Loyola University Chicago

Campus Transportation


Visit the Intercampus Shuttle & 8-RIDE pages for end of service announcements. Fall 2024 & Annual 2024-2025 permits go on sale at noon 6/17/2024. 


Helping you navigate Loyola

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us directly at 773.508.7036 or campustransportation@luc.edu.

Transportation Statement

Loyola University Chicago seeks to provide efficient, convenient, and safe transportation options for students, staff and visitors. The urban setting of the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses provide a wealth of transit options including train, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, and car. While the University meets all parking requirements mandated by the City of Chicago, due to our urban location, there can be limited access to convenient parking locations. Loyola encourages the reduction of single occupancy vehicle trips to campus through alternative transportation modes such as; public transit, Metra, Pace, and ride sharing. Additionally we encourage healthy commuting options like walking and bicycling. Increased use of alternative commuting options improves the quality of life on campus, strengthens our ties to our neighboring community, and reduces impacts on the environment.

Bike Commuter Challenge: May 13 - June 9, 2024

Register today for the 2024 Bike Challenge, taking place from May 13 - June 9, 2024! Join the Loyola University Chicago official team, the Rolling Ramblers!

Each summer, Loyola participates in the Bike Commuter Challenge, a competition between Chicagoland companies and schools to see who can commute by bike the most. It's FREE to participate and top riders will be eligible for prizes. You don't have to bike every day or even the entire way to work--make even one trip during the Challenge and you can help Loyola become the Bike Commuter Champs.

Visit https://www.biketoworkchallenge.org/ for more information and to register.

Want to participate in the Bike to Work Challenge, but don't have a bike? Check out the Loyola Divvy Bikeshare program

We'll be hosting "pit stop" events on each campus this week. Stop by for snacks, juice, and information about commuting to campus on two wheels! 

  • WTC Terry Student Center - Monday, May 20 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • HSC Cuneo Center - Tuesday, May 21 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • LSC West Quad - Wednesday, May 22 from 8:30am to 10:00am  


Transportation updates 

Transportation schedule: 

Intercampus Shuttle and 8-RIDE have ceased for summer, service will resume in Fall 2024.   

2024-2025 academic year permits: 

Annual 2024-2025 and Fall 2024 semester permit applications will be available at noon on June 17 for both commuter and resident students. Applications available June 17 for annual and fall semester permits. Apply here. 

U-Pass update: 

For students currently eligible for the CTA U-Pass, the unlimited portion of your passes will deactivate soon. A complete list of deactivation dates is available here. Please note you can continue to use your U-Pass throughout the summer months but need to manually load funds onto passes.  

Students qualifying for a summer U-Pass will see their U-Pass reactivate on the following dates:  

  • May 15 for the Graduate School of Business students 
  • May 20 for Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work students 
  • May 23 for Arrupe students  

For any students interested in opting out from the U-Pass program this summer, the opt-out site is currently open until June 12. 

 Visit LUC.edu/upass or transitchicago.com/upass for more information. 


  • Consider leaving the garage at non-peak times. Peak exiting times are immediately after classes end and throughout evening rush hour from 4pm to 6pm.
  • Pay for daily tickets before you exit. If you are paying for a daily parking ticket we recommend you use one of the pay on foot machines located in the elevator lobbies or in the Campus Transportation office located at the southeast corner of the 1st Floor of the garage before getting to the exit.
  • Use both exit lanes when exiting the garage. If one exit has a vehicle in it, but the other does not, go to the vacant exit lane.
  • Wait for the gate to close in front of your vehicle before inserting a ticket or scanning either a QR Code or a Campus Card with an active parking permit. Attempting to insert a ticket or scan while the gate is open will break the machine, causing further delays.
  • Consider going straight or left at the light. Vehicles that are wanting to go north on Sheridan Road or west on Devon Avenue can go south down Winthrop Avenue and come back around by making a left onto Rosemont Avenue and another left onto Sheridan Road or by making a right on Granville Avenue and another right onto Broadway Avenue instead of waiting in the right turn lane on Campus Road.
  • Be patient and considerate with other drivers and pedestrians. Remember that everyone wants to get home safely.