in two locations, on the West Campus in the Hospitals Parking Garage at 5840 South Maryland Avenue and the Ellis Avenue and 55th Street parking structure at 5505 South Ellis Avenue on North Campus.