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In an effort to support safe pedestrian pathways and keep fire lanes clear for emergency vehicles, the Facilities Department will install additional traffic control bollards throughout Mies (Main) Campus beginning Monday, May 22. With these additions, vehicular access to Footlik Lane, our main pedestrian pathway on Dearborn Street from 31st - 35th Street, will be restricted. Visit the Service Parking page for more information. 

Federal Street Traffic Changes Begin March 6

Construction activity for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation & Tech Entrepreneurship will begin Monday, March 6. Access to Federal Street from 31st to 33rd will be limited. Please note the following changes.

Federal Street Traffic Access

31st Street will provide vehicle access to the B2 parking lot only. Please use 33rd Street to access the B6, B5 & B3 lots. Pedestrian traffic will be supported from both entrances.

Parking Lot Changes

The B5 lot will be divided into two areas: B5 for Flex permit holders and B5V for visitors utilizing the pay station. B5V will consist of the first two rows adjacent to Hermann Hall. B5 Flex permit parking will consist of the west half of the parking lot.

View the updated parking map.

Shuttle Bus Changes

The morning northbound shuttle will reroute from the current 32nd & Federal (Hermann Hall) and 31st & Federal Street stops. After IIT Tower, the shuttle bus will continue via LaSalle Street and stop on the northeast corners of 33rd and 31st streets. All current scheduled timings will remain. The afternoon, evening, and late evening routes will continue to use Federal Street. These changes will remain in effect until further notice.

View the updated shuttle bus schedule.

Parking at Illinois Tech

All vehicle owners parking on Illinois Tech property (except in designated visitor parking) must register their vehicles with the Access, Card, and Parking Services Office and obtain a parking permit. Parking lots are designated for students, faculty, staff, or visitors. Vehicles violating these restrictions or other parking regulations may be ticketed or towed. No-parking regulations in fire lanes will be strictly enforced. A copy of the Illinois Tech regulations governing parking may be obtained from the Access, Card, and Parking Services Office or online at For added security for vehicles, personal possessions should not be left in view. Valuables should be placed in the trunk and all doors should be locked.

Discounted parking is available to Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and students at certain parking facilities in the vicinity of the Downtown Campus. Parking stickers are necessary in order to receive the discounts. These discounts are coordinated by the Office of Administration and Finance, Downtown Campus, Suite 265. Online information is available here.