Directions to Campus
The Monmouth College admission office is located on the corner of 6th Street and 700 East Broadway. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building or on Broadway. Handicap parking is available on the north side of the building off 6th street.
Please note: For those driving to campus from points east, US Highway 34 will be closed for resurfacing and repair between Galesburg and Monmouth. Detour signs will direct drivers onto Illinois Route 164. Please allow for extra time, as traffic volume on the detour route is likely to be heavier than normal.
The easiest way to get directions to campus by car is to use Google Maps. You may click the link and enter your starting address or if you are using a smart phone, you can type in the college address, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois.
Amtrak has two lines which pass through Galesburg, a town approximately 20 minutes east of Monmouth. Prospective students: If you choose to travel by rail, the Monmouth College Admission Office will arrange a ride for you from the train station to the campus and back again. Amtrak trains leave Chicago’s Union Station for Galesburg and points beyond four times each day.
Monmouth is approximately one hour from both the Peoria International Airport in Peoria and the Quad Cities International Airport in Moline. Southeast Iowa Regional Airport, located 30 minutes away in Burlington, Iowa, offers direct service from St. Louis (Lambert-St. Louis International) and Chicago (O'Hare International).
International gateway airports with connecting flights to Peoria and/or Moline include O’Hare (Chicago), Hartsfield-Jackson (Atlanta), Detroit Metro, Dallas/Fort-Worth, Denver and Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The Monmouth College Admissions Office will arrange a ride for prospective students and incoming new international students from the Peoria and Moline airports.*
The Peoria Charter Bus Service has routes from O'Hare International Airport (Chicago) to Peoria. The Monmouth College Admission Office will pick up new international students who travel by bus from Chicago to Peoria at the Bradley University Student Center stop in Peoria.
Taxi service is available in Galesburg. It is best to reserve the taxi in advance of your arrival.
* International students who are traveling to Moline, Peoria or Galesburg with family members – please let the Office of Intercultural Life know that you will be accompanied by family; they will help you make arrangements for transportation to Monmouth College. Please do not assume that there will be room in the pickup vans driven by Orientation Leaders for family members. We can help your family members find good ways to get to Monmouth College – but please correspond in advance about your plans with staff in Intercultural Life.