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 with unlimited travel on all CTA buses and trains at a discounted rate during Summer Session. Students are given the choice to OPT-IN or OPT-OUT of the program. 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 2024 is $125.

For Summer 2024, 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 July 2 deadline. Students who wish to OPT-OUT must do so by the June 11 deadline. If you are a current UIC student, your spring status will carry over into summer unless you change it.

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