Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Maps & Directions

Water Tower Campus

Executive Education, a department of Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, is conveniently located just one block from North Michigan Avenue, on the Water Tower Campus. The Water Tower Campus is located in the heart of Chicago, one of America's most dynamic centers of commerce, just steps away from the "Magnificent Mile."

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The Water Tower Campus is accessible by car, taxi, Metra rail system, CTA public transportation, or Loyola's shuttle bus. Loyola does not provide parking at the Water Tower Campus, but parking garages are plentiful in the surrounding neighborhood. If you intend to park on the street, expect to circle the area for a while; meters are often occupied.

Driving

  • From North Shore Suburbs: Take Lake Shore Drive south to Michigan Avenue. Follow Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue, turn right (west) on Chicago Avenue, then right on Rush Street. Loyola's campus is centered at the next block, Rush and Pearson.

  • From I-94 and the North: Take I-94 East into I-90/94 East and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Chicago Avenue. Turn right (east) on Chicago Avenue, then left on Rush Street. Loyola's campus is centered at the next block, Rush and Pearson.

  • From I-90, O'Hare Airport, and the Northwest: Take I-90 East into I-90/94 East and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Pearson Street. Turn right onto Pearson to enter campus.

  • From I-88/I-290 and the West: Take I-88 East (East-West Tollway) into I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue until I-290 ends at Congress Boulevard. Take Congress past Michigan Avenue for one stoplight. Turn left into the semicircle which will lead into Michigan Avenue going north. Follow Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue.

  • From I-80, I-55, Midway Airport, and the Southwest: From I-80 East, take I-55 North. If coming from Midway Airport exit and turn left (north) on Cicero Avenue to I-55 North. Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to I-90/94 North and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Chicago Avenue.

  • From I-94 and the South and Southeast: Take Lake Shore Drive north to Monroe Street and turn left. Follow Monroe Street to Michigan Avenue. Turn right onto Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue. Or, take I-94 North into I-90/94 North (Dan Ryan Expressway) and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Pearson Street. Turn right onto Pearson Street to enter campus.

Parking

  • Numerous parking lots and metered parking spaces surround the Water Tower Campus. Discounted parking fees are available - look for validations stamps that are located in the Water Tower Campus Buildings.

  • The Water Tower Campus is not associated with a parking facility, but information on local parking and rates can be found here.

Taxi

  • From O'Hare Airport: A cab from O'Hare Airport costs about $45.00 in normal traffic.

  • From Midway Airport: A cab from Midway airport costs about $45.00 in normal traffic.

CTA Rapid Transit

For route information for buses, elevated ("L") and subway trains, visit the CTA homepage.

  • From O'Hare Airport by the "L": On the lower level of O'Hare Airport, board the Blue Line/O'Hare-Congress train to downtown. At the Washington Street stop, change trains to the Red Line/Howard-Dan Ryan. This involves going down the stairs from the platform, walking through the tunnel and back up onto the Red Line's Washington stop. Look for the signs indicating "Northbound to Howard" and take the train to the Chicago/State stop. Use the northeast (NE) stairs to exit the station. Proceed two blocks east and one block north to campus. Fare is $2.25 per person.

  • From Midway Airport by the "L": Exit Midway Airport and proceed across the footbridge spanning Cicero Avenue to the Orange Line's Midway station. Take the Orange Line train into downtown. At the State & Lake stop, change trains to the subway Red Line/Howard-Dan Ryan. This involves exiting out special turnstiles on the platform which will dispense a free, limited-time transfer. Exit the platform and walk south on State Street to the subway entrance, descend stairs and board train on the "Northbound to Howard" platform and take the train to the Chicago/State stop. Use the northeast (NE) stairs to exit the station. Proceed two blocks east and one block north to campus. Fare is $2.25 per person.

  • From Union Station by CTA Bus: Exit Union Station onto Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard. Take the 151 CTA bus eastbound into downtown. When the bus proceeds onto Michigan Avenue, keep watch for Chicago Avenue. Exit the bus at Chicago Avenue, cross Michigan and then Chicago. Our campus is located across the street from the Water Tower. Fare is $2.25 per person.

  • Metra Rail System Many students chose to ride the Chicago Rail system, the Metra, to get to and from the Water Tower Campus. You can check the Metra schedule to see if this option works for you.

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