Students who drive to school will need to park in a lot or use meter parking around the South Loop campus. The parking meters in Chicago are owned and operated by a private company. Hourly rates will vary by location and typically, meters are in operation from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., including weekends and holidays.
There are several parking lots and garages around the South Loop, especially along South Wabash Avenue and State Street. Daily parking rates are seasonal and tend to spike during peak holiday and festival times. Shop around for the best bargain and ask about monthly plans and student discounts - they are available, but students have to ask. The security desk in each building has a stamp to validate parking for many of the area’s participating lots.