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Picture of the Department of Physics location (SES building) taken from the south-west of the building looking north-east

We are looking forward to your visit to the Department of Physics at UIC. If these directions are not clear, please contact us at (312) 996-3400 and we will get you here safely.

The departmental main office is located in the SES (Science and Engineering South) building on the SW corner of Taylor and Halsted streets in downtown Chicago.

The main entrance to SES is off of Taylor Street. Walking south from Taylor Street at the cross-walk traffic light, proceed up the stairs on the left-hand side, through the double-set of double doors, walk around the side of the atrium and through the door beyond the elevators. The departmental main office is Room 2236 in the "blue" wing - i.e. the wing marked by the blue colored pillars. There is also a touch-screen building map kiosk in between the entry-way double-doors that may be helpful.


Public parking close to the department is available as follows:

  • A multi-level covered Halsted St. Parking lot on the NE corner of Taylor & Halsted streets
  • A large outside Lot 5C on the NE corner of Roosevelt & Morgan


Driving from the North

Take 90/94 South (Kennedy Expressway) to the Taylor Street/Roosevelt Ave, Exit 1290. Keep to the right and turn right immediately onto Taylor Street. The entrance to the parking garage will be immediately to your right.

Driving from the South

Take 90/94 North (Dan Ryan Expressway). Pass to the far right lane and take the Roosevelt Road exit. Stay in the far right lane and pass Roosevelt Ave. Turn left onto Taylor Street. The entrance to the parking garage will be to your right.

Driving from the West

Take 290 E. (Eisenhower Expressway) to 90/94 South (Dan Ryan Expressway). Immediately get off onto Taylor Street/Roosevelt Ave, the first exit. Remain right and proceed right at the light onto Taylor Street. The entrance to the parking garage will be immediately to your right.

Driving from the East

In the Loop area, take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road. Proceed west and turn left onto Halsted Street.

By Public Transportation

Subway (or the L):  The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Blue Line has a stop at UIC-Halsted.  For taking the Blue line to the department, exit the ​subway car at the UIC-Halsted stop (it will be above ground in between the expressway), walk east up the ramp (towards the "Sears" tower) to Halsted street, then proceed south on Halsted street to Taylor street (approximately an 11 minute walk).  The department is located on the south-west corner of Halsted and Taylor.  You can, of course, also use other exits (i.e. walk west instead of east) from the ​UIC-Halsted stop and walk south directly through the campus.

CTA buses:  Public transit close to the SES building is available by several CTA buses including the following:


Additional bus route stops are located within a block around the department - most online maps should show them.