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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
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  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)

  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)

  • 17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)17th Floor Lakeview Room (seats up to 100)

  • Lakeview Room seated eventLakeview Room seated event

  • Lakeview Room seated eventLakeview Room seated event

  • 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

  • 17th Floor Library Room (seats up to 60)17th Floor Library Room (seats up to 60)

  • 17th floor Library Room (seats up to 60)17th floor Library Room (seats up to 60)

  • 17th floor Library Room (seats up to 60)17th floor Library Room (seats up to 60)

  • 17th floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)17th floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)

  • 17th floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)17th floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)

  • 17th Floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)17th Floor Skyline Room (seats up to 75)

  • Conference Room West (seats up to 20)Conference Room West (seats up to 20)

  • Conference Room East (seats up to 20)Conference Room East (seats up to 20)

  • SLC 404 (seats up to 50)SLC 404 (seats up to 50)

  • SLC 406 (seats up to 35)SLC 406 (seats up to 35)

  • SLC 401 (seats up to 30)SLC 401 (seats up to 30)

  • Auditorium (seats up to 200)Auditorium (seats up to 200)

  • Auditorium (seats up to 200)Auditorium (seats up to 200)

  • SLC 405 (seats up to 45)SLC 405 (seats up to 45)

  • Gymnasium (seats up to 200)Gymnasium (seats up to 200)

  • Gymnasium (seats up to 200)Gymnasium (seats up to 200)

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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
  • 3 classroom style rooms
  • breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from our 17th floor event spaces
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.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Midway / 25
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
No
Parking:
Fee
Parking Rate:
Depends on lot
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
200
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
18
Largest Classroom Style:
65
Largest Theatre Style:
205
Largest Standing Reception:
200
Largest Seated Reception:
200
Rooftop Space Available:
Yes
Rooftop Capacity:
20
Technology:
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
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
$0
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
$0
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Must Use In-house Catering:
No
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
Yes
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
No
Facility Buyout Friday – Sat:
N/A
Facility Buyout Sunday – Thursday:
N/A
Facility Day Rate:
Prices vary
Hourly Rental Rate:
N/A
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
No
Phone:
312-939-0112
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Multipurpose Room Gymnasium with overhead speaker system

5472
SLC Computer Lab 406 Includes built-in projector and screen

408
Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as wireless microphone and dry erase board

2064
SLC Classroom 404 Includes desktop computer, built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as dry erase board

999
SLC Computer Lab 401 Includes desktop computer at presenter workstation, built-in projector, screen as well as dry erase board

690
Conference Room East Includes dry erase board & portable TV with connected laptop 

440
Conference Room West Includes dry erase board & mounted TV with connected laptop

470
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

1040

Catering

  • Chartwells Catering
    Chartwells Catering is available to provide a variety of options ranging from hot breakfast to fully staffed events.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
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.

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

Technology

TypeDescription
Free Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is provided at no additional costs to conference event 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

AttractionDescription
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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