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UIC campus

The University of Illinois at Chicago is divided into East and West Campus. The conference is primarily taking place on East Campus so we have included a map of the main conference building, Student Center East, as well as dining and parking information for this area. 

map uic sce

University Village Dining

UIC campus is located in the University Village neighborhood which offers an array of dining options within walking distance primarily on Taylor Street, Maxwell Street, and Polk Street. We have highlighted a few restaurants below and ranked them according their Yelp reviews but you should feel welcome to explore dining options outside of this list.
Galata - Mediterranean, Turkish ($)
717 W Maxwell Street
(312) 733-5900

Chilango Mexican Street Food ($)
1437 W Taylor St
(312) 846-6216

Davanti Enoteca - Italian ($$)
1359 W Taylor St
(312) 226-5550

Three Aces - Italian, Gastropubs, Pizza ($$)
1321 W Taylor St
(312) 243-1577

Lotus Cafe and Bánh Mì Sandwiches - Vietnamese ($)
719 W Maxwell St
(312) 733-7595

Fontano Subs ($)
1058 W Polk St
(312) 421-4474

Khaosan & Taylor - Thai ($)
1104 W Taylor St
(312) 997-9991

County Barbeque ($$)
1352 W Taylor St
(312) 929-2528

Moxee Restaurant and Madhouse Brewery ($$)
724 W Maxwell St
(312) 243-3660

Sweet Maple Cafe - American, Southern Breakfast and Brunch ($$)
1339 W Taylor St
(312) 243-8908

Tufano’s - Homestyle Italian ($$)
1073 W Vernon Park Pl
(312) 733-3393

Primos Chicago Pizza ($)
816 W Van Buren St
(312) 243-1052

Manny’s Coffee Shop and Deli ($$)
1141 S Jefferson St
(312) 939-2855

The below restaurants are located within walking distance of UIC just north of campus towards Greektown.

Giordano’s Pizza ($$)
815 W Van Buren St #115
(312) 421-1221

Jaks Tap ($$) - Bar, American
901 W Jackson
(312) 666-1700

Mr Greek Gyros ($) - Mediterranean
234 S Halsted St
(312) 906-8731
*located in Greektown just north of UIC campus

Zeus Restaurant ($) - Mediterranean
806 W Jackson Blvd
(312) 258-8789
*located in Greektown just north of UIC campus

Gyro Mena ($) - Mediterranean
769 W Jackson Blvd
(312) 561-4440
*located in Greektown just north of UIC campus

Jimmy John's ($) - Sandwiches
812 W Van Buren
(312) 773-8030

On Saturday only, there will be four Chicago food trucks available during lunchtime (11:30 am – 2pm).

The following food trucks will be parked on the tarmac off Halsted St. just a little south of the Jane Addams Hull House-Museum.

  • La Patrona Taco Truck
  • Gino’s Steaks Truck
  • Aztec Dave’s Mexican Tacos
  • Donermen, German Street Food

Campus Dining

Dining at Student Center East is a possibility but many restaurants close on the weekend. We have included opening and closing hours below for your convenience.

1st level of Student Center East.

Cafe Descartes
Hours: Monday - Thursday 6:60 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Halsted Street Station
Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Closed Sunday

2nd level of Student Center East

Argo Tea
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Satuday-Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dunkin' Donuts
Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Inner Circle - 2nd level of Student Center East

Burrito Bravo
Monday - Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-4pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

Monday - Thursday 7am-10pm
Friday 7am-5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Monday -Thursday 8am- 9pm
Friday 8am-4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Au Bon Pain - located at the Behavioral Sciences Building 1007 W Harrison 1st Floor
Monday - Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-2pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday


PARKING DISCOUNT for Thursday April 7th

Chicago Cultural Center and Macy’s
A discounted rate of $16.00 for up to 16 hours has been extended to those attending Opening Day events.

Wabash-R Wabash-Randolph Self Park
20 East Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601

The below parking information is only for East Campus where most of the conference will take place. There is more parking on West Campus and minimal street parking but we do not anticipate needing it.

Days $11.50
Evenings/ Weekends $8.50
Meters $.25 / 10 min

Additional parking accommodations for differently abled customers may be provided with appropriate documentation. Please contact one of the Customer Service Offices for details.

Eastside Campus

Parking Facilities



Lot Type

Harrison Street Parking Structure


1100 West Harrison Street

Visitor and Card Access

Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure


760 West Taylor Street

Visitor and Card Access

Maxwell Street Parking Structure


701 West Maxwell Street

Visitor and Card Access

Lot 1B


1139 West Harrison Street

Visitor and Card Access

Lot 5


1135 South Morgan Street

Visitor, Card Access, and Meter

Lot 9


501 South Morgan Street

Visitor and Card Access

Lot 11


1055 West Congress Parkway

Event and Card Access

Lot 18


525 South Throop Street

Visitor and Card Access

Lot 18A


1215 West Congress Parkway

Card Access and Meter