Where to Check In
Our Map of UIC Campus and Parking Structures (PDF) highlights (in red) the parking areas mentioned below.
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East Residence Halls: Commons North (CMN) Commons South (CMS), Commons West (CMW), and Courtyard (CTY)
Due to Jane Byrne Interchange construction, traffic patterns will be slightly altered for residents moving in on the east side. We offer both "drop and go" zones and "park and unload" zones, both of which are described below, and please see this map.
Drop and Go Zone
This area is for residents with at least one other person to move the car as soon as it is unloaded. Upon arrival, staff will assist in unloading items from vehicle into a cart that will help in transporting your belongings to your room. As soon as the car is unloaded, the resident will check in while the driver will move the car to the designated parking lot.
Drop and Go zones include CMW auto-court for CMW residents, Halsted Street for CMS or CTY residents and the SRC auto court for CMS or CTY residents.
Park in Harrison field if you prefer a more leisurely unloading experience or if you have more than one cartload of belongings to check in. We will have staff available here as well to assist in unloading items from vehicle into a cart that will transport your belongings to your room.
Directions around the construction zone:
Park in Harrison Field to unload
Arrive to Harrison Street by turning westbound along Harrison from Halsted – this way you can enter the field from two locations along the sidewalk.
Drop and Go Zone for CMW residents – CMW auto-court
Arrive to Harrison traveling eastbound from Racine
Drop and Go Zone for CTY & CMS residents – Halsted Street
Travel eastbound on Harrison and use the right hand lane to turn onto Halsted Street – follow direction of police/parking officials to park in available spot adjacent to the sidewalk or turn into the auto-court midway down the block. Move-in Crew will be available to assist with unloading and your driver will proceed to park the car in the Halsted Street Parking Structure.
Wednesday through Saturday, "Harrison Field" ( the green across from the Commons) will be available for parking for check-in. The field is just northwest of the corner of Harrison and Halsted and is best entered by heading west on Harrison Street past Halsted Street.
The Halsted Street Parking Structure is also available as the nearest parking complex to CMN, CMS, CMW and CTY. It is located one block south at the intersection of Halsted and Taylor. There are two entrances, one on Polk Street and on one Taylor Street.
Students assigned to Commons North (CMN) Commons South (CMS), Commons West (CMW), and Courtyard (CTY) should check-in at the East Area Residence Life Office, located in the Atrium of the Student Residence & Commons (SRC) complex. The address is 700 S. Halsted Street, and the phone number is (312) 355-6500. Residence Life staff will be set up at the entrance to SRC to guide you through the check-in process.
West Residence Halls: Single Student Residence (SSR) and Polk Street Residence (PSR)
Unloading & Parking
For SSR & PSR, unloading is located between Damen Avenue and Wolcott Avenue on Polk Street.
The Wood Street Parking Structure is the nearest parking complex to these residences, and is located on Wood Street between Grenshaw and Taylor Streets.
Students assigned to Single Student Residence (SSR) & Polk Street Residence (PSR) on the West Side of campus should check-in at the West Area Residence Life Office, located on the ground floor of PSR. The address is 1933 West Polk Street, and the phone number is (312) 355-6400.
South Residence Halls: James Stukel Towers (JST)
Unloading & Parking
Parking Services will direct you to unload on either West Rochford Street or Parking Lot #4. You can get to this area by traveling east on Roosevelt Road, south on Union Street and west on Rochford Street. After unloading, we ask that you park at the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street), the closest parking structure for residents.
Students assigned to JST check in at the JST front desk. JST’s address is 718 W. Rochford Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and the phone number is (312) 355-6000. This is a relatively new street, and may not be in the databases of all GPS systems yet. To get directions, please search for the intersection of Halsted and Roosevelt or the address of TBH (below). Rochford is east of Halsted, across from Thomas Beckham Hall and between Roosevelt Road and Maxwell Street.
South Residence Halls: Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH)
Unloading & Parking
In addition to the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (see above), you may be able to unload on a small side street that runs parallel to Halsted to the west called Newberry Street, which you can enter from Roosevelt Road. After you have unloaded your belongings, we ask that you move your car to the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street).
Thomas Beckham Hall Residents should check in at the TBH front desk. TBH's address is 1250 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and phone number is (312) 355-6100.
South Residence Halls: Marie Robinson Hall (MRH)
Unloading & Parking
You will be able to unload in the cul de sac on Maxwell Street to the west of Halsted Street. After you have unloaded your belongings, we ask you to move your car to the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street) to allow others to unload.
Residents should check in at the MRH front desk. MRH’s address is 811 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60608, and phone number is (312) 355-6200.
If you have any questions prior to arriving on campus, please feel free to contact your Resident Director, whose contact information can be found at Housing Staff and on your residence hall’s page. Please travel safely to Chicago, and we are excited to see you for the coming semester!