Travel to Graduation (Chicago Ceremony)

Travel to Graduation Information

Note: Graduates are responsible for all expenses incurred for travel to and from the graduation ceremony.


As a courtesy, Purdue Global has set aside blocks of discounted rooms at hotels near the graduation venue. Click here for a list of hotels.

Airport and Transportation 


It is recommended that graduates and guests traveling to Chicago fly into O'Hare International Airport as it is approximately 2 miles from the Rosemont Theatre. Midway International Airport is approximately 30 miles from the venue. 


Most hotels near the Rosemont Theatre offer free shuttle services to and from O'Hare International Airport. Contact your hotel for more information.

Public Transportation 
For graduates and guests who are local to Chicago, the Rosemont Theatre is accessible on the CTA Blue Line Rosemont stop, the Metra O'Hare stop, and Pace Suburban buses. Click the links below for more information.

Taxi or Uber 

Taxis will be available for graduates and guests who are not staying at nearby hotels.

Uber cars can be reserved via the Uber app. Click here for the iPhone app. Click here for the Android app.


There are many things to do near the Rosemont Theatre. Click here for a list of activities and restaurants. 

Driving Directions 

Tri-State Tollway (I294), exit at Balmoral Street. Go east on Balmoral Street. The Rosemont Theatre will be on the right. (Note: Balmoral street is an I-Pass only exit). If you do not have an I-Pass exit I294 at the O'Hare/River Road exit. After the toll booth stay to the left and exit River Road South. Take River Road south approximately 4 blocks. The Rosemont Theatre will be on the right.

Tri-State Tollway (I294) and Eastbound I-90 follow the signs for O'Hare and exit at Mannheim Road South. Proceed South on Mannheim Road and keep to the right. Re-enter I-90 East to Chicago for about 1 mile. Exit at River Road South. The Rosemont Theatre is located approximately 1/2 mile on the right.

Go west on the Kennedy Expressway toward O'Hare Airport. Follow the signs to O'Hare. Exit at River Road and make a right to head South on Des Plaines River Road. The Rosemont Theatre is approximately 1/2 mile South on the right.

Parking at Rosemont Theatre *
Parking on Saturday is $15.00, cash only, and must be paid upon entry. There is no charge for parking on Friday.

Guests using wheelchairs can be dropped off at the south doors for easiest access.

*Rates subject to change. Guests should check current rates with attendant upon arrival.