Prohibited Items at Credit Union 1 Arena
Please note the Credit Union 1 Arena does not allow large bags, backpacks or strollers. Limited outdoor space for stroller parking will be available, however you may not to bring strollers to the Arena.
Other items prohibited include balloons, open food and beverages, and noisemakers. Guests are advised to leave these items behind. Please visit the Credit Union 1 Arena Guest Services website for more detailed information.
Transportation and Parking
Transportation to and from the Credit Union 1 Arena can be difficult on this day, as there are several large events occurring around the city. Please consider the following suggestions when traveling to and from the Credit Union 1 Arena.
Public Transit: The CTA has a train stop across the street from the Credit Union 1 Arena, the Racine Blue Line stop. Visit the CTA website for more information about public transportation.
Taxis/Ridesharing: If you take a cab to the Credit Union 1 Arena, please tell your driver to drop you off at the corner of Racine and Harrison. Taxis do not regularly drive by this area, so taking public transportation after the ceremony is recommended. If you choose to use a rideshare service rather than public transportation after the ceremony, you should arrange for the pickup to occur at the UIC Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison Street. This is across the street from the Credit Union 1 Arena, and signage will direct you to the location.
Parking: There are two parking lots across the street from the Credit Union 1 Arena, as well as a parking structure adjacent to the building. The price will be as much as $20 to park.
The Credit Union 1 Arena is wheelchair accessible.
Guests may bring their own wheelchairs and keep them with them during the ceremony. Wheelchair assistance to seating is also available by ushers, but wheelchairs will not be available to rent. Ushers will be available throughout the entire ceremony should guests need to be moved to any point.
The ceremony will be projected throughout the Credit Union 1 Arena with closed captioning enabled.
Please look for an usher if you have any needs. If you have any additional questions or needs, please call 773-702-8197.
Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase.
Flowers and Gifts for Graduates
If you are looking for a gift to celebrate your graduate, the university’s bookstore will be in attendance selling Chicago Booth items. Flowers will also be available for purchase.
Several events will be taking place in the city of Chicago the weekend of June 4; if you are in need of hotel rooms, we recommend making arrangements as soon as possible.