Conference Hotels:

We are excited to offer three great options for lodging for participants in this year’s symposium at the Illini Union HotelHampton Inn, and Hawthorn Suites.

Group Block name for all three: HLS.

The deadline to make reservations at the Illini Union Hotel and the Hampton Inn as a part of the group block is August 23, 2015. The deadline for the Hawthorn Suites is August 24, 2015. Reservations made after this date will be made only on a space available basis.

The conference block discount is only available for the days of the conference (September 24th-27th).

To make your housing reservation, please contact the hotel directly.

Student Crash Space:

Students who would like to stay with UIUC students instead of paying for lodging should contact Chris Eager at

Hotel Information:

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Illini Union Hotel
Address: 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3030

Room Reservation Information:  30 rooms blocked off. Double: $99; Queen: $104; King: $109 + TAX. Additional $7 per base rate per additional persons in room.

For your convenience, the Illini Union Hotel is located within the Conference Venue.

Hotel Amenities Included with your Reservation:

  • 42″ Flat Screen Plasma Display with Premium Cable
  • Adjacent Parking (Illini Union Hotel guests and will be given parking passes upon request at check-in)
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room Refrigerator
  • In-room Safe
  • Wi-Fi


Hampton Inn
Address: 1200 W University Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 337-1100

Room Reservation Information: 25 rooms blocked off. 10 Queens at $149. 15 Kings at $149 + 12% TAX.

For your convenience, the hotel is located about a 10-minute walk from campus. Also, a free campus bus service is available for transportation between the Hapmton Inn and the Illini Union via the “22 Illini” route – between the “N” University & Goodwin (SW Far Side) stop and the “E” Illini Union (Engineering Side) stop, which runs every ten minutes. More information regarding the bus schedule and route can be found at here.

Hotel Amenities Included with your Reservation:
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Baggage Storage
  • Beverage Area, Complimentary
  • Breakfast Area, Complimentary
  • Coin Laundry
  • Electric Service
  • Elevators
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Luggage Hold
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Snack Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool

Hawthorn Suites
Address: 101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 398-3440

Room Reservation Information:  10  singles and 10 doubles blocked off
Sept. 24          singles: $99.99        doubles: $104.99 (plus tax)
Sept. 25-26     singles: $124.99      doubles $134.99 (plus tax)

Hotel Amenities Included in Your Reservation:

  • Breakfast
  • Business
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Pets
  • Pool
  • Shuttle
  • Meeting
  • Truck/Bus Parking
  • Eco-Friendly
  • ATM
  • Free Car Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub

There are also other great hotel options available in the Champaign area close to campus.


I Hotel
 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 819-5000

The I Hotel is located on the 1 Yellow Bus route, with free service to the Illini Union every ten minutes.


Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana
Address: 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 531-2800

Shuttle service is available for hotel guests 7AM to 11PM daily to locations within 5 miles of the hotel.