Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Make plans now to return to campus for Alumni Weekend: June 6–9, 2019.

Suggested Hotels

Exclusive room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels for your convenience. When making your reservation, please mention the group code or name exactly as listed below to receive the College’s Alumni Weekend rate.

Please note the following:

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

Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan

75 East Wacker Drive
312.357.6400
Reservations can be made online, by calling 203.905.2100, or emailing memberservices@clubquarters.com and referencing the group code: UCH606.
Group code: UCH606
Room rate: $173
Room rate and block expire: May 6, 2019

Hyatt Place Chicago–South/University Medical Center

5225 South Harper Avenue
773.752.5300
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888.591.1234 and referencing the group code: G-AL19.
Group code: G-AL19
Room rates: $289 and $339
We have 30 rooms at the rate of $289 a night. Once those 30 rooms are booked, the price will go up to $339 a night until our block is completely sold out.
The hotel does not guarantee specific room type availability; requests will be accommodated to the best of the hotel’s ability.
Room rate and block expire: May 6, 2019

Sophy Hotel, Hyde Park

1411 East 53rd Street
773.289.1003
Reservations can be made by calling 773.289.1003 or emailing reservations@sophyhotel.com.
Group name: 2019 UChicago Alumni
Room rates: $299 and $359
We have 15 rooms at the rate of $299 a night. Once those 15 rooms are booked, the price will go up to $359 a night until our block is completely sold out. 
The hotel does not guarantee specific room type availability; requests will be accommodated to the best of the hotel’s ability.
Room rate and block expire: May 6, 2019

La Quinta Inns & Suites Chicago—Lake Shore

4900A South Lake Shore Drive
773.324.3000
Reservations can be made by calling 773.324.3000.
Group name: University of Chicago Alumni Weekend
Room rate: $250
Room rate and block expire: April 22, 2019
La Quinta Inns & Suites offers a full hot breakfast, free parking, and a regular shuttle to the University of Chicago campus. Please direct inquiries about these services to the hotel customer service representative when making your reservations.

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 and the surrounding area can be tracked online, on a mobile device, or on one of the monitors located in several buildings around campus. All campus buses and shuttles are ADA accessible. Download the TransLoc app through iTunes or the Google Play Store.

In addition to the existing UChicago shuttles, complimentary Alumni Weekend shuttles will be provided throughout the weekend. Shuttle service maps and schedules will be provided online in the spring and at Alumni Weekend.

Campus and Hyde Park

Maps

Maps of Chicago, Hyde Park, and campus are available on the Campus Maps website. This site includes driving directions, taxi options, and information regarding accessible buildings and routes on campus.

Campus Accessibility

The University of Chicago welcomes students, faculty, other academic personnel, staff, and visitors with disabilities and works collaboratively to provide accommodations appropriate to need and circumstance. Visit the University’s accessibility resources page to learn more.

Dining

There are many dining options on campus and throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood. Revisit old favorites, and explore several new restaurants on 53rd Street. Learn more at the University’s neighborhood dining resource page or UChicago Dining.

Sustainability Initiatives

Established in 2008, the Office of Sustainability works to diminish the University’s impact on the environment, raise visibility of sustainability issues on campus, and advance intellectual debate and analysis on critical environmental issues. The office’s goal is to create an effective sustainability program that is a model for institutions in Chicago and around the world. For additional information on how UChicago keeps green, please visit sustainability.uchicago.edu.

Here are some ways to participate in sustainability efforts during Alumni Weekend:

  • Bring your own refillable water bottle. There are several water bottle filling stations around campus.
  • Carpool, use the shuttles, or take advantage of bike sharing. Shuttle service is available on campus and to and from hotels in the Loop, and loaner bicycles are available through the University’s bike-sharing program.
  • Recycle. Help reduce waste on campus by using recycling bins for paper, plastics, metal, and glass (no sorting needed).

Childcare

All guests are responsible for organizing their own childcare needs. The University assumes no liability or responsibility for outside childcare services.

Religious Services

For information about religious services on campus, please visit spirit.uchicago.edu.

Sweet Home Chicago

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

The University of Chicago

Questions

Call: 800.955.0065
Email: alumniassociation@uchicago.edu

Alumni Resources

alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu