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NASCAR Street Race happening this weekend

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I hope you are all enjoying the first weeks of summer.

I am writing with one final reminder that the NASCAR Chicago Street Race will be taking place this weekend, July 6-7. Heavy traffic is expected, and there will be significant crowds around Grant Park and the Loop Campus over the next few days.

The university will maintain operations this week, but students, faculty, and staff should consider remote meetings or relocation to the Lincoln Park Campus when possible. Public transportation is recommended to avoid traffic delays.

For a complete list of road closures, see this announcement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

For additional updates on the NASCAR street race, visit the OEMC website or download their app​.

I hope that those of you attending the race have a wonderful time, and I wish you all a relaxing summer!


Rich Wiltse
Vice President, Facility Operations