Alternative Transportation

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

North Central College has three, dual port electric vehicle charging stations, making it easier for members of the campus community to own and use electric cars. Stations may be used free of charge by any North Central College student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor. 

Station Locations:

  • Lot C (between Goldspohn Hall and Oesterle Library)
  • Lot D (Old Main)
  • Lot J (Lower Highland near Res Rec)


To request access to the ChargePoint units on campus please login to your ChargePoint account and select Connections from the blue menu bar at the top of the screen. You will need to enter the following connection code “nccgreen” then click Apply to view the North Central College connection offer, then click Request. If you do not have a ChargePoint account you can sign-up for one at

After you have requested the connection from your ChargePoint account, please allow 2 business days for the approval process. You will receive an email notification when you have been added to the North Central College group.


For visitor access, visit the WAC front desk or front desk of Res/Rec for a guest pass. During off hours, contact campus safety.



At North Central College there are many ways to "Go Green" while getting where you need to go. With ample bike racks available near the majority of campus buildings and an expansive system of sidewalks and side streets, you are encouraged to bring your own bike to campus, or rent a Cardinal Red Bike for free.

Red Bikes

North Central College is proud to provide students with a free means of alternative transportation while on campus. The Cardinal Red Bikes are a great way to get around, whether going from your Residence Hall to the Boilerhouse Cafe, or quickly traveling across campus to be at class on time.

There are over 200 Cardinal Red Bikes available to students for rent during the Fall semester. The program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to check your e-mail before the beginning of Fall semester on when the Cardinal Red Bikes will be available! Please contact or Campus Safety for more information regarding this exciting program at 630-637-5826.

Registering Your Personal Bike

Although bicycle registration is not mandatory, the Department of Campus Safety strongly encourages both students and faculty/staff members to register their bicycles for an added degree of security and theft prevention.  You may choose not to register your personal bike with Campus Safety, however, for a bike to be parked on campus during the summer, all personal bikes must be registered. Fill out this form and return it to the Campus Safety Office to receive your registration tag.

DuPage County Bike Trails

Planning a bike ride? Visit this site to view bike paths and bike lanes in DuPage county.


Cardinal Shuttle

The Cardinal Shuttle is a free transportation option for current students. The Cardinal Shuttle operates everyday during the academic semester. 

The Cardinal Shuttle stop on campus is located at Wentz Concert Hall. The primary purpose of the shuttle is to provide transportation to and from the Remote Lot. The route also includes popular destinations in Naperville and Aurora on the weekends.

Visit Campus Safety's Hub page for more information about the schedule.


Public Transportation

The College is situated in a perfect location to take advantage of many public transportation options in the Naperville area. 


The Naperville train station is just two blocks North of campus. Metra is the commuter rail service on the BNSF railway connecting downtown Chicago to Aurora. Riders can also catch Amtrak trains at this station. 


Pace provides weekday on-demand service to the Naperville-Aurora area.