Giving To Concordia

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Lodging and Event Information

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

Carleton of Oak Park Hotel & Motel
1110 Pleasant Street Oak Park, IL 60302 
$129 – 179
plus tax
Group #2698
Guaranteed until 7/21/17

Holiday Inn Express
200 South Mannheim Road Hillside, IL 60162 
$108 – 135
plus tax includes breakfast
Ask for Concordia’s Golden Celebration rate
Guaranteed until 7/18/17

Comfort Suites O'Hare Airport
4200 N. River Road 
Schiller Park, IL 60176 

Group ID# Ask for Concordia Golden 2017
$84 plus tax/double occ
Guaranteed until 8/4/17

More than 7 miles from campus

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
410 West Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Group ID# CUGS
$97 plus tax
Guaranteed until 7/28/17

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 2017. We will do our best to accommodate any physical or dietary needs.