Rush University's Campus

The main campus of Rush University/Rush University Medical Center is located on the near west side of Chicago not far from downtown (often referred to as the Loop). The area surrounding the campus is undergoing much redevelopment. Of particular interest is the Chicago Technology Park, which incorporates biomedical research facilities and programs. New townhomes and condominiums have been built in Garibaldi Park, just east of the campus, and many new businesses are flourishing in the Taylor Street area. With other health care facilities in the Medical Center District including: the University of Illinois at Chicago-West Campus, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Westside Veterans Administration Hospital, and Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Rush is centrally and conveniently located. The Marriott Chicago Downtown at the Medical District, a hotel and fine dining establishment, is located at the corner of Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue adjacent to the Medical Center. The main campus now consists of 22 buildings. This includes facilities for achieving the goals of the Medical Center: patient care, education and research. The main campus also includes two indoor parking facilities.

Armour Academic Center is the hub of most student activities. The Library of Rush University Medical Center and the McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC) are located in the Armour Academic Center, along with classrooms, laboratories, academic computing, specialized facilities, the Student Services Suite, the Office of Student Affairs, the Rush University Bookstore, a cafeteria, and the administrative offices of Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, and the College of Health Sciences. The administrative offices for the The Graduate College are located in the Cohn Research Building, just west of Armour.

Medical Center and Facilities
Laboratories are located throughout the Medical Center complex but are principally found in Jelke-South center. Additional departmental laboratories are located in the Cohn Research Building and in the Tech 2000 building located at 2000 W. Harrison Street. In addition to the main campus, Rush includes Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital located in Aurora. Directly across the Eisenhower Expressway from the main campus is an office building for finance, legal affairs, philanthropy and communication, the data center and other functions of the Medical Center. On-campus housing for students includes studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments at Center Court Gardens, located just east of the Medical Center. Many students also live in private housing in the area surrounding the Medical Center.

The Office of Student Affairs distributes a campus map to new students and publishes the Rush University Student Handbook which includes a yellow pages section providing locations and telephone numbers of persons, offices, departments and buildings of interest to students.