Loop Campus

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Experience the energy of downtown Chicago

The minute you set foot on the Loop Campus, you'll experience the energy of downtown Chicago.

Where else can you be within blocks of Lake Michigan, Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" at the Art Institute, the Chicago Board of Trade and Al's Italian Beef (with extra gravy)?

You're immersed in a feast of senses on your way to class 

Walk among towering skyscrapers. Catch the 'L' circling the Loop. Hit pause on your headphones to hear some street music. And graze on fresh-baked donuts and empanadas from food trucks.

This is where you'll study, work and play

The Loop is in the heart of the city, home of Chicago's largest business district and five DePaul colleges and schools:

Directions to the Loop Campus

DePaul Center
Joan Wish Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Driving Directions
By Car
From the north and northwest
From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Jackson Boulevard and turn east. The Loop Campus is about one mile from the expressway on Jackson Boulevard at State Street.

From the west
From the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), continue toward downtown. As you approach the downtown area, the expressway becomes Congress Parkway. Turn left (north) on Dearborn Street, go two blocks to Jackson Boulevard and turn right (east). The Loop Campus is one block east on Jackson Boulevard at State Street.

From the south
From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Jackson Boulevard and turn east. The Loop Campus is about one mile from the expressway on Jackson Boulevard at State Street.

From Lake Shore Drive (north or south)
Exit Lake Shore Drive at Jackson Boulevard and turn west. Proceed to Michigan Avenue (100 east). Turn right on Michigan Avenue, go one block to Adams Street (200 south) and turn left. Go one block to Wabash Avenue (50 east) and turn left. Go one block to Jackson Boulevard.

Visitor Parking
Monroe Street Garage (underground) 250 East Monroe Street
Crosstown Auto Park: 328 South Wabash
Auditorium Garage: 65 East Congress
General Parking Corporation: 55 East Monroe
CNA Building: 311 South Wabash
University Self Park: 54 South Wabash
Mid City Parking: 219 South Wabash

By Public Transportation
CTA Trains
Seven rapid transit train lines service the downtown Chicago area and DePaul's Loop Campus. From the subway trains, exit at Jackson Boulevard. From the elevated trains, exit at Adams Street/Wabash Avenue. These are the train lines servicing the Loop Campus:

  • Howard/95th-Dan Ryan (Red)
  • Linden (Evanston)/Loop (Purple)
  • Kimball/Loop (Brown)
  • O'Hare/Forest Park (Blue)
  • Harlem-Lake/Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd (Green)
  • Midway/Loop (Orange)
  • 54th-Cermak/Loop (Pink)
Buses

Bus routes interconnect throughout the city. These buses stop very near the Loop Campus. All routes are subject to change by the CTA. You may contact the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or (800) 972-7000 or TDD (Hearing Impaired) (312) 836-4949. For more information, visit transitchicago.com.

Metra Trains

All Metra Train stations are located within a short walking distance (or cab ride) of the Loop Campus:

Union Station, Canal Street and Adams Street: Walk east on Adams Street until State Street. Turn right (south) for one block to Jackson Boulevard.

Chicago & Northwestern Station, Canal Street and Madison Avenue: Walk east on Adams Street until State Street. Turn right (south) for three blocks to Jackson Boulevard.

LaSalle Street Station, LaSalle Street and Congress Parkway: Walk east down Congress Parkway until you reach State Street. Turn left (north) for two blocks to Jackson Boulevard.

Illinois Central Station (includes service for South Shore Line), Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street: Walk north on Michigan Avenue for one block to Jackson Boulevard. Turn left (west) on Jackson Boulevard to State Street.

By Bike
Divvy

Divvy is Chicago's bike sharing system, with thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations throughout the city. There are several Divvy stations located near DePaul's Loop Campus. For more information and pricing, please visit divvybikes.com.

Places to Stay Near the Loop Campus

View our interactive Google map on these suggested hotel locations.

ACME Hotel
15 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 894-0800
Call the hotel directly and ask for the ACME Corporate Rate.

At Home Inn Chicago
Multiple locations near the Loop campus
DePaul guests receive a 10 percent discount.
athomeinnchicago.com

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
1100 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-2900
bwgrantparkhotel.com

Best Western River North
125 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(800) 704-6941
rivernorthhotel.com 

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 940-3552
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Call the hotel directly and ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate. Blackout dates may apply.

Club Quarters - Central Loop
111 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60604
clubquarters.com
When making an online reservation, the password is depaul university.

Club Quarters - Wacker at Michigan
75 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 601-3400
clubquarters.com
When making an online reservation, the password is depaul university.

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown
733 W. Madison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 602-5000
crowneplaza.com

DoubleTree by Hilton - Chicago Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6100
When making a reservation by phone, ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

The Drake
140 E. Walton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2200
Make an online reservation
When making a reservation by phone, ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Embassy Lakefront
511 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 903-8884
Make an online reservation
When making a reservation by phone, ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
216 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-3777
fairfieldsuiteschicago.com

Fairmont Chicago
200 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 526-2008
fairmont.com
When making online reservations, the password is NUDP.

The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-8800
fourseasons.com/chicagofs/
DePaul University code: DEPAULU

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown
68 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 419-9014
hamptonchicago.com
Rates based upon availability. Blackout dates may apply.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-4400
hilton.com 

Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile
198 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-1100
hilton.com

Hotel Blake
500 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 986-1234
choicehotels.com
When calling the hotel directly, ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate. Rates based upon availability. Blackout dates may apply.

Hotel Cass Holiday Inn Express
640 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) HOLIDAY
casshotel.com

Hotel Chicago Downtown
333 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60665
(312) 923-2496
thehotelchicago.com
When calling the hotel directly, ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-1234
Call the hotel directly and ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Hotel Felix
111 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(877) 848-4040
hotelfelixchicago.com
When making online reservations, enter the DePaul University promotion code: DEP09

Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(877) 731-0505
hotelpalomar-chicago.com
Rate Code - DEPAUL - When Calling hotel directly ask for the "DePaul Preferred Rate." Rates based upon availability.  Blackout dates may apply.

InterContinental Hotel
505 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-4100
ichotelsgroup.com

MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
166 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6000
milenorthhotel.com

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(877) 865-5321
hilton.com

Peninsula Hotel
108 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888
peninsula.com

Radisson Blu Agua Hotel, Chicago
221 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 333-3333
radissonblu.com
Call the hotel directly and ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Red Roof Inn Downtown Chicago
162 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-3580
redroof-chicago-downtown.com

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
636 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 447-0955 or (866) 508-0621
Call the hotel directly and ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate.

Residence Inn by Marriott
201 E. Walton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 475-1924
marriott.com

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-1000
fourseasons.com/chicagofs/
DePaul University code: DEPAULU

The Silversmith Hotel & Suites
10 S. Wabash St.
Chicago, IL 60603
(800) 979-0084
silversmithchicagohotel.com

Springhill Suites by Marriott
410 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
chicagorivernorthhotel.com

Talbott Hotel
20 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 621-8506
talbotthotel.com
When making a reservation online, enter the DePaul University promotion code: 3885

University Center (UC)
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 924-8089
universitycenter.com

Warwick Allerton Hotel
701 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-1500
warwickhotels.com/allerton-hotel-chicago
When calling for reservations, ask for the DePaul rate.

Restaurants

Chicago is home to thousands of restaurants, varying in cuisine and atmosphere. Although we're most famous for our deep dish pizza, Chicago has much more to offer. Part of the fun you'll have while visiting or attending DePaul is trying different restaurants in various neighborhoods.

Here are a few resources to help you find your next great meal:

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