Mother McAuley Prom 2020: The Drake Hotel May 1, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that our annual senior prom for the Class of 2020 will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the prestigious Drake Hotel. Since its grand opening on New Year's Eve 1920, The Drake Hotel has defined elegance and hospitality in Chicago to a worldwide audience.


Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 ***Senior students will be off from school this day

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Location: The Drake Hotel

Ticket Cost: $145/per single $290/per couple


  • The iconic Drake Hotel is located at the start of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood and offers the ultimate Chicago experience in a distinguished setting.
  • A night of dinner and dancing in The Drake's Gold Coast Ballroom. The glorious 6,838 square foot Gold Coast Ballroom overlooks stunning Lake Michigan.
  • Students and their guests will be provided a delicious four course meal by renowned Executive Chef Mark Lagges.
  • Entertainment will be provided by Chicago's very own DJ Lance George.
  • Coach bus transportation to and from The Drake.


  • All students and their guests who are attending prom will be required to take the school-provided coach bus transportation to and from The Drake.
  • A huge thank you to our President, Mrs. Klingenberger, for spearheading this initiative and to our McAuley Parent Organizations for providing the financial support needed to give our students safe transportation that is free of cost to our families.
  • Students and their guests will be required to meet at McAuley at 6:15 to check in and will depart by 6:30 at the latest to arrive on time at The Drake.


  • In order to be eligible to purchase a ticket, the student has to complete the following requirements:
  • All detentions/jugs must be served
  • All library fines and field trip fees must be paid
  • Tuition balance must be completed and paid in full by date of sales. Please contact Mrs. Mary Kay O’Connell at (773)881-6506 with any questions.


  • All senior students will be required to attend the mandatory Senior Prom Assembly that will be held in January 2020.
  • This presentation will be recorded and emailed digitally to all senior parents/guardians for required personal viewing. All parents and guardians will be required to sign off that they have viewed the presentation and understand all of McAuley’s prom policies, specifically focusing on attire, bus transportation, and the legal consequences of underage alcohol use. We recognize that all of our families have busy schedules, and we are confident that this accommodation will better serve our school community.

We are looking forward to a wonderful night filled with many great memories for our Mother McAuley Class of 2020!