Welcome to CIERA
Transportation from O'Hare/Midway Airports
1710 Orrington Avenue
1818 Maple Avenue
1515 Chicago Avenue
Between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Weekdays
North Campus Garage
Enter the garage and park. If your visit to CIERA is covered, please see a staff member for a pre-paid exit voucher. Otherwise, please pay at the garage kiosk or exit lane upon exiting.
If your visit to CIERA is covered, please contact CIERA or call 847-491-8646 at least two weeks before your visit. A permit will be mailed to you. Look for a lot that allows the Yellow Visitor Parking Permit. The closest surface lot is directly across from Tech, south of Noyes St.
After 4:00 pm, and Weekends
All campus parking, including garages and surface lots, is free with no visitor permit required after 4:00 pm and on weekends.
While You Are Here
Guest Wireless Access
While visiting Northwestern, visitors can connect to the Guest-Northwestern wireless network. Guest wireless is a free service intended for use by visitors requiring short-term access. It is an unsecured connection and should not be used to send or receive sensitive information.
Evanston has a thriving culinary scene, so exploration is encouraged! Here are some of our favorites nearby places:
On Campus (Lunch)
Off Campus (Dinner)
Creating Your Schedule
Typically your host will take on the task of putting together your visit schedule; however, please let them know if there are specific people that you would like to try and meet while you are here. Relatedly, CIERA hosts many different events every week. Let us know if there are events happening during your visit that you would like to attend.
You should know in advance if your trip to CIERA is being reimbursed. To submit for reimbursement, you will need to:
- Fill out a Visitor’s Travel and Expense Form
- Send pdf of completed form and copies of all itemized receipts to:
CIERA / Department of Physics & Astronomy
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112
Our Information Coordinator will be able to assist with any questions relating to visit reimbursements.