Frequently Asked Questions for Summer Conferences

Frequently Asked Questions for Summer Conferences


What time can you check in/check out? Check-in is after 2 p.m. CST and check-out is by 10 a.m. CST

How can my group reserve lounge space in the residence halls? House lounge spaces and common areas in the residence halls are able to be used by conference participants on a first come first serve basis and are not able to be reserved.There is no charge to use these spaces.

Is there wireless internet in the residence halls and if so how does my group access it? Yes. Guests can access the UChicago Guest Netwok. Please contact your summer conference coordinator to obtain your login credential information.

Are there quiet hours in the residence halls? Yes. Quiet hours begin at 10 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. the following morning.

Do conference guests get access to the house kitchens in the residence halls? Kitchen facilities are not available to conference guests unless a kitchen is provided in an apartment style residence hall.

Can you sign in guests to the residence halls? Overnight guests are not permitted in the residence halls.  Guests are permitted from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. All guests must be escorted by a conference participant and must sign in and out at the front desk. All guests must leave by 10 p.m.

Is there anything you cannot bring with you when you live in the University of Chicago housing? For safety and sanitary reasons, the following items are not allowed in the residence halls:

  • electric coffee makers

  • electric grills (e.g. George Foreman grills)

  • halogen floor lamps

  • hot plates

  • loft kits/lofting of bed materials

  • microwaves (unless part of a microfridge unit)

  • toasters and toaster ovens

  • refrigerators over 4.0 cubic feet

  • portable heating systems

  • weapons (including paintball guns, decorative weapons/swords, and athletic weapons such as a fencing sword or bow and arrow)

  • air conditioner (unless advance permission is granted for medical reasons)

  • amplified musical instruments may not be played in guest rooms

  • candles, incense, and fireworks

  • hoverboards and drones

  • soldering equipment

Is there a laundry facility in the dorm? Laundry rooms are available in each residence hall. Laundry machines accept quarters or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). Laundry supplies are not provided or for sale on site.