CTU Academic and Conference Center
5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago is pleased to offer not-for-profit organizations who share the mission of CTU gathering space in our 95,000 square foot, five-story, Academic and Conference Center and renovated Residence and Student Center. Located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, CTU is minutes from all the attractions of Chicago and just steps from beautiful Lake Michigan. Here, groups will find the convenience of being in an urban setting with the restfulness of a quiet neighborhood by the water.
Opened in 2006, CTU's Academic and Conference Center was designed as both a school of theology and a place to serve the wider community by providing meeting and gathering space for not-for-profit organizations. This centerpiece of the campus offers assembly space, classrooms, conference space, reception space, liturgical space, faculty and administrative offices, a new home for the Bechtold Library which will accommodate the library’s vast holdings, the art gallery, and a parking garage. In addition to this light-filled, spacious building, CTU is able to offer guest housing and food services in the renovated Residence and Student Center. Groups from 2 to 350 are able to gather for one day to multiple weeks. Whatever the purpose - anniversaries, assemblies or chapters, banquets, classes, conferences, graduations, holiday gatherings, lectures, luncheons, receptions, retreats, reunions, seminars, workshops - CTU will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Catholic Theological Unions's Academic and Conference Center is 15 minutes from downtown Chicago via Lake Shore Drive, 22 minutes from Midway airport, and 35 minutes from O'Hare International airport. CTU is easily accessible from interstates 90, 94, 55, and 290, and only one block from trains and buses - CTA and Metra stops.