Lake Shore Campus

For a Lake Shore Campus map, click here (PDF).

Driving Directions

From North Shore Suburbs:
Follow Sheridan Road south to the campus entrance. At the intersection of Sheridan, Broadway, and Devon, Sheridan continues to the left. Make sure you turn left at this intersection, go under the EL tracks and the Main Parking Structure can be reached by taking your second left onto Kenmore Avenue.

From I-94 and the North:
Take I-94 East to Touhy Avenue.  Go east on Touhy to Sheridan Road. Turn right (south) on Sheridan and continue south to Loyola. At the intersection of Sheridan, Broadway, and Devon, Sheridan continues to the left. Make sure you turn left at this intersection, go under the elevated train ("L") tracks, and the Main Parking Structure can be reached by taking your second left onto Kenmore Avenue.

From O'Hare Airport, I-90 and the Northwest:
Take I-90 East (Northwest Tollway) to Lawrence Ave. via Exit 84 and keep left, following signs for I-94 West. Turn left and W Lawrence Ave. and then left again at N Cicero Ave.  Turn right at Foster Ave. and follow it East towards the lake.  Turn left at Sheridan Rd. and follow it North. After the road turns left, you will reach the Lake Shore Campus.  Admissions Parking is on the left and the Main Parking Structure can be accessed by turning right at Kenmore Ave. A taxi from O'Hare Airport to Loyola's Lake Shore Campus costs about $30.00 in normal traffic.

From I-88/I-290 and the West:
Take I-88 East (East-West Tollway) east into I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue on I-290 until it ends at Congress Boulevard. Take Congress past Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive and turn left. Continue on Columbus to the next stoplight, which is Jackson Boulevard. Turn right and proceed to Lake Shore Drive, one stoplight east. Turn left onto Lake Shore Drive and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road. Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed about one mile to Loyola.

From Midway Airport, I-80, I-55 and the Southwest:
From I-80 East, take I-55 North. From Midway Airport, exit and turn left (north) on Cicero Avenue to I-55 North. Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to Lake Shore Drive. Follow Lake Shore Drive north and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road. Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed about one mile to Loyola. A taxi from Midway Airport to Loyola's Lake Shore Campus costs about $35.00 in normal traffic.

From I-94 and the South and Southeast:
Take Lake Shore Drive north and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road. Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed about one mile to Loyola. Or take I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway)north to the "22nd Street/Lake Shore Drive" exit. Take Lake Shore Drive North and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road. Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed one mile to Loyola.

Public Transportation

From O'Hare Airport by the "L":
Follow CTA ground transportation signs to the lower level of O'Hare to board the Blue Line train to downtown. Purchase a CTA transit card ($2.25 per ride) at the kiosks before boarding. Go down the stairs from the Blue Line platform and walk through the tunnel to the Red Line platform. Look for the signs indicating "Northbound to Howard," and take the train to the Loyola stop. Cross Sheridan Road to enter Loyola's campus. Look for ground transportation signs and go to the taxi stand on the ground level. A taxi from O'Hare Airport to Loyola's Lake Shore Campus costs about $30.00 in normal traffic.

From Midway Airport by the "L":
Follow the CTA signs to exit the airport and proceed across the footbridge spanning Cicero Avenue to the Orange Line Midway station. Purchase a CTA transit card ($2.25 per ride) at the kiosks. Take the Orange Line train labeled "Loop" towards downtown.  Get off and Roosevelt and look for the northbound Red Line train labeled Howard.  Exit the station at the Loyola stop. Cross Sheridan Road to enter Loyola's campus. Follow ground transportation signs to taxi stands on ground level. A taxi from Midway Airport to Loyola's Lake Shore Campus costs about $35.00 in normal traffic.

From Union Station by CTA Bus and the "L":
Exit Union Station onto Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard. Walk east on W Adams Street and cross the river. Turn Right on S Wells Street and enter the Quincy/Wells Station.  Purchase a CTA transit card ($2.25 per ride) at the kiosks before boarding. Board the Orange Line train bound for Midway and get off at the third station at State/Lake. Board the Red Line train on the "Northbound to Howard" platform. Take the train to the Loyola stop, and cross Sheridan Road to enter Loyola's campus.

Parking

Proceed through the main entrance of campus toward the Main Parking Structure. Enter the Main Parking Structure. Parking is a flat rate of $7.; All visitors on campus must pay for parking. If you are an Admissions Guest, please ask the Admissions Department to validate your parking.

Visitors and Guests may park in the Main Structure ($7), or the Fordham Garage ($5). You may pay with Cash or Credit at the pay stations or the Parking Office. The Parking Office is located on the first floor of the Main Parking Structure. Visitor garages close nightly at 2 a.m. Overnight Parking is prohibited without written approval from the Parking Office or Campus Safety.

You may reach the Parking Office at 773.508.7036, or lscparkingservices@luc.edu.

Hotels and Restaurants

The following hotels are located conveniently near campus and offer a special Loyola rate.

  • Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
    773.244.3434
    3434 North Broadway - Chicago, Illinois 60657
    Located 20 minutes south of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by public transportation.
  • Best Western University Plaza
    1501 Sherman Avenue
    Evanston, Illinois 60201
    Phone: 847.491.6400 or 800.EVANSTON
    Website: www.bwuniversityplaza.com/ 
    Located 15 minutes north of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by public transportation.
  • Comfort Inn
    847.679.4200
    9333 Skokie Boulevard - Skokie, Illinois 60077
    Located 30 minutes west of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by limited public transportation.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    5201 Old Orchard Road - Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: 847.583.1111
    Fax: 847.583.0300
    Website: www.hamptonsuitesskokie.com
  • Hilton Garden Inn
    847.475.6400
    1818 Maple Avenue - Evanston, Illinois 60201
    Located 15 minutes north of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by public transportation.
  • Holiday Inn Chicago - Skokie
    847.679.8900
    5300 West Touhy Avenue - Skokie, Illinois 60077
    Located 30 minutes west of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by limited public transportation.
  • Hilton Orrington / Evanston
    847.866.8700
    1710 Orrington Avenue - Evanston, Illinois 60201
    Located 15 minutes north of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by public transportation.
  • Just Passing Through, Inc.
    unhosted apartments
    312.501.3310
  • Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center – Chicago North Shore
    847.679.7000
    9599 Skokie Boulevard - Skokie, Illinois 60077
    Located 30 minutes west of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by limited public transportation.
  • Ramada Plaza Northshore
    4500 West Touhy Avenue
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    847.677.1234
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
    Chicago Downtown
    201 E Walton Place
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    312.475.1924
    Located 15 minutes south of Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, accessible by public transportation.

Eat in Chicago and experience one of the most diverse culinary destinations in the world. Whether you're in the mood for a quick veggie burger, an Ethiopian community-style meal, or the traditional American steak and potatoes, Chicago has it all! Check out Metromix, Chicago's entertainment website, to find the right kind of food, restaurant location and price range. Select "City North" in the Metromix restaurant search for a list of restaurants in the Lake Shore Campus vicinity.

Restaurants that Loyola students frequent around the Lake Shore Campus, include:

  • Carmen's Chicago Pizza
    6568 N. Sheridan Rd.
    773.465.1700
  • Heartland Cafe
    7000 N. Glenwood Ave.
    773.465.8005
  • Indian Garden
    2546 W. Devon Ave.
    773.338.2929
  • Gulliver's
    2727 W. Howard St.
    773.338.2166
  • Thai Spice Restaurant
    1320 W. Devon Ave.
    773.973.0504