Loyola University Chicago

Campus Transportation

Visitors and Guests

Visitor, Guest, and Special Event Parking

Visitors and Guests may park in the following lots (see the Lake Shore Campus map for exact locations) by paying with cash, credit, or purchasing a vehicle pass.

Vehicle passes can be purchased at the Lake Shore Campus (LSC) Campus Transportation office, located in the Main Parking Structure.

Parking LotDaily Lot Upkeep FeeAccepted Forms of Payment
Main Parking Structure (P1)

$8 per entry after 30 minutes

Credit Card, Cash (bills only, no coins), Rambler Bucks (in office)
Fordham Garage (P2)  

$8 per entry

Credit Card, Rambler Bucks (in Main Structure office)

Visitor lots close at 2 a.m. No overnight parking is allowed in the Main Parking Structure or Fordham Garage.

Lost Ticket fee of $16 applies to all lost tickets.

All parking rates and fees include all applicable taxes.

Loyola’s Campus Transportation provides the below vendor information to help motorists experiencing minor problems with their vehicles. 

Vehicle Assist


Vehicles that are wanting to go north on Sheridan Road can go 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. 


Overnight Parking

Short-term, Overnight Parking is available to Loyola students, faculty and staff in the Northend Lot, located at 6611 N. Sheridan Road (entrance on Albion) on a first come, first served basis for $8 per night. Permits expire at noon the following day. Overnight Permits can only be purchased by visiting the Campus Transportation Office during our open hours (during the semester - excluding breaks - we are open Monday- Friday, 7am to 10pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm). Please have with you the following information:

  • Date(s) overnight parking is needed
  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Model
  • Vehicle Color
  • License Plate Number
  • State of Issuance for License Plate

There are NO RETURNS for Overnight Parking Permits. Short-term constitutes 2 weeks or less of parking. Monthly parking is NOT available for purchase.

All parking rates and fees include all applicable taxes.


Validation and Special Event Parking

Validation requests should be submitted to the Campus Transportation office at least 7 days in advance by the sponsoring department head, director, dean, vice president, or their associates. To request validations for a Loyola campus event, click here. Please note that your budget number will be charged $8 Lot Upkeep Fee per vehicle.

Special Event parking requests should be submitted at least 7 days in advance. This time is needed to coordinate the numerous parking requests received. Please contact the Campus Transportation office with all Special Event requests and questions at 773.508.7036, or via e-mail at campustransportation@luc.edu.

All parking rates and fees include all applicable taxes.

Loyola University and Contractor Vehicles

Contractors working on campus must coordinate their parking needs with the Campus Transportation office. Contractors will not be given priority over students, faculty or staff. Loyola does not include parking when awarding contracts.

Travelling by CTA

Loyola encourages the use of alternative and public transportation.

The Lake Shore Campus (LSC) is conveniently located off the CTA Red Line Loyola “L” station at 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. The CTA bus 147 also drops off directly in front of the LSC.

The Water Tower Campus (WTC) is around the corner from the CTA Red Line Chicago station at 25 E. Pearson St.

To plan your trip to campus and for maps of CTA train and bus lines please visit www.transitchicago.com.

Arriving by Taxi or Hired Car

Taking a taxi or hiring a private car is another option to utilize when coming to visit the Loyola campuses.

Give the following addresses to your driver:

Lake Shore Campus
1110 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626

Water Tower Campus
111 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Arriving by Bus

If you'd like to arrange parking for a tour bus or school bus, please contact the Division of Facilities Management.

Lake Shore Campus
6330 N. Sheridan Rd.
Phone: 773.508.2100

Water Tower Campus
26 E. Pearson, Room 108
Phone: 312.915.7625

Travelling by Bike

Loyola encourages the use of alternative transportation. Check out these links for more information about biking to and from Loyola University Chicago campuses.

Campus Safety-Bicycle Policy

  • Bicycles are not allowed inside buildings at anytime
  • There are approximately 30 bike racks on Lake Shore Campus and several around Water Tower Campus
  • Bicycles are not allowed to be ridden on campus sidewalks, ramps or stairs. Bike lanes exist on and around campus for your safety and the safety of pedestrians.

Chainlinks Bike Rental and Repair

It's not just for student, it's for everyone.

  • Offers bike repair on Lake Shore Campus
  • Offers hourly, daily and monthly rentals of bikes

DIVVY Bike Share Program

  • Several convenient stations around both Water Tower Campus and Lake Shore Campus
  • Lake Shore Campus:
    • Station at Sheridan Road and Loyola Ave, next to the Loyola Red Line Stop
  • Water Tower Campus:
    • Station at Clark Street and Chicago Ave, next to the Chicago Red Line Stop