Use the directions below for parking at the Grant Street Garage, which is across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union. This is the garage we recommend for parking for Daily Visits and the garage we suggest for most of our Saturday programs. If you have registered for a campus visit through the Office of Admissions, you should refer to the parking directions provided in your visit confirmation email for parking information for the specific program you are attending.
Grant Street Garage
You may use the following address for online mapping services:
120 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana
From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26 (South Street). Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the SR 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, SR 26 will jog one block north and become Columbia Street.) When you cross the Wabash River you are in West Lafayette and are now on State Street. Proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be ½ block on your right.
From Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Exit I-70 (exit 41) or I-74 (exit 34) on U.S. 231 North. When you cross the Wabash River, you are in West Lafayette. At the first light, turn right onto River Road. At the second light, turn left on State Road 26 (State Street). At the second traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be ½ block on your right.
Exit the Grant Street Parking garage and turn right. Proceed 3 blocks to Salisbury Street and turn left. At the first stop light, make a hard right onto the ramp down to River Road. Turn right and proceed to the 2nd light (State Street). Do either of the following:
To Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Turn left onto State Road 26 (State Street) and proceed 4 miles through Lafayette to I-65. A small section of State Road 26 eastbound (departing campus) will be closed July 5 to August 17. Use this map for detour routes.
To Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Go straight on U.S. 231 (River Road). Proceed on to I-74 (Crawfordsville) or I-70 (Cloverdale).