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Campus Life

Residential Campus

We believe that community starts at UChicago by sharing a common space and a common spirit. Our Housing & Residence Life model integrates faculty, staff, upperclass Resident Assistants, and a cadre of about 80 students who share a cluster of individual rooms and common areas within the residence halls. Your House becomes a home the minute you set foot on campus. Resident Heads open their doors to you, sharing their family lives (and pets!), hosting study breaks, Bad Movie Nights, 10-minute finals-week dance parties, and hiking excursions to the Indiana Dunes. Housing is guaranteed for all four years, and many of our students choose to remain in their House until they graduate together in four years.

Flexible dining

UChicago students have access to several different types of dining plans through our three dining centers. Any dining plan offered by UChicago can be modified in order to accommodate students with dietary restrictions. Most students in Housing & Residence Life enjoy an unlimited and continuous dining plan.

A Student-Led Introduction to UChicago
Current students describe academic and social life at the University of Chicago by sharing their experiences.

Arts, Athletics, Activities, and More

A truly rewarding college experience allows you to construct your own schedule. Scholar-athletes, principal cellists, and quiz-bowl champions have plenty of time during the day to do what they love outside of the classroom. With over 400 clubs and a campus alive with yearly events and wild traditions, you’re going to find something you like to do here. We guarantee it.


Rigorous inquiry demands diverse perspectives. Academic programs and resources such as the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and International House serve a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

Excitement at Every Turn

From our campus to the pleasures of Hyde Park, the lakefront parks and beaches, and then on to downtown Millennium Park and beyond, UChicago students adopt the many corners of the Windy City as their home.