We are in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, a major north-south route, and I-80, the region’s major east-west route.
Maps and Directions
We are in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, a major north-south route, and I-80, the region’s major east-west route. If you travel by commuter train, the Metra station is close enough to walk – along our Alumni Path that leads from the station to campus – or by free shuttle bus. And PACE bus service makes stops on campus to take you to and from surrounding communities. Better yet, you don’t have to leave campus to enjoy the region’s largest sculpture park--the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park--or see a show at the Center for Performing Arts or visit our on-campus Visual Art Gallery.
Chicago is a world class place to explore your interests – whether that means music, sports, theatre, art, nature or shopping. This is where you’ll find one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, a dinosaur named Sue – the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, major league teams in every sport and a whole lot more. choosechicago.com
Recreation & Outdoors
The wide open spaces of Chicago’s Southland offer all kinds of opportunities to relax, stay fit or just enjoy the outdoors. Just across the street from GSU is the University Golf Club where GSU faculty, staff and students can play 9 or 19 holes at reduced rates. And the Forest Preserve of Will County has everything from nature centers to trails to dog parks.
Entertainment & Dining
For pure entertainment, The Center for Performing Arts at GSU brings Broadway and more to our campus. The area surrounding GSU – Chicago Southland – offers nationally known restaurants and dining with local chefs.
Places to Stay
You’ll find your favorite hotel chains just a short drive away from GSU. There are more than 6,000 hotel and motel rooms in the area that range from first-class hotels to budget motels. Whatever your taste or budget, there’s a room for you near GSU.