Location and Travel

Conference Center at University of Saint Mary of the Lake
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Most retreatants will be staying at the retreat center. The spacious sleeping rooms with private bath accommodate up to two people. When you register you will have the option to share a room or have your own room. (Single rooms are more limited in number.)

Retreatants will have wireless internet access as well as coffee, tea, soda, water, and a refrigerator available in the Living Room anytime.

Once the retreat house fills up, there will be the option to book a room in our NCSC room block at a nearby hotel. More details coming soon.

For those wishing to go on the post-retreat excursions, there is a room block reserved for our group at Springhill Suites Chicago O’Hare near the O’Hare airport for Sunday night. Reservations only available through July 5th, so please click here to book your room now.  (Accommodations are not available at the retreat house that night.)


Driving Directions

If you are heading North on Interstate 94:
To reach the seminary from Interstate 94, take the Hwy 176 exit and turn right
at the foot of the ramp to head west (the ramp loops around). Go approximately
4 miles. Soon after passing Marytown on your right, you will see the signs for
the University, which will also be on your right.

If you are heading South on Interstate 94:
To reach the seminary from Interstate 94, take the Hwy 137 exit and turn right.
Go approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Hwy 21. Go approximately 2 miles
and turn right onto Hwy 176. After approximately 2 miles, you will see Marytown
on your right. Soon afterwards, you will see the signs for the University on your right.

Transportation from Chicago O’Hare Airport

USML recommends the following transportation options from Chicago O’Hare Airport:

American Taxi – Average Cost $50 One Way – 1-800-244-1177 toll free; 1-847-673-1000 local; www.americantaxi.com

North Shore Limo Service – Average Cost $50 Per Person Shared Ride – 1-800-543-0037 toll free: 1-847-816-7474 local; www.northshorelimo.com

For train options please visit the Metra site. (There is a Metra station just 8 minutes from USML.)

Share a ride with other retreatants! Make arrangements on our Share a Ride page.



How do I get to Metra Station from any of the airport terminals? Passengers can reach the station from the airport’s terminals taking ATS (Airport Transit System) to Economy parking Lot E or Kiss-N-Fly. From the Kiss-N-Fly, passengers must drop-off, board the airport shuttle bus service and stop at O’Hare Transfer Station.

What do I do at O’Hare Transfer Station? Passengers can use the O’Hare Transfer Station to reach Metra’s North Central Service trains to go to downtown Chicago and vicinities.

What stop do I make on the North Central Service Line? Mundelein Station.

How long will the ride from O’Hare Transfer Station to Mundelein take? Approximately 30 minutes.

What will the fare be? $6.75 one-way (as of June 13, 2018).

How do I find the train schedule? Please visit this link.

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