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Travel and Accommodations

Research Training Institute (RTI) participants have two options for housing arrangements that allow flexibility to choose what best fits their budgets.

University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC) 

Six-minute walk to Library of the Health Sciences.

Single Student Residence Hall (SSR)

809 South Damen Avenue

Chicago, IL 60612

SSR is single occupancy with a small kitchen, for $55 per night.

Downtown Chicago

Twenty-minute "L" train commute from downtown (State & Lake station) to UIC (Polk station) via CTA elevated pink line.

Club Quarters Hotel

75 East Wacker Drive (at Michigan Avenue)

Chicago, IL 60601


Club Quarters offers a discounted rate for RTI attendees, see below.


Contact Deb Cavanaugh at MLA for reservation instructions:

  • UIC SSR: contact MLA and provide travel details, including suite-mate name, if sharing with a colleague.
  • Club Quarters: contact MLA for discount booking code before contacting hotel reservations, 203.905.2100.

Deadline for reservations is extended to May 14, 2018, no exceptions.  

For additional questions regarding housing accommodations, please contact Deb Cavanaugh, 312.419.9094 x32.

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