The gate in front of Old Main

See Our Campus. Reimagined. Redefined.

Even the briefest of visits to North Park University begins to reveal the size and scope of change our campus has experienced over the past year and a half, changes that will culminate—for a while, at least—with the opening of the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life next fall.

We invite you to take a moment to marvel at these various renovations and developments with us and to mark your calendar for September 12 and 13, 2014, when we plan to formally dedicate the completed Johnson Center.

The Johnson Center

As the newest and most dynamic addition to campus, the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life is located in the center of campus and well-positioned to put North Park at the leading edge of science education and at the forefront of vibrant college life.

View more images documenting the Johnson Center's progress in our developing online photo album.

Brick sign in front of campus

Welcoming Streetscape

Starting at the busy crossroads of Foster and Kedzie Avenues, North Park University now even more proudly announces its presence with a new brick ornamental sign, positioned to be a welcoming entryway. The University’s formal new front gates, leading to Old Main, are part of an elegant stretch of wrought iron fencing that creates a dramatic new streetscape along the campus on Foster Avenue.

Students eating in the Dining Hall

Dining Hall

Magnuson Campus Center now offers an exciting on-campus destination for meals as well as socializing, studying, and relaxing. The dining hall’s seating and settings now include restaurant-style booths, counters and stools, lounge chairs, and even a fireplace. New windows and lighting, repainted walls, and fresh artwork based on the geography of Chicago offer a fun setting for students to enjoy new menus and favorite foods.

Explore the newly renovated dining hall in a special online photo album.

The track in River Park

River Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently joined with North Park to celebrate the renovation of the River Park track and soccer facility located two blocks from campus. The University and the City of Chicago partnered in a $1.26 million project to rehab the facility, originally built in 1999–2000. The resurfaced 84,240-square-foot artificial turf soccer field and eight-lane running track are used by our Viking men’s and women’s track and field and soccer teams, as well as by the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools.