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We are in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, a major north-south route, and I-80, the region’s major east-west route. The campus is a 37-mile drive from downtown Chicago and 35 minutes from Joliet, Kankakee and Gary.
METRA Electric Line - from Chicago's Randolph Street Station to the University Park station with stops in between. From there, it's less than a mile walk across to the main entrance. The university also provides a free shuttle bus service from the station to our front door.
Visit METRA’s website for and search METRA Electric rail schedules to and from the University Park station.
Regional PACE bus – service to from surrounding communities and the University Park Metra station to the university's main entrance.
Visit the PACE website for full schedule details.
For air travelers – Chicago is served by two airports, O’Hare and Midway. Both are easy trips via expressways and toll ways.
Regional Map (printable PDF)
Campus Map (printable PDF)
NOTE: For those coming from the south and east sides of Chicago and from all southern suburbs who use the Bishop Ford expressway to 394 to the Exchange please note that an area of the Exchange in Crete is closed so the ‘S’ curve can be moderately straightened. The alternate route would be to exit 394 to the west, (right) either at Sauk Trail or at Steger Road, and then turn south (left) onto Western Ave. Take Western south to Exchange and turn westbound (right). GSU is on Exchange about 1 mile or so.
NOTE: Stuenkel Road Entrance will be EXIT only starting July 8th due to Road
Construction. Use the Crawford Avenue Entrance to enter GSU.
Alternate Routes (printable
The University Center at Triton College
2000 Fifth Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171
Governors State University at South Suburban College and University Center
16333 S. Kilbourn Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Governors State University at the James R. Thomas Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago IL 60601
Governors State University Naperville Education Center
2244 W. 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564