The School of the Art Institute of Chicago does not have a parking lot, but public garages are very close. Public parking is available at a number of commercial parking lots in the Loop, and at metered spaces on nearby streets.

Discounted Parking

Mid-Continental Plaza Building at 55 East Monroe Street (between Wabash and Michigan Avenue)

Students and faculty pay just $9.00 for parking after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or anytime on Saturday and Sunday. Discount is valid for up to seven hours.

Students must apply for a discount card at the garage office. To locate the garage office, take the lobby elevator to P-2 and upon entering the parking level look for the garage office sign on your left. A discount card will be issued at the garage office. The garage office phone number: 312.986.6821.

SpotHero: For discount parking in downtown Chicago, you may visit SpotHero's School of the Art Institute parking page where you'll be able to find and reserve parking for up to 50% off the drive up rate. You can also download their mobile app (iPhone | Android). Rates range from $6–$15, depending on the hours you need parking.

Questions? Email support@spothero.com or call 312.566.7768

Please call 312.616.0600 for lot and rate information.

Additional Public Parking

East Monroe Street and Millennium Park garages
(enter at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street)

Grant Park south garage
(enter at Michigan Avenue between Van Buren and Adams streets)

Grant Park north garage
(enter at Michigan Avenue between Madison and Randolph streets)

See also: chicagoparkingmap.com

Warning Concerning Columbus Drive Street Parking

Both sides of Columbus Drive immediately east of the Art Institute of Chicago are No Parking Zones from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and violators will be towed. Call 312.744.7550 for towing information.

Complete directions to additional nearby parking facilities are available from the Admissions office. To request more information, email admiss@saic.edu or call 312.629.6100.