Feature Stories Archive

Intramurals Go Virtual

UChicago Intramurals bring students together through friendly competition
Mar 9, 2021

Joey Brink

Finding Inspiration During the Pandemic

University Carillonneur Joey Brink reflects on importance of live music
Mar 5, 2021

Students build community through the Humanities Core

In new living-learning communities, first years take HUM classes with members of their residential Houses
Jan 14, 2021

Rockefeller At Home

Rockefeller Chapel Offers Streamed Weekly Services
Nov 20, 2020

Resources, Programs, and Services for UChicago Students

CSL offers ways to support your experience at the University
Jul 29, 2020

The Scav Must Go On

Students participate in traditional University Scavenger Hunt – online
May 29, 2020

Finding Connection and Community Online

Spiritual Life moves live and pre-recorded programming online
May 18, 2020

Environmental Impact on Campus and Beyond

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative brings sustainable practices to UChicago and the greater Chicago community
Mar 6, 2020

Student Resources During Spring Quarter

Staff from Campus and Student Life and across the University share resources students can take advantage of during Spring Quarter
Mar 5, 2020

Finding Community Through SOUPport

Spiritual Life facilitates “a series of difficult conversations over a warm bowl of soup”
Jan 28, 2020

Celebrating Diwali in Rockefeller Chapel

Spiritual Life and student organizations give students space to celebrate the festival of lights
Jan 10, 2020

Learning How to Lead

UChicago Leads Pre-Orientation Program encourages incoming first years to explore their own style of leadersip
Oct 23, 2019

Something for Everyone at the Bells of Summer

Weekly concerts bring community together, showcase the versatility of the Rockefeller carillon
Jul 31, 2019

Veterans Learn Kayaking on Flat Waters of UChicago Pool

Ratner Athletics Center hosts Team River Runner program for veterans, UChicago community
Jul 24, 2019

Eating Healthy at the Dining Commons

Resident Dietitian and UChicago Dining help students navigate the dining commons
Jul 22, 2019

(Swing) Dance the Week Away

Chicago Swing Dance Society Brings Together Students, Community Members with Weekly Dances
Jun 27, 2019

Forming Connections as Grad Students

International House Offers Programs to Help Students Build Communities Across Campus
Apr 30, 2019

Fostering Connections through Dialogue

Spiritual Life Collective Encourages Interfaith Conversations
Mar 6, 2019

Women’s Lacrosse Ready for Inaugural Varsity Season

Home Opener at Stagg Field Marks NCAA Debut for Longtime Club Team
Feb 27, 2019

Wellness Coaching: Fostering Holistic Wellness for the Individual

New HPW program helps students achieve their wellness visions
Jan 28, 2019

Promoting Peace through International Houses Worldwide

UChicago Students Make an Impact through Davis Projects for Peace
Dec 27, 2018

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Student First Responders Provide Medical Assistance Across Campus
Nov 7, 2018

University Announces Expanded Wellness Resources

UChicago has made a number of recent enhancements to health and counseling resources and will open a new wellness center
Oct 4, 2018

Phoenix Farms: Creating a Buzz on Campus

New RSO Aims to Educate Students on Beekeeping and Gardening
Mar 28, 2018

Finding Empowerment through Bias Response

Bias Education and Support Team Marks 10 Years of Helping Students Respond to Incidents
Mar 15, 2018

Collaborating Across Differences

Modus Vivendi Program Helps Students Understand Different Perspectives
Feb 22, 2018

Creating Community

UChicago's Resident Assistants Offer Invaluable Support
Nov 13, 2017

Cooking and Camaraderie

UChicago Dining Grill Club and Chefs Team Up for Friendly Competition
Nov 3, 2017

Mental Health: A Different Approach to First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Helps Trainees to Identify and Respond to Signs of Mental Illness
Nov 1, 2017

UChicago Softball Goes Abroad

Australia Trip Offers a Bonding Experience for the Maroons
Sep 1, 2017

A Decade of Tea & Pipes

The history of Tea & Pipes
Jul 18, 2017

Rosalie Resch: From Student Athlete to Senior Associate Director

Throughout her 46 years at UChicago, Resch has made a significant impact.
May 9, 2017

Spirit Week Brings Together UChicago Community

Events include Hindu and Muslim concert, premiere of composition by Augusta Read Thomas
Apr 19, 2017

Peer Support

Peer Health Advocates Empower Students to Make Healthy Choices
Mar 9, 2017

Grad Student Central

International House and UChicagoGRAD Partner to Create a New Destination for Graduate Students
Feb 17, 2017

Keeping Active at UChicago

Athletics and Recreation's Options Benefit Students’ Physical and Mental Health
Feb 16, 2017

Learning Leadership

Student-Run Cafés Help Students Build Management Skills, Friendships
Jan 19, 2017

A Home for the Holidays

International House Programs Connect Students with Communities and Traditions
Dec 12, 2016

Tunes from the Tower

Guild of Carillonneurs Gives Students a Chance to Play Iconic Rockefeller Carillon
Nov 8, 2016

Homecoming 2016

UChicago Community Connects and Cheers on the Maroons during Homecoming Weekend
Nov 1, 2016

Bringing New Flavor to Campus

Bon Appétit Management Company Becomes Campus Food Service Provider
Oct 3, 2016

From High School Heisman to UChicago

First Year Taylor Campos Excels on the Run and in the Classroom
Sep 26, 2016

New Students Join UChicago Community

Class of 2020 Participates in Orientation Week
Sep 20, 2016

University of Chicago Opens Campus North Residential Commons

Residential and dining facility designed by Studio Gang Architects creates new campus gateway
Sep 19, 2016

Allies in Training

Safe Space Trainings Build an Ally Network for LGBTQ Individuals
Jul 25, 2016

Ida Noyes Hall Foyer Named for Marion Talbot

Honoring a Champion of Women’s Rights at UChicago
Jun 9, 2016

Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future

Rockefeller Chapel Choir Members Perform Beloved Classics and New Music
May 26, 2016

Discovering Leadership

Student Leadership Institute Gives Insights on Becoming Leaders on Campus and Beyond
May 18, 2016

Community Ties

Students Serve the Woodlawn Community through Alternative Spring Break
Apr 14, 2016

New Academic Information System Opens to Students

The New my.UChicago Provides Enhanced Self-Service
Apr 13, 2016

Changing the Conversation

Active Minds Seeks to Reduce the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness
Mar 17, 2016

Practicing Stillness

Spiritual Life Programs Offer Opportunities for Meditation
Mar 4, 2016

The World's Stage

I-House Brings Cultural and Intellectual Programming to UChicago
Feb 16, 2016

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Educators Empower Students with Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies
Feb 10, 2016

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

CSL Programs Help the UChicago Community Reflect on King’s Words and Take Action
Jan 28, 2016

UChicago Maroon Attends Sugar Bowl as Part of Allstate Good Works Team

Senior cornerback Vincent Beltrano was one of 22 college football players to be honored.
Jan 6, 2016

Balancing the Life of the Mind

Health Promotion and Wellness focuses on keeping all parts of the student body well
Dec 2, 2015

Making UChicago Accessible

Student Disability Services provides resources and accommodations for students with disabilities
Sep 28, 2015

2014-2015 Athletes of the Week

More than 500 student-athletes currently attend the University of Chicago, and each one of them has a story to tell.
Aug 20, 2015

Summer on Campus

Summer Conferences keep the UChicago Campus busy during the summer break
Aug 20, 2015

UChicago Welcomes New Students

New students arrived on campus and enjoyed Orientation.
Aug 19, 2015

Campus North is Topped Off

A group gathered to watch as the top beam was placed on the new Campus North Residential Commons
Aug 18, 2015

Find ‘joy in the making’ no matter the discipline

University of Chicago graduates embark on their next journey
Jun 16, 2015

Students perform at Diaspora event

Celebrating a Cultural Legacy

The African and Caribbean Student Organization celebrated their 10th anniversary at this year's cultural show
May 8, 2015

UChicago Dining: A Good Place To Eat Gluten Free

New Gluten Free Station receives national recognition
May 4, 2015

Two students win grants from Davis Projects for Peace

Alex Ding and Sujata Singh win $10,000 to implement grassroots summer projects
Apr 13, 2015

UChicago: An Uncommon Experience

Students receive funding to turn unique ideas into reality
Mar 12, 2015

Dedication of residential commons celebrates alumna’s gift

Community gathers to honor Renee Granville-Grossman, AB’63
Mar 9, 2015

Yusef Al-Jarani wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Al-Jarani will study economic development in North Africa and the Middle East
Feb 16, 2015

Leadership at UChicago: Putting Theory into Practice

Applying knowledge and gaining experience through the Center for Leadership and Involvement
Feb 5, 2015

Campus celebrates MLK legacy

Day of Service and campus events emphasize dedication to community
Jan 26, 2015

At FitChicago Classes, Everyone is Welcome

Get healthy and have fun!
Nov 25, 2014

Marshall scholar to study energy and human rights

Fourth-year Hope Bretscher’s research seeks sustainable, renewable energy for developing world
Nov 24, 2014

The Students Make the House

House culture constantly evolves as new students join the traditions
Oct 13, 2014

New students exude UChicago pride

College first-years find inspiration in campus community
Oct 2, 2014

Becoming an Engaged Scholar

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship demystifies the graduate school process
Sep 3, 2014

MAPSCorps Connects UChicago Students to the Community

Students lead high schoolers in a quest to map the South Side's resources and assets
Aug 14, 2014

Study Abroad Creates Scenes of Discovery

College students share cultural adventures through photo, video, and essay contests
Jul 30, 2014

UChicago scholar-athletes make history

The University of Chicago’s varsity student-athletes achieved historic successes in 2013-14, including two national championships in individual competitions and a school-record ranking of 16th in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup.
Jul 21, 2014

Convocation affirms common bonds

More than 17,000 people gathered on the Main Quadrangles to celebrate the University's 519th Convocation
Jun 23, 2014

A screen shot of Vanessa Leone, PhD, at work in her laboratory from a short film by Dove Barbanel

Student filmmakers win awards for bioresearch documentaries

Undergrads Yoonji Kim & Dove Barbanel awarded at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York
May 30, 2014

Students watch as The Scav Olympics takes place at Eckhart Quad on the UChicago campus

Scav 2014: The Tradition Continues

Burton-Judson claims victory in the wacky competition
May 23, 2014

Four Truman Scholars make history

Surprise reception honors elated winners with public service aspirations
Apr 18, 2014

Students learn about feature filmmaking with 'Divergent' internships

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library appears as location in film
Apr 7, 2014

Program on Global Environment Shapes National Green Restaurant Certification

Program on Global Environment's research leads to the creation of a nation standard of stability
Apr 6, 2014

Fourth year earns national mathematics award

Sarah Peluse embraces UChicago math tradition of mentoring, friendships and excellence
Mar 7, 2014

Fourth-Year Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Fourth-year economics and history student Tim Rudnicki wins Gates Cambridge scholarship
Feb 21, 2014

Crime Lab makes impact for Chicago youth

New $1 million MacArthur award supports evidence-based efforts to reduce violence
Feb 21, 2014

Group of students wave at the camera

Leading the Way

UChicago students benefit from leadership development initiatives
Jan 18, 2014

MLK legacy guides today's leaders

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick returns to South Side for UChicago’s MLK celebration
Jan 13, 2014

Student chronicles Iraq's intellectual crisis

Second-year Matthew Schweitzer studies how violence ushered in decline of country’s universities
Jan 10, 2014

Environmental research inspires new Rhodes Scholar

Fourth-year Samuel Greene plans to study renewable energy and climate change at Oxford
Dec 4, 2013

Graduate students take on policy challenges in Gary

Urban leaders guide students studying city's problems, new solutions
Nov 13, 2013

Rising to the Occasion

UChicago's diversity awareness campaign calls for greater understanding
Nov 8, 2013

UChicago community welcomes incoming students

Orientation Week features celebration and tradition for class of 2017
Oct 1, 2013

University unveils new residential commons

Studio Gang design marks a milestone for College's distinctive house system
Jul 22, 2013

Honoring staff member dedication

Marlene Richman award and Campus and Student Life staff awards presented at annual event
Jun 28, 2013

Student cheer during the 515th Convocation at the University of Chicago

UChicago community celebrates 515th Convocation

Ceremony reflects upon past accomplishments, aspirations for future
Jun 17, 2013

Creating change in your community

CNN special correspondent Soledad O’Brien delivers the first keynote address of the RISE diversity awareness campaign
Jun 7, 2013

South Asian culture takes center stage

Annual show celebrates cultural heritage of students from the subcontinent
Jun 1, 2013

Look within and speak out

Tim Wise, anti-racist speaker and activist, addressed how we understand identity and how we can combat hurtful speech
May 9, 2013

Scav 2013 takes over campus

Annual four-day hunt sets students competing in wacky olympics, swim-and-rap biathlon
May 8, 2013

Athletics Student help out at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

Student athletes serving our community

UChicago Athletics performs community service at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 26, 2013

Students pose together after a Holi celebration during Spirit Week 2013.

Spirit Week 2013

Celebrate the diversity of faith traditions on campus
Apr 24, 2013

Interior of Rockefeller Chapel

University responses to events in Boston

Campus community joins nation in solidarity and sympathy
Apr 16, 2013

Students dance in traditional costume as part of the Chinese New Year celebration at the University of ChicagoPhotos by Bonnie Trafelet  More than 350 University of Chicago students, alumni, and family and community members welcomed in the year of the snake on Saturday, Feb. 9, during an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year at International House at the University of Chicago.  “The Chinese Students and Scholars Association worked hard to provide Chinese students and scholars in Chicago a opportunity t

Welcoming the Year of the Snake

Hundreds of students and alumni and their family members celebrated the Chinese New Year at International House
Feb 21, 2013

A horse pulls students in a carriage across the quads

Winter Festival Explores Arts

Students enjoy seasonal outdoor arts as part of ORCSA festival
Feb 8, 2013

MLK events honor legacy, celebrate diversity

UChicago reflects on civil rights and engages in community action through a series of MLK events
Jan 25, 2013

Neon Night 2013

UChicago students and fans wore their brightest colors to cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams.
Jan 23, 2013

House traditions nurture community

Unifying rituals in College’s 38 houses range from broomball to polar bear plunges
Dec 20, 2012

A Rower Abroad

One student shares his account of traveling with members of UChicago’s Crew Club to the City of Lights
Dec 6, 2012

Announcing New Residential Commons

The University will build new residential commons on Campus North
Nov 9, 2012

Experiencing the Election

Election night events bring students together
Nov 8, 2012

Enhancing halal

Muslim students collaborate with UChicago Dining for more halal food choices
Nov 8, 2012

DebateWatch 2012

Final presidential debate becomes an opportunity for students and staff to engage in political discourse
Nov 2, 2012

Women take top running honors

UChicago Women's Cross Country team wins UAA Championship
Oct 31, 2012

Breaking the glass ceiling for global progress

Center for Global Health launch event lecture focuses on renewing focus on women and girls
Oct 30, 2012

Intro to fitness

Academic year opens with a most unusual physical competition and new options for fitness
Oct 4, 2012

Moving in

Successful coordination, planning helps make first-year Move-In Day a success
Sep 28, 2012

Building political engagement

New CSL and Institute of Politics partnership creates opportunities for students in public service and politics
Sep 27, 2012

Spiritual growth

The new Spiritual Life Office helps to support the University’s growing spiritual community
Sep 26, 2012

Students work to fight tuberculosis in Peru

Participants of GlobeMed, an RSO, spent time in Peru this summer to help tuberculosis patients
Sep 20, 2012