Travel & Accommodation

The Language Symposium 2017 will take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus:

Parking on campus is easy and free after 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, so if you are attending the Language Symposium, you won’t have to worry about getting parking permits. The closest parking lots to the symposium are 241-UPPER and 215-LOWER, and the newly constructed SEGAL VISITOR’S CENTER located by the Arts Circle, East side of campus:

For general parking information at NU Evanston:          


The accommodation options in Evanston, IL are many and vary in price.

The Homestead offers special rates to guests attending NU-related events. When making your reservation, let them know you are attending a Northwestern-related event in order to get the discounted rate indicated above.

(847) 475-3300
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Here is a list of other Evanston hotels, the first three of which are also close to campus:

Hilton Orrington/Evanston (very close)
(847) 866-8700
1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston (very close)
1515 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois, USA, 60201
(847) 864-2300

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore (a little farther)
(847) 475-6400
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Margarita European Inn (even farther)
(847) 869-2273
1566 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston (fairly far on cold days)
(847) 491-6400
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

For more information on hotels, restaurants and things to do in the Evanston area:      


If you have a car, you may find more affordable accommodation options in Skokie (about 10-15 minutes from campus).

The Hampton Inn:

Double Tree: