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The University of Chicago Institute of Politics

5707 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637
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The Institute of Politics is open to the public. Our hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

Interested in reserving meeting space at the Institute of Politics House? If so, please take a moment to read our Room Reservation Guidelines and our House Guidelines. You can reserve a room by filling out our Room Reservation Form

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Getting here

Traveling during rush hour (arriving in Hyde Park before 6 p.m.)

  1. Take the #2 Hyde Park Express bus to Cottage Grove and Midway. Walk to 60th and Ellis. OR,
  2. Take the #172 UChicago/Kenwood bus to 58th and Woodlawn (note that this bus stops running at 6 p.m.). Walk 1 block north to 5707 S Woodlawn.

Traveling before or after rush hour:

  1. Take the #6 Jackson Park Express bus to 57th and Stony Island. Walk to 57th and Woodlawn 5707 S. Woodlawn. From the stop, you can take the UChicago shuttles. These are white shuttles that can be flagged at any intersection and will drop off at any intersection on this map. They are free, and no IDs are needed. OR,
  2. Take Red Line toward 95/Dan Ryan to the Garfield stop. Walk cross Garfield Blvd and take the #55 bus towards Museum of Science and Industry. Get off at Woodlawn. Walk 2 blocks south to 5707 S. Woodlawn.

Press Inquiries

For press inquiries for David Axelrod, please contact Pete Jones at and Allyson Siegal at For inquiries about “The Axe Files” podcast and/or the Institute of Politics, please contact Matthew Jaffe at