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COMMUNTING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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Chicago Transit Authority (
CTA )
                     
Schedules                      Maps

                       
Alerts                        Transit Trackers
 
                      
Ventra                      Fare Information
 
Popular and Most Frequently Used Routes of DU students:
 
PACE
CAMPUS CONNECTION 
 
Pace’s Campus Connection is a semester long, unlimited-ride bus pass available to college students with a Ventra Card who have been granted a college student entitlement.

Eligible (enrolled) college students should complete and mail an Individual Order Form along with a copy of their class schedule and a $2.00 card fee (fee is only for students who do not already have a Ventra Card). Individual Order Forms are available at PaceBus.com/Campus Connection.

 
RTA | METRA
 
Metra : information on the commuter train that serves River Forest and Oak Park. Both stations are on the Union Pacific West Line.
 
 
Bus Connection Programs : information on the monthly passes to connect from Metra to CTA and Pace buses. The Link Up pass allows you to connect from Metra to CTA and Pace buses during peak times. The Pace PlusBus allows you to connect from Metra to Pace buses any time.

COMMUTING BY CAR

Driving, Walking, and Traveling Directions
     Main: 7900 W. Division Street
     Priory: 7200 W. Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305 
 
Chicago Traffic Conditions
 
Find Cheap Gas Prices in the area to fill up your Vehicle

Campus Parking and DU Shuttle

Pick up a Temporary Parking Permit- a daily, one-time pass - at Priory or Main WID locations.
Passes expire at 12 a.m. (midnight) on the date of issuance
 
Dominican University shuttle: Schedule for the Dominican shuttle that runs between the Priory Campus and Main Campus.
 

Parking Information:
Information on parking permits, which parking lots are open to commuters and what the fines are for parking violations. 
 
All Overnight or Extended on-campus parking passes are issued by Campus Safety and Security, Lower Level of Lewis Hall.
 
DISPATCH is available 24/7 at (708) 524-5999
 

Disability Support Services

Need more information on Handicap routes on campus?
 
Judy Paulus - DSS Coordinator 
Lewis Hall, Room 132 | 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri.
Evening Hours Available by Appointment
708-524-6822
 

Green Transportation

  •  Car Sharing Services
Zip Cars       IGo       PACE RideShare    Zimride    

Chicago's Bike-Share program

DU's exclusive first generation Bike-Sharing program.  

  • By Foot - Walking Guide  

Trek the 1-mile loop around campus

     

With downtown Oak Park a convenient 2 miles from Dominican University's Main Campus, everything is a short walk, bike, CTA / PACE bus, and DU shuttle distance away.
 
Travel Tools:

     >  Garage parking for the 1st hour is FREE and 
         ALL-DAY on SUNDAYS. 
         
     >  Streets and lots FREE after 6pm and on SUNDAYS.  

Looking for a specific dining experience around campus? Consult this food guide for local eateries.
(.pdf, 351K)

DU Accommodations Guide

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