Directions to the Cronkite School Downtown Phoenix Campus

We are located at 555 N. Central Avenue on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Fillmore Street. These directions will take you to visitor parking north of the Cronkite School. Walking directions from the lot to the building are below.

From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Take I-10 West to exit 145A for Seventh Street.
  • Turn left (south) onto N. Seventh Street.
  • Take N. Seventh Street south to E. Van Buren Street and turn right.
  • Take E. Van Buren Street west to N. Central Avenue and turn right.
  • Take N. Central Avenue north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).

From the West Valley

  • Take I-10 East toward Tucson.
  • Take the exit for Seventh Avenue and turn right (south).
  • Take N. Seventh Avenue south to W. Van Buren Street and turn left.
  • Take W. Van Buren Street east to N. Central Avenue and turn left.
  • Take N. Central Ave. north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).

From the Northeast Valley

  • Take E. Thomas Road west to N. Seventh Street and turn left (south).
  • Take N. Seventh Street south to E. Van Buren Street and turn right.
  • Take E. Van Buren Street west to N. Central Avenue and turn right.
  • Take N. Central Avenue north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).

From the Southeast Valley

  • Take U.S. 60 West to I-10 West toward Phoenix.
  • Continue on I-10 West to exit 145A for Seventh Street.
  • Turn left (south) onto N. Seventh Street.
  • Take N. Seventh Street south to E. Van Buren Street and turn right.
  • Take E. Van Buren Street west to Central Avenue and turn right.
  • Take N. Central Avenue north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).
From Tucson/Southern Arizona via I-10 West
  • Take I-10 West toward Phoenix to exit 145A for Seventh Street.
  • Turn left (south) onto Seventh Street.
  • Take N. Seventh Street south to E. Van Buren Street and turn right.
  • Take E. Van Buren Street west to Central Avenue and turn right.
  • Take N. Central Avenue north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).

From Flagstaff/Northern Arizona via I-17 South

  • Take I-17 South to exit 200A to merge onto I-10 East toward Tucson.
  • Take the exit for Seventh Avenue and turn right (south).
  • Take N. Seventh Avenue south to W. Van Buren Street and turn left.
  • Take W. Van Buren Street to N. Central Avenue and turn left.
  • Take N. Central Ave. north to E. Fillmore Street and turn right.
  • Immediately take another right into the visitor parking lot (located on the southeast corner of Central and Fillmore).
METRO Light Rail
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Transit Schedules

Light Rail Map Description

Walking from light rail map
Westbound light rail directions to the Cronkite School

  • Stop at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street.
  • Exit the train and turn right. You are now on Central Avenue facing north.
  • Walk north on Central Avenue and cross Polk Street.
  • Continue north to the crosswalk in front of the Civic Center.
  • Walk East across Central Avenue.

Eastbound light rail directions to the Cronkite School

  • Stop at 1st Avenue and Van Buren Street.
  • Exit the train and turn left.  You are now on 1st Avenue facing north.
  • Walk north to Polk Street.
  • Turn right (east) toward Central Avenue.
  • Continue east and cross at Central Avenue.
  • Turn left (north) to the Cronkite building.

Walking directions from visitor parking to the Cronkite School
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  • Exit the parking lot onto Central Avenue
  • Turn left (south) and walk down Central.
  • The main entrance to the Cronkite School will be on your left.

Student Services is located in Suite 222 on the second floor of the journalism school.
The Leadership Suite is located in Suite 302 on the third floor.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1248
602.496.5555

Building Hours

• 7 a.m. to midnight, Mondays through Thursdays
• 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays
• Noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Over winter break the building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For spring break the building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and accessible to students, faculty and staff during regular weekend hours.

During summer the building is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.