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.

DebateWatch 2012

By Rhianna Wisniewski
Photos by Jim Svehla

As the two presidential candidates faced off for the last time on Monday, Oct. 22, most Americans tuned in to watch the sparks fly. But for 23 groups of University of Chicago students who viewed the debate, it was an opportunity to engage in good old-fashioned political discourse.

Women take top running honors

The University of Chicago Women’s Cross Country team blew away the competition on Saturday, Oct. 27, winning the University Athletic Association Conference Championship with a team score of 37.

Second place team New York University had 96 points.  

The win was a major accomplishment for the team, which last won a UAA title in Women’s Cross Country in 1993. Four UChicago runners placed in the top 10, and senior Julia Sizek was the top UChicago runner, finishing second overall with a time of 21.57.7 for the 6K course.

Intro to fitness

By Dianna Douglas
Photos by Rob Kozloff

The Ratner Athletics Center was filled with first-year students during Orientation Week, as part of a series of creative activities designed to introduce students to the range of fitness and recreational opportunities available at the athletics center and across campus.

Spiritual growth

By Ruthie Kott
Photo by Marianne Morgan

Before Dean of Rockefeller Chapel Elizabeth Davenport launched the Spiritual Life Office three years ago, there was no formal structure for supporting the diversity of religious practices at the University of Chicago. 

“One of my primary goals at the time was to support students of all traditions and students who were questioning their own spiritual orientation or practice,” Davenport said.


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