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Family Weekend

Your family is cordially invited to attend UIC Family Weekend. Family Weekend is an opportunity for students and their families to take part in a unique, weekend-long experience to explore UIC and Chicago! Families will discover more about their student's life at UIC by participating in family-oriented events, info sessions, and activities, on campus and in the city.

Students, if you will be bringing one guest, we ask that you pay of fee of $10. If you are planning to bring more than one guest, the price will be $20 no matter how large your group may be! This fee will cover all events that we have planned for you throughout the weekend, including:

* A visit to the Skydeck: The Ledge at Willis Tower.

* A hot air balloon tethered ride.

* Free one-day family passes to UIC's Student Recreation Facility (good for Saturday only)

* A family & faculty lunch mixer.

* A UIC Theatre production of Arthur Miller's, A View from the Bridge

Once your registration is confirmed, we will send you a link to collect payment. Please feel free to participate in any or all of the events that interest you and your family.


Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

      Where     733 West Madison, Chicago Illinois 60661

      Phone     (312) 829-5000

      Website   http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/chicago/hoteldetail

      Rating      4-star hotel :: Guest Rating 3.8 stars out of 5

      About      The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown hotel is located in

                      the West Loop of Chicago, surrounded by popular streets and

                      restaurants. It is also easy to get to, located right of 90/94

                      Expressway, blocks from Union Station and Ogilvie 

                      Transportation Center. Just a few feet away from Greektown

                      and walking distance from the Willis Tower, Financial District

                      and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

      Internet    Yes

      Parking    Yes (Valet)

      Fitness     Yes

      Dining      Yes


Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

      Where     625 South Ashland Ave, Chicago Illinois 60607

      Phone     312.491.1234


      Rating    3-star hotel :: Guest rating 3.6 stars out of 5

      About     The Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC is located in the West

                     Loop and offers easy access to the Rush Medical Center,

                     UIC and the Jesse Brown VA Health Center. The hotel offers

                     complimentary shuttle service within one mile radius.

                     Easy to access the hotel by the CTA Blue Line and Pink Line.

      Internet   Yes

      Parking   Yes

      Fitness    Yes

      Dining     Yes   


Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago-Downtown

      Where     506 West Harrison St., Chicago Illinois 60607

      Phone     312.278.3129

      Website  http://www.hidtown.com/

      Rating    3-star hotel :: Guest rating 3.8 stars out of 5

      About     The Holiday Inn Suites Hotel Downtown Chicago is conveniently

                     located near The Loop, and right off the I-290 on south Canal

                     Street. Guest will find nearby attractions like the Willis Tower,

                     Navy Pier, just minutes from University of Illinois at Chicago.

      Internet  Yes

      Parking  Yes

      Fitness   Yes

      Dining    No


Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

      Where     1073 West Vernon Park Pl, Chicago Illinois, 60607

      Phone      312.733.3393

      Cuisine    Italian

      Amount   $$

      Hours      11am-10pm

      About      Circa-1930s spot featuring homestyle Italian food, with an old

                      school setting.


Tuscany Taylor

      Where     1014 East Taylor St., Chicago Illinois, 60607

      Phone      312.829.1990

      Cuisine     Italian

      Amount    $$

      Hours       11am-10pm

      About       Stylish trattoria serving Italian wines & Tuscan-inspired seafood,

                       pastas and wood fired pizzas. Gluten free pasta is available.



      Where     815 West Van Buren St #115, Chicago Illinois, 60607

      Phone     312.421.1221

      Cuisine    Italian

      Amount    $$

      Hours      11am-11pm

      About       Pizzeria that specializes in Chicago-style stuffed pizza.

                      Gluten free thin crust available in 12-inch pizza and gluten free

                      pasta are available upon request.     


Greek Islands

Where     200 South Halsted Street, Chicago Illinois 60061

      Phone     312.782.9855

      Cuisine   Greek

      Amount   $$

      Hours      11am-1am

      About       Serving classic Greek dishes since 1971 in a traditional

                      decorated venue. Gluten free options are available. 


Flat Top Grill

      Where     1000 West Washington Blvd., Chicago Illinois 60601

      Phone      312.829.4800

      Cuisine    Japanese

      Amount    $$

      Hours       11am-10:30pm

      About       Chefs prepare customized stir-fry dishes and soups in front of

                       diners. Create your own unique dish with “The Fresh Food Line”.


Lalo's Mexican Restaurant

      Where     733 West Maxwell Street, Chicago Illinois 60607

      Phone     312.455.9380

      Cuisine   Mexican

      Amount   $$

      Hours     11am-2am

      About      At Lalo’s, every day is a reason to celebrate. Enjoy lively Mexican

                     cuisine with live music. Vegetarian options are available.


Joy Yee’s Noodle Shop

      Where     1335 South Halsted Street, Chicago Illinois 60607

      Phone     312.997.2128

      Cuisine   Chinese

      Amount   $$

      Hours     11:30am-11pm

      About     Joy Yee’s is a casual BYOB that serves Chinese, Japanese,

                     Vietnamese and Thai food.


Moxee Restaurant and Mad Mouse Brewery

      Where     724 West Maxwell Street, Chicago Illinois 60607

      Phone     312.243.3660

      Cuisine   American

      Amount   $$

      Hours     11:30am-1am

      About     Moxee Restaurant weaves the best traditions of American  

                     cooking. What they do best: Beer and BBQ. Traditional American

                     and Barbeque cuisine. Vegetarian and gluten free options are 

                     available upon request.

Chicago Diner

      Where     3411 North Halsted Street, Chicago Illinois 60657

      Phone     773.935.6696

      Cuisine   American

      Amount  $$

      Hours     11am-11pm

      About     Chicago Diner serves a large menu of creative vegetarian

                     and vegan comfort food. All menu items are vegetarian

                     or vegan. Gluten free options are available as well.

Native Foods Café

      Where     218 South Clark Street, Chicago Illinois 60604

      Phone     312.332.6332

      Cuisine   Californian-style (American)

      Amount   $

      Hours     10:30am-9pm

      About     Native Foods Café is a Californian-style vegan fare that includes

                     mock-meat dishes. All menu items are vegan. Soy-free, gluten

                     free and nut free ingredient menus are available upon request

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