Winter Festival Explores Arts

On a frigid Friday, when wind chills dipped into the negative double digits, several hundred students enjoyed ice cream, student performances and ice sculpting as part of a winter arts event at Hutchinson Courtyard. The Winter Festival, which took place on February 1, showcased a live ice scultping demo of a Pegasus, horse-drawn carriage rides around the quads, and an ice sculpting activity, the remnants of which still dot the courtyard today. 

Recent campus dialogue on activism and dissent

A demonstration on January 27 and resulting arrests at the University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Care and Discovery sparked conversations across campus about issues related to student protests, policing, health care, and the University’s relationship to its neighbors. This page aggregates messages from University leadership and highlights upcoming and recent related dialogues and events.

Message on report of external investigators — May 20, 2013

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Neon Night 2013

Photos by Hans Glick

Students and basketball fans at the University of Chicago brightened up an otherwise dark and dreary January evening last week when they donned neon t-shirts, sunglasses, and other accessories as part of the first annual Neon Night. The colorful event, which took place on January 19 as part of an UChicago basketball double-header event in Gerald Ratner Athletics Center, replaced Beach Night as the biggest promotion of the year for Physical Education and Athletics.

Announcing New Residential Commons

New Residential Commons

We are thrilled to announce our plans to create a new University residential commons near the core of our campus.

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new state-of-the-art residential commons will significantly improve the quality of undergraduate housing for College students on campus and advance our broader commitment to an unrivaled student experience.

Experiencing the Election

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

By Sarah Galer and Rhianna Wisniewski
Photos by Jason Smith

As Americans waited to learn the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, more than 700 University of Chicago students of all political stripes gathered on Nov. 6 to watch election night results trickle in.

Enhancing halal

OCTOBER 23, 2012

By Dianna Douglas

In response to increasing requests for foods that conform to Islamic laws, UChicago Dining has created permanent halal food stations to serve students throughout the academic year.


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