2019 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute

The 2019 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to Chicago! We’re excited to announce that Roosevelt University is the site of this year’s program, to be held July 25–28.

Faculty, students, and academic workers all over the country are rising up and taking a stand on their campuses to advocate for the standards and resources our students and communities need to thrive. Together, we’re building our collective voice, and it all starts at the AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute.

Featuring presenters experienced in policy, strategy, organizing, and leadership, our workshops at this year’s Summer Institute will give you all the skills and tools you need to build a powerful voice on your campus.

Please plan to join us at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, July 25–28, 2019, for four days of thinking big, learning skills, making friends, and having fun. 


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Registration Costs

Registration Type

Early Registration Rate (until May 28)

Regular Registration Rate (until July 1)

On-Campus AAUP Member



Off-Campus AAUP Member



On-Campus Nonmember



Off-Campus Nonmember



On-Campus Guest



Off-Campus Guest

price according to selected activities

price according to
selected activities

On-Campus AAUP Member–You are an AAUP member staying in a residence hall.

Off-Campus AAUP Member–You are an AAUP member staying somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel).

On-Campus Nonmember–You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you are staying in the residence hall.

Off-Campus Nonmember–You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you will stay somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel).

*On-Campus Guest–A guest who shares a room with an attendee (such as a spouse or partner) and may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops). Guests must be registered.

*Off-Campus Guest–A guest who stays off campus but may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops).

*Individuals registered as guests to the Summer Institute are not permitted to attend workshops or the plenary session.

What Does Registration Cover?

Your registration fee covers:

  • all workshop materials
  • three nights in a single-occupancy room in a residence hall on campus (except for off-campus registrants)
  • breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • opening reception on Thursday evening

All registration fees are due at the time of registration. If you select “check” as your method of payment, please make it payable to the AAUP and mail it to the national office within five (5) days of your registration: AAUP, Attn: Summer Institute, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Your early payments make our record-keeping much easier. All fees must be paid or you will not be permitted to check in.

If you are being sponsored by a chapter or conference, please have the chapter/conference president or executive director forward a letter to the national office on chapter/conference letterhead stating that your registration is being covered by the chapter/conference. Send these letters to Christopher Simeone by email, postal mail, or fax. Email: csimeone@aaup.org ; fax: (202) 737-5526; mail: AAUP, Attn: C. Simeone, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. We ask that all outstanding Summer Institute balances be paid by July 2, 2019.

What is Not Included in My Registration Fee?

  • dinner Friday and Saturday
  • optional activities (see below)
  • additional nights in the residence hall
  • residence hall lodging if you choose to be an “off-campus” registrant
  • hotel costs

Cancellation and Substitutions

We’re sorry you can’t make it! All cancellations and substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone at csimeone@aaup.org or (202) 737-5526 (fax) as soon as possible. Cancellations received prior to Friday, June 10, 2019, will be eligible for a refund minus the $50 processing fee. For cancellations received after June 10, 2019, we will not be able to fully refund your registration fees.

All substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone before July 1, 2019. We will be unable to substitute attendees after this date.


Registration will be open Wednesday, July 24, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, July 25, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. If you will be arriving after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, please contact Catherine Everitt to schedule a time to pick-up your registration packet. Registration location will be in the Fainman Lounge on the second floor of the Auditorium Building (430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605).

**Please Note: It’s the Auditorium Building, not to be confused with the Auditorium Theatre.**

Optional Activities

This year we have arranged one optional activity for Friday night and one for Saturday night. 

Optional Friday Evening Activity: Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Join your fellow attendees and experience the top tour in Chicago. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise will showcase fifty buildings along the Chicago River. In ninety minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history. Your guide will entertain you with stories of how Chicago went from a small settlement to one of the world’s largest cities in less than a hundred years. While onboard, enjoy the full-service cash bar, serving a selection of beverages and snacks.

Tickets for the Architecture River Cruise are $47 (transportation to the dock is not included).

Please note: boarding begins at 5:00 p.m. and the boat will cruise from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Architecture River Cruise dock is located at the Riverside Gardens on Chicago’s Riverwalk at Michigan Avenue (112 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601), one mile north of the residence hall. Transportation will not be provided, but the dock is a mere twenty-minute walk or a cheap cab ride away. Please meet our AAUP staff at the dock thirty minutes prior to departure time as the boat departs precisely on time. This is a public cruise, so if you wish to sit with other attendees, join us at the dock no later than 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit https://www.architecture.org/tours/detail/chicago-architecture-foundation-center-river-cruise-aboard-chicagos-first-lady/.

Optional Saturday Evening Activity: Baseball Game

Join your fellow attendees and watch the Chicago White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL).

Tickets are $43, which includes a $10 Comiskey Cash voucher for use anywhere in the ballpark where cash is accepted—concessions, souvenirs, and more!

Please note: roundtrip transportation to the baseball game is included in the ticket price. Attendees will be picked up outside the Wabash Building main entrance (425 S. Wabash Avenue) at 5:20 p.m.; bus departs at 5:30 p.m. sharp. After the baseball game ends, transportation back to campus will leave the stadium at 9:30 p.m. Attendees not on the bus returning to campus are responsible for their own transportation back to campus.

On-Campus Accommodations

Your registration fee includes lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at the Wabash Building Residences. A limited number of rooms are available for an additional fee for those wishing to arrive on Wednesday.

Attendees staying on-campus will share a suite with up to four Summer Institute attendees in Wabash Building Residences. Each attendee will have their own single-occupancy bedroom with one shared bathroom. The large suites with three or more bedrooms will have one large shared bathroom between all rooms. Small suites with two bedrooms will share one bathroom and may not have locking doors on the bathrooms. Each bedroom will be furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, and wardrobe. All rooms are air conditioned. All residence halls are strictly non-smoking. There are elevators available in the residence hall.

If you prefer private lodging, we recommend staying at the hotel where we have room block for Summer Institute attendees (see below).

For on campus suite-mate requests, please complete the On Campus Suite-Mate Request Form.

**If you have a medical need, special circumstances, or other on-campus housing inquiries please contact us at summerinstitute@aaup.org. **

For more information about the residence hall, please visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/student-experience/residence-life/residence-halls.


If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there is a room block for our Summer Institute attendees at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel located at 17 E. Monroe in Chicago, IL 60603 (less than half a mile from the residence hall, a mere eight-minute walk). To make your reservation online, please use the following link: Book Summer Institute Hotel. Please select “Attendee” as your guest type. You can also make a reservation by calling (312) 726-7500. Please be sure to mention you are with the AAUP Summer Institute group and the dates you plan to stay. The AAUP group rate of $199 per night (plus 17.40% taxes) is good until June 24, 2019, depending on availability. *Additional $25 charge applied per person, per night for triple or quadruple occupancy.

We encourage you to make your reservation early due to a shortage of hotel rooms.

Getting to Roosevelt University

Air Travel

The nearest airports to Roosevelt University campus are Midway International (MDW) and O’Hare International (ORD). For information and transportation options, please visit the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website. We recommend using the CTA train system, also known as the “L”.

O’Hare International (ORD): the airport is located 17 miles to the northeast of Roosevelt University. You may find cheaper airfares flying into ORD, but transit time to campus could be longer and more expensive. To reach Roosevelt University campus via “L” train, take the BLUE line train from ORD towards Forest Park and get off at Jackson stop (then walk 6 minute to campus).

Midway International (MDW) the airport is 11.5 miles southeast of Roosevelt University. It is smaller airport, closer to campus but airfares might be more expensive. To reach Roosevelt University campus via “L” train, take the ORANGE line train from MDW towards Loop, get off at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop (a mere four-minute walk to campus).

**Please note: the AAUP will not provide shuttle transportation.**


Interstate 90, 94, 55, and 290 are the primary access to the campus from the north, south, and west. State Highway Route 41 provides convenient access from north and south. Click here for directions.

Rail Service

Amtrak provides rail service to Chicago Union Station. Click here for Amtrak Chicago information. To reach Roosevelt University from Chicago Union Station, take the BROWN line train towards Kimball, get off at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop (then walk four minutes to campus).

Parking on Campus

Roosevelt University does not own a parking lot or structure at the Chicago Campus. However, daily discounted guest rates are available at the following locations.

For more parking information and rates, please visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/campuses/maps-directions.

Campus Map

Roosevelt University is located in the heart of Chicago and has panoramic views of the towering skyscrapers and picturesque Lake Michigan. The Auditorium Building and Wabash Building Residences combine classrooms, labs, residences hall, dining, and fitness center, all in one connecting building. For a campus map, please visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/campuses/maps-directions.

Points of Interest in Chicago

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Roosevelt University
Auditorium Building
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:45am to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 10:45am

Event Category:

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