UChicago College Admissions
Best part of my experience? Late nights with friends that turn into early mornings at Valois.
Orly F., Class of 2015
I loved the House Culture. It was the perfect environment for spontaneous trips—if you kept your ears open, you could get in on an impromptu trip to The Point, or to Target, or to The Med to get their late-night $1 pastries. There was always something going on. My favorite thing to do with the House was to go see Occam’s Razor perform. Those were the best nights.
Elizabeth C., Class of 2013

Check out this cool phoot-shoot for Sir & Madame - a pop-up shop on 53rd St. 

A student studying beneath Bond Chapel, by Jamie Manley. 

A student studying beneath Bond Chapel, by Jamie Manley

Hutchinson Commons. 
(Photo via @prempanchal)

Hutchinson Commons. 

(Photo via @prempanchal)

Three Things We Can’t Wait For This Quarter
Summer Breeze - cotton candy, a carnival, and dancing in Hutch Courtyard to Nelly (last year) or Ludacris (two years ago)… yes please. 
SCAV - it’s only the greatest four-day, team-based scavenger hunt in the entire world. 
57th St Beach - Hyde Park’s own local swimming spot, right on Lake Michigan, is perfect for sunny afternoons after class (with a milkshake from the Med, of course). 

Three Things We Can’t Wait For This Quarter

  • Summer Breeze - cotton candy, a carnival, and dancing in Hutch Courtyard to Nelly (last year) or Ludacris (two years ago)… yes please. 
  • SCAV - it’s only the greatest four-day, team-based scavenger hunt in the entire world. 
  • 57th St Beach - Hyde Park’s own local swimming spot, right on Lake Michigan, is perfect for sunny afternoons after class (with a milkshake from the Med, of course). 
Native Foods & Hyde Park
Have you been yet? Native Foods, the the vegan-oriented California restaurant chain has just opened in Hyde Park, and this UChicago Admissions Intern is a huge fan (and used to trek up to Wicker Park just to go to the NF up there). Go! 

Native Foods & Hyde Park

Have you been yet? Native Foods, the the vegan-oriented California restaurant chain has just opened in Hyde Park, and this UChicago Admissions Intern is a huge fan (and used to trek up to Wicker Park just to go to the NF up there). Go! 

Students at Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park made this adorably “Happy” video featuring a lot of Hyde Park! Our Director of Admissions, Daniel, is a proud Kenwood Academy graduate and passed this along. 

Is it weird that we miss Fall a little? Because we miss Fall a little. 
(via @luhartsy)

Is it weird that we miss Fall a little? Because we miss Fall a little. 

(via @luhartsy)

Photos from winter quarter and the student-run MODA Show, by Lauren K-J.

The Name Game

Canaryville and Jackowo might sound like cities straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, but there’s nothing imaginary about them: these are two of Chicago’s many moving parts. Mental Floss is here to explain the meaning behind these neighborhood monikers. 

Students crafting at the Smart Museum of Art.

Students crafting at the Smart Museum of Art.

themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, year unknown. (Although maybe the cars are a hint?)
"The Robie House, with its dramatically cantilevered roof and strong horizontal lines, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic Prairie Style residences. The house, designed in 1906, is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood."

Right on campus at 58th and Woodlawn!

themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, year unknown. (Although maybe the cars are a hint?)

"The Robie House, with its dramatically cantilevered roof and strong horizontal lines, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic Prairie Style residences. The house, designed in 1906, is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood."

Right on campus at 58th and Woodlawn!