Physics Recruitment

2024 Open House Travel and Accommodations

The Open House events will take place at various locations primarily located on the Hyde Park campus. The Friday night dinner will take place downtown and we will provide transportation. The following key locations are noted on this map:

– Hyatt Place Chicago-South (your hotel)
– Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC)
– Michelson Center for Physics (MCP)
– William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)
– Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS)
– Quadrangle Club


Rooms will be reserved at the Hyatt Place in Hyde Park, a short distance from the campus:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
225 S. Harper Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60615
+1 773 752 5300

Reservations will be made for attendees upon RSVP. Students should not make their own hotel reservations. Rooms and roommates will be assigned – for roommate requests, please contact Putri Kusumo. Valet parking at the Hyatt Place is available for ~$41 per night.

Travel to Chicago

When making travel plans, please keep in mind that the University of Chicago is in the Central Time Zone.

After your RSVP, you should immediately plan your travel options. The major airports serving Chicago are Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) (» 14 miles from the hotel) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) (» 23.5 miles from the hotel). Please note that some flight search engines do not list Southwest flights, which primarily service Midway. It is strongly reccommended that attendees use a rideshare service (Uber or Lyft) to get from their airport to the hotel. Reciepts from transport services should be kept for reimbursement.

Additional transport and parking details available at the Hyatt website – travel.

Street parking is available on and around campus; free parking options may be limited.
Some paid parking is also available in UChicago campus garages – further information about campus parking options is available here.


Travel on Campus

For local attendees, or those driving, the Hyatt provides valet parking.

The main campus has both free and paid parking options. Street parking is available on and around campus; free parking options may be limited. Paid parking is available in UChicago campus garages – maps and additional information about campus parking options are available here.

The University operates various shuttle routes around campus – route maps and schedules are available here.

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