General Information

University Club of Chicago

76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
phone 312.726.2840 | fax 312.726.0620

Getting Here

Valet parking is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • Member day rate: $25, overnight rate: $47
  • Guest day rate: $32, overnight rate: $47 

Self-parking is available at the following garages: Grant Park East Garage (located at Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue), Grant Park North Garage (located at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue), and Grant Park South Garage (located at Jackson Street and Michigan Avenue).


Public transportation from O'Hare Airport
Follow the signs through O'Hare Airport to the CTA Blue Line train. Take the CTA Blue Line train downtown to the Monroe/Dearborn stop. Walk east 0.2 miles to 76 E Monroe St. Approximately 45 min.

Public transportation from Midway Airport
Follow signs through Midway Airport to the CTA Orange Line train. Take the CTA Orange Line train downtown to the Adams/Wabash stop. Walk 0.1 miles southeast to 76 E Monroe St. Approximately 38 min.

Club Policies

  • By-Laws
    • View the University Club of Chicago By-Laws.

  • House Rules
  • Dress Code
    • View the University Club of Chicago Dress Code.

  • Cell Phone Usage
    • Cell phone usage is not permitted in the clubhouse except in (a) the public telephone booths on the first and seventh floors; (b) the lobby lounge outside the ladies restroom; (c) the Members' Office Suites; (d) the Billiards Room; (e) the sitting area in the southeast corner of the lobby; (f) private dining rooms, as designated by the sponsor; (g) the back stairways; (h) bedroom corridors on the 3rd-6th floors.

  • Games & Athletics
  • Smoking
    • Due to a change in Illinois law, effective January 1, 2008, smoking is suspended at the 76 E Monroe Clubhouse. In addition, the law prohibits any smoking within 15 feet of a working door or window. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on the Monroe sidewalk at any entrance to the Clubhouse or on the balcony decks of the eighth floor east and west terraces and on the twelfth floor.

  • Laptops/Tablets/PDAs
    • Beginning October 1, 2010 in the Club's public dining areas, Tablet PC’s, PDA’s and electronic readers may be used in a limited manner. This policy is intended to both ensure privacy and minimize disturbance to fellow diners. Accordingly, the following usage restrictions apply:

      • Electronic devices must be hand held or lay flat against the table (no laptops with upright screens). See exceptions below.
      • No speakers are permitted. Earphones may be used in designated areas.
      • No photographs, videos or sound recordings may be made.

      In addition, laptops with upright screens and the above-referenced electronic devices may be used, consistent with this policy, in the following designated areas: (a) Members’ Business Center and Bartlett Reading Room (6th floor) (b) Presidents’ Bar (prior to 4:30 p.m.) (c) the Living Room (d) the Library (e) first floor lounge (f) private dining rooms; and (g) bedrooms

      Please note: University Club of Chicago takes no responsibility for any electronic items damaged or lost while on Club property.

  • Gratuities
    • Gratuities are not permitted under any pretext throughout the Club. If desired you may contribute to the Employee Holiday Fund. Gratuities from some department checks, ie. dining rooms, are paid to department employees in addition to their salary.

  • Special Events Cancellation
    • The Club's cancellation policy, as set forth in the Membership By-laws/House Rules, can be found its entirety under the Special Events heading. Briefly, but not exclusively: Cancellation 25 hours to seven calendar days prior to an event incurs at 50% charge of the event's cost. Cancellation less than 24 hours before the event incurs 100% of the charge.

  • Photography
    • Club members and their guests are asked to refrain from photography in the Clubhouse, except on holidays and special events as determined by the House Committee. Professional photographers are permitted to take photographs only in areas designated for the private event. Photography is not permitted in public areas of the Clubhouse, except in limited areas and at pre-determined times, in the Lobby. Media (television, radio, press or video) representatives must sign a University Club of Chicago Press Policy prior to entering the Clubhouse. The Press Policy form may be obtained from the Catering Department.

  • Members' Business Center
      • Eight of the cubicles will be available on a walk-in, first come first served basis.
      • Two hours per day limit.
      • Member log in / register in and out at the Business Center attendant desk.
      • Maximum free use of this space is 40 hours per month per member.
      • If no one is waiting, members may use space for longer than two hours per day, but not to exceed 40 hours in a month. Use for more than 40 hours in a month to be charged.


      The two private phone booth areas are only to be used intermittently while making phone calls where privacy is needed.

      Four of the cubicles are available on a reservation basis at a four hour minimum $50 or eight hour - $100 rental rate, so allowing members to guarantee a space for a fee. If no one has reserved a cubicle, members can use these cubicles on a walk-in basis as above. A reservation book will be kept at the attendant’s desk.

      Printing and copying will be charged if it exceeds a nominal dollar threshold of $1.00 per day. (Based on $0.05 a page for black and white copies and $0.20 cents a page for color copies).

      Local and long distance calls will be charged based upon current rates in effect. (Local phone call rates are $0.50 cents for calls up to three minutes long and $0.10 cents a minute thereafter). As an alternative personal cell phones may used in the business center.

  • Library
      • The Club Library is open daily — to members and overnight guests — 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
      • Members and their families may, on signed receipt, borrow books from the Club Library for a period of two weeks. A charge may be made for books kept longer than this period or for those books not returned.
      • Mandatory dress code: business casual (no jeans permitted).
      • The Club Library is a quiet space for study and contemplation — all phones must be set to silent and group work is not permitted.
      • Food and drink are not allowed — water is permitted.

Additional Services

Members' Business Center
Our Business Center provides desks, computers with Internet access, phones, printer, copy, and fax machines, as well as complimentary coffee service. Please adhere to a maximum two-hour use of desks in demand.
Monday­­ - Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Car and Limousine Service
The Bell Captain is happy to hail a cab for you upon your departure from the Club. The Front Desk can arrange limousine service for members and their guests as well.

Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Laundry and dry cleaning services are available upon request through the Bell Captain.

Concierge Service
The Front Desk will be glad to secure tickets for you for theater or sports events through a Chicago ticket agency. Tickets will be delivered to the Club and charges added to your account.

In the Area

The University Club lies in the very center of Chicago's most beloved cultural attractions. Overlooking Lake Michigan in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Club directly faces Chicago's urban landmark, Millennium Park, a unique venue for strolling and viewing works by world-renowned artists, architects and designers. The Club is mere steps away from The Art Institute of Chicago, next door to the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and minutes away from the Field Museum, John G. Shedd Aquarium and world famous Magnificent Mile.

Getting Around the Club

View the Clubhouse Map.

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