Guest Room Check-in: 4 p.m. at Hyatt Lodge
School Registration Check-in: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at McDonalds Campus Lobby
Year 1 & 2 Orientation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McDonald’s Campus Auditorium (2nd level)
Student Welcome Reception: 7:00 p.m. at Hyatt Lodge Grand Oaks Pavilion

Classes Begin: 8:15 a.m. at McDonald’s Campus
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Lodge Grand Oaks Pavilion
Social & Dinner: 5:30 p.m. at Hyatt Lodge Grand Oaks Pavilion

See schedule in App for remaining classes and events.


Free WiFi network is “MCDGuest”

Filtering the App Schedule: Attendees are separated into four groups. Select "Filter" in the upper corner of the app schedule to see the schedule for your group. Your group is indicated on your badge.

The Hyatt Lodge: The Hyatt Lodge is located at 2815 Jorie Blvd. in Oak Brook, Illinois on the grounds of the former headquarters and corporate training facility (Hamburger University) of the McDonald’s Corporation. It is approximately 15 miles from Chicago O’Hare airport and 23 miles from Chicago Midway. Hyatt Lodge check-out is at 11 a.m. Smoking is not permitted in either The Hyatt Lodge or McDonald’s Campus.

Directors School Classes: All classes take place at the McDonald’s Campus adjacent and walking distance to the Hyatt Lodge via a covered walkway. You are expected to attend all class sessions and scheduled activities. Attendance is taken in all sessions.

Cell Phones: Cell phones are expected to be turned off during class sessions. You have scheduled breaks for checking voicemail and touching base with your office.
Dress Code: Casual dress is appropriate for most classes and activities. Thursday’s banquet is business formal dress.

Evaluations: You, as an attendee, represent professionals in the industry and are qualified to offer constructive criticism of the class topics, presentations, instructors and the overall school value. To encourage that, you will be asked to complete evaluations following each class and a survey after the school ends. The evaluations are used to assess and improve the quality of the school. To evaluate a session, select "Evaluate Sessions" in the app menu.

Room Hosts: Room hosts have been assigned to each session and serve as your liaison with the instructors. Don’t hesitate to approach them with any questions or concerns.

CEU's: NRPA will award CEU’s to all students.