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Housing Vasculata 2017

Housing at Vasculata 2017

July 24-27, 2017
Chicago, IL


The following is information for those staying on campus.

The organizers of Vasculata 2017 have arranged for participants to stay in the Marie Robinson Hall dorms on the East Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), located at 811 W. Maxwell Street Chicago, IL 60608.


Each person will have their own private bedroom in a suite with two or four bedrooms. Two roommates will share a bathroom and all four roommates will share a living area and kitchenette. Each bedroom is fully furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk and chair, clothes closet and storage drawers. All suites have air conditioning.
Each guest will receive full bedding, which includes a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, sheets, towels and a washcloth. Hand soap and a drinking glass also are supplied, and toilet tissue will be provided in the bathrooms.

It is suggested that all guests lock their rooms when not occupied and carry their room key with them. Neither UIC nor NAVBO is responsible for the loss of money or valuables belonging to any person or for loss or damage to an individual’s property. Provisions for storing luggage and other personal property of guests are not available.
In the event that any damages occur in your private bedroom room during your stay, you will be charged. Damages to common areas will be divided amongst the total number of suitemates.

UIC is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited in the residence halls and campus buildings.

For Check-In:

Regular check is Sunday, July 23 and check out is July 27.  Please check-in at the desk located on the first floor at 811 W. Maxwell Street between the hours of 10am-10pm. The building may be locked, however if you press the buzzer by the door our desk worker will buzz you in. Someone will be at the front desk until midnight.  For after midnight, a security officer can help you call the RA on call for check in.

Let the desk staff know you are there for the Vasculata Conference and they will provide all the information needed for check-in. You need to present a photo ID at the time of check-in. Each guest will be assigned keys that they will use to enter the building and their room. Inform them that you are there to check-in to the UIC Conference Housing under the Vasculata 2017 conference. 

Lost Key Fees:

Once you are checked in, you will be provided with a key to access your suite and private bedroom. Do not lose your key, or loan it to other guests. Keys cost up to $350 to replace.


Dining options are available at both the East and West Campus Student Centers, including Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Subway, Freshii, and more. See their website for a complete list, as well as hours of operation: http://dining.uic.edu/hours.shtml.

Note: There will be three meals (Networking Lunches on Monday & Tuesday in the College of Medicine Research Building, and a Group Dinner in the Student Center West on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.) provided for any guests that wish to join, free of charge.

Internet/WiFi Access:

You will be provided with WiFi login information upon check in at the Vasculata registration desk.

Transportation Around Campus:

While MRH is located at 811 W. Maxwell St. on the East Campus, the conference will be held on the West Campus in College of Medicine Research Building at 909 S. Wolcott Ave. A UIC shuttle bus has been arranged to ensure your safe and easy travel between the two sites. In order to take the shuttle, you must show the driver the temporary pass card that you received with your room key and a photo ID each time you ride. There is an online bus tracker, which can be accessed through this link: https://uic.doublemap.com/map/.

In addition, the Chicago Transit authority offers a variety of bus and train options that will allow for travel between the two campuses at $2.25/ride.