Plan Your Visit to Campus

Suggested Hotels

For your convenience, Alumni Weekend shuttles will offer transportation between campus and the following hotels. Please note: 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

Hyatt Place Chicago–South/University Medical Center

5225 South Harper Avenue

Sophy Hotel, Hyde Park

1411 East 53rd Street

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago—Lake Shore

4900A South Lake Shore Drive

Transportation and Parking

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

Hyde Park Hotels Shuttle
Runs between the Main Quad, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place Chicago-South, and Sophy Hyde Park.

Downtown Hotel Shuttle
Runs between the Main Quad and the Club Quarters Hotel at Wacker and Michigan.

Thursday Noon–7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

Shuttles run approximately every hour on a continuous loop between designated stops any
time shuttles are in service.

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.

Campus and Hyde Park


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.


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

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).


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

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