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About Butler

Directions

Please note:

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close the North Split interchange of I-65/70 the weekend of May 14, 2021. This project is expected to last 18 months and results in the significant rerouting of traffic for Indianapolis commuters and those visiting Butler's campus. Please consult GPS apps such as Waze or Google Maps to determine the best route for your visit to Butler.

Coming to Campus

Campus Map

Planning to visit Butler? Use our online campus map to find your way around. View our campus map.

Butler's more than 300-acre campus is easily accessible by car from many Midwestern metropolitan areas; see directions to campus below for driving directions, or learn more about what Indianapolis has to offer.

Directions to Campus

Traveling to campus for an Office of Admission visit? Follow the directions below; after bearing right at the flagpole, turn right at the first stop sign. You'll come to a "T" at Holcomb Observatory; turn left on Lake Road. Robertson Hall is the red brick building with a steeple straight ahead. Visitor parking is available in front of the building. 

From the north on I-65 (Chicago)

  • Take I-865 east to I-465 east
  • Take I-465 east to Exit 31-Meridian Street
  • Head south on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn right on 46th Street
  • Turn right on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the north on I-69 (Detroit)

  • Take I-465 west to Exit 31-Meridian Street
  • Head south on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn right on 46th Street
  • Turn right on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the south on I-65 (Louisville)

  • Take I-465 West, which will become I-465 North
  • Exit at 38th Street and go east (right at the top of the ramp)
  • Turn left on Michigan Road
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the southeast on I-74 (Cincinnati)

  • Take I-465 North to I-70 West
  • Bear right onto I-65 North
  • Exit at 29th Street and turn left (west) on 30th Street
  • Turn right (north) on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, which will become Michigan Rd.
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the east on I-70 (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Bear right onto I-65 North
  • Exit at 29th Street and turn left (west) on 30th Street
  • Turn right (north) on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, which will become Michigan Rd.
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the west on I-70 (St. Louis)

  • Take I-465 North
  • Exit at 38th Street and go east (right at the top of the ramp)
  • Turn left on Michigan Road
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the west on I-74 (Central Illinois)

  • Take I-465 North
  • Exit at 38th Street and go east (right at the top of the ramp)
  • Turn left on Michigan Road
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

  • Take I-70 East to I-465 North
  • Exit at 38th Street and go east (right at the top of the ramp)
  • Turn left on Michigan Road
  • Turn right on W. 42nd Street
  • Turn left on Sunset Ave.
  • The parking garage is on your left

Parking on Campus:
Visitor and event parking is available in the parking garage facility, located in the 4700 block of Sunset Avenue, between 46th and 49th Streets. Motorist access to the 1,025-space garage is available from Sunset Avenue. 

Heavy Truck Traffic:

Heavy truck operators seeking access to Clowes Memorial Hall and the Schrott Center for the Arts and other Butler facilities must contact the Butler University Police Department (BUPD) at 317-940-9396 prior to arrival for assistance in navigating intersections and construction zones. BUPD must temporarily block traffic in order to ensure safe navigation to campus by heavy truck traffic.

  • Access Boulevard Place, northbound, from 38th Street
  • Turn left (westbound) on 49th Street
  • Continue onto Sunset Ave. (south) and turn right into the parking lot entrance just north of 46th Street and north of the Clowes and Schrott facilities. PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure safe navigation, heavy trucks must travel south in the northbound lane of Sunset Ave. Trucks must contact BUPD 317-940-9396 to arrange for a temporary lane closure.
  • Loading docks are accessible via the lot immediately behind the Clowes and Schrott facilities.