With the activity of downtown Chicago just outside the doors, the Loop Campus, located at Jackson and State streets, plants learning firmly in the realities of the world. The heart of the campus is the DePaul Center featuring high-tech classrooms and student services, a general library, and a Barnes & Noble bookstore. The Colleges of Business, Communication, Computing and Digital Media​Law and the School for New Learning are based here, just steps from Chicago's business district, and cultural institutions—from museums to a world-renowned theatre district. The Loop is also home to DePaul’s English Language Academy, which offers English courses and activities that meet the personal and professional goals of our international students.
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Directions to Campus

Directions to Loop Campus​

DePaul Center
Joan Wish Center
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 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 www.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.
Places to Stay

Places to Stay Near the Loop Campus​

View our interactive Google map on these suggested hotel locations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown
600 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-3800
Call the hotel directly and ask for DePaul's Preferred Rate. Rates based upon availability. Blackout dates may apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
166 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6000
Make an online reservation.

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

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

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

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

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
636 S. Michigan Avenue
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 Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 475-1924
www.marriott.com

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

Seneca Hotel
200 E. Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-8900
http://senecahotelchicago.com/
Extended-stay apartment rentals only.

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

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

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

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

Warwick Allerton Hotel
701 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-1500
www.warwickhotels.com/allerton-hotel-chicago
When making a reservation online, enter the DePaul promotion code: LOCDEPAUL

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:

Student Services

Student Services​

Books and Supplies
Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore
The Loop campus offers a two-level, 30,000-square-foot Barnes & Noble "academic superstore" bookstore in the lobby of DePaul Center. You may also visit the online bookstore.

Housing Services
The University Center (UC) offers a great value for adult living in the South Loop's thriving education corridor. With particular appeal to upperclassmen and graduate students, UC features private, quiet studios and apartments, as well as traditional residence-style units. For complete information, contact Housing Services​.

Library
General Library
DePaul Center
1 East Jackson Boulevard, 10th Floor
General Information: (312) 362-8433
Reference Desk: (312) 362-8432

Law Library
Lewis Center
25 East Jackson Boulevard, 5th Floor
(312) 362-8121

Writing Center
Loop Campus
1600 Lewis Center
(312) 362-6726

DePaul's University Center for Writing-based Learning offers help and feedback for all students and also provides assistance to students for whom English is not a first language.

Wireless Network
The university offers wireless coverage for DePaul students, faculty and staff at all campuses. For information on how to log on to the network, visit wireless.depaul.edu​.

Student Center
In the midst of a non-stop urban setting, the Student Center offers a welcoming place to have a meeting, host an event, or just grab a snack and have some down time. Located on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center, the Loop Campus Student Center offers dining services, lounges, game rooms, meeting rooms and a rooftop deck.

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