Hotel Accommodations

Hotel and Travel Accommodations

We encourage you solidify your travel and hotel accommodations as soon as possible. The University has secured discounted rates on a select number of rooms at three designated hotels. To guarantee the University rate, make your reservation as early as possible. The following room block rates will be held until May 1, 2017.

If the room blocks at the following hotels are full, you are welcome to ask if there are vacancies outside of the University room block. Do note that regular hotel pricing will apply. As an alternative, there are a variety of hotels within walking distance to the three designated hotels.  All guests, no matter their point of origin, are welcome to ride the Convocation Shuttle free of charge to and from campus from the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. 


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone:  312 567 1234
Rates: $259.00
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
Reference Code:  University of Chicago 2017 Spring Convocation


InterContinental Chicago 
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-628-2112
Rate: $209.00
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
Reference Code:  Spring Convocation 2017 


The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-447-0955
Rate:  $229.00 - $269.00
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
Reference Code:  2017 Spring Convocation

Hotel Shuttle Service to Campus

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from each hotel to campus, beginning at 6:30 a.m. and will run every 20 - 30 minutes throughout the day.  The last shuttle for the day will leave campus at 5:00 p.m.   All guests, no matter their point of origin, are welcome to ride the shuttle free of charge.
The shuttle route as follows:

  • Stop A:  University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza
    located around the corner from the InterContinal Hotel
  • Stop B:  The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue
  • Stop C:  Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
  • Stop D:  University of Chicago Main Campus, located at the corner of East 59th Street and South Ellis Avenue