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Out-of-Town Guest Accommodations

Hotel rooms are no longer available at the preferred inauguration hotels, Sheraton Chicago and Club Quarters.

For a list of recommended hotels with special University of Chicago rates, please visit

In addition, rooms may also be available on-campus at the International House. Please contact them directly to check availability:

International House
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
International House is conveniently located on the east side of campus within walking distance of all campus inaugural activities and offers basic inexpensive accommodations for visitors and guests of the university ranging from $52-67 nightly depending on the accommodation selected.
International House, which has recently undergone a $31 million restoration, has served the University of Chicago as housing facility and cultural center for the past 73 years. This building has been home to some 27,000 students including Langston Hughes, Katherine Graham and Enrico Fermi to name just a few of the many distinguish alums who have resided here.

Transportation to Campus

Shuttles will be available to transport guests to/from the Sheraton and the Hyde Park Campus. For a detailed schedule, click here (.pdf).

On-Campus Parking

Guests attending the inauguration ceremony at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and/or the luncheon at Bartlett Dining Commons will receive information about parking in their confirmation materials.

Parking on-campus will be limited due to inauguration activities and Family Weekend.

Included below is a list of no parking areas for Friday, October 27, 2006. For a detailed map, click here (.pdf).

  • Woodlawn Avenue – east and west side from 58th Street south to 59th Street
  • 59th Street – north and south sides from Kimbark Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue
  • 59th Street – north side from Woodlawn Avenue to Ellis Avenue
  • University Avenue – west side from 55th Street to 57th Street
  • University Avenue – east side from 58th Street to 59th Street
  • 57th St. – north curb from University west 5 parking spots
  • 57th St. - north curb from University to Woodlawn

Visiting The University of Chicago

Please refer to our visitor information website.