Travel Information

Where will the Student Symposium be held?

It will all take place at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), located at:
1100 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

How do we get to the Student Symposium?

If you are flying, we recommend Midway Airport (MDW), which is much closer to LSTC than O’Hare Airport (ORD). From Midway Airport to LSTC, please allow at least 45 minutes travel time (and $25 fare if by taxi cab or $2.25 by bus); from O’Hare Airport to LSTC, please allow at least 90 minutes travel time (and $50 fare if by taxi cab or $2.50 by train and bus). For more information visit

If you are driving, click on the map (above) for directions or visit
Free parking may be available on nearby streets or just south of LSTC on the University of Chicago campus:

What housing is available?

LSTC has convenient guest housing available right next to campus ($55 for an individual or $85 for a family in the conference center, $120 for a one-bedroom apartment or $150 for a two-bedroom apartment). Linens and towels are provided. Please email the LSTC Front Desk at if you would like to make a reservation.

Student speakers will receive assistance for lodging during the symposium.  Please be in contact with to coordinate housing.

Other lodging options in the Hyde Park neighborhood include:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South / University Medical Center or 1-773-752-5300

Hotel rooms for $150 per night and up, less than 0.5 miles from LSTC

For a longer list of options including downtown and airport hotels, see: