Local Information


There are two airports in Chicago, find below some information about how to get to our campus in Hyde Park from them.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW):

Bus #55 (roughly 45 min)
Uber/Taxi (roughly 25 min)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD):

Blue Line (O’Hare → Jackson, 19 stops) → Bus #6 or Bus #2 (roughly 1h 30 min)
Uber/Taxi (roughly 45 min)


Hyatt Place Chicago-South:

(773) 752-5300
5225 South Harper Avenue
Chicago IL 60615

We suggest that conference attendees stay at the Hyatt in Hyde Park because of its convenient location for the conference.

** Occasionally, there is a UChicago Friends & Family discount code that works some years.

Hostelling International Chicago:

This large hostel is located in down-town Chicago at Congress and Wabash. Room rates start at $32 a night, with free breakfast.

Budget-minded participants might also want to consider options like Airbnb and Couchsurfing.

Crash space:

Limited numbers of couches, futons and hide-a-beds are occasionally available from students in the University of Chicago community. Please contact CLS if you are interested.

Transportation around campus

Hotels to campus:

The Hyde Park Hyatt is a short walk from campus. Hostelling International Chicago is one block from the Metra train station at Michigan Ave. and Van Buren Street. The train ride is about 15 minutes to the 59th Street Station on the campus of University of Chicago. See the transportation map.

Parking on campus:

Street parking is free in Hyde Park, but campus parking (updated on March 2018) is also available.

Transportation and parking guide:

A brochure on transportation and parking can be found here (version 2018-2019)


Maps of the campus of The University of Chicago and nearby locations can be found here.