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Commencement Parking

PARKING AND TRANSIT

The Symphony Center is located at 220 South Michigan Avenue. An additional entrance for Symphony Center is located at 67 East Adams Street.

 

PARKING
The Grant Park South Garage is located at 325 South Michigan Avenue and has direct access to Symphony Center.  Look for signs in the garage to identify the best exit to access Symphony Center. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From North: Take the Edens Expressway (I-94) to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). Exit at West Washington Boulevard and proceed east to Columbus Drive. Turn right and proceed south to East Congress Parkway. Turn right and then at Michigan Ave turn right again, heading north for one block. After Van Buren Street, enter the Grant Park South Garage located on your left, in the middle of Michigan Ave. 

 

From Northwest: Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to West Washington Boulevard. Exit at West Washington Boulevard and proceed east to Columbus Drive. Turn right and proceed south to East Congress Parkway. Turn right and then at Michigan Ave turn right again, heading north for one block. After Van Buren Street, enter the Grant Park South Garage located on your left, in the middle of Michigan Ave. 

From West: The Eisenhower (I-290) becomes West Congress Parkway / Ida B. Wells Drive. Proceed east past Michigan Avenue. Turn left on to East Congress Plaza Drive, heading northwest. Turn right on to Michigan Avenue, heading north. Enter the Grant Park South Garage located on your left, in the middle of Michigan Ave. 

 

From Southwest: Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive. Head north on Lake Shore Drive. Turn left on to East Balbo Drive, heading west. Turn right on to Michigan Avenue and head north for three blocks. After Van Buren Street the entrance to the Grant Park South Garage is located on your left, in the middle of Michigan Ave. 

From South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) to West Roosevelt Road. Head east on West Roosevelt Road. Make a left ion to Michigan Avenue, heading north for seven blocks. After Van Buren Street the entrance to the Grant Park South Garage is located on your left, in the middle of Michigan Ave. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Symphony Center is conveniently located near several Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), train and bus stations. The Adams/Wabash CTA train station (Brown, Green, Orange, and Pink lines) is located one block west. Buses that service the area include routes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 26, 28, 126, 143, 147 and 151. 

Metra provides service to many suburbs, departing from four downtown stations. 

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