One of our favorite things about The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy is how easy it is to access so many of Chicago’s important cultural institutions, great food and SUPER important: the hospitals and universities! As we feel spring weather creeping in, we’re reminded of all that’s on the horizon before we dive into summer. We’d like to give a major shoutout to those graduating from nearby University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and Rush University in just a few months – they have worked so hard and can see the finish line!  For anyone looking to cheer on the graduates, we’ve included details below. And of course, we are ready to welcome any of the grad’s friends/family to The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy! If you’re looking for a hotel close to Rush or UIC over graduation and/or Match Day, our suites are spacious and well-equipped to host the long or short term traveller. Our full kitchens make cooking a breeze, our bathrooms are stocked with soft towels while our beds take comfort very seriously. 

BOOK NOW – grad weekend is sure to be popular! 



Location: The Credit Union 1 Arena (525 South Racine) & the UIC Dorin Forum (725 West Roosevelt).

Wednesday, May 1 

Honors College, 7:00pm, UIC Dorin Forum

Thursday, May 2

College of Dentistry, 10:00am, UIC Dorin Forum

College of Nursing, 2:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

College of Pharmacy, 3:00pm, UIC Dorin Forum

College of Education, 7:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

School of Public Health, 7:30pm, UIC Dorin Forum

Friday, May 3

Jane Addams College of Social Work, 10:00am, Credit Union 1 Arena

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 1:00pm, UIC Dorin Forum

College of Medicine, 2:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

College of Business Administration, 7:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

Graduate College Hooding Ceremony, 7:00pm, UIC Dorin Forum

Saturday, May 4

College of Applied Health Sciences, 10:00am, Credit Union 1 Arena

College of Engineering, 2:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, 7:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena

Sunday, May 5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 10:00am, Credit Union 1 Arena

School of Law, 3:00pm, Credit Union 1 Arena


Match Day marks the end of the process of applying and interviewing for residency programs at health care institutions across the country. Once students finish their residency interviews in January, they rank their choices in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) system, while residency programs rank their top student picks. The NRMP system then matches students with the residency programs.


Location: The Credit Union 1 Arena

About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded by travel enthusiasts who enjoy spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchenettes, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel aims to transform old buildings with cool history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh + fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The Neighborhood Hotel serves as a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill.The suites are simple + clean punctuated by accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening), New Buffalo, MI and Grand Beach, MI.

About Rush University 

RUSH University is the academic enterprise of RUSH University Medical Center, an Illinois non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has an educational, research and clinical mission. Each component of the mission of RUSH University Medical Center is co-equal in importance, and this tripartite mission allows academics and research to be fully integrated with clinical practice, providing an educational experience built around a teacher-practitioner model in order to train the next generation of health care professionals and providers while promoting a research environment that goes hand in hand with clinical excellence.

Located on the RUSH University Medical Center campus in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, RUSH University offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs across medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research; more than 60 postgraduate training programs for medical residents and fellows; and continuing education options.

About University of Illinois Chicago

UIC was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of two U of I campuses: the Medical Center campus, which dates back to the 19th century and the comprehensive Chicago Circle campus which replaced, in 1965, the two-year undergraduate Navy Pier campus that opened in 1946 to educate returning veterans.

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The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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