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Driving Directions:

From the North to CCO

From the South to CCO

Alternate Route from the South to CCO


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North to CCO: Take I-65 to State Road 43 (exit 178). Exit is marked West Lafayette - Brookston. Turn right onto St. Rd 43S. Drive South on St. Rd 43 (approximately 6 miles) to State St (State Rd 26.) This will be the 4th stop light, McDonalds will be on your right. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State.) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. Proceed to the second floor (elevators straight ahead or stairs to the right) and wait in the reception area (288) for someone to assist you. Note: During bad weather, walk down to the Subwalk that connects the garage to Young Hall. Take the subwalk to the left and follow it to Young Hall. Enter Young, continue to the center of the building, and take the elevator to the second floor.).

South to CCO: (for the most direct route with less traffic)
We recommend you use this route even if staying in a hotel property on State Rd 26
Take I-65 North to State Rd 43 (exit 178) Exit is marked West Lafayette- Brookston. Turn left onto State Rd 43. Drive south on S.R.43 (approximately 6 miles) to State St (State Rd 26.) This will be the 4th stop light, McDonalds will be on your right. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State. ) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. Proceed to the second floor (elevators straight ahead or stairs to the right) and wait in the reception area (288) for someone to assist you. Note: During bad weather, walk down to the Subwalk that connects the garage to Young Hall. Take the subwalk to the left and follow it to Young Hall. Enter Young, continue to the center of the building, and take the elevator to the second floor.).

Alternate Route from the South to CCO:
Alternate route (traffic may be heavier at peak times of the day)
Take I-65 north to St.Rd.26 (exit 172). (Exit will be labeled Lafayette - Rossville.) Turn left at the stop light onto St.Rd.26 approx 5 miles. State Rd 26 follows South Street in Lafayette until you approach the downtown area, it then follows Columbia Street accross the Wabash river. Once you cross the Wabash river State Rd 26 becomes State Street in West Lafayette. Proceed up State street hill to Grant Street. Turn right on to Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette IN. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. Proceed to the second floor (elevators straight ahead or stairs to the right) and wait in the reception area (288) for someone to assist you. Note: During bad weather, walk down to the Subwalk that connects the garage to Young Hall. Take the subwalk to the left and follow it to Young Hall. Enter Young, continue to the center of the building, and take the elevator to the second floor.).

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