Logistics

The program will take place from 10th June 2017 to 25th June 2017. The program will be hosted at The University of Chicago’s Polsky Exchange, located at:

Polsky Exchange North
1452 E 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
http://polsky.uchicago.edu/

Training will go from 8AM to Noon on most days, followed by a 90 minute break, and then again from 1:30PM to 5:30PM.

There’s a number of housing options available to attendees: 100% of past attendees who have looked for a UChicago-area home stay have found one, since the UChicago area has a lot of empty housing in the summertime. If cost is an issue for you, it should be very possible to find a home stay at no cost. Other attendees choose to use Airbnb or stay in UChicago dorms (which is available but not required).

Participants in the program are eligible to to rent summer dorm space at The University of Chicago’s Stony Island Residence at the intersection of 57th Street and Stony Island. It is about a 15-minute slow-paced walk from the Polsky Exchange building:

S Stony Island Ave E 57th St to Chicago Innovation Exchange CIE Google Maps

(link to external site Google Maps)

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The cost for a room, with double occupancy, is $63.00 per night. This is paid to the University of Chicago; CPNC/GiveGetWin does not charge for Summer Camp and does not receive these fees. CPNC/GiveGetWin is not providing the housing; The University of Chicago is. We will help you book this housing with them if you are admitted to the program.

Here is the University’s description of the housing:

“This five-floor apartment building was built in 1988 and is fully air-conditioned with an elevator. Each apartment sleeps 4 people in two double bedrooms with a bathroom (most have two bathrooms) and has a full kitchen, large living room and balcony/patio. All bedrooms are fully furnished with extra-long twin beds, desks and chairs, dressers, book shelves, and lighting. Each apartment has a telephone with free local and long-distance calls. Amenities include: weekly linen exchange, multiple lounges and kitchens, two courtyards, computer study rooms, music practice rooms, a two-story reading room, laundry facilities, wireless internet service, vending and ice machines, and 24-hour front desk service.

Residential Services provides an electronic ID card system. The Campus Card that is provided to participants will allow access to their lodging room, access to meals, laundry as well as internet access. This will be given to participants upon check-in. The University allows guests to visit the residence halls, but all guests must leave by 10:00pm. Every participant would receive a linen packet of sheets and towels in each room as well as a pillow and blanket. Linen exchange takes place on a weekly basis.”

Participants are not required to book housing with the University, but are required to show proof of housing accommodations within reasonable distance from the Polsky Exchange as part of enrolling. If you’re admitted but can’t afford housing at UChicago, please contact us and we might be able to help you arrange a homestay in the Chicago area. However, we highly recommend you stay at UChicago’s housing for the safety, convenience, and ability to bond and form friendships with other team members admitted into the program.