Campus and Community Life

More information about campus life in UChicago can be found at Campus and Student Life.

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Students will live on the UChicago campus in one of our resident halls. You can find more information on our Accommodations website.


Students will use Maroon Dollars for on-campus dinning. Maroon Dollars allow students, faculty, and staff to use their University IDs like a debit card at any dining hall and most cafés and markets on campus.

Cathey Dining Commons

Cathey Dining Commons


The University of Chicago Library has six locations on campus, holding over 11 million printed and electronic volumes, including:

Arts & Culture

The University of Chicago’s robust cultural scene where scholars, students, artists and audiences converge, explore, and create.

Gerald Ratner Athletics Center

Designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli, the air-conditioned, 150,000 square-foot facility features the 50-meter x 25-yard Myers- McLoraine Swimming Pool; the Bernard DelGiorno Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment, weightlifting machines, and free weights; a multipurpose dance studio.

The Reynolds Club

The Reynolds Club is the University’s primary student center and the hub of student life. It is home to Hutchinson Commons, a food facility serving a variety of food options, including pizza, burritos, Indian cuisine, sandwiches, sushi, and more. You can visit their website to learn more about The Reynolds Club.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park, home to the University of Chicago, is a diverse, historic neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. It is located approximately seven miles from downtown Chicago, with Lake Michigan’s waterfront to the east, Washington Park to the west, Kenwood to the north, and Woodlawn to the south.

“Hyde Park is one of the most diverse parts of Chicago, an area where President Obama raised his family and started his political career. It's a community that welcomes and embraces outsiders and people from around the world who are united in a mission to make a difference and who want to learn from each other.” – Ranjan Daniels, Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach

Check out the below blog posts about our neighborhood. In one of the posts Harris student Tiffany Kwak (MPP'18) shares about the best coffee, best sandwiches, best place to work out a problem Hyde Park.