A great University, by a great lake, in one of the nation’s greatest cities.
Autumn on the main Quadrangle
Spring ivy unfurling on Gothic stone
New students and their families get an enthusiastic welcome during O-Week
“Hutch” Commons blends stately ambiance with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for study and eating.
Fresh redbud blossoms signal spring on the Quadrangles
The University of Chicago offers competitive and non-competitive sports activities for people of all abilities and interests.
Ivy-covered campus buildings
One of Chicago’s many first-class museums, the Smart Museum of Art brings creativity into the heart of campus.
Cobb Gate serves as a symbolic portal for undergraduates on their journey from their first to their fourth year.
Everyone loves the Quads, a combination of park, public square, and official botanic garden.
This 100-piece orchestra is one of many musical ensembles with auditions that are open to anyone in the University community.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel pays tribute to one of the University’s founders: John D. Rockefeller.
Rockefeller Chapel is a ceremonial and spiritual center of the University of Chicago, and a major Chicago performing arts venue.
The Bartlett Quadrangle is a great place to play, study, and bask in the sun.
Cobb Hall is home to the Renaissance Society, the Film Studies Center, and a popular student-run coffee shop.
Stagg Field, located just west of the Gerald R. Ratner Athletic Center, supports football, soccer, track, and other games.
Small and cozy, Classics Café offers excellent espresso drinks and lunch options in a bright and Gothic ambiance.
The new Knapp Center provides new research space for collaborative and groundbreaking scientific initiatives.
Lake Michigan offers stunning beauty and soothing waves. It’s a favorite place to recreate, relax, study, and meet friends.
Stone archway on the Quads
The courtyard outside Hutch Commons is both a great place to eat outside and home to summer theater and other performances.
Harper reading room offers a place to study with friends and colleagues into the wee hours of the morning.
At Ratner you can find a state-of-the-art Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball court, weight rooms, and exercise machines.
The beautiful tree-lined Quads often beckon, drawing professors and students from classrooms, to the great outdoors.
The Midway ice rink, with its magnificent Midway Plaisance views and warming room, is a favorite winter spot.
The University of Chicago campus was designated an official botanic garden in 1997.
A rehearsal of Tony Kushner’s “Caroline or Change” at the Court, a world-class classical theater destination.
In warmer months, lily pads appear in Botany Pond and goldfish fill the water.
Cloister at Ida Noyes Hall