Maps, Parking & Accommodations

Professional Development courses are held in Wieboldt Hall, Chicago Campus, at 339 East Chicago Avenue.

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Chicago Campus

Wieboldt Hall, 6th Floor
339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-503-6950
fax: 312-503-4942
Office Hours:
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm 

Parking at the Chicago Campus

A discounted evening and weekend rate ($9.00) is available for parking from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (the same night) or weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You must park and exit within the specified time to receive the discounted rate. If you enter before the rate takes effect, or exit after the specified end time on the date of entry you will be charged the full public rate for the entire time you are parked. A daily discounted rate ($11.00) is available for parking for up to 12 hours. If parked for 12 hours or more, regular garage rates will apply. The discounts do not guarantee a parking space. Overnight parking is not allowed. The discounts are only available at the Erie Ontario Garage and the Huron Superior Garage.

How to obtain a discount:

  1. Park in the eligible garage and obtain a parking ticket at entry.
  2. Obtain a QR code coupon from a Wieboldt classroom bulletin board or the Erie Ontario or Huron Superior Customer Service Offices.
  3. When ready to exit, go to a garage pay station and insert your parking ticket.
  4. Scan the QR ticket at the scanner below. The scanner will reduce the parking fee.
  5. Pay the fee with payment card or cash following the machine instructions.
  6. Collect the parking ticket back from the machine after your transaction is complete.
  7. Insert the parking ticket at the exit gate as you leave the garage with your vehicle.

Chicago Parking Office: 

Other Parking Options:

There are several public parking garages in the area, as well as metered street parking. Detailed parking maps and information can be found using the following online directories:

Evanston Campus

405 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60208
phone: 847-491-5612
fax: 847-491-3660
Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm

Parking at the Evanston Campus

SPS students may park without a parking permit in most "F" Parking Lots on the Evanston campus, after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and all weekend. Students should refer to the signs at the parking lot to be certain. Do not, at any time, park in a reserved space. Campus maps indicating appropriate parking lots are available at the School of Professional Studies office, 405 Church Street, Evanston, IL. SPS students who wish to park on campus before 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, should go to the Northwestern Parking Office to purchase a one-day parking permit.


ChooseChicago is one resource out of many available online for hotel booking. The following is a list of hotels near SPS. We are not recommending these establishments, but simply listing them here for your convenience in finding accommodations during your visit. Some of the area hotels offer discounted NU rates. Please inquire when making your reservation.

DoubleTree Chicago Magnificent Mile
300 East Ohio Street
312-787-6100 - Ask for the NU rate

Fairfield Inn & Suites
216 East Ontario Street

Hilton Suites Chicago/Mag Mile
198 East Delaware Place

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair Street
312-274-4436 - Ask for the NU rate

Inn of Chicago
162 East Ohio Street (at Michigan)

Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago
701 North Michigan Avenue (at Huron)
312-440-1500 - Ask for the NU rate

The School of Professional Studies does not provide reservation services and does not guarantee posted room rates or availability.

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