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Campus Life

Residential Campus

Community starts at UChicago by sharing a common space and a common spirit. Our residential Houses integrate faculty, staff, upperclass Resident Assistants, and a cadre of 100 or so students who share a cluster of individual rooms and common areas within a residence hall. 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. 

Flexible dining

UChicago students have access to a huge range of options through three dining commons, a dozen campus coffee shops, and a wide variety of other eateries within walking distance. Most students living in the Houses enjoy an unlimited and continuous dining plan, with delicious and nutritious options for any diet.

Main Quad
The University of Chicago is where the fearless pursuit of truth comes to live. Our distinctive form and style of education and our rigorous pursuit of knowledge have established us as one of the world’s most influential institutions of higher learning.

Arts, Athletics, Activities, and More

Scholar-athletes, principal cellists, and quiz-bowl champions have plenty of opportunity to do what they love outside of the classroom. With over 400 student activities and a campus alive with yearly events and wild traditions, the question isn't if you'll get involved, but how.


Rigorous inquiry demands diverse perspectives. Academic programs and resources such as the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Center for Identity + Inclusion serve a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

Excitement at Every Turn

On a leafy campus, in the vibrant neighborhood of Hyde Park, among Chicago's 77 distinctive community areas, each student finds both a place that feels like home and plenty of opportunity to explore something new.