Logistics, Lodging, Transportation & Attractions

We look forward to seeing you at Reunion Weekend and hope you can take full advantage of both the activities the Law School has planned as well as some of the impressive attractions the City of Chicago has to offer.

Below please find information on event locations, lodging, transportation, and just a few of the city's attractions.

Traffic Advisory: NFL Draft town fan festival street closures

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds motorists and residents in the Grant Park area to expect traffic impacts for the upcoming NFL Draft Town Fan Festival, which is returning to Chicago this year on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30. Some street closures are already in place for the event set-up.

Please anticipate the following road closures:

  • Michigan Avenue (from Jackson to Balbo) will temporarily close on Friday, April 29 from
    3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Columbus Drive (from Jackson to Balbo) will be closed 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 through
    Monday, May 2.
  • Congress Parkway (from Michigan to Columbus Drive, including sidewalks) and the Congress Circle will be closed through Monday, May 2. Congress Parkway (from Wabash to Michigan Avenue) will be closed Friday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. and is anticipated to open later that evening.
  • Balbo Drive westbound (from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive) is currently closed to traffic and will remain closed until Friday, May 6.


Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park Garage
5 S. Columbus Dr.

Café Babareeba
2024 N. Halsted St.
Valet - $14 (self-pay)

Chicago Cultural Center
Grant Park North Parking Garage
25 N. Michigan Ave.

       Millennium Park Garage
       5 S. Columbus Dr.

       East Monroe Garage
       350 E. Monroe St.

       Grant Park South Parking Garage
       325 S. Michigan Ave.

       Randolph State
       20 E. Randolph

Erie Café
536 W. Erie St.
Complimentary valet

The Gage
Valet - $25 (self-pay)
Access at University Club
76 E. Monroe St.

Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
1028 N. Rush St.
Complimentary valet

Hub 51
51 W. Hubbard St.
Valet - $15 (self-pay, up to 3 hours)

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
60 E. Grand Ave.
Valet - $15 (self-pay)
Located at east side on Rush St.

516 N. Clark St
Valet - $15 (self-pay)

Nico Osteria
1015 N. Rush St.
Valet - $16 (self-pay)

50 W. Randolph St.
Valet - $15 (self-pay) at 150 N. Dearborn

626 N. State St.
Valet - $15 (self-pay)
Located at Ontario Street & State

Seven Lions
130 S. Michigan Ave.
Valet - $14 (self-pay, up to 3 hours)
Located in front of Starbucks corner of Adams & Michigan

Signature Room at John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave.
$35 for self-park garage attached to the building that can be accessed from either Chestnut Street or Delaware Place (approximately $35 for 10 hours)

Directions for accessing the space: Arrive to the John Hancock Center and enter the building off the Delaware Place entrance (north side of the building – between JH Center and Westin Hotel).  Go through the revolving doors and walk to your left.  When you get to the bottom of our elevator bank check in with the concierge and let them know you are here for a private event.  The concierge will put everyone on the next available elevator up to the 95th floor – when you arrive to the 95th floor check in with the concierge and they will direct the group back to the private dining space.

Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Valet - $32 (self-pay)
South Loop Garage
318 S. Federal St.

110 W. Illinois St.
Valet - $20 (self-pay)

University Club
76 E. Monroe St.
Complimentary valet

159 W. Erie St.
Valet - $14 (self-pay)

739 N. Clark St.
Valet - $14 (self-pay)

Event Locations

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
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The Art Institute of Chicago
Millenium Park/Modern Wing Entrance
159 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
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The University of Chicago Law School
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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The Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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Area Hotels with Special Reunion Hotel Blocks

The Law School has arranged for blocks of rooms to be held, at a discounted rate, at the following hotels. Room blocks will be held until March 23, 2016. Please ask for the University of Chicago rate when making your reservation.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown/Magnificent Mile
216 East Ontario Street
$169.00 per night

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair Street
$199.00 per night

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
$239.00 per night

Additionally, the University of Chicago has partnered with several area hotels to offer discounted rates to alumni, including the following hotels. Please ask for the University of Chicago rate when making your reservation.

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Omni Hotels Chicago
Hilton Chicago
Club Quarters
Hyatt Place Chicago-South

Shuttle Service

The Law School will provide shuttles to and from downtown Chicago on Saturday, April 30. See the schedule for more details. 

Getting Around Chicago

Car Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
800.RENTACAR or 800.736.8222
Reference the University Corporate Class ID number K5G770. The PIN is UNI.

Public Transportation
Chicago Transit Authority
Public transportation, including buses and trains.

Metra Train
312.322.6777 (weekdays)
312.836.4949 (weekends)
Commuter train service between suburbs and downtown.

Recommended Chauffeur/Taxi Service

Omega Airport Shuttle

Yellow Cab

City Museums, Tours and Other Attractions