Download the 2021 transportation guide designed for emeriti faculty. The guide offers clear, simple overviews of the UGo shuttle and CTA bus routes available for emeriti use. General information on these routes is listed below.
There are several options for transportation around campus and the surrounding neighborhood. The Safety & Security office maintains the most up-to-date information on shuttle and bus routes, and it is recommended that you check TransLoc for real-time tracking of these routes.
The University of Chicago provides free shuttles that travel on and around the greater campus area. These shuttles are part of the UGo shuttle program. They include the daytime shuttles: Midway Metra, Friend Center and Metra, Drexel, Apostolic, Apostolic/Drexel, 53rd Street Express, and Polsky Express. The NightRide shuttles - North, South, East, and Central routes - and the South Loop Shuttle, are also part of the UGo shuttle program. To learn more about the UGo shuttles, and to see route maps and hours of operation, read the 2021 to 2022 Transportation & Parking Guide.
The UGo shuttles run year-round, except on University-observed holidays. To ride the shuttles, passengers should tap a valid UChicago-issued ID, University of Chicago Medicine ID, or Laboratory Schools or Charter School ID. To track any of the UGo shuttles, as well as CTA buses that operate on or near campus, use TransLoc.
University faculty ride CTA routes 171 and 172 free with a valid UChicago ID or University of Chicago Medicine ID.
#171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park: Services Lake Shore Drive/54th Street and the 55th-56th-57th Street Metra station. This route travels to campus on 55th Street and Ellis Avenue and then circles campus. This route operates weekdays from 7:32 a.m. to 6:32 p.m.; weekends from 8:02 a.m. to 6:32 p.m. After Summer Convocation, a reduced service schedule goes into effect.
#172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood: Services Lake Shore Drive/50th Street and the Hyde Park-53rd Street Metra station. This route travels to campus on Hyde Park Boulevard and Ellis Avenue and then circles around campus. This route operates weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:37 p.m.; weekends from 8 a.m. to 6:37 p.m. After Summer Convocation, a reduced service schedule goes into effect.