Chicago Day Trip (Rain or Shine)

Chicago, Illinois

Meeting location and time: Participants may choose to board the bus from either Central Campus or North Campus at one of the locations designated below. Upon our return, participants may choose to be dropped off at Central or North Campus locations.

Cost: $45 for round trip transportation. NO REFUNDS. You will need to bring money for local transportation, food, shopping, museums, etc. Please note: This is not a guided tour by the International Center. You will be responsible for your own plans for the entire day upon arrival in Chicago. Students, scholars, friends, and families are welcome. Same price for all, regardless of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Latest News: This trip is sold out and we do not keep a wait list. If you are unable to purchase a ticket and still wish to come, on the day of the trip, bring the exact amount of cash for the trip and meet us at one of the meeting locations. We cannot guarantee you will be able to get on the bus.

Registration: Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, October 1 at 9am. In order to reserve your spot for this trip, you must pay in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO) located in the Micigan League underground level. Ask for the International Center Chicago Trip. Cash or credit cards accepted. It is not possible to purchase tickets online. When making the payment at MUTO, you must present a valid UMID and provide a phone number (in case of emergency during the trip). Limited space is available and each person is allowed to purchase up to two tickets. 

Important: If you have any special accommodations, prior to purchasing ticket, please email the trip lead (see below) and provide detailed information.

Pick-up and Drop-off Location Meeting Time
Central Campus: outside the International Center (Student Activities Building) on Jefferson Street 7 AM
North Campus: outside the Pierpont Commons on Murfin Avenue 7:20 AM

** Please Note: The bus will depart the North Campus location at 7:30 AM for Chicago.

Note: Estimated arrival time in Chicago will be 11:30AM local time (Chicago is on Central Time and is one hour behind Ann Arbor/Eastern time). Attendees will return to the bus in Chicago at 7PM local time (8PM Ann Arbor time) and will arrive back in Ann Arbor at approximately midnight.

Description: Join the International Center in a day trip to Chicago. You decide how to explore Chicago for the day. The drop-off and pickup location in Chicago will be by the Millennium Park Welcome Center, so you can plan your route from there. There are museums, shopping, excellent dining, and famous sites for all interests and all ages. Check the web site in advance so you will have an idea about the activities you plan to do for the day.

Questions? Contact Celia Weberg at