Transportation, Parking, and Lodging

The weekend will begin early on Friday with Chicago Booth Open House and will continue on Saturday with both the University of Chicago Convocation ceremony and the Chicago Booth 2018 Hooding Ceremony.

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The 2018 Chicago Booth Graduation Ceremony will be held 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pavilion, located just 3 miles from downtown Chicago.

UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

More Information on the UIC Pavilion »

Train/Taxi Transportation

Transportation to and from the UIC Pavilion can be difficult on this day, as there are several large events occurring around the city. Please consider the following suggestions when traveling to and from the UIC Pavilion.


The CTA has a train stop across the street from the UIC Pavilion, the Racine Blue Line stop. Visit the CTA website for more information about public transportation.


If you take a cab to the UIC Pavilion, please tell your driver to drop you off at the corner of Racine and Harrison. Taxis do not regularly drive by this area, so taking public transportation after the ceremony is recommended.  

If you choose to use a rideshare service rather than public transportation after the ceremony, you should arrange for the pick up to occur at the UIC Student Services Building, 1200 W. Harrison Street. This is across the street from the UIC Pavilion, and signage will direct you to the location.  


There are two parking lots across the street from the UIC Pavilion, as well as a parking structure adjacent to the building. The price will be as much as $20 to park.


As you begin to plan your trip to Chicago for the 531st Convocation, we encourage you to make accommodation arrangements as early as possible.  The University has negotiated special rates on blocks of rooms at a number of hotels. To guarantee receipt of the university rate, please make your reservation as early as possible.

Sheraton Grand Chicago (same location as the Friday evening reception)
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: 312.464.1000

Rate: $239.00

Click here to book online

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL  60616
Phone: 312.567.1234

Rate: $205.00

Click here to book online
Reference Code: University of Chicago Spring Convocation

InterContinental Chicago - **Sold Out**
404 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: 800.628.2112