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2019 Ivy Plus EEO Annual Meeting





We have booked blocks of rooms for Ivy Plus participants at two hotels, the Sophy Hotel and the Hyatt Place Chicago-South.  Both hotels are located on 53rd Street in downtown Hyde Park and are minutes away from campus. The block of rooms are for the nights of Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29 (f you plan on staying additional nights, you will need to book those separately).  Reservations must be made by March 28, 2019.

When you arrive at your choice of Sophy or Hyatt Place, you will receive a packet of materials with the latest version of the agenda and a tote bag of goodies with information on the area.

Sophy Hotel

Group Name: IVY+ EEO Conference (please refer to the Group Name at booking)
Group Rate: $245 per night + tax
Book by Phone: 1.773.289.1003
Book Online via this link
Book via Email:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South

Group Name and Code: IVY+ EEO Conference  / G-EEOC (please refer to the Group Name and/or Group Code at booking)
Group Rate: $215 per night + tax
Book by Phone: 1.888.591.1234
Book Online via this link


Getting to the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park, twenty minutes south of the Loop.  If you choose to fly to Chicago, there are two major commercial airports in the Chicago area: O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport.


Midway International Airport is the closest airport and is approximately eight miles west of the University of Chicago campus. Midway is easily accessible from our campus by public transportation, car, shuttle, and taxi.


O’Hare International Airport is approximately 30 miles northwest of campus and is also accessible from our campus by public transportation, shuttle, car, and taxi.


Things To Do

Hyde Park is located on the South Side of Chicago and is where most of our students and faculty choose to live.  It borders Lake Michigan on the East and the Midway on the south. You will find great dining, plays, bars, music, and art interspersed amongst the many coffee shops, cafes, and bookstores.

To see what will be happening in Hyde Park during the annual meeting, these two community organizations will keep you informed.


Hyde Park and the surrounding areas are full of outstanding restaurants.  Below are some staff favorites.

Downtown Chicago

If you plan on staying in Chicago for the weekend, check here for ideas on what to do and where to eat!