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Golden Celebration 2016

Important Information to Know

Off Campus Accommodations

A block of rooms has been guaranteed at each of the locations listed below. Contact the hotel directly to make reservations at rates listed. Due to the arrival of students, on campus housing is not available. Additional lodging suggestions are also available.

Less than 7 miles from campus

The Carleton of Oak Park
$124 (motel) / $157 (hotel)
double occ. plus tax
Mention Group #2386
Rate guaranteed until 7/22/16

Comfort Suites O'Hare Airport

$82/double occ. plus tax
Price includes hot breakfast bar
Ask for Concordia's
Golden Celebration Rate
Rate guaranteed until 7/29/16 

Holiday Inn Express/Hillside
$115 (standard) / $146 (suite)
double occ. plus tax
Price includes hot breakfast bar
Mention Concordia Golden Celebration
Rate guaranteed until 7/19/16 

More than 7 miles from campus

Spring Hill Suites/Elmhurst

$97/double occ. plus tax
Price includes hot breakfast bar
Mention Group # CGCS
Rate guaranteed until 7/29/16

CougarCorps Event Volunteers

Celebrations of this size require countless helping hands, and many have already contributed their time and talents. If you would like to help make the Golden Celebration a success, please indicate your preferences during registration or call 888-258-6773 for more details.

Weekend Attire

Dress is casual and comfortable for summer in Chicago. Be sure to bring walking shoes if participating in campus tours. Festive dress is suggested for Sunday's Celebration Banquet and Opening Service.

Event Parking

Free parking is available in Concordia’s parking structure. Permits are required for overnight guests, and overnight street parking is prohibited in River Forest. The VIP Cougar Cart will be in use throughout the weekend to assist in transporting guests between campus buildings.

Reception of Holy Communion at Concordia-Chicago

We celebrate in the Lord’s Supper the true presence of Jesus Christ in, with and under the bread and wine. In this sacrament our sins are forgiven and we are given life, salvation and peace. If you are not a member of a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod and wish to commune, please take a moment to speak to Campus Pastor Jeff Leininger before the Sunday morning worship service. He can be reached before the reunion at or 708-209-3470  All who wish are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing.

Questions? Special Needs?

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-258-6773 or with any special suggestions or requests you may have for Golden Celebration 2016. We will do our best to accommodate any physical or dietary needs.