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The Student Life Center at East-West University

829 S. Wabash Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605

200Largest Group
18Meeting Rooms
170Overnight Guests
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  • Building ExteriorBuilding Exterior

  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room17th Floor Lakeview Room

  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room17th Floor Lakeview Room

  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room17th Floor Lakeview Room

  • Lakeview Room seated eventLakeview Room seated event

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  • 17th Floor Lake Michigan Views17th Floor Lake Michigan Views

  • 17th Floor Lake Michigan Views17th Floor Lake Michigan Views

  • 17th Floor Skyline Views17th Floor Skyline Views

  • Conference Room EastConference Room East

  • Large Classroom Large Classroom

  • Large Computer LabLarge Computer Lab

  • Large AuditoriumLarge Auditorium

  • Large AuditoriumLarge Auditorium

  • Apartment Living RoomApartment Living Room

  • Apartment KitchenApartment Kitchen

  • 2 Bedroom B Style Apartment Layout (fits up to 4)2 Bedroom B Style Apartment Layout (fits up to 4)

  • 2 Bedroom A Style Apartment Layout  (fits up to 4)2 Bedroom A Style Apartment Layout (fits up to 4)

  • Studio B Style Apartment Layout Studio B Style Apartment Layout

  • Studio A Style Apartment LayoutStudio A Style Apartment Layout

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At East West University Enjoy Magnificent Views at Affordable Rates!

Located in Chicago’s dynamic South Loop neighborhood, the Student Life Center (SLC) at East-West University offers conference rooms within its new state-of-the-art building. The SLC is perfect for small and midsized conference group meetings in the Chicago area that require a venue with a variety of facilities, advanced technology, catering options, and more.

The seventeen-story building features:
  • an auditorium for up to 205 guests
  • a full-sized multipurpose room/gymnasium
  • two private computer labs
  • breathtaking views of Lake Michigan

During the summer, the SLC offers conference housing in Chicago. Fully furnished apartments can house up to 170 overnight guests. A range of floor plans offers flexibility to your group with both private and shared accommodations. The apartments provide numerous amenities including Wi-Fi Internet, complimentary fitness center and use of laundry facilities at no additional cost.

The SLC is conveniently located near many of Chicago’s best attractions. Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, Soldier Field and several beaches on Lake Michigan are located within walking distance from East West University in Chicago.
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Midway / 25
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Studio, Two Bedroom and Three Bedroom
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Private bathrooms in each apartment
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Free Wi-Fi; Classrooms at the venue include dry erase boards, computer, and projector/screen; Built-in sound system in 17th Floor Multipurpose Room, Multipurpose Room and Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium
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You have to provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI). The specific terms for your event will be outlined in your Conference Services or Conference Housing Agreement. The following entities must be listed as “Additional Insured” or “Certificate Holder”: 1. East-West University 816 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 2. The Student Life Center at East-West University 829 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 3. Capstone On-Campus Management 1500 Urban Center Drive. Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
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Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Leisure travel
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
SLC Computer Lab 406 Includes built-in projector and screen

Multipurpose Room Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system

Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as wireless microphone and dry erase board

SLC Classroom 404 Includes desktop computer, built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as dry erase board

SLC Computer Lab 401 Includes desktop computer at presenter workstation, built-in projector, screen as well as dry erase board

Conference Room East Includes dry erase board

Conference Room West Includes flat screen monitor

17th Floor Multipurpose Room Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as wireless microphone; access to outdoor terrace during non-inclement weather; access to adjoining kitchen



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
The Flats at East-West University 49 170 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Au Bon Pain
    Au Bon Pain catering services are currently available. Au Bon Pain is conveniently located in the lobby of the Student Life Center.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Chartwells Catering
    Chartwells Catering is available to provide a variety of options ranging from hot breakfast to fully staffed events.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Au Bon Pain Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 120
    Seating available in Au Bon Pain restaurant for groups who utilize their catering services.
    >>> menu (PDF)


Basketball Court The basketball court is available to overnight guests. Basketballs may be checked out from the Front Desk using a government-issued photo ID.

Fitness Centers Two fitness centers are available 24/7/365 for overnight guests. One fitness center features cardio equipment and the other features strength training equipment. Both centers have water filtration stations.

Front Desk Staff The front desk is staffed 24/7/365 by officers from a professional security firm.

Tech Attendant Individual, personalized assistance at a hourly rate.

CTA Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Roosevelt stop is only three blocks South of the building. It serves two El lines (orange and green) and has an easily accessible underground connection to transfer to a third El line (red). The orange El line goes directly to Midway Airport.


Free Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is provided at no additional costs to conference event and overnight guests.

HDMI/VGA Cords HDMI and VGA cords are provided at no additional costs to conference services groups when requested in advance.

Smart Classrooms All classrooms include desktop computer, built-in projector, screen and dry erase board.

Presentation Clicker Wireless and includes laser pointer. Available for a nominal fee.

Area Attractions

Oak Street Beach Oak Street Beach is located at 1000 N. Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street and Lake Michigan near the Gold Coast/Streeterville neighborhoods. This popular summer hotspot offers beach goers amenities that include chair rentals, food and beverage options at Oak Street Beach Café, bike rentals, volleyball rentals, restrooms and a spectacular view of the city skyline. This beach hosts a number of popular amateur and professional volleyball tournaments throughout the summer. Distance swimming is available parallel to the shore from Division Street to the Chess Pavilion (20 yards west of the buoys). An ADA accessible beach walk is available. There is limited street parking nearby.

North Avenue Beach North Avenue Beach is located in Lincoln Park at 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive (North Ave. @ Lake Michigan). As one of Chicago's most popular beaches, the beach features a unique and popular beach house that contains 22,000 square feet of space.  It features something for everyone and is permanently docked along this popular beach. This sleek, ocean liner-inspired building, decked out in a crisp blue and white, boasts one of the best views in the city. The beach house has upper decks and portholes for looking at the magnificent horizon or the multitudes of bikers, runners, walkers and rollerbladers streaming down the lakefront trail.

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! The Skydeck is open 365 Days a Year April through September from 9am-10pm | October through March from 10am-8pm | Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.

360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Conveniently located along Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile ®, 360 CHICAGO soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s majestic skyline to offer visitors the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront, and four neighboring states. Add to that our interactive technologies, TILT the new exhilarating angle on Chicago, the enticing 94th floor café (our cafe is under renovation, exciting changes to come spring 2015), and you have 360° of all-around entertainment!

Shedd Aquarium Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains over 25,000 fish and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection.

Adler Planetarium The Adler Planetarium was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader, Max Adler. It is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The Adler is America's first planetarium.

Field Museum The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and has spent more than 120 years in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us.

Navy Pier Historic Navy Pier® is the #1 leisure destination in the Midwest, welcoming nearly nine million visitors annually. Navy Pier has enjoyed a remarkable evolution. Originally designed for shipping and recreational purposes, the facility has evolved into a premiere entertainment center while also offering exposition facilities. Detailing its successful rebirth as one of Chicago's most important historical landmarks, the following timeline illustrates the challenges and changes faced by Navy Pier over the years. Our history continues to take shape as we build excitement and reimagine Navy Pier as we move toward our 100th anniversary in 2016.

City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and Special Events The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.


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