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Please check here for regular updates on the status of Chautauqua Institution and CHQ Assembly web properties and on-grounds services. For status changes and incident updates delivered automatically by email, click here or the Subscribe button at the bottom of the page.

For further assistance, our Ticket Office support staff is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday–Friday. Contact ticketoffice@chq.org or call 716-357-6200. To contact Chautauqua Police call 716-357-6225 or email Police@chq.org. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Past Incidents

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Chautauqua Facilities and Services Athenaeum Hotel Booking System Upgrade

The Athenaeum Hotel reservations office is temporarily closed and will reopen Friday at 9 a.m. due to a system upgrade. Online booking will be down for 7 to 10 business days. Please email athenaeum@chq.org or reach out to Chautauqua Institution's ticket office at 716-357-6250 for immediate questions. We're sorry for the inconvenience. The Lobby Lounge is still open for food and drinks!

Tuesday 24th May 2022

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Monday 23rd May 2022

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Sunday 22nd May 2022

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Saturday 21st May 2022

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Friday 20th May 2022

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Thursday 19th May 2022

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Wednesday 18th May 2022

chq.org Glitches on chq.org

Thanks to those who have alerted us to some glitches on chq.org. Yesterday we experienced an influx of bot attacks on the various submission forms on the site. While that issue has been mitigated, the mitigation tools have caused some back-end conflicts that our IT team and web development consultants are working to resolve. As they work through these issues, you may experience some delays in site loading and errors in how certain pages render. Thankfully most of the site is working properly, if just a little slower than normal; online ticket sales, class registration and other Institution web properties are functioning normally. Please feel welcome to contact us if you experience any further unusual issues when using chq.org.

Tuesday 17th May 2022

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Monday 16th May 2022

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Sunday 15th May 2022

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Saturday 14th May 2022

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Friday 13th May 2022

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Thursday 12th May 2022

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Wednesday 11th May 2022

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Tuesday 10th May 2022

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Monday 9th May 2022

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Sunday 8th May 2022

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Saturday 7th May 2022

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Friday 6th May 2022

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Thursday 5th May 2022

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Wednesday 4th May 2022

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Tuesday 3rd May 2022

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Monday 2nd May 2022

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Sunday 1st May 2022

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Saturday 30th April 2022

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Friday 29th April 2022

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Thursday 28th April 2022

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Wednesday 27th April 2022

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Tuesday 26th April 2022

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Monday 25th April 2022

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Sunday 24th April 2022

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Saturday 23rd April 2022

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Friday 22nd April 2022

Weather and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Urgent: Avoid Area Near St. Elmo

For those on the grounds today, please avoid the area around the St. Elmo to the extent possible until further notice. There is no threat, but police and emergency personnel need access to handle a medical emergency. We will provide more information when we have it.

  • Message from President Michael E. Hill:

    I write with the sad news that a contractor working on the roof of the St. Elmo fell to his death this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, colleagues and friends and the entire St. Elmo family. Please keep them all close in your hearts today and in the days ahead.

    Reverend Paul Womack of the Hurlbut Church has opened up the Hurlbut sanctuary today from Noon-1:30 p.m. for use by anyone who seeks a quiet place to pray or reflect.

    We ask that you join us in prayer at this very sad time. From our Director of Religion, Maureen Rovegno:

    Source of Life and Love, whose consolation we seek in the midst of tragedy, be now with the family of the deceased as we wrap our hearts around them in shared anguish and suffering for the heart-breaking and sudden loss of his life on this day. Be with them, we pray, as they seek comfort in his memory and live through their life-changing loss and grief. May the felt love of family, friends, and community sustain and comfort them now and in the days to come. We pray this, in community, in the Name of All that is Holy. Amen.

  • Thursday 21st April 2022

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    Wednesday 20th April 2022

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    Tuesday 19th April 2022

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    Monday 18th April 2022

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    Sunday 17th April 2022

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    Saturday 16th April 2022

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    Friday 15th April 2022

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    Thursday 14th April 2022

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    Wednesday 13th April 2022

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    Tuesday 12th April 2022

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    Monday 11th April 2022

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