The McLennan Center brings Cornell students and faculty to the heart of Chicago, near Wrigley Field and a major CTA rail line. You’ll have access to a comfortable living space and classroom space with easy access to Chicago’s educational, cultural, business, and historical resources.
When space is available, the McLennan Center may be reserved for private use by individuals or groups.
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Priority for the McLennan Center goes to block-long Cornell courses. The center may also be reserved by the night, week or month for field trips or private use.
Faculty may apply each October to teach a course at the McLennan Center during the following academic year. Accommodation costs for the McLennan Center will not be charged for Cornell off-campus courses or field trips.
During Blocks or breaks when the McLennan Center is not fully occupied, individual faculty/staff or student groups may apply for the use of one or more apartment units.
To make a reservation, please contact the Off-Campus Studies Coordinator (x4385) in the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies.