AAAI-08 Student Housing
AAAI-08 student housing is reserved in the Marie Robinson Hall (MRH) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), located at 811 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago. Students must have reserved and paid for their room ahead of time. AAAI student housing is completely sold out.
Check-in must be between the hours of 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM on the scheduled day of arrival. Final check-out is no later than 11:00 AM to avoid an additional day charge. No refunds for early departure will be granted. The Front Desk, for check-in and check-out, is located on the Lobby Level of the hall. The telephone at the Front Desk is 312-355-6201 and should be used for emergencies only.
Once keys are issued at check-in, each resident is responsible for his or her own keys. UIC Meetings and Conferences staff will not hold keys at the Front Desk. Upon departure, please remember to turn in your room key at check-out. Keys that are lost or not returned at check-out can cost up to $334.00 to replace and will be charged to the guest. The UIC Guest Key Tag should not be removed from the key ring.
Each room is an individual bedroom in an apartment with living room, kitchen, and bathroom(s). The residence hall also has extensive lounge and study rooms as well as amenity spaces such as a computer lab, TV room, and laundry room. Standard linen is provided in the daily room rates and includes a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, sheets, towels, and a washcloth. Please leave all linens in your room upon check-out so they will be accounted for. Pay telephones are located in the residence halls and in the student centers. Individual rooms do not have telephones.
If you will be driving into Chicago, parking permits will be available from the UIC Parking Office upon check-in. The rate for parking is $31.00 for the week. Directions to the parking office will be provided to you upon arrival at the hall.
Individuals staying in the UIC residence halls must abide by all University rules and regulations, and shall be responsible for all damages, destruction, or injury to, or loss of, any property provided during their stay, or death of or injuries or damages to any person or persons, resulting from their negligence and/or intentional acts. Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings, including the housing facilities.
UIC is readily accessible by car, train, or bus. UIC is served by the CTA trains (the "El") Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted, Racine, and Polk stops) and the Pink Line train (Polk stop), connecting the campus with downtown, O'Hare International Airport, northwest and west side neighborhoods of Chicago, and the western suburbs of Oak Park, Forest Park, and Cicero. Please refer to the Visiting UIC pages for schedules and fare information. (Read on for public transportation directions from the airport(s) to the Marie Robinson Hall, and from the Marie Robinson Hall to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the site of AAAI-08.)
Driving Directions to the East & South Side of Campus:
From the North:
Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) westbound and keep to the right; take the first exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Morgan Street; then take Morgan Street south one block to the campus.
From the West:
Take the (I-290) Eisenhower Expressway to the Racine Avenue exit; then go south to Harrison Street and east to the campus.
From the East:
Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street.
From the South:
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street.
For more information regarding services at the University, including links to Chicago sites, please refer to the university's web pages.
Public Transportation Directions
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Marie Robinson Hall, UIC Campus: Take the Blue Line train towards Forest Park and take off at UIC-Halsted. Walk 2-4 blocks south to university.
Midway International Airport to Marie Robinson Hall, UIC Campus: There is no train that runs directly to UIC-Halsted. Instead, take a cab directly to UIC (Marie Robinson Hall)
From UIC (Marie Robinson Hall) to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: Take the #12 bus that runs down Roosevelt (walking distance from Marie Robinson Hall) and then get off at S. Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt and hop on the #3 that will go down to Martin Luther King Drive and get off at the Hyatt McCormick Place. For information and schedules, please refer to the bus 12 and bus 3 route maps or walk 2-4 blocks north and take the blue line train towards O'Hare, exit Jackson and Dearborn stop, walk 3 blocks East to Michigan Ave. Take #3 King Dr. bus South to McCormick Place which is connected to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
Disclaimer: In offering University of Illinois at Chicago (campus housing), and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier(s)" for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Innovative Applications Conference), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the AAAI-08/IAAI-08 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.