Arriving by Car
- Take Interstate 90-39 to the State Street (Business Hwy 20) exit west
- Follow State Street approximately 5 miles miles
- Turn right at the large black-granite Rockford University sign at Easton Parkway and State Street
- Follow large red Phantom Regiment signs to check in area
Arriving by Plane
There are a limited number of flights into the Chicago Rockford International Airport, but if you are able to fly into Rockford (RFD), we can make arrangements to pick you up there. Otherwise, you will need to fly into either Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) airports. (If you fly into any other airport, you will have to make your own arrangements to get to the campus). Once at O’Hare or Midway, you will need to take a Van Galder/Coach USA shuttle bus from the airport to Rockford (Van Galder Terminal stop – 75 minutes from O’Hare or 3 hours from Midway). From there, we will pick you up and bring you to campus (10 minutes away). We will return you to the Van Galder Terminal bus stop for your departure as well.
Van Galder/Coach USA buses run from the Chicago airports up to Rockford 7 days a week. You can pre-purchase your round trip bus ticket online prior to your arrival OR you may purchase your ticket once on the bus (subject to change). For those that are traveling and are under 18 years of age, please download and carry with you the Van Galder permission slip found on the forms tab above.
Visit Van Galder/Coach USA’s website for up to date information, schedule and tickets: www.coachusa.com/vangalder
After you have purchased your flight, send us your travel itinerary anytime at www.regiment.org/flights. We can then anticipate your arrival as well as make sure we have you back to the bus stop on time for your departure!
When you arrive at the Rockford Van Galder Terminal – call the Phantom Regiment cell phone at (815) 540-9737.