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Travel and Lodging


Destination Airports


You may rent a car at the airport or use ground transportation. We encourage you to consider carpooling when you come with a student or colleague. Travel time between Chicago-area airports and NIU is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Please make sure you keep the receipts for reimbursement. NIU travel policy/guidelines require receipts or reimbursement will not be made.

Ground Transportation from O'Hare and Midway

Advanced booking is necessary for all ground transportation between Chicago-area airports and NIU. Please book your transportation prior to your arrival in Chicago. 

S & L Limo Service
630-844-5660 (office)
630-697-8359 (cell)
877-331-1322 (toll-free)

When making your reservation, please tell the compay to bill to "NIU Robot/Children Workshop"


A block of rooms are reserved at Holmes Student Center Hotel for the nights Jan 24-26, 2018. 


To make a reservation please call 815-753-1444. Use reference code "robot/children workshop" and provide your name and dates of stay.

Note: You do not need to provide credit card information at the time of reservation. The payment will be made by the workshop host later all at once.