Immersion 20 Registration and Housing



Immersion '20 Program Cancellation

March 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

We regret to inform you that ACRL is cancelling the 2020 Immersion Program at Loyola University Chicago, August 2-7, 2020.

We have been carefully monitoring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local health authorities to make a good decision about whether to hold the program, given it is still more than four months away.  However, Loyola just notified us that they were no longer able to provide the campus facilities that are crucial for the program. Given this information, we are cancelling the 2020 Immersion Program. We realize that these are unprecedented times and that the health and safety of both Loyola’s campus community and our membership is of utmost importance.

We are grateful to those of you who have already registered and thank the Immersion Facilitators, who were planning what would have been an excellent program. We are already making plans for the 2021 program and will have information about Immersion ’21 available soon.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be issuing full refunds to everyone who has already registered.  If you don’t see your refund arrive by April 15, 2020, please email

Please also feel free to direct any questions to me at We are here to answer your questions and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in these difficult circumstances.

Be well,

Margot Conahan
Manager, Professional Development
Association of College and Research Libraries
a division of the American Library Association
50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

Registration Fee
ACRL member: $1,895
Non ACRL member: $1,995

Registration includes

  • tuition
  • all meals during the program dates
  • twice-daily refreshment breaks
  • private online course and discussion list for all participants and faculty

Registration Deadline
May 1, 2020

Registration Capacity
Registration is capped at 90 participants. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Register

Register Online

To register online, select the "Register" link next to ACRL Immersion '20 under the August 2020 header.

Register by Fax or Mail

Print off a copy of the paper registration form and remit to ALA Registration.

Cancellation/Refund Information
Written requests for cancellation will be honored until May 1, 2020, with a $100 cancellation fee.  From May 2 – June 30, 2020, written requests for cancellation will be honored with a $350 cancellation fee.  After June 30, 2020, there will be no refunds.  The ACRL events are offered on a cost-recovery basis and may be cancelled if there is insufficient registration or due to adverse conditions beyond the control of ACRL. In the event that an ACRL-sponsored activity is cancelled, ACRL cannot be responsible for any cancellation/charge assessed to registrants by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels. ACRL does not provide refunds for registration or personal expenses due to weather or travel related circumstances.


Immersion Program participants are invited to stay in lodging on the Loyola University Chicago campus.  Participants will be assigned to Regis Hall. Arrive August 2, depart August 7; one-day early arrival or one-day late departure is available on a space available basis.

View Regis Hall floor plans online. Regis Hall is air-conditioned and wireless internet access is available campus-wide for Immersion participants.

Housing Cost
Single sleeping room in Regis Hall

Cost: $595 for five nights (arrive August 2; depart August 7)   

Double sleeping room in Regis Hall 
Cost: $305 for five nights (arrive August 2; depart August 7)  

One day early arrival (August 1) or one day late departure (August 8). Cost: $119 (single room), $65 (double room)

How to Book Housing

  • Reserve a Dorm Online - To reserve dorm lodging online, select the "Register" link next to ACRL Immersion '20 Housing under the August 2020 header.
  • Reserve a Dorm by Fax or Mail - Print off a copy of the paper registration form and remit to ALA Registration.

For More Information

View the Immersion '20 FAQ for more details about the Immersion '20 program and the Loyola University Chicago campus.