Conference Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Illini Union Hotel, which is inside the Illini Union. Rooms are blocked Friday, June 8, 2018 through Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Complimentary parking is available for guests at the hotel.

Illini Union Hotel
1401 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
Phone: 217-333-1241

Additionally, dorm rooms are available at a reduced rate for students. See below for more information.

Hotel Rates

Rates are based on bed type and single occupancy:

  • Full - $104.00 plus tax
  • Queen or King - $109.00 plus tax
  • Suite - $184.00 plus tax
  • Add $10.00 for a second guest in the room
  • Rate includes a $5 breakfast voucher that can be used at any of their particpating dining partners.

  • Hotel Reservations

    Reservation methods:

  • Call the hotel directly at 217-333-3030 and ask for the Clay Minerals Society block and tell them the group booking code: clay
  • Or, register online and use the Group Booking Code: clay
  • To make reservations online:
    1. Go to
    2. Click on “Book Now” located upper left of page
    3. The screen below appears.
    4. Fill in dates and other info.
    5. Select the “Group Booking Code.”
    6. Fill in your group booking code - clay
    7. Click on “Check Availability”.

    The room reservation deadline is May 7, 2018. After this date, the room block will be released and rooms will only be available on a space and rate available basis.

    Dorm Room Rates at Bousfield Hall

    $36.50 per person, per night, for a shared room
    $53.00 per person, per night for a single room

    Please click here to make your reservation.

    Additional Hotels in the Area

    Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

    The conference will provide a shuttle service to and from the Illini Union.

    101 Trade Center Drive
    Chanmpaign, Illinois 61820
    Please call 217-398-3400 to make your reservation and mention the Clay Minerals Society Meeting block or block code CG07CL.
    Room rates: King - $94.99 per night + tax; Double - $99.99 per night + tax
    The room block is available until May 11, 2018

    I Hotel

    The conference will provide a shuttle service to and from the Illini Union.

    1900 South First Street
    Champaign, Illinois 61820
    Room rate: King - $109.00 per night + tax
    The room block is available until May 25, 2018
    There are two ways to make your reservation:
    To make your reservation by phone: call 217-819-5000 and mention the code CLAY18 to receive the conference rate.
    To make your reservation online: go to
    1. Click on the "Check Availability" tab.
    2. Click on the orange “Attendee Code” button.
    3. Enter CLAY18.
    4. Continue with your reservation.

    TownePlace Suites by Marriott Champaign Urbana/Campustown

    5 minute walk to and from the Illini Union. No shuttle service for this hotel.

    603 S 6th St
    Champaign, IL 61820
    Phone: 217-344-1600
    Please call or check the hotel website for current room rates.