We welcome people to visit USML/Mundelein Seminary. While these are private grounds, they are open to visitors between 9 AM to 5 PM daily. In order to keep a sense of sacredness on the grounds, and keep an atmosphere conducive to prayer, study, retreats, peacefulness, and safety for our students and guests, we have a number of rules which must be observed. These are listed generally on signage around the campus. Above all, visitors must follow the directions of Security Officers, or USML Administrators when they are present on the campus. Some activities which are open to our students, faculty, and Conference Center guests, are also occasionally granted by individual permits to our visitors when they are requested in advance. More information on these activities can be obtained by contacting us at 847-566-6401.
The University of St. Mary of the Lake is located at 1000 E. Maple Avenue in the town of Mundelein, IL approximately four miles west of Interstate 94. The closest airport is O’Hare International Airport, which is about 28 miles south of USML.
Our main entrance off Route 176 is closed. Please enter campus from Route 45 (Lake Street). This entrance is just north of the Route 176/Route 45 intersection. In your GPS, enter “Route 45 and Dunbar/University Mundelein, IL” for directions to this entrance. Once on campus, please follow the signs or the direction of our Public Safety officers to the Purple Parking lot (see map attached).
If you are heading North on Interstate 94:
To reach the seminary from Interstate 94, take the Hwy 176 exit and turn right at the foot of the ramp to head west (the ramp loops around). Continue on 176 to Route 45 and the entrance will be on your right at Dunbar/University street.
If you are heading South on Interstate 94:
To reach the seminary from Interstate 94, take the Exit 10 for IL-21/Milwaukee Ave. Turn right on to Casey Rd and continue to U.S. Route 45. Turn left and continue on Route 45 until you reach the entrance at Dunbar/University street.