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Directions to Campus

Hansen Student Center with tulips blooming in front
IWU's Hansen Student Center (located at 300 E Beecher St, Bloomington, IL 61701) is a popular spot for campus events including group visit days, and has free adjacent parking.

The Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions Office is located on the first floor of the Minor Myers Welcome Center. Our address is 1211 Park Street in Bloomington, Illinois.

Open House and Visitor Days always start at Hansen Student Center - 300 E Beecher St, Bloomington, IL 61701.


All campus parking is free of charge.  
After 5pm and on weekends, visitors may park in any campus lot.  On weekdays between 8am-5pm, visitors should only park in designated visitor lots & parking spaces to avoid ticketing & towing.  You will find parking lots on our  interactive campus map and our  printable campus map.


Driving Directions

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From Chicago, IL (Approximately 130 miles) Take I-55 South to Veterans Parkway South (Business 55 - exit #167). Proceed about 4 miles and turn right onto Route 9 (Pekin West exit). Travel about 2 miles to Park Street and turn right.  

From Madison, WI (Approximately 200 miles) Take I-39/90 South to Rockford, IL and continue on I-39 South. Turn onto Route 51 South (Business Exit #2) and turn left at the end of the ramp. Proceed about 6 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

From Indianapolis, IN (Approximately 165 miles) Take I-74 West to Route 51 (North Business Exit #135). Travel about 2 miles to Veterans Parkway North (Business 55 Chicago) exit. Proceed about 3.5 miles, turn left onto Route 9 (Pekin West Exit). Travel about two miles to Park Street and turn right.

From Peoria, IL (Approximately 40 miles) Take I-74 East to I-55 North (Chicago Exit #127). Follow to Route 51 South (Business Exit #165A). Proceed about 3 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

From St. Louis, MO (Approximately 160 miles) Take the Veterans Parkway exit (Exit #157A-B/I-55-BL N/I-74/US-51/Veterans Parkway/Decatur/Indianapolis), and proceed and take ramp to US-51 Br N/Main St/Chicago. Turn left (heading north) onto S. Main Street (US-51-BR N). At a corner where there is Walgreens and Kroger, turn right onto Emerson Street. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

Other Ways to Get Here

Getting to IWU is super easy. Take a train, plane, or bus!

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Bloomington-Normal is home to more than 30 public electric vehicle charging sites, including two Level 2 chargers at Illinois Wesleyan's Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center (which houses the Admissions Office)--the first building in Bloomington to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. 
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Peoria Charter Coach Company serves central Illinois and the Chicago areas. 
Greyhound serves the entire Midwest and the country with daily departures.

In Bloomington-Normal, Connect Transit bus routes connect the airport and train station to campus.

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Bloomington's (BMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) is just minutes from campus and has 6 nonstop flights to/from: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), OrlandoSanford (SFB), Tampa/St.Pete (PIE). Nearby airports include Peoria (PIA) (45 miles), Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW) (app. 120 miles). Find commercial flights daily at the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), (309) 663-7383. Taxi service and rental cars are available at the airport. Bus service is available from O'Hare and Midway Airports to the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University, one mile north of the IWU campus.

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Bloomington/Normal is on Amtrak's Chicago-to-St. Louis route. The Amtrak (BNL) station is one mile north of IWU campus at 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL (309) 862-2000