Registration and Information for Conference Attendees

The symposium program and the scholars contributing papers have already been set.  Given the fact that many noted scholars are preparing contributions that will be discussed, however, we expect that many other people with an interest in the substance of the symposium may wish to attend.  If you are interested, you are welcome to attend and may, if time permits, participate in the conversations.  As space is limited, however, we ask that you please register by clicking below and completing the short form that will appear when you do so.

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We need this information to ensure that we can plan adequately for the number of people in attendance, including having proper name tags, enough chairs, enough coffee, and sufficient light fare for lunches.  We expect there to be room for approximately 40 attendees over and above the organizers and main contributors.  If too many people respond, we may have to close registration, so please register early if you are interested as registration will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.  A waiting list will be established in this case, in case spaces open up because of cancellations.

Those planning to attend from out of town may wish to consult the information below on lodgings available in Hyde Park.  They, too, are limited, but there are of course many regular hotels in the city where one may stay.


Catholic Theological Union
5401 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615<

The Catholic Theological Union currently has guest rooms available for people attending events or visiting CTU. The guest rooms are located in our Residence Hall and Student Center located at 5401 S. Cornell Avenue. Renovated in 2007, the building includes a cafeteria, dining hall, lounge, and conference rooms.

The guest rooms include a full (double) sized bed, desk and chair, dresser, nightstand, bookcase, floor lamp, and desk lamp. Each room has a private bath (shower, sink, and toilet). A telephone with local service and Wi-Fi access is available in each room. Guests will have access to common spaces including a kitchen, lounge, and chapel. Linens and basic toiletries are provided.

Guest Housing Rates (prices based on single occupancy):
1-5 days: $75 per night
6-10 days: $64 per night
11-15 days: $60 per night
1 month: $700 flat fee

Parking is also available for $5 per day/night.

Please contact the CTU Events Manager for more information.


Disciples Divinity House
1156 E 57th St
Chicago, Illinois 60637
773.643.4411 (Administrator)

Two guest rooms are available for short-term rental by alumni/ae and friends of the House and persons related to the University of Chicago. Occasionally rooms are rented for longer-term use.

Each guest room has two twin beds and a private bathroom. During their stay, guests are invited to enjoy the amenities of the House and to participate in Monday dinners and events.

Guest room rates are $75.00 per night for one guest, and $85.00 per night for two. Special rates are available for alumni/ae and for family of current residents. The Week of Renewal program makes guest rooms available for Disciples professors and ministers.

To make a reservation, please call 773.643.4411, or and

Please take care to make your reservations well in advance, especially if you are requesting guest housing around major University events.


Quadrangle Club
1155 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637

A membership club for University Faculty and staff and community members, the Quadrangle Club offers fine dining and catering services, guest rooms for overnight stays, and top-rate tennis facilities conveniently located in the heart of the University of Chicago campus.

The Quadrangle Club features 17 guest rooms with private baths available to members and their guests. Situated on campus the Club provides an ideal location for visitors to the University, Medical Center, and to the Hyde Park community. The Club offers preferred access and room rates for its members and special sleeping room rates for University of Chicago Hospital patients and families.

(The University of Chicago rate is $169 per night)


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615

LSTC has two kinds of on-campus guest housing for visitors.

Guest Rooms are private rooms with private bathrooms and a kitchenette. One room is wheelchair accessible. All are equipped with a desk, lamp, TV, phone for local calls, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are non-smoking. Room rates are $75 per night.

Guest apartments are for those who plan a longer stay. LSTC has one one-bedroom ($125/night or $1,380/month) and two two-bedroom ($155/night or $1,735/month) apartments available. All are non-smoking. The one-bedroom apartment includes one full-size bed and a queen-size sofa sleeper. The two-bedroom apartments include one full-size bed, two twin beds, and queen-size sofa sleeper.

Contact Kim Ferguson at 773-256-0700 or email with questions or to make reservations.


McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
773.947.6275 (Monica Williams, Coordinator of Guest Housing)

McCormick has 21 guest beds available for alumni/ae, members of the Board of Trustees, prospective students, visitors of any seminary department, visitors of staff, students, and faculty, commuting students, ACTS Cluster groups or individuals, groups or individuals related to PC(USA), youth groups on mission trips to Chicago and college groups on vocational exploration. Other groups or individuals wishing to use guest housing at McCormick must be approved by Monica Williams, guest housing coordinator. Please, children under 13 are not allowed.

The guestrooms offered by McCormick Seminary are mostly single private rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and non-smoking. Each room has a prepared bed, wardrobe, desk, lamp and a digital radio alarm clock. McCormick supplies sheets, blankets, pillows and towels, and provides fresh linens weekly. All rooms feature wireless internet access as well.

McCormick guestrooms include a shared kitchen, dining area, common lounge, a study room and bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with appliances (refrigerator, stove, and microwave) and includes dishes, utensils, and a coffee maker. The common lounge has a television with cable and DVD players.

For a single room, it's $60 per night. For a double room, the rate is $90 per night.

If you need additional information or have any questions about McCormick guestrooms, please contact Monica N. Williams, Coordinator of Guest Housing by e-mail at, by phone at 773-947-6275 or by fax at 773-947-6273.


57th Street Meeting of Friends – Quaker House
5615 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Quaker House offers a guest room with two full and two twin beds, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen.

Rates (for one bed): $50 per night for 1-7 nights; $25 per night for over 7 nights; extra beds for an additional $10 per night.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to finalize a reservation.

To check out availability please fill out the Reservation Form or call 773- 288-3066.


The Beadle Residences
5140 S Kenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 493-5140

Situated in Hyde Park, 4 blocks from President Barack Obama’s home, this homey guesthouse is 1 mile from the University of Chicago and 0.5 miles from the nearest Metra station offering service into downtown Chicago.

The modern 1- and 2-bedroom suites have private entrances, fully equipped kitchens and baths, washer/dryers, decks or balconies, and free WiFi.

Complimentary off-street parking is available.

(Note: there are no prices listed and also there is no longer a working website)


Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
4900 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

Discover a Chicago Hyde Park hotel with spacious guest rooms and breathtaking views at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel. Overlooking magnificent Lake Michigan, our hotel is conveniently located in Hyde Park only minutes away from downtown Chicago and popular Chicago attractions such as McCormick Place Convention Center, Navy Pier, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and the University of Chicago and The University of Chicago Medical Center. Steps away from the Metra Train, all our guests enjoy free parking (which can save up to $50.00 per day compared to other Chicago hotels), free wireless Internet, and complimentary scheduled shuttle service to popular Chicago destinations.

Guest room rates vary by season and are subject to availability. Ask for the University of Chicago rate. Offer is available to all faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors, alumni, contractors, consultants, retirees, and Big Ten University guests.


Hyatt Place Chicago – South/University Medical Center
5225 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
733.752.5300 (Maurese Nelson, Sales Contact) (773.420.2620)

Located in Hyde Park’s new Harper Court development, Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center is an inviting, contemporary-styled hotel designed to support the University of Chicago campus and University of Chicago Medical Center.

This LEED-certified, 6-story hotel boasts 131 casual guestrooms with premium amenities, including a 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market, indoor pool, 24-hour StayFit Gym, valet parking and free shuttle within Hyde Park. The hotel also offers 1,041 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space that accommodates up to 100 people comfortably.

Guestroom rates vary by season and are subject to availability. The University of Chicago rate is available to travelers whose room expense is being paid by the University. A Friends and Family discounted rate is available to affiliates and guests who will be paying for the room directly.


Chicago – Lake Shore La Quinta Inn & Suites
4900A S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

Our Chicago - Lake Shore hotel offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi so you can access the Internet if you need to catch up on some unfinished business or to check in on your favorite social media site.   Nothing helps you wind down like cable television programming, and it’s free here at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago - Lake Shore.  Our clean, refreshing outdoor swimming pool overlooking Lake Michigan offers a stimulating venue for exercise or fun.  The well-equipped fitness center has all the essentials to help guests maintain their physical health without missing a beat.

A full-service restaurant offers hungry guests a convenient place to fill up without leaving the hotel.  Our guestrooms also have mini fridges and microwaves so you can bring those leftovers back to your room and enjoy them later.  If you have an early start in the morning, you will appreciate the AM/FM clock radio and the coffeemaker.  If you need to look your best for business or perhaps a night out, take advantage of the iron and ironing boards.  If you need to print out your itinerary, airline tickets, business documents, or anything else, our complimentary business center is available to all our guests.

Before heading off for the day, guests can fill their tummies with our Free Bright Side Breakfast consisting of coffee, assorted juices, assorted pastries, tea or hot chocolate, hot and cold cereals, waffles and fresh fruit.  After breakfast, guests can take advantage of our free scheduled shuttle service to nearby attractions.


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University of Chicago Hotel Program

The University establishes preferred relationships with hotels located in the Chicagoland area and around the world to offer discounted sleeping room rates, complimentary amenities and meeting space options. Reservations can be booked via GEMS or Tower Travel Management. If calling the hotel directly to book your reservations, please request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking.

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