Parking and Transportation

Chicago Marriott - Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue
Due to the large number of guests expected to arrive and depart at similar times, we encourage all alumni to park in the self parking lot. Valet parking is also available. Alumni can request a parking voucher at registration to cover parking expenses.


Chicago Marriott

540 North Michigan Avenue (driveway entrance at 541 N. Rush Street)


Driving Directions from Campus

Continue driving north on South Lake Shore Drive, and then take the Randolph St. exit toward Wacker Dr/I-290. Keep left at the fork to continue on E. Lower Wacker Drive. Turn right onto Lower Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto E. Grand Avenue. Turn right onto N. Rush Street. The hotel driveway entrance is at 541 N. Rush Street.


Alumni can request a parking voucher at registration to cover parking expenses and are encouraged to park in the self-park lot located on Rush and Ohio. Valet parking is also provided at the hotel (driveway at 541 N. Rush Street). We expect that a large number of people will want access to their vehicles in a short time frame, so we encourage alumni to use the Self-Park Lot option in order to expedite arrival and departure.

For further travel instructions or parking information, call the Chicago Marriott at (312) 836-0100 or visit their website.

Bus Schedules

Departing from campus
Buses will begin departing from Ida Noyes Hall at 7:45 AM and leave as they fill. Buses will run continuously until 9:30 AM, when the last bus departs from campus. On-site registration will close at 11:50 AM. We encourage students to plan accordingly in order to arrive at the hotel prior to the start of the Summer Strategies Breakfast Panel at 9:00 AM.

Departing from the Chicago Marriott
Buses will depart from the Chicago Marriott on the half hour beginning at 1:00 PM, at the conclusion of lunch. Buses will leave immediately following the conclusion of the last afternoon workshop at 3:00 PM as they fill. The last bus for campus will depart from the hotel at 3:30 PM.