Chicago Protests and Campus Access
To: Members of the Campus Community
From: Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost, and Eric Heath, Associate Vice President for Safety & Security
Subject: Chicago Protests and Campus Access
Date: May 31, 2020
We are carefully monitoring the situation with protests occurring across Chicago and many neighborhoods, including Hyde Park. These protests are expected to continue into the evening, and a city-wide curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. Metra, CTA and, in turn, University Shuttles, are temporarily suspended.
Out of an abundance of caution, the University is limiting access to all campus and University of Chicago facilities to only the most essential personnel on Monday, June 1. Please contact your manager if you are unsure whether your position qualifies as essential personnel. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
Please follow local news outlets, as well as official social media accounts (such as the Chicago Mayor’s office) for the latest updates on protest routes and evolving public transit and road closures. We also recommend signing up for the city’s emergency alerts.