Logistics, Lodging, Transportation & Attractions

We look forward to seeing you at Reunion Weekend and hope that you can take full advantage of the activities the Law School has planned as well as some of Chicago’s many attractions.

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

Area Hotels with Special Reunion 2019 Hotel Blocks

The Law School has arranged for blocks of discounted hotel rooms at the following hotels. Block size is limited, with rooms offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note: There is a citywide convention during the dates of Reunion Weekend 2019, so book your accommodations early.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 E. North Water Street
Room Rate:       $229 per night
Cut-off date:      April 22, 2019 (Extended!)

Room reservations can be made in the following ways:

Sophy Hotel Hyde Park

1411 East 53rd Street
Room Rate:        $259 per night
Cut-off date:       May 1, 2019 (Extended!)

Room reservations can be made in the following ways:

  • Email Jody Freggens at jody.freggens@hyatt.com to book under the group rate. Ask for the University of Chicago Law School 2019 Reunion room block rate.

University of Chicago Preferred Hotel Program

Additionally, the University of Chicago has partnered with several area hotels to offer discounted rates to alumni. Click here to learn about the University of Chicago Preferred Hotel Program.

Shuttle Service

The Law School will provide shuttles to and from downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 4. Check the Schedule of Events for further information.

Saturday Road Closures in Hyde Park

The Monsters of the Midway race will take place on Saturday, May 4. The inner lanes of the Midway Plaisance will be closed, as well the intersections of Ellis, Woodlawn, and Dorchester. Traffic from Lake Shore will be diverted south at Stony Island for the race.

For those coming from the north, 60th and 61st Streets will be better options to get to campus. 59th, 60th, Cottage Grove, and Stony Island will also be open.

The race will not affect access to the Law School building. The Law School parking lot will be available to guests.

Getting Around Chicago

Public Transportation

Chicago Transit Authority
Buses and trains in Chicago.
(888) 968-7282

Metra Train       
Train service between suburbs and downtown.
(312) 322-6777 (weekdays)
(312) 836-4949 (weekends)

Recommended Chauffeur/Taxi Service

  • GO Airport Express: 888.2THEVAN or 773.247.1200
  • Yellow Cab: (312) 829-4222
  • Lyft
  • Uber

City Museums, Tours, and Other Attractions