Travel & Lodging

On campus housing

Located on IWU’s campus at the Harriet House.  These are 2-bedroom suites.  Each bedroom has 2 beds (so each suite has 4 beds).  The rates are $21.75 per day for a bed in a double room, and $25.75 per day for a private room in a two-bedroom suite.  Every suite has a common area for relaxing.

Off campus housing

Here are a few nice hotels that are close to campus.  Their distances to campus are also listed.  At this time we have not negotiated any reduced rates with any of these hotels.

  1. Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (1.4 miles).
  2. Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal (1.4 miles).
  3. Hampton Inn & Suites (2.6 miles).
  4. Holiday Inn Express (3.3 miles).
  5. Candlewood Suites (3.4 miles).


Illinois Wesleyan is 134 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and 127 miles from Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

Central Illinois Regional Airport is located in Bloomington, IL, just about a 5-minute drive from IWU’s campus.  There are daily flights between Bloomington and each of the major Chicago airports.

Warning: If you choose to fly into Bloomington, Illinois please note that Bloomington, Indiana also has a regional airport.  However, this airport is 200 miles away from IWU!!

Getting to IWU from the airports

Peoria Charter offers a shuttle service connecting IWU campus and these airports.

We plan to be able to pick up a limited number of people from O’Hare Airport on Sunday, June 19.  We will also make a return trip to O’Hare on Friday, June 24.  If you are interested, then please contact us at