Travel and Logistics - Chicago

We are pleased that you will be participating in Unleashing Your Leadership Potential (UYLP) program at the University of Notre Dame Chicago Campus. This downtown campus building is located on the second floor of 224 S. Michigan Ave.,Chicago, IL  60604. 

The following should provide you with additional information that will be helpful in making your travel plans.

Schedule Notes:

On Monday, April 16th, your UYLP experience will begin with a Welcome Gathering at 12:00 PM in the Room 220 Dining Area of Chicago Commons. At 12:30 PM the first session, Introduction:Transition to Leadership, will begin, followed by an Opening Dinner from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM in the 220 Dining Area. On April 17, 18 and 19, each class day will begin at 8:30 AM in Room 220. Breakfast will be available from 7:45 - 8:30 AM in the 220 Dining Area.The UYLP classes are full and engaging so you may want to let colleagues know that you will not be easy to reach. Your last UYLP class will end at 12:00 PM on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Please see the full schedule here: Spring 2018 UYLP Schedule


You are traveling to Chicago, IL which is on Central time. Most major airlines service the Midway Regional Airport and O’Hare International.  Cab service is available from the airport. It is a 30-60 minute drive depending on the airport you choose and traffic.  Rental cars are available at the airport; however a car will not be necessary during your stay. Transportation fees are the responsibility of the participants.


Breakfast, lunch  and dinner will be provided each day during the program, except for Tuesday night which will be a free night to dine where you wish and explore Chicago. A pre paid Visa of $35 will be given to each participant to use for dining that evening. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or allergies that need accommodation on the Information Request Form tab. You will be walking to nearby restaurants for some lunches so it is recommended that you bring a pair of comfortable shoes.

For our Celebration Dinner we will be dining at the Lockwood Restaurant inside of the Palmer House. They request that I place a pre order so please click on the link to provide your meal choice. Ideally I should have this completed by April 13th: Celebration Dinner Selection.


The program cost covers housing from check-in on April 16 to check-out on April 19. Room and tax charges will be paid for; however, all incidental charges (telephone, laundry, etc.) will be your personal responsibility. Check-in time for the hotel is 4:00 pm. They allow early arrival based upon availability, but if your room is not ready they will store your luggage until your room is available. Any additional days stay will also be your responsibility. We will make your hotel reservation according to the arrival and departure dates listed on your returned Information Request Form.

The Palmer House

17 E. Monroe Ave. 

Chicago, IL  60603


If you are driving to class each day, the link to the closest Parking Garage for our location is below.

Grant Park South


Temperatures are variable at this time of year, please check the forecast on weather and be prepared for varying temperatures and a chance of rain .


Business casual attire is appropriate for all classroom sessions. Due to varying temperature preferences, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket to wear in the classroom.

Health and fitness:

The Chicago campus is across the street from Grant Park and Millennium Park with many walking and running trails. There is also a full service gym located inside of the Palmer House. 

Internet Service:

The Notre Dame guest wireless network is available at our facility and instructions will be given at the start of the program.


If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Durham at or at 574-631-2326.  We look forward to working with you throughout this program.