Access to International House

An accessible entrance into International House at the University of Chicago is available via a ramp to the right of the main entrance on 59th Street.

Parking

Street parking is free and plentiful around International House. There are two accessible parking spaces located in the parking lot behind International House, accessible from Dorchester Avenue. The entrance to International House from these accessible parking spaces is via a short ramp to the door located on the rear of the building. A lift inside will then take guests to the main floor from which the Assembly Hall is accessible. Arrangements must be made in advance of the program to enter International House through this entrance.   

Inside International House

The Assembly Hall is fully accessible for all mobility needs. From the main entrance, the Assembly Hall is accessible through the front desk office. From the rear entrance, a lift will bring guests to the main floor from which the Assembly Hall is accessible. Assisted listening devices are available on request. 

Rockefeller Lounge, Library, and Coulter Lounge are also fully accessible. Rockefeller Lounge is located to the right of the main entrance. The Library is accessible through the doors located to the right of the fireplace within Rockefeller Lounge, and Coulter Lounge is accessible through the doors located to the right of the fireplace within the Library.   

Tiffin Boardroom and the Courtyard are accessible from the main hallway, which can be reached via the ramp in Rockefeller Lounge. A ramp along the west side of the Courtyard will take guests to the lower level of the Courtyard.

Accessible restrooms are available on the main floor and lower level, accessible via a lift. Gender-neutral single-user restrooms are also available on request.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at 773-753-2274 or i-house-programs@uchicago.edu.