Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Make plans now to return to campus for Alumni Weekend: June 1–4, 2017.

Suggested hotels

We’ve reserved exclusive hotel room blocks at the following establishments for your convenience. When making your reservation, please mention the block name listed below to receive the Alumni Weekend rate.

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center

5225 S. Harper Ave.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.233.1234.
Block name: UChicago Alumni Weekend 2017
Room rate: $249/room. Hotel does not guarantee specific room type availability; requests will be accommodated to the best of the hotel’s ability.
Block cut-off date: Friday, May 12, 2017

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Lake Shore

4900A S. Lake Shore Dr.
Reservations can be made by calling 773.324.3000.
Block name: University of Chicago Alumni Weekend
Room rate: $149 (Thursday)/$169 (Friday and Saturday) (king or double/double)
Block cut-off date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan 

75 E. Wacker Dr.
Reservations can be made online, by calling 203.905.2100, or by emailing
Room rate: $190/club room single; $208/club room double
Block cut-off date: Monday April 17, 2017

Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Ave.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 312.922.4400.
Stay and support! Hilton Chicago will make a donation to the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Scholarship program for every UChicago guest of the hotel. Please note that there is no Alumni Weekend 2017 room block at the Hilton Chicago.

Please note:

  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. 
  • Accommodation reservations are the sole responsibility of the individual. 
  • Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. Cancellations are subject to hotel policy.
  • The University of Chicago College Housing office and the International House do not provide short-term housing.

Transportation and parking

There are many options for transportation and parking on campus. Learn more at the University’s transportation page.

All UChicago shuttles and CTA routes that serve campus can be tracked online, on a mobile device, or on one of the monitors located in several buildings around campus. Download the TransLoc app through iTunes or the Google Play Store.

Shuttle service

In addition to the existing UGo Shuttles, free Alumni Weekend shuttles will be provided around campus and to and from the suggested Hyde Park and downtown hotels throughout the weekend.

Campus Shuttle
Runs approximately every hour. Shuttle stops are designated with UChicago Alumni signs. See the printed Alumni Weekend event guide available in the Registration and Hospitality Tent or download the event app for a list of all shuttle stops.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 8:30 a.m.–midnight

Hyde Park Hotels Shuttle
Runs between the Main Quad, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and the Hyatt Place Chicago-South.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 8:30 a.m.–midnight

Downtown Hotel Shuttle
Runs between the Main Quad and the Club Quarters Hotel.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 8:30 a.m.–midnight

Questions or need to request special access? Call the Alumni Weekend Hotline at 773.702.2150 during Registration and Hospitality Tent hours or visit the transportation captain situated at 58th St. and University Ave. any time shuttles are active.

Campus Parking

Campus North Parking (Ellis Ave. Garage)
5505 S. Ellis Ave.
Complimentary on Thursday after 2 p.m., Friday after 5:30 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Wells Surface Lot
6000 S. Drexel Ave.
Complimentary on Thursday after 4 p.m., Friday after 4 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Child care

All guests are responsible for organizing their own child care. The University assumes no liability or responsibility for outside child-care services.

Campus and Hyde Park


Maps of Chicago, Hyde Park, and campus are available at This site also includes driving directions, taxi options, and details on campus buildings and the University of Chicago Medicine medical campus.

Library and athletics facilities

All alumni are welcome to use the library during Alumni Weekend. A government-issued ID is required for entrance. The campus athletics center is also available for use for a nominal fee.


There are many dining options on campus and throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood—revisit old favorites or explore the new restaurants on 53rd Street. Learn more at the University’s Neighborhood Guide

Sweet home Chicago

Spring is a great time in Chicago. Visit Choose Chicago for more information regarding additional Chicago area events and attractions.


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