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Campus Building Information

Columbus Drive Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

The Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave. 

The MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave. 

116 South Michigan Avenue 

Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison St. 

162 North State Street Residences

The Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave.

Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave.

Roger Brown Home and Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted St.


Building Hours

Academic Buildings—fall and spring semesters—All SAIC buildings are open 24 hours per day, with some restrictions. Students, faculty, and staff can scan into any academic building using their ID from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. After 12:00 a.m., anyone who wants to enter the building will need to scan their ID and have room-specific access for overnight entry. If an individual is already in a building and plans to stay past 12:00 a.m., that person must go down to the security desk and sign in for overnight access by 12:00 a.m.

Academic Buildings—summer and winter—All SAIC buildings are open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anyone in the building at 10:00 p.m. will be asked to leave. No overnight access is given during the summer or winter terms.

Residence Halls—year round—Residence halls are only accessible to current residents. Both the 162 North State Street Residences and Jones Hall are 24-hour facilities. Residents can scan into either residence hall, however nonresidents must be signed in by a current resident and be escorted by their host during their visit.


Dock Access General Rules

Here is the policy for access to all docks on campus:


Dock Access by Building

MacLean Center, 112 South Michigan Avenue—The dock is located behind the building, and can be accessed via the alley entrance next to 55 East Monroe. Absolutely no deliveries are to be received through the building’s front entrance. The best way to access the dock is by heading east on Monroe, staying to the right hand side of the street, and turning right into the alley. The SAIC dock is painted orange. Upon arrival, call the dock coordinator or security desk if coordinator does not answer (312.345.3538). Only the dock coordinator’s phone number is posted at the entrance of the dock. There is a hydraulic lift available at this location. The dock can easily accommodate trucks up to 26 feet long by 12 feet high, however larger trucks can be accommodated at special request.

Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue—The dock is located just past the entrance to Legacy Towers on Monroe. To access the dock, head east on Monroe; keep to the left side of the street; and turn left into the alley directly past the Legacy Tower main entrance. When entering the dock, trust must continue past the doors labeled SAIC into the Legacy dock. This dock can accommodate trucks up to 26 feet long and 12 feet high, but arrangements can be made to accommodate larger trucks that do not exceed 35 feet in length and 12 feet in height. Call the dock coordinator upon arrival, and if coordinator does not answer, call security (312.899.1210). Only the dock coordinators phone number is posted at the entrance of the dock.

Sullivan Center, 36 South Wabash Avenue—Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday (for general building access); 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (SAIC specific). To access the dock at the Sullivan Center, there are several people that should be contacted. If this is a delivery for the Sullivan Galleries, call 312.629.6635. Mail Room access should be directed to Ron Gaddie (312.629.6191) , and general deliveries to the dock coordinator. There are two docks available for deliveries: one on the State Street side and one on the Wabash side. State Street has two large freight elevators and only has access to floors 7 (gallery side), 12, and 13. The Wabash dock has one smaller freight elevator and can access all SAIC floors. Both docks can accommodate trucks up to 26 feet long by 12 feet high, and larger trucks up to 35 feet long and 12 feet high can be accepted by special request. To access the Sullivan Center docks, head east on Monroe, keep to the left hand side, and turn into the driveway that is before Wabash Street. The State Street dock is off to the left with the Wabash side to the right. Contact the dock coordinator or one of the other contacts listed above upon arrival.

Columbus Drive Building, 280 South Columbus Drive—The dock is located behind the building and is accessible by Jackson. During operating hours, the gate will be open, and you can back into the dock. Upon arrival, buzz the intercom to check in with security. If this is a large delivery or pick up, you are required to notify the dock coordinator at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a time to use the dock. Trucks 26 feet long by 12 feet high can be easily accommodated, and larger trucks up to 53 feet long and 14 feet high can be accommodated upon special request. Deliveries between 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. can be granted access by request or preapproved access.

Jones Hall, 7 West Madison Street—Jones Hall is the only building that does not have a proper dock. The “dock” for this building is a doorway located in the alley due west of Jones Hall, and can only accommodate trucks up to 26 feet long by 12 feet high. To enter the alley, head west on Monroe and keep to the left hand side, turn left, and the door is just past the storefront. Call the dock coordinator upon arrival and if there is no answer, call the security desk (312.516.5300).

162 North State Street Residences—The dock is shared with several businesses, so patience and flexibility are often needed to make deliveries here. The dock is located in Couch Place alley, directly between State Street and Lake Street. The dock is a bump-up, truck-level dock and can accept all trucks up 26 feet long and 12 feet high. Trucks up to 35 feet long and 12 feet high can be accommodated by special request. You can enter the alley from State Street or Dearborn Street.  When you enter the dock, buzz the intercom (located near the trash compactor) and check in with security. Large deliveries or pick ups must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.


Freight Elevator Access

MacLean Center, 112 South Michigan Avenue—There are two freight elevators in MacLean Center, one close to the lobby labeled Car 6, and another very close to the dock area labeled Car 7.  Car 6 is wider than Car 7, however Car 7 is taller than Car 6. Car 6 is the recommended because it is larger and goes to most floors within the building and does not require swipe card access like Car 7.  Both elevators are available 24 hours.

Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue—The freight elevator is located in the dock area of the building and open to all staff, faculty, and students. The elevator can access every floor of the building, however an ID swipe is required to access the basement and 6th floor. The freight elevator is open during the building’s hours of operation (7:00 a.m. to 12:00am).

Sullivan Center, 36 South Wabash Avenue—There are two docks that have two sets of freight elevators. On the State Street side there are two large freight elevators but they only go to 7, 12, and 13. On the Wabash side, the freight elevators are smaller, however they access all SAIC floors. Both sets are on a key system, so the building’s facilities coordinator needs to be contacted to arrange a time to provide access. Freight access must be scheduled to move large items within the building, only 2-wheel carts will be allowed to use the passenger elevators. We request advance notice for use of the elevators. The building coordinator is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For the full procedure on how to reserve a freight elevator, click here.

Columbus Drive Building, 280 South Columbus Drive—The freight elevator is located near the dock entrance. It is open to all faculty, staff, and students. No swipe is needed to operate the elevator.

Residence Halls, 162 North State Street and 7 West Madison Street—Neither the residence hall has freight elevators. To make a large delivery or pick up, the object to be transported should be measured to ensure that it will fit into the buildings’ general elevators.