Parking and Transportation

Marriott Marquis Chicago

2121 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Due to the large number of guests expected to arrive and depart at similar times, we encourage all alumni to park in the self parking lot. Valet parking is also available. Alumni can request a parking voucher at registration to cover parking expenses.


CTA Access

Cermak-Chinatown Red Line ('L') Station - 0.6 miles
Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line ('L') Station - 0.2 miles


If you plan to drive, parking at the hotel is provided for alumni – make sure you receive a parking voucher at the Alumni Check-In table before you depart. If you are going to drive, we encourage you to park in the McCormick Place Lot A, which is a self-park lot located at the corner of E. Cermak Road and S. Prairie Avenue. You are encouraged to park on the ground level and exit the garage to cross Cermak Road at Prairie Avenue. You will find escalators to the second floor check-in area immediately upon entering the hotel from the doors near the corner of Cermak and Prairie.

There is also an option for valet parking. We expect that a large number of people will want to access their vehicles in a short time frame, so we encourage you to use the Self-Park option in order to expedite your own arrival and departure.

For further travel instructions or parking information, call the Marriott Marquis Chicago at (312) 824-0500 or visit the Marriot Marquis website.