Using Public Transportation

UIC is served by the CTA Blue Line and several CTA bus lines. See directions to campus to learn how to get to campus using CTA, PACE and Metra. If you plan to use the CTA, see the information about the CTA Ventra U-PASS below.

Commuter Student Resource Center

If you commute to campus, the Commuter Student Resource Center in Student Center East has study space you can use before and after class.


The U-PASS provides eligible students who OPT-IN with unlimited travel on all CTA buses and trains at a discounted rate during Summer Session. The U-PASS works like a touch-and-go CTA Ventra fare card and is active 5 days before the 4-week session and it is deactivated 5 days after the 8-week session. The estimated CTA Transportation U-PASS fee for Summer 2023 is $125.

For Summer 2023, the U-PASS will be available for any full-time summer session student (6 or more credit hours for undergraduate/professional students and 5 or more credit hours for graduate students) that elects to OPT-IN prior to the June 19th deadline. All students are OPT-OUT in the summer by default.

To learn more about eligibility criteria and how to OPT-IN to the U-PASS program, visit the ID Center’s U-PASS webpage.