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Situated on the bluffs of Madison County, overlooking the scenic Mississippi River bottom land, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is easily accessible from a number of interstate highway systems.


GPS Address: 6 Hairpin Drive, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62026


Just 25 minutes from St. Louis, here's how to access campus from each system:

55 From north of campus: Take I-55 South to Illinois 143 West (Exit 23) straight at the light onto Governor's Parkway. Take Governor's Parkway straight to campus.
From south of campus: Take I-55 North to I-255 North (Chicago) to I-270 East. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.


64 From east of campus: Take I-64 West to I-255 North (Chicago). Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.
From west of campus: Take I-64 West to I-255 North (Chicago). Take I-255 to I-270 East (Indianapolis). Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.

70 From east of campus: Take I-70 to I-270 West. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.
From west of campus: Take I-70 to I-270 East into Illinois. If you are crossing into Illinois on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, take I-255 North (Chicago) to I-270 East at Illinois 157 North exit. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.

70 From I-270: Take the Illinois 157 North exit. Once you're on Illinois 157 North, going straight at the stop light (instead of following 157 to the right) will bring you straight to the campus core. Pay parking is available in Visitor Lot B.

Persons with disabilities may park in the disability parking spots in Visitor B on our campus core map PDF.

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