EXPLO Chicago | Arrival + Departure

Arrival + Departure Schedule

Traveling to EXPLO Chicago Welcome to EXPLO! Before booking travel to campus this summer, please reference the Arrival and Departure Schedule on the right. Be sure to check the specific dates and time windows for your program, as each varies by program and session. EXPLO’s Arrival and Departure Whether traveling by plane, train, or car, all students should plan to arrive at EXPLO and depart campus at the close of the session within the designated Arrival and Departure time windows. For students who must travel outside the Arrival and Departure windows, families may need to arrange private transportation to and from campus. PLEASE NOTE — we cannot accommodate early arrivals. EXPLO is not responsible for the supervision of any student arriving at the airport or train station, or on the Illinois Tech campus before stated arrival times.

3-Week Options

SESSION 1: EXPLO Chicago Arrival Day: Sunday, June 28, 2020 Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Flights arrive: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Leave campus by car: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SESSION 2: EXPLO Chicago Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Flights arrive: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020 Leave campus by car: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sports Management and Medical Rotations Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Get to campus by car: 1 :00 p.m. - 5 :00 p.m. Flights arrive: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, August 1, 2020 Leave campus by car: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Leave campus by car: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Psychology + Neuroscience Arrival Day: Sunday, July 5, 2020 Get to campus by car: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flights arrive: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 2-Week Options

Arrival and Departure happen at Mies Campus at Illinois Tech. GPS address:

10 W 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616

Follow EXPLO signs to drop-off and pick-up when you get close to campus. Please Note: Be sure to use the GPS Information above when driving to our summer campus at Illinois Tech , Chicago IL .

Questions? Contact our Admission Office at 781.762.7400

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TRAVEL BY PLANE When booking your travel or your child’s flight to EXPLO, please check flight windows on the Arrival and Departure Schedule on page 1. • Fly into either O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) Airport in Chicago in order to take advantage of our airport shuttle service (please note that EXPLO does not provide transportation to/from any other area airports) • Is your child flying solo? Please be assured that EXPLO staff will help your child at every step of the travel process, from airport pickup to arrival on campus SHUTTLE TO/FROM THE AIRPORT Shuttles will take students from O’Hare or Midway Airport to the Mies Campus at Illinois Tech on Arrival Day, and back to the airport of their departing flight when it’s time to go home. Our staff will assist students to airport security and will remain at the airport until all flights have departed. • There is a $75 fee each way for EXPLO shuttle service to and/or from the Airport (both O’Hare and Midway) • If transportation is needed outside of the shuttle window, EXPLO can help coordinate transportation with an outside travel partner, but there may be increased wait times and/or additional costs • Flying with your child? Parents/guardians may travel on the EXPLO shuttle to campus, as space allows; however, there is no transportation back to the airport. Families who choose this option will need to pre-register with the Registrar. The fee is $75 per person. TRAVEL BY TRAIN Book train travel through Chicago Union Station in Chicago, IL. • EXPLO provides transportation (free of charge) to/from Chicago Union Station during the following time windows: Arrival Day: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Departure Day: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Staff in orange EXPLO T-shirts will meet arriving trains and escort students to the shuttle • Meet at the baggage claim area — our staff will be at each of the main airport terminals, wearing bright orange EXPLO T-shirts

NOTE ABOUT UNACCOMPANIED MINOR STATUS

EXPLO Chicago families are discouraged from using Unaccompanied Minor services, if at all avoidable. The service can significantly complicate arrival and/or departure logistics, necessitating complex, last-minute communication between families, the airline, and EXPLO in the days and hours before the flight. Unaccompanied Minor related issues can also increase student wait times at the airport. If students must fly with Unaccompanied Minor service as a requirement of the airline, then EXPLO Chicago staff can accommodate pick-up. However, families should anticipate additional coordination with our Travel Coordinator in the days and hours before the flight.

Questions? Contact our Admission Office at 781.762.7400

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