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Earn Your Degree Here at the


University Center of Lake County

The University Center of Lake County

1200 University Center Drive

Grayslake, IL 60030

Tel: 847.665.4000


Advising Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm

  • Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Business Hours

  • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 3pm

    • (Hours vary depending on when courses end on that day)

2022-2023 Holidays & Building Closure

The University Center building will be closed on the following dates:

  • April 7, Spring Holiday

  • May 29, Memorial Day

  • June 19, Juneteenth Day

  • July 4, Independence Day

  • September 4, Labor Day

  • November 22-26, Thanksgiving Holiday  

  • December 25, Christmas Day

  • December 26-31, Winter Break

  • January 1, 2024


Visitors and Parking

  • All visitors are invited to enter and exit through the main (north) door. Parking is located at the north and east sides of the building. Parking is free and does not require a pass or window sticker.  A bike rack is located on the north side of the building on the parkway between the main parking lot and the driveway that passes in front of the building.


Reporting an Emergency

  • House phones are located in each classroom and in the hallways in each wing on each floor. In a medical emergency, you may dial 911 from any house phone. Please also alert the receptionist by dialing 4008. If it is a police emergency, dial 5555.  There is an automated electronic defibrillator located on the second floor near the main atrium. 

Lost & Found

  • The University Center receptionist is the central contact for Lost & Found.  If you turn in a found object at the front desk, please note the day/time and classroom (or other) location where it was found.  If you have lost an item, please stop by the front desk or call 847.665.4008 with a detailed description.

Smoke-free Campus

  • In observance of the smoking ban at College of Lake County and in adhering to with the Public Act 098-0985, University Center campus is a smoke-free campus.

Public Art

University Center has long helped students see the world around them in new ways through its educational programs.  It also provides a more direct opportunity for seeing Lake County in a new way through its art collection.

University Center is the beneficiary of the State’s Art in Architecture program, created in 1977 through Public Act 80-241 “to promote and preserve the arts of Illinois by securing artwork of all media for public buildings constructed with State funds.”  Administered through the Capital Development Board (CDB), the Art in Architecture program spends one-half of 1% of the construction appropriation for each building to supply art created by Illinois artists for display there. 

Through the Art in Architecture program, the University Center of Lake County was able to commission two Illinois artists to provide public art for the University Center’s Grayslake facility.  Photographer Michael Brown created the art that hangs within the building.  In addition, bronze bas relief sculptures by David Seagraves are on display in the University Center’s courtyard.

Both Brown and Seagraves depict the natural environment of Lake County as it undergoes change.  Brown’s work portrays the seasonal changes within Lake County’s landscape.  Seagraves uses a series of pieces to chart the impact of industrialization and technology on the natural world and on human society.

In addition, through the generous donation of former University Center Governing Board member Suzi Schmidt, the University Center administrative suite is now home to Harold Gregor’s “Illinois Flatscape #11,” a large-scale painting that provides an aerial view of Illinois farm country.

For more information about the work of both artists or to take a self-guided tour of the art, download the guide.

Guide to University Center Art


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