Visitor Information

Pink Line El train on Rush campus

Construction information

The city of Chicago is replacing the water main lines on Harrison Street between Ashland and Damen Avenues. During this work, Harrison Street will be reduced to two lanes of traffic — one going east and one going west. The construction begins in July and continues through early November.

We anticipate delays around our main campus throughout the roadwork and recommend you give yourself extra time when coming to Rush. Please be assured we are working diligently to minimize disruptions. This includes the use of flaggers and added signage to direct traffic, as well more staff to assist with valet parking.

Harrison Street garage

For the near future, students, faculty and visitors will be able to enter the main garage through the usual entrance on Harrison Street. If any changes in entrance- and exit-ways occur, signage will be prominently displayed and flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

We are asking all our students, faculty and visitors to minimize their use of Harrison Street, whether you are in a vehicle or on foot. Please plan to use the pedestrian bridges on the fourth floor to access our main parking garage and the Tower and Armour Academic Center.

Public transportation

Current construction plans will not impact CTA trains. The Harrison Street bus stop under the “L” train tracks will be relocated. The city of Chicago is still determining the location of that stop. Updates will be provided on the Rush website and on Rush social media. Passengers will receive handouts during their commute that explain changes affecting their route.

Getting updates

We will notify students and faculty of construction news on social media and here on this web page. You may also call (888) 352-RUSH to speak to a staff member. We are eager to hear your feedback and to help in any way we can.

Rush University is located just off the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), five minutes west of Chicago’s Loop, and is conveniently accessible by car, bus, train or bicycle.

Rush University
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612


Visitors to Rush University may park in the main garage at Paulina and Harrison streets. This is an enclosed garage with a fourth-floor walkway leading to the Armour Academic Center. The parking rates can be found here.

Monthly parking is available for students in the following parking garages for $40 per month, plus a $30 refundable deposit for an electronic access device.

  • Rush main garage and the staff and student garage across the street from the Armour Academic Center
  • University of Illinois at Chicago parking facility at 1100 and 1139 W. Harrison St.  

To purchase the electronic access device, you must bring either cash or check for the deposit and first month’s parking charge with you to student orientation. If you do not purchase a parking pass at orientation, you can pay the $10 daily employee rate. Contact the parking facilities manager at (312) 942-6594 to learn more about pricing structure and availability.

The Rush day shuttle, which runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., makes stops at both the Tailor Lofts student apartments and the UIC parking garage.

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Public transportation

Public transportation can bring you right to Rush’s door. There are a number of options to choose from.

Chicago Transit Authority train

The following CTA train stations are adjacent to Rush campus:

  • Illinois Medical District (Blue Line)
  • Polk (Pink Line)

CTA bus

The following CTA bus routes include stops at or near Rush:

Metra train and shuttle

If you ride a Metra commuter train to either Union or Ogilvie train stations in the Loop, you have the option of taking the Rush shuttle to campus. Please review the Rush shuttle information sheet for more details.

PACE bus

PACE Route 755 provides weekday, rush-hour service between Plainfield and downtown Chicago. Inbound and outbound buses stop at Harrison and Paulina streets in the morning.

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Divvy bikes

The following Divvy bike-sharing stations are located near Rush’s campus:

  • Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue
  • Ogden Avenue and Congress Parkway
  • Polk Street (CTA Pink Line station)

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On-campus shuttles

Rush Security’s shuttle service, the Rush Night Run, serves areas close to campus. It runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Sunday, and is free for all Rush University personnel who present a Rush ID. One guest can ride free with a Rush student, faculty member or staff member. Call Rush Security at (312) 942-5678 or dial 2-5678 from any Medical Center telephone.

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Campus tours

In lieu of campus tours, the colleges of Rush University recommend you connect with recruitment staff at one of our on-campus or online information sessions. Prospective medical students, residents and fellows may receive tours as part of their interview days.

For those interested in College of Health Sciences programs who can’t make an information session, you may request a meeting and tour by emailing an admissions specialist.

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