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Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3945
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 467-1269
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Travel from O'Hare

By Pace Bus (Route 250 - Dempster Street)

  • Board the Pace Bus (Route 250 - Dempster Street) at O'Hare Airport's Kiss-N-Fly ATS station
  • Cost for a one-way ticket: $1.75
  • The ride will be about 57 minutes.
  • Stay on the bus to its final stop which is the Davis Street station in Evanston
  • To get to Garrett from the Davis Street station, take a left at the bottom of the station stairs, another left out of the station, and walk 1/2 block to Church Street.
  • Take a right on Church St. and walk 3 blocks until you come to Chicago Ave.  (There will be a Whole Foods store on your right.)  After crossing Chicago Ave., turn left onto Chicago Ave. In 2 blocks, it will become Sheridan Road.  Continue on Sheridan for 4 blocks and turn right onto Garrett Place.  The seminary is at the end of Garrett Place.


By the "L" (short for 'Elevated' rapid transit system in Chicago)

  • Buy a transit card ($5.00) from the machine at the airport stop.

During peak hours (leaving O'Hare between 6:25-9:25 a.m. & 2:55-5:35 p.m. on weekdays):

  • Take the Blue Line to the Clark/Lake stop (41 minutes). Walk upstairs from the subway to the elevated tracks and take the northbound Purple Line marked "Linden."
  • Take Purple Line north to the Foster stop (33 minutes).
  • Take a right at the bottom of the stairs and walk east two-and-a-half blocks on Foster St. Cross Sheridan Road and turn left.
  • Walk north on Sheridan two blocks to Garrett Place. Garrett-Evangelical is on the right.

During non-peak hours:

  • Take the Blue Line to the Washington stop (42 minutes).
  • From the north end of the station where the train stops, follow the signs marked "To Red Line" down the stairs and through the tunnel.
  • Take the Red Line marked "Howard" north to the Howard stop at the end of the line (37 minutes). Transfer to the Purple Line train marked "Linden".
  • Take the Purple Line to the Foster stop (8 minutes).
  • Take a right at the bottom of the stairs, and walk east two-and-a-half blocks on Foster Street. Cross Sheridan Road and turn left.
  • Walk north on Sheridan two blocks to Garrett Place. Garrett-Evangelical is on the right.


via taxi

  • Use the Northshore Cab Company (847-864-7500).
  • Cost is $35 flat rate to the seminary for one person and $1 for each additional person.
  • Allow up to 40 minutes for the cab to arrive.
  • Be sure the dispatcher tells you where to meet the cab.

UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.