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Wheaton College
Todd Beamer Student Center Coray Auditorium
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
630.752.5000
http://www.wheaton.edu/


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Housing will be at the nearby Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Carol Stream.

 

Directions from O’Hare Airport to Wheaton College

  1. Cars leaving the airport exit to the east. Keep in the right lane to turn south on I-294.
  2. Stay on I-294 south some distance to I-88, also called the East-West Tollway.
  3. On I-88 go west toward Aurora several miles to the Naperville Road exit.
  4. Proceed north on Naperville Road past the Danada Shopping Center at Butterfield Road, and continue on to Roosevelt Road.
  5. Turn right (east) at Roosevelt Road and get into the left lane immediately for a quick left turn at Washington Street.
  6. A few blocks north on Washington, you’ll cross the Chicago & Northwestern railroad tracks and approach the intersection of Washington and College at the southwest corner of campus.

 

Directions from Midway Airport to Wheaton College

  1. Leaving the airport, turn north onto Cicero Avenue and proceed to the I-55 South on-ramp.
  2. Take I-55 South to I-355 North.
  3. Exit I-355 North at the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left (west).
  4. Take Roosevelt Road approximately 3 miles to Washington Street and turn right (north).
  5. Continue on Washington Street several blocks, cross the railroad tracks, and approach the stop sign at Washington and College on the southwest corner of campus.

 

Directions from the South to Wheaton College

  1. Approaching Chicago from the southwest on I-55, just beyond Bolingbrook, take I-355 north.
  2. Exit at Roosevelt Road to the west.
  3. Stay on Roosevelt through Glen Ellyn, past President Street, to Washington Street where you’ll turn right.
  4. A few blocks north you’ll cross the Chicago & Northwestern railroad tracks and approach the corner of Washington and College.

 

Directions from the North to Wheaton College

  1. If you are coming from eastern Wisconsin, take I-94 into Illinois.
  2. Proceed south on I-94 and follow the signs for I-294 south, past the O’Hare airport.
  3. Continue on I-294 to I-88 west.
  4. Take I-88 west to 355 North.
  5. Exit 355 at Roosevelt Rd west.
  6. Stay on Roosevelt through the town of Glen Ellyn.
  7. When you get to Wheaton, go past President Street, to Washington Street where you’ll turn right (north) and go approximately 8 blocks to campus.

 

Directions from the Northwest to Wheaton College

  1. Approaching Chicago from the northwest on I-90, turn south on I-355 at Schaumburg.
  2. A few miles south, exit west on Roosevelt Road.
  3. Stay on Roosevelt through Glen Ellyn, past President Street, to Washington Street where you’ll turn right (north) several blocks to campus.

 

Directions from the West to Wheaton College

  1. Approaching Chicago from the west on I-88, exit at Winfield Road and go north for about three miles until you reach Roosevelt Road.
  2. Turn right at Roosevelt and travel another three miles into the city of Wheaton.
  3. Stay in the left lane and when you pass Naperville Rd. be prepared to turn left (north) at the first street on the left, Washington Street.
  4. Campus is a few blocks ahead, just two short blocks across the Chicago & Northwestern railroad tracks.

 

Directions from the East to Wheaton College

  1. East-west I-80/90 becomes I-80/94 as you cross from Indiana into Illinois.
  2. Continue on I-80 West to I-355 North.
  3. Exit I-355 at Roosevelt Road west (which is a left turn at the bottom of the exit ramp).
  4. Stay on Roosevelt through the town of Glen Ellyn.
  5. When you get to Wheaton, go past President Street to Washington Street where you’ll turn right (north) and go approximately 8 blocks to campus.

Travel (Flying)

Which airport do I fly into?

You can fly into either O’hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway Airport (MDW).

 

Is there a shuttle from the airport to OIL?

Shuttle from O’hare (ORD) to OIL (and back to O’hare):

  • There is a one-time shuttle that departs from the O’Hare International Airport (ORD) United Airlines Terminal 1 Baggage claim at 1:30PM (CST) on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
    • Keep in mind that it is a 45 min drive to Wheaton College.
      Please purchase your flight with these parameters in mind; we strongly suggest aking a flight which arrives before noon (CST).
  • Your departure flight on Saturday, January 9 must be AFTER 4:30PM (CST).
    The shuttle vans will leave Wheaton College for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) after the closing service.
  • Please note that in order to cover expenses for the vans, a $30 charge will be collected. Even if you will only be taking the airport shuttle one-way, the charge will remain $30.
  • Please register for the airport shuttle and enter your flight information in order to secure a spot in the shuttle van by December 29, 2015 at midnight (CST).
  • Contact oil@winteroil.org with any questions.

 

Shuttle from Midway (MDW) to OIL (and back to Midway):

  • There is a one-time shuttle that departs from Midway Airport (MDW) Southwest Terminal Baggage claim at 1:30PM (CST) on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
    • Keep in mind that it is a 45 min drive to Wheaton College.
      Please purchase your flight with these parameters in mind; we strongly suggest taking a flight which arrives before noon (CST).
  • Your departure flight on Saturday, January 9 must be AFTER 4:30PM (CST).
    The shuttle vans will leave Wheaton College for Midway Airport (MDW) after the closing service.
  • Please note that in order to cover expenses for the vans, a $30 charge will be collected. Even if you will only be taking the airport shuttle one-way, the charge will remain $30.
  • Please register for the airport shuttle and enter your flight information in order to secure a spot in the shuttle van by December 29, 2015 at midnight (CST).
  • Contact oil@winteroil.org with any questions.

 


Metra Rail Union Pacific West (UP-W) Line from Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
http://www.metrarail.com

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Wheaton College is easy to reach via commuter train from Chicago using the Metra Union Pacific West (UP-W) line.

In downtown Chicago, the train leaves Ogilvie Transportation Center at Madison Street and Canal Street. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is in the Citigroup Center building. The closest train station to Wheaton College is the College Avenue station. Walking one block west will put you at the eastern edge of campus. The Todd Beamer Student Center is on the east side of campus. For train schedules and fares, click: www.metrarail.com


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