Giving To Concordia

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Lodging and Event Information

Important Information to Know

Off Campus Accommodations

A block of rooms have been reserved at each of the locations listed below. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Due to the arrival of students, on campus housing is not available.

Less than 7 miles from campus

Carleton of Oak Park Hotel & Motel
1110 Pleasant Street Oak Park, IL 60302 
$129 - Motel plus tax
$159 - 179 - Hotel plus tax
Rate guaranteed until July 19, 2019
Mention Group#3038

Holiday Inn Express
200 South Mannheim Road Hillside, IL 60162 
$109 - Standard plus tax
$129 - Suite plus tax
includes hot breakfast buffet

Rate guaranteed until July 23, 2019
Mention Group#CGC

Official Hotel for Kapelle's
Around the World Tour
50th Anniversary 

More than 7 miles from campus

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
410 West Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
$99 - King/Double plus tax
includes hot breakfast buffet
Rate guaranteed until August 2, 2019
Mention Group Code CGCS

Additional lodging suggestions are also available at

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 2019. We will do our best to accommodate any physical or dietary needs.