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The Flats and Student Life Center at East-West University

The Flats and Student Life Center at East-West University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


At East West University Enjoy Magnificent Chicago Views at Affordable Rates!

The Student Life Center (SLC) at East-West University is conveniently located in Chicago’s dynamic South Loop neighborhood, near many of the city’s best local attractions. Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, Soldier Field and several beaches on Lake Michigan are located within walking distance from East West University in Chicago, ensuring that visitors will have no shortage of things to explore. The SLC offers multiple conference rooms within its open, state-of-the-art building. The SLC is versatile and is perfect for small and midsized conference group meetings in the Chicago area that require a venue with a variety of facilities, advanced technology, catering options, and amenities.

The seventeen-story building features:

  • An auditorium with space for up to 205 guests
  • A full-sized multipurpose room/gymnasium
  • Two private computer labs
  • 3 classroom style rooms
  • A modern, atrium-style space
  • Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from our 17th floor event spaces

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 60
  • Largest Theatre Style: 205
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 200
  • Largest Arena Seating: 200
  • Largest Seated Reception: 80
  • Largest Standing Reception: 100
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
  • Rooftop Capacity: 20
SLC Computer Lab 406
Includes built-in projector and screen
  • 408 Sq. Ft.
  • 47 (29 computers) Classroom Style
Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium
Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as wireless microphone and dry erase board
  • 2064 Sq. Ft.
  • 205 Classroom Style
SLC Classroom 404
Includes desktop computer, built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as dry erase board
  • 999 Sq. Ft.
  • 50 Classroom Style
SLC Computer Lab 401
Includes desktop computer at presenter workstation, built-in projector, screen as well as dry erase board
  • 690 Sq. Ft.
  • 49 (25 computers) Classroom Style
Conference Room East
Includes dry erase board & portable TV with connected laptop 
  • 440 Sq. Ft.
  • 15 Classroom Style
Conference Room West
Includes dry erase board & mounted TV with connected laptop
  • 470 Sq. Ft.
  • 20 Classroom Style
17th Floor Multipurpose Room
Includes built-in projector, screen and sound system as well as wireless microphone; access to outdoor terrace during non-inclement weather; access to adjoining kitchen
  • 1040 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 100 Conference Style
Multipurpose Room
Gymnasium with overhead speaker system
  • 5472 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
  • 200 Conference Style

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

Chartwells Catering
Chartwells Catering is available to provide a variety of options ranging from hot breakfast to fully staffed events.

If you would like to learn more, visit their website at https://conferencechicago.catertrax.com. 

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Rooftop Space
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


829 S Wabash Ave,
Chicago, Illinois 60605


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Chicago Midway - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Chicago O'Hare - 45 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: No

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


Classrooms at the Chicago venue include dry erase boards, computer, and projector/screen;
Built-in sound system in 17th Floor Multipurpose Room, Multipurpose Room and Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Roosevelt stop is only three blocks South of the building. It serves two El lines (orange and green) and has an easily accessible underground connection to transfer to a third El line (red). The orange El line goes directly to Midway Airport.
Front Desk Staff
The front desk is staffed 24/7/365 by officers from a professional security firm.


Free Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is provided at no additional costs to conference event guests.
HDMI and VGA cords are provided at no additional costs to conference services groups when requested in advance.
Smart Classrooms
All classrooms include desktop computer, built-in projector, screen and dry erase board.
Presentation Clicker
Wireless and includes laser pointer. Available for a nominal fee.