No matter your path, everything you’ll need to succeed is right outside your door.

Our Chicago-adjacent location is abundant with student activities, athletics and events that call to the Concordia-Chicago spirit.



Top-of-the-line exercise equipment, flat-screen televisions and contemporary décor creates an exciting environment for students, faculty and staff. Be sure to check out the space when you're on campus! 

Fitness Center COVID-19 update:

The University’s Fitness Center will ONLY be open for use by individual students, faculty and staff and will also be used for athletic team training activities.

During public use hours, the following procedures will be in place:

  • Fitness Center capacity will be limited to a maximum of 25 people, including employees.
  • Visitors and employees must have their temperature taken upon entering the facility.
  • Social distancing of 12 feet between each person will be enforced.
  • Masks should be worn when entering, leaving and moving around the center, but are not required to be worn when working out.
  • A dedicated Fitness Center employee is responsible for cleaning the machines, weights, and equipment after each use.

In order to gain access to the Fitness Center, all students, faculty and staff must present their Cougar ID Card at the check-in desk.

Concordia University Chicago’s Campus Recreation and Intramurals program strives to offer exciting, innovative and fun activities for students. These programs offered throughout the year are opportunities for students to interact with peers, make new friends and to become more physically active.

Sports 

  • Basketball 
  • Dodgeball 
  • Volleyball
  • Floor hockey 
  • Kickball 
  • Soccer 
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Spikeball

For more information please contact the Director of Intramurals and Campus Recreation at Intramurals@CUChicago.edu.

To learn more about Intramural sports leagues and events, visit imleagues.com to register and follow us on social media. 

The Cougar Card is the official identification card for the students, faculty and staff of Concordia University Chicago.

It offers a convenient and safe way to make purchases and utilize campus services such as:

  • Food services: Serves as an on-campus meal ticket with Sodexo Campus Services. With it, students, faculty and staff can purchase meals and snacks in the Cafeteria, the Library Café and the Christopher Center Lobby. 
  • On Campus Printing: Copy, scan and print documents using on campus multi-function printers.
  • Door access: Provides access to outer residence hall doors for those students living on campus, and provides Fitness Center access to all students, faculty and staff. 
  • Library Services: usable in Concordia-Chicago’s library as well as all Illinois Public and Academic libraries.

Reporting/Replacing Lost or Stolen Cards

To obtain a replacement card, please stop by the Campus Card Office on the Upper Level of the Klinck Memorial Library, across from the CougarNet Help Desk. While there is no charge for the initial card or for damaged or broken cards that are produced for replacement, there is a $30 charge for replacing a lost card. For a stolen card, the replacement fee is waived if a police or campus security report is provided..

Campus Card Office Information

708-488-4105
Cougar.Card@CUChicago.edu
Location: Upper Level of the Klinck Memorial Library, Room 282


Main Campus:
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL

Download a Printable Map

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Driving Directions

Take I-294 South to I-290 East.

Exit on Harlem Avenue (Exit 21B) NOTE: This exit is on the LEFT side, center lane of the highway.

Turn left (north) on Harlem Avenue (2 miles) to Augusta Street. 

Turn left (west) on Augusta. 

Turn right (north) on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Take I-294 North to I-290 East.

Take I-290 East to Harlem Avenue (Exit 21B). NOTE: This exit is on the LEFT side, center lane of the highway.

Turn left (north) on Harlem Avenue (2 miles) to Augusta. 

Turn left (west) on Augusta Street. 

Turn right (north) on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Take I-290 West to Harlem Avenue (Exit 21B) NOTE: This exit is on the LEFT side, center lane of the expressway.

Turn right (north) on Harlem Avenue to Augusta Street.

Turn left (west) on Augusta.

Turn right (north) on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Take I-88 to I-290 East.

Take I-290 East to Harlem Avenue (Exit 21B). NOTE: This exit is on the LEFT side, center lane of the expressway. 

Turn left (north) on Harlem Avenue (2 miles) to Augusta Street. 

Turn left (west) on Augusta. 

Turn right (north) on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Take the I-190 East ramp towards Chicago Loop.

Exit on South River Road, exit number 1B.

Take River Road (stay in left lane) for approximately 5 miles to 1st Avenue. 

Turn right onto 1st Avenue. 

Take 1st Avenue to North Avenue.

Turn left on North Avenue.

Take North Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

Turn right on Harlem.

Take Harlem Avenue to Augusta Street.

Turn right on Augusta.

Turn right on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Turn left onto Cicero Avenue.

Take Cicero to Flournoy Street.

Turn left on Flournoy Street and then make a SLIGHT left to I-290 West.

Take I-290 West to Harlem Avenue (Exit 21B) NOTE: This exit is on the LEFT side, center lane of the expressway.

Turn right on Harlem Avenue to Augusta Street.

Turn left on Augusta.

Turn right on Bonnie Brae to the parking garage on the left side of the street.

Parking on Campus

Free parking is available for campus events. Visitors should park in lots designated specifically as visitor or special event lots.

Visitor parking is available from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. in Lot 3 (in front of Krauss Hall/Krentz Center) and Lot 5 (parking lot on north side of the Parking Structure).

Only those persons who are not employed by the University and are not registered for any current Concordia-Chicago classes are allowed to park in the designated visitor areas.

Overnight visitors registered through Koehneke Community Center (KCC) must receive a temporary parking permit from the KCC staff.

View Full Parking Information and Regulations

Transportation Options

In addition to driving, the campus is easily accessible via several other public and private options.