School of Education & Social Policy

Annenberg Hall

Annenberg Hall Walter Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois, 60208
847/491-8193 tel

Directions From:



From the north via I-94

1. Take I-94 south to Skokie Boulevard.
2. Follow southbound Skokie Boulevard approximately 2 miles to Golf Road.
3. Turn left at the traffic light onto eastbound Golf Road.
4. Follow Golf Road approximately four miles into Evanston (the street name changes to Emerson Street in Evanston).
5. Just past Maple Street in Evanston is a fork in the road; bear to the right to go onto Clark Street.
6. Follow Clark Street through downtown Evanston, until you reach Chicago Avenue. You'll know you're going the correct way when you note some landmarks:
    • the Rebecca Crown Center (which houses Northwestern's central administration) on the north side of Clark Street (to your left)
    • a Burger King restaurant on the south side of Clark Street (to your right)
7. Turn left (northbound) onto Chicago Avenue.
8. Chicago Avenue becomes Sheridan Road one block ahead (north) at the first traffic light.
9. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road. A sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive.")
10. Turn into the parking lot and travel east through it to Campus Drive. Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill at the back of the parking lot. See visitors' parking information.

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From the west or northwest via I-88, I-90 or I-190 (from O'Hare)

1. Take I-88, I-90 or I-190 eastbound until you reach northbound I-294 (heading toward Wisconsin).
2. Take I-294 north to Dempster Street east.
3. Follow Dempster Street approximately 10 miles through the suburbs of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Evanston.
4. Turn left onto northbound Forest Avenue just through downtown Evanston (the last traffic light before Dempster Street ends at Lake Michigan); you'll know you are approaching this light by looking for the following landmarks:
    • The second-to-last traffic light is at Chicago Avenue, in downtown Evanston. At this intersection there is a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop on the left (northeast corner) and a pet store on the right (southwest corner).
    • One block past Chicago Avenue is Hinman Avenue; the intersection of Dempster and Hinman is a four-way stop. On the left (northeast corner) is an elementary school.
    • Two blocks farther is Forest Avenue and its traffic light.
5. Follow northbound Forest Avenue for approximately half a mile, curving to the right (eastbound), then left (northbound), until it merges with and ends at Sheridan Road. When this occurs, you will see Lake Michigan on your right (to the east).
6. Sheridan Road curves to the left (westbound) when it reaches the main body of the Evanston campus at Sheridan Road. It then curves sharply to the right where it intersects with Chicago Avenue, following the border of the Northwestern campus to the right (east).
7. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
8. Turn into the parking lot and travel east through it to Campus Drive. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill at the back of the parking lot. See visitors parking information.

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From the west or southwest via I-55 or I-80

1. If you are driving on eastbound I-80, follow I-80 until the interchange with I-55; take northbound I-55.
2. Follow northbound I-55 to the interchange with I-90/I-94; take northbound I-90/I-94.
3. When I-94 splits from I-90, bear to the right, staying on I-94.
4. Take I-94 north to Dempster Street east.
5. Follow Dempster Street approximately five miles through the suburbs of Skokie and Evanston.
6. Turn left onto northbound Forest Avenue just through downtown Evanston (the last traffic light before Dempster Street ends at Lake Michigan); you'll know you are approaching this light by looking for the following landmarks:
    • The second-to-last traffic light is at Chicago Avenue, in downtown Evanston. At this intersection there is a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop on the left (northeast corner) and a pet store on the right (southwest corner).
    • One block past Chicago Avenue is Hinman Avenue; the intersection of Dempster and Hinman is a four-way stop. On the left (northeast corner) is an elementary school.
7. Follow northbound Forest Avenue for approximately half a mile, curving to the right (eastbound), then left (northbound), until it merges with and ends at Sheridan Road. When this occurs, you will see Lake Michigan on your right (to the east).
8. Sheridan Road curves to the left (westbound) when it reaches the main body of the Evanston campus at Sheridan Road. It then curves sharply to the right where it intersects with Chicago Avenue, following the border of the Northwestern campus to the right (east).
9. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
10. Turn into the parking lot and travel east through it to Campus Drive. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill at the back of the parking lot. See visitors parking information.

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From the east or south via I-94, I-90, I-80 or I-57

Once you reach the Chicago area, you should get onto northbound I-94. Please note the following, depending on which route you are coming from:
• I-80/I-94: I-94 splits from I-80 and heads northbound south of Chicago.
• I-57: I-57 ends at and merges into I-94 on the south side of Chicago.
• I-90: I-90 merges with I-94 on the south side of Chicago.
Follow these directions once you are on northbound I-94:

1. When I-94 splits from I-90, bear to the right, staying on I-94.
2. Take I-94 north to Dempster Street east.
3. Follow Dempster Street approximately five miles through the suburbs of Skokie and Evanston.
4. Turn left onto northbound Forest Avenue just through downtown Evanston (the last traffic light before Dempster Street ends at Lake Michigan); you'll know you are approaching this light by looking for the following landmarks:
    • The second-to-last traffic light is at Chicago Avenue, in downtown Evanston. At this intersection there is a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop on the left (northeast corner) and a pet store on the right (southwest corner).
    • One block past Chicago Avenue is Hinman Avenue; the intersection of Dempster and Hinman is a four-way stop. On the left (northeast corner) is an elementary school. Two blocks further is Forest Avenue and its traffic light.
5. Follow northbound Forest Avenue for approximately half a mile, curving to the right (eastbound), then left (northbound), until it merges with and ends at Sheridan Road. When this occurs, you will see Lake Michigan on your right (to the east).
6. Sheridan Road curves to the left (westbound) when it reaches the main body of the Evanston campus. It then curves sharply to the right where it intersects with Chicago Avenue, following the border of the Northwestern campus to the right (east).
7. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
8. Turn into the parking lot and travel east through it to Campus Drive. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill at the back of the parking lot. See visitors parking information.

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From downtown Chicago via US-41 (Lakeshore Drive)

1. Take US-41 (Lake Shore Drive) north until it becomes Hollywood.
2. Turn right onto northbound Sheridan Road. follow Sheridan Road approximately six miles through Chicago and into Evanston.
3. Sheridan Road curves to the left (westbound) when it reaches the main body of the Evanston campus. It then curves sharply to the right where it intersects with Chicago Avenue, following the border of the Northwestern campus to the right (east).
4. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
5. Turn into the parking lot and travel east through it to Campus Drive. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill at the back of the parking lot. See visitors parking information.

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From the Omni Orrington Hotel, Evanston

1. Follow Orrington Avenue northbound to Clark Street, where it ends.
2. Turn right (east) onto Clark Street, traveling one block to Chicago Avenue. Turn left (north) onto Chicago Avenue, which becomes Sheridan Road at the traffic light one block ahead.
3. Follow Sheridan Road two and one-half blocks, passing a traffic light at Foster Avenue, until you reach a large parking lot on the right (east) side of Sheridan Road (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive")
4. turn into the lot and continue eastbound through the lot, descending the access road after the lot ends. Annenberg Hall is the light stone building on your left as you descend the hill. See visitors parking information.

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Public transportation via Metra (Chicagoland's commuter rail system)

1. Take the "Metra/Union Pacific North Line" toward Kenosha.
2. Get off at Davis Street, Evanston.
3. Make a left, turning east onto Davis Street.
4. Walk one long block from Benson Avenue to Orrington Avenue.
5. Make a left, turning north onto Orrington Avenue.
6. Walk two blocks to Clark Street. In front of you, on the north side of Clark Street, will be the Rebecca Crown Center.
7. Make a right, turning east onto Clark Street.
8. Walk one block to Chicago Avenue.
9. Make a left, turning north onto Chicago Avenue.
    • Chicago Avenue merges with Sheridan Road one block north at a traffic light.
10. Continue north on Sheridan Road two blocks, crossing to the east side of the road at Foster Avenue's traffic light.
11. Walk north another one-half block, turning right (east) into the first parking lot you come to (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
12. Continue walking east, turning left (north) into the brick footpath just after you reach the back of the parking lot.
13. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building with green window trim to the north and east of the parking lot. For more information about Metra, visit the Metra Information Center

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Public transportation via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

1. Take the "CTA Purple Line" (elevated subway train) north toward Linden Avenue.
2. Get off at Foster Street in Evanston.
3. Make a right, turning east onto Foster Street.
4. Walk two and a half blocks to Sheridan Road.
5. Cross to the east side of Sheridan Road, turning left (north).
6. Walk one-half block, turning right (east) into the first parking lot you come to (a sign at the entrance to the lot reads "Northwestern University...To Campus Drive").
7. Continue walking east, turning left (north) into the brick footpath just after you reach the back of the parking lot.
8. Walter Annenberg Hall is the light stone building with green window trim to the north and east of the parking lot.
    • For more information about the Chicago Transit Authority, visit the CTA home page.

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