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Winter Break Access

Mies Academic Campus buildings will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019, to January 1, 2020, for winter break. To facilitate university business, faculty and staff will continue their standard HawkCard access during this time. Students can be granted access during winter break as needed. A request must be submitted to the ACaPS office via from a faculty or staff member no later than Friday, December 20, 2019. All requests must include the general nature of work performed and are subject to approval. For safety, students as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to let Public Safety know when they are working on campus when the university is closed and identify their building, department, and work location. Contact Public Safety at 312.808.6300.  

ComEd Construction & Parking Impact Update

Commonwealth Edison’s underground electrical infrastructure work along Federal Street is still underway and anticipated to continue through early January 2020. Intermittent parking restrictions and lane closures will occur during this period. Construction vehicles and equipment will be present and associated noise will occur; however, crews will be performing work in a combination of daytime and overnight hours in order to minimize the impact.

Parking lots B5, B5V, B6, C1, C2, C5, and C5V will be affected at various points during the project. When these areas are available but restricted, please use caution and follow construction signage. During closures, alternate parking is available in campus-wide Visitor and Flex lots.

The following restrictions are ongoing:

  • C5 Gold: No Parking, 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • C2 Lot: Limited Parking Space, 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Alternate parking in Flex lots)

The following restrictions are scheduled:

 Beginning Thursday, December 5

  • B6 Gold: Limited Parking Space, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Alternate parking in B5V, East Row)

Beginning Saturday, December 14

  • B5 Visitor (West Row): No Parking Anytime (Alternate parking in B5V, East Row or Flex lots)

Beginning Wednesday, December 25

  • B3 South Entrance: Closed for Entry/Traffic Anytime (Vehicles and pedestrians may enter/exit on the north side)

This schedule is approximate as weather and work conditions may impact timing. Ultimately, please observe construction signage.

View the campus parking map here.

Please direct questions to Access, Card, and Parking Services at 312.567.8968.    

Affiliate ID Request Form Update

An authorized supervisor or manager MUST complete an Affiliate ID request form for all new affiliates (Public Safety, Dining Services, Postal Services, Custodial Services) of the university. The form may be emailed to one week prior to the individual arriving to campus or presented on the day the employee comes to the ACaPS office to obtain the HawkCard. HawkCards WILL NOT be issued to employees without the completed form.