Illinois Eye Review 2020


Chicago Medical District
UIC West Campus
Student Center West (SCW)
828 S. Wolcott, Chicago, IL 60612

The following Chicago hotels are accessible to the UIC West Campus by public transportation. The closest hotel to the venue is the Marriott Chicago Medical District.

Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC- 625 Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL:  312-491-1234 (1-800-356-3641).

Please be aware that currently there is a contract dispute between the Marriott Medical District Hotel and the housekeeping and food service staff.

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop- 25 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL:  312-829-5000 (1-800-227-6963).

Club Quarters- 111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL:  312-214-6400.

For different lodging options, we recommend searching online travel sites for discount hotels.

Dorm Rooms
A limited number of shared dorm rooms for IER attendees during their stay at UIC will be available. Guest housing in the Single Student Residence Hall is conveniently located in a high rise building in the Illinois Medical District, adjacent to the Student Center West (the site for the IER course).

The rooms contain private bedrooms with a shared bathroom, living room and kitchen. The rooms are shared with one other IER attendee. The rooms are single sex assignments; there is no gender sharing unless requested.

Guest rooms are designed to be comfortable and livable (sample floorplan). Rooms contain basic furnishings: bed with linens, table and chair, clothes closet, chest of drawers, working kitchen, access to on-campus telephone calls, TV, internet connection (additional charge applies). Each apartment features cleaning service and linen service once a week.

The Single Student Residence Hall is just off the Eisenhower Expressway, minutes away from Little Italy, Greek Town, Chinatown, Pilsen and the Loop. Public transportation is available via the CTA Blue Line (nearest stop: UIC Medical Center) and Pink Line (nearest stop: Polk) and several CTA bus stops are nearby.

For dorm room reservation, please use the following link and in the “Comments” box indicate you are attending the Illinois Eye Review and also note the names of other attendees that you would like to share the suite with. Otherwise, you will be assigned a room that will be in gender specific.

For reservations visit:

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This will ensure that you will receive priority and will be accommodated with other attendees (not students or other university visitors). Please note that the rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and cancellation after December 15th will not be allowed. Rooms can only be reserved for 6 -8 nights. You will receive an email confirming your room reservation no later than January 7, 2020, otherwise it is not guaranteed.

Internet service will be available at no cost at the course.

Please contact Nalin Kumar or 312-413-5414 if you have any questions.