APS Prairie Section Meeting 2017
Practical info

Practical Information

The meeting will be held in various rooms of what is called the Student Center East (SCE) building located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Address: Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 60607

Active Maping Links: Google Maps, Bing Maps, Mapquest

The SCE building is a central point of the east side of the UIC campus (follow this link for a UIC campus map).

SCE has many options for public transit access, including the Subway (or L) Blue Line UIC/Halsted stop and CTA bus line stops for the No. 7, and 60 bus lines located a half-block north of the building. The CTA bus line No. 8 (Halsted Street Bus) stops right in front of SCE. The CTA bus 60 is the one that goes to the Metra downtown stations for those who may want to use the Metra to get into the city. CTA bus line No. 157 is a half-block south of the bulding and CTA bus line No. 12 and 18 is 1.5 blocks south.

There is a large covered parking guarage right across the street from the SCE building on the SE corner of Halsted and Polk streets - look at any of the active maping links above and you will see its location just east and south from the SCE building on the opposite side of the street.

If you decide to stay in the closest hotel (see accomodations for the group discount code), the SCE building is only a few blocks walk south on Halsted St. However, we note that the prevalence of uber, taxis, and the large amount of public transportation access makes it relatively easy to stay in pretty much any hotel in the downtown area and still be able to get to the venue.

There are many eating options close to SCE. Here are a few within walking distance that people like.

Getting Guest Wi-Fi access at the meeting

UIC has a guest wireless system that will send a text message to your phone with a personalized username and password so you can access the UIC guest wireless system all over campus.

We will have a computer already connected to the internet available at registration that you can use to sign up for this. Alternatively, you can go directly to this site to sign up to get the code sent to you via a text message. Once issued, each code will last 48 hours and can be renewed with additional requests as needed.